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Untold Players

Occasional articles on Arsenal’s players including youth, reserve and loan players. —————————————–

Untold Players is part of “Untold Arsenal” – an ever growing collection of articles and comment on numerous aspects of football from an Arsenal perspective.  A list of other sections within Untold Arsenal is given at the end of this page, and on the home page of the site.


The Untold Arsenal hypothetical transfer quiz

Four signings and a new hero

 Nasri speaks out, but it still looks like his agent is larking about

The most bizarre rituals and superstitions in football

Arsenal set to sign. Quick find some more exclamation marks!!

Cazorla the Spanish agent who moves the bus

Maybe we need a new (old) formation. A return to Chapman?

Need for speed

Has Wenger made a mistake with Arteta?

It’s not about Wenger and individual players, it is about chemistry


Who will be Arsenal’s next captain?



EuroWatch: England crash out, the French depart and only our German gooners remain. Plus Marco Reus transfer chat

Arsenal’s defenders.  Who do we buy?

Van Persie and Podolski at the Euros

It looks like we’ve bought Olivier Giroud

Euro 2012: what’s of interest to Arsenal fans?

Billy the Dog on the 3 players likely to sign this week.  Or not

Two big transfer tips from down the local: Seydou Doumbia and Marvin Martin

Half of Arsenal’s midfield and attack will be different next season

Deliberate Injuries: an Untold investigation:

Possible transfers: Bas Dost

 Arsenal players at the Euros

The sad case of Gael Clichy

This summer’s signings: Adem Ljajić

 Herzlich Wilcommen Lukas Podolski

  • Next summer’s transfers: Ntcham
  • The Robin Double: What it means for the player, Mr Wenger and the club.
  • Awards Time: Robin wins, you can create your own award, and we announce our series

Mario Götze’s arrival precedes massive clearout

Javier Martinez

Why can’t Arsenal buy who they want when they want?

The summer transfers: Jan Vertonghen

Olivier Giroud’s transfer could come down to how well his club cope with being top of the league.

Do we really need to buy any more players this summer?


Who will come back from loan and play for us?

Lucas Podolski – the man, the myth

Detailed analysis of our new player, where he will play, and what it all means


Being there: What you never see if you only watch Arsenal on TV.  Jens2 takes a bow

International games, abusing our players, remembering Lansbury

Freddie Ljungberg interview: insights, errors and memories of being sent off

The Ox will make it, even though a cow might break its leg

Frimpong attacks Piers Morgan: the full report

What Hazard really said: an exclusive Untold Arsenal translation of his interview in France about Tottenham, Arsenal, and Real Madrid

Vermaelen interview, the translation of the full interview

Thomas Eisfield, the new iceman

Thierry’s return…

Thierry Henry: the miracle man


TRANSFERS: How the transfer window really works (and the January edition has started already)

PLAYERS: Changes in the Academy structure will benefit Arsenal

 Who will be back at the back

Why Stuart Robson should be given the sack immediately

Arsenal’s “25” is actually 32, as Wenger works the system

Bem Vindo André Santos

Per Mertesacker: the fact file

Arsenal now have three teams all ready to go

The Evening That Was: Deadline Day wrapped up

16 Transfer and Loan events – who did I miss out

Is the problem at Arsenal at board level?

Does he come “Per” plane?

Taking stock of the United debacle: transfers, injuries and the season ahead.

Beyond Yann M’Vila: Ignasi Miquel, Francis Coquelin and Marvin Martin

Yann M’Vila + Jack Wilshere = Wow! (Plus Martin and Coquelin)

Jádson Rodrigues da Silva in talks with Arsenal

Revealed, the trick that Barca are pulling to pay for Cesc’s transfer

Time to stop this transfer madness

Arsenal transfers, an alternative perspective

Untold defenders: how well did we do?

Joel Campbell, seven players and a new academy.

Player features (for the Cesc affair see below)

Arsenal sign the great grand son of the British Prime Minister

Thierry tried to play but I said no no no

The Cesc Dilemma: the real reason why Cesc should not leave

Bergkamp, player abuse, and players as managers

Arshavin loses his pace and form

We are all flesh and blood, just like the players

Why it is not the same for Jack, despite all the claims

Who is the most effective attacking player at Arsenal?

Next season’s new players – the complete guide (almost)

Hazard: the golden boy.  Or not?

Vermaelen: The Difference Between What is Said and What is Meant

Our new boy Ryodinho, a special talent

Next summer’s transfers – the most likely prospects

El Capitan we are behind you

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain sings

Jack is with us – long term

Has the real Samir arrived this season?

The players: first team, reserves, youth

Ramsey and Eduardo – two lost on the same day

Do we really win more games when Cesc and Van Persie play?

Arsenal sign Romelu Lukaku

Being more clinical in front of goal

Almunia: it’s been a really tough year

What the names of the Arsenal players mean

The 25 rule – complete squad analysis for all EPL teams

Arsenal’s transfer window, the “25” and the unbelieveable official under 21s list!

The Emperor of Corsica joins Arsenal

Exactly how fit is Theo, and why is Koscielny so skinny?

Arsenal: one club, five squads, and no Bebé

Do Arsenal really get more injuries than anyone else?

The day the Youth Project was shown to be a magnificent success of the very first order

How Rosicky and Theo are following the path of Henry and Pires

Chamakh and Koscielny, the new signings

Let us not bring our own players down

How many defenders have we lost so far this close season?

What did we learn from the reserve team this week?

Finding and signing world class players: easier said than done

The latest on our “25″ as we prepare for the first game

This season’s team: the defence

This season’s team: the midfield

This season’s team: the front line

The day the Youth Project was shown to be a magnificent success of the very first order

Wenger reveals more about the team for the Liverpool game

Eduardo: the final salute

Who is lying and why: the Cesc interview with translation

Was the Cesc saga engineered by Arsenal and Cesc?

The day the Youth Project was shown to be a magnificent success of the very first order

Arsenal’s first team 2010/11 – the complete run down

Welcome Lauren, do us another Verminator act please

Robin van Persie: A gunner in the world cup final

Thomas Vermaelen: The exclusive interview

Players from the past: Remembering Martin Hayes

Defence: Was it the defence that was a problem last year?

Cesc: Why he won’t go now, but he might go later

The Squad: How the 25 player rule works, plus thee 25 registered players, the home grown rule, and the under 21s

Player reviews: Super Nick and Drogba

Reserves: Last season’s loanees – who will make it into the first team this coming season.

Youth: Arsenal become the first team ever to retain the Academy title which shows that the Youth Project which started seven years ago with a bunch of 11 year olds is now truly working.

The Cesc affair

Cesc signs five year deal in Barca

We all want Cesc to come to Barcelona

Cesc speaks on his future and gives his reasons

Barca and Arsenal: the secret deal revealed

How the truth started to emerge about Barca’s chaotic finances


Reserves and youth

The players: new signings, the squad and past memories

Arsenal return to the reserve league after major concessions are gained

Previous Post: This season’s players, and the 25 player rule

Full index of posts: The players: first team, reserves, youth

Reserves: Last season’s loans – who will make it?

Youth: Arsenal become the first team ever to retain the Academy title

The Golden 30: Untold’s readers vote on the best of the 2009/10 youth squad

This summer’s transfers

Koscielny signs from Lorient

Arsenal’s other  new central defender: the most likely arrival.

Our latest superstar signing, Wellington Silva and a matter of balls

The Great Cesc Fàbregas Transfer Saga: what’s really going on

All the transfers this summer, Chamamh, Embiecilio, Roberts, Martinez

The Squad: How the 25, the home grown, and the under 21s system will work

Next season’s squad: who we’ve got who could we sign (the complete overview of all possibilities)



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