1. Arsene Wenger: Charting His Highs and Lows as Arsenal Manager

    Arsene Wenger is at the crossroad of his Arsenal career according to many critics. This season is the worst of his career there, a career that began in September of 1996. The first decade was, by many standards, very successful...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,231 reads 23 comments

  2. Arsenal: Reward Wenger by Backing Him Not by Sacking Him

    The times are dark at the Grove. The sun hides behind sullen clouds ashamed to show its face. More so, after Milan's Rossoneri humiliated North London's Red and White, on a day when the guns refused to fire and the Gunners whimpered home in shame...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,614 reads 67 comments

  3. Arsenal Football Club and the Myth of the Trophy-Less Years

    Arsenal have gone six years without a trophy. This is common knowledge and, what's more, they are poised for another such year. So to declare this fact a myth is not to deny its reality...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,716 reads 110 comments

  4. Arsenal Are Dumped out of the FA Cup by Sunderland

    It is a day of gloom for many Arsenal fans as the Gunners were knocked out of the fifth round of the FA Cup at Sunderland, losing 2-0. For some, however, it is a day of glee—that army, which manifest when Arsenal lose...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,343 reads 193 comments

  5. World Football: Guus Hiddink Becomes Anzhi Makhachkala Manager

    Anzhi Makhachkala may be poised to becoming the next big destination for every footballer of note, if the record salary they offered Samuel Eto'o last summer is anything to go by...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,266 reads 0 comments

  6. Arsenal: Injury Woes Continue, Per Mertesacker to Be out a Long Time

    Per Mertesacker will miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery. Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com : "Unfortunately he has had surgery and we have lost him for a while...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,279 reads 20 comments

  7. Arsenal vs. AC Milan: 5 Things Arsene Wenger Must Do to Take Gunners Through

    After the heavy Milan defeat and the accompanying hair pulling was done, a friend of mine asked me this intriguing question: "IJ, as a writer, what do you think Wenger can do to see ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 4,925 reads 42 comments

  8. AC Milan vs. Arsenal: Arsene Wenger Gives Cold Assessment of the Milan Rout

    AC Milan outclassed Arsenal at the San Siro Wednesday evening, to plant their feet firmly in the 2012 Champions League quarterfinal, even though the second leg remains to be played at the Emirates on March 6...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,383 reads 77 comments

  9. Arsenal Diary: Why the Gunners Are Still Better Than Tottenham Hotspur

    Dear Newborn Gooner, When I wrote my first entry for this diary—which you now read because you've come of age, my generation having given way to yours—you were on the threshold of joining the great cycle of life...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 6,809 reads 76 comments

  10. Arsenal News: Update on Per Mertesacker's Sunderland Injury

    Per Mertesacker has posted a picture of his injured right leg on Facebook. It is the latest update on his injury. Arsene Wenger had stated the following on the defender's injury at the post-match press conference at Sunderland ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,952 reads 8 comments

  11. Alessandro Del Piero: Did the Juventus Star Wake a Young Girl from a Coma?

    Italy's and Juventus' Football star, Alessandro Del Piero , could be a future candidate for sainthood—as reports credit him with not a small miracle of waking a girl from a coma...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,723 reads 10 comments

  12. Luis Suarez: When Will Liverpool Fans Realize That He Is the Problem?

    Liverpool fans need to realize that the problem is Luis Suarez , not Liverpool FC. Contrary to what they think, many don't hate the club...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,977 reads 39 comments

  13. EPL News: Maradona Hits out at Roberto Mancini on the Tevez Saga

    Diego Maradona blames Roberto Mancini for the Carlos Tevez fall-out with Manchester City . Mancini has been "acting like a spoilt brat," Maradona told The People ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 703 reads 3 comments

  14. Arsenal News: Thomas Vermaelen Not Happy Playing at Left-Back

    Thomas Vermaelen does not like playing at left-back, he has told The People, according to Sky Sports . I am fed up playing at left-back. I don't think I am good there - I want to achieve my highest level and I can't do that on the left...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,261 reads 23 comments

  15. Sunderland vs. Arsenal: Thoughts on the Gunners' Win at the Stadium of Light

    Arsenal overcame adversity to win away at Sunderland on a playing surface that was less-than-desirable. James McClean appeared to have secured Sunderland their victory after he put the hosts ahead on 69th minute...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 902 reads 47 comments

  16. EPL Round 25: Arsenal Have a Good Chance to Improve Their Standing on the Table

    Arsenal could climb into fourth place on the Premiership table if they win at Sunderland with more than three goals and Chelsea lose at Everton . That's the tall dream. It's not going to happen, or rather, it's unlikely to happen...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 517 reads 8 comments

  17. Arsenal: Is the Joy of Victory to Continue at the Grove After Sunderland?

    There's nothing like old-fashioned victories to calm restive fans and keep them happy. Defeats are like withdrawal from destructive habits. Without therapy, the person enters a period of agony...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 410 reads 8 comments

  18. Sunderland vs. Arsenal: 6 Key Battles That Will Decide the Match

    Arsenal face a stiff battle against renascent Sunderland on Saturday. Arsenal have only registered one win in the new year, have lost two and drawn one...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,026 reads 9 comments

  19. Arsenal: After Blackburn, Are We to See the Best of Theo Walcott Then?

    Theo Walcott had an excellent game on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers . He made three of the goals—two assists in two of Robin van Persie's three goals, and one to set up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,192 reads 33 comments

  20. Arsene Wenger, Summer Plans and Desire for Eden Hazard

    Arsenal continue to live in the shadow of Manchester United . A recent survey of sport clubs' Facebook pages has Manchester United way ahead of Arsenal in terms of users...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,355 reads 117 comments

  21. Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger Concerned About Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a bright light on a yet moody sky of Arsenal . An emphatic victory over Blackburn Rovers has yet to clear the atmosphere of bitterness and rancor that has overtaken the Grove in the last few days...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,690 reads 35 comments

  22. Arsenal Games: Reacting to the Blackburn Rovers' Rout

    Arsenal routed Blackburn Rovers on a frigid match day at the Emirates to avenge their 4-3 loss at Ewood Park in September of 2011 in a match that Arsenal scored five goals and yet lost...

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  23. Arsenal vs. Blackburn Rovers: Preview and Prediction

    I predict a win. I don't normally do this, but I feel confident that we will win. Why? 1. The team has played well in the last two matches This is a sign of renaissance...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 744 reads 36 comments

  24. Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger to Stay Another 16 Years at Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger hopes for another 16 years of success at Arsenal . Responding to the press on Friday at the pre-match conference ahead of Arsenal's match against Blackburn Rovers ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,111 reads 24 comments

  25. Arsenal Games: Reacting to the Bolton Wanderers Draw

    1. The Negative Arsenal didn't score. But in the first half alone, the team carved out enough chances to do so—the headed-down ball by Robin van Persie from a Thomas Vermaelen ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 473 reads 11 comments