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Arsenal Squad as at 16:00 on Wednesday 8/8/18

Arsenal Squad as at 16:00 on Wednesday 8/8/18

by Andrew Crawshaw

Firstly here is my list of the players who I believe are still with the club and count as over 21 as at January 01 this year, the qualifying date for this coming season. These players are those that will form our maximum list […]

Why the panic? What’s going on? How this summer’s transfer market has turned itself upside down.

By Tony Attwood

There has, I think, not been a transfer market quite like this one, and that for two reasons.

One is that the Premier League summer market gets crazier every year, first because each year the media tries to do more and more to outdo whatever crazy things they got up to […]

Arsenal bid £100m for player in transfer rumour untouched by even The Hollow Men.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

What happens to the bloggettas owned by newspapers when their computers get overheated in the, well, err, heat? This morning, Wednesday 8 August, we find out as Foot Lond, the Daily Mirror’s endlessly automatic computer generated churning bloggetta, runs the story, “There’s less than a week left of the transfer window […]

How strange that Emery and Wenger should be so alike

By Dr Billy “the Dog” McGraw, head of pyschology at the University College Hospital of the North Circular Road.

According to the Daily Telegraph, “Arsenal’s new head coach Unai Emery could be an unmitigated disaster or a phenomenal success. We do not really know, and that alone is a radical departure from the past decade […]

What is the difference between Stan Kroenke and Henry Norris, and who’s to blame?

by Tony Attwood

So Mr Kroenke has made an offer to buy the shares of Mr Usmanov in Arsenal, and it seems Mr Usmanov is willing to deal. Mr Kroenke will then own just over 97% of the shares. At this point, under English law all the other shareholders must be offered the same deal. […]

All the experts agree: at least one of these Arsenal transfer deals will happen in the next 48 hours

By Sir Hardly Anyone

And so as the word “slammed” is taken out of its cupboard and prepared to be given a massive overdose of multiple use by so-called journalists, we approach the last mile, the final furlong, the extra yard and the finish line which is not so much about to be passed with […]

Early Season Preview: The nine (yes 9) innovations we’ll have to get used to.

by Andrew Crawshaw

Monday before the season gets underway this coming Friday (Man United v Leicester). No news yet on the PL website about which referees have been appointed to blow the whistles but there are some other snippets of news. STOP PRESS (or perhaps I should say STOP BLOG) – it is being reported […]

What has been Arsenal’s best period in history, and can Emery replicate that?

By Tony Attwood

During the last 10 years as you well know we have won 3 FA Cups, and this obviously was not good enough for some people who attended matches. And of course was wholly unacceptable for the media who jumped on this, as they often do with their perceived negatives when reviewing Arsenal.


Predictions agree (!), attacking Bellerin, Chambers going, fighting the media

By Tony Attwood

As you will know, if you are a regular reader, the media and their tail coat hangers on, have created more transfer rumours in terms of players joining Arsenal, than ever before. (We’re not keeping a record of rumours of leavings since we had that summer two years ago in which every […]

This summer’s Arsenal transfers reach an all time record!!!

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Yes it is true, there have been more transfer rumours concerning Arsenal this summer than in any of the previous transfer windows we have measured. Not by much but we have got there.

116 players have been tipped to be coming to Arsenal (or in the case of Jack Wilshere, signing […]

Arsenal: Eight reasons to be cheerful ahead of the new season – and then some.

By Tony Attwood

Ten years and a bit ago – in April 2008 to be exact, I wrote an eight part series on Reasons to be Cheerful. It’s not the only “Reasons to be Cheerful” series on Untold – I did another three in 2009 and there have been several since. I’m not going to […]

Pre season : Arsenal – Lazio : 2-0

By Walter Broeckx

Starting XI: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Chambers, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Torreira, Nelson, Iwobi, Lacazette, Nketiah Subs: Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Mavrapanos, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang

A first start for the new boys Lichtsteiner and Torreira and the return of Xhaka for his first match. Holding and Chambers is the central defensive pairing […]

Arsenal v Lazio details, Lazio v Arsenal fighting, transfer latest, and taking on the media

By Bulldog Drummond

In my youth, on hearing that “the season starts today” (as it does for the championship etc, and of course Scottish football) old timers would say “it gets earlier every year”.

To my utter dismay, on realising that the we were now only one week away from the Manchester City match […]

A guide to who will finish where this season across Europe

by Andrew Crawshaw

I started today by updating my database of Arsenal players and adding in the current estimated player values from I then remembered Tony’s predictions regarding the winners of various leagues across Europe (which I think he has got right) and thought I would provide the logic behind his predictions. The transfer […]

Aubameyang’s dad sets the transfer market alight

by Sir Hardly Anyone.

It is, of course, most important to eat only in the best restaurants where one meets the right people and so the dinner which involved Ousmane Dembele and his chums at Arsenal has produced the wagging of tongues and the moving of mouths.

For there was our new superhero Mattéo […]

Mustafi leaving, Kulusevski deal on, NZonzi awaits, Cârjan deal done, Niang & Vida maybe, Dembele yes.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

These are confusing times in the transfer market, and indeed as my old chum and informant Sir Jasper Fish III said just last night in the Toppled Bollard public house off the Old Kent Road, as I pointed out yet more confusing reports of the comings and goings, “It just shows […]

Nine weird stories, rows, twists and turns as the transfer window closure get closer.

By Billy “the dog” McGraw

Our weird news correspondent. And Trends Editor.

With all the bits and pieces about who Arsenal are and are not signing, it is easy to lose track of some of the other events around football at the moment. But they are still worth taking a look at because individually and […]

How Arsenal will line up in the coming season, and being a trends editor.

By Tony Attwood

Here is a line up for the coming season that in popular among journalists and bloggers…

Bernd Leno;

Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkordran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal;

Lucas Torreira, Aaron Ramsey;

Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan;

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


And a variant


Arsenal v Chelsea in the ICC. The teams, the game, the commentary. ARSENAL WIN

Aubameyang leads the line Ramsey, Guendouzi and Elneny start in midfield Sokratis partners Mustafi at the back Cech (c) Bellerin Papastathopoulos Mustafi Kolasinac Guendouzi Elneny Ramsey Ozil Mkhitaryan Aubameyang Substitutes

Leno, Chambers, Mavropanos, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, E. Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Nelson

That’s the confirmed line up. Chelsea’s team

W. Caballero, Azpilicueta (c), David […]

Arsenal v Chelsea: the predictions, the line up, the league table.

By Bulldog Drummond

So here we are again in the next round of the ICC. We’ve drawn/lost one, and won one thus far, and here’s the league table. Chelsea’s previous game was a 1-1 draw with Inter which they won 5-4 on penalties.

Pos Team P W WP LP L F A Pts 1. Tottenham […]

Transfer Window creaking closed not with a bang but with tedium.

by Sir Hardly Anyone

Maybe it is the change of arrangements, what with bringing the end of the window back to mid-August – a bit like having an extension done to your house by making the garden bigger and the living room smaller. (Sorry that doesn’t quite work but I am trying to play with […]

We’re predicting Arsenal will finish third this season. So how can it be done?

By Tony Attwood

In recent articles I have been looking at what next season’s Premier League table might look like. In the first article we showed there was a link between how much clubs spent in the transfer window and whether they would go up or down. Then in the second article considered how this […]

Why are two PL managers feeling miffed about the change in transfer window rules?

By Dr Billy “the Dog” McGraw

It is always rather encouraging when one hears managers of other clubs moaning, whinging and whining. Of course much of the time, the moaning is all made up to cover what is happening, but even so, there seems to be a certain level of uncertainty in one or two […]

Where will Arsenal end up next season? What the scientific predicterometer reveals is quite a surprise.

By Tony Attwood

Yesterday we unveiled our new prediction process in the article How much does it cost in transfer fees to take a club up one place in the PL?

It looked at purchases for last season and showed how they resulted to rises or declines in the position in the league table.

In […]

This is the Unai Emery Show

By Chayasai

Unai Emery has not only brought a load of confidence back to the squad after their poor finish – by their own lofty standards – last season , he has also instilled in them a sense of pride in playing in Arsenal Shirts , a heightened sense of […]