Untold Arsenal: football news from an Arsenal perspective




The great football finances scandal of 2023

The media, Everton, Chelsea and Man City

The Media:

The Corruption Files:


How’s football doing?

The rest of this season

The Fouls and Yellows Revolution

The problems football is facing


We’re asking the wrong questions

The Tottenham and Liverpool confusion

Arsenal in the Champions League

The squads

Predictions and changes

Other news

Recent reports…

Arsenal’s pre-season

Previous highlights


Football Finance

Preparations for 2023/24

Measuring Arsenal’s progress

Fifa, Uefa and football machinations 

Arsene Wenger statue and other current stories



Arsenal in 2023/4

The changes that are coming



Football, football





Arsenal Women

The world of football

Arsenal’s future

Other recent tales

Cheating players, incompetent referees.  What is really going on?

How different fans see the same game

Records approach

Corruption in football

What makes a club successful in the Premier League

Where it all went wrong for Tottenham – and the football journalists

St Totteringham Day returns

Football and the media

Building the squad


The manager issue (see also Arteta’s revolution)

Untold Investigations

Rising to the top: Arsenal v the rest

Other Recent pieces


Super League or no Super League

Corruption news

Arsenal top of the league

The media

The Premier League is in crisis at many levels

Super League is coming – earlier stories

Other recent articles


The real facts about football that the media will never touch

Arsenal and the hunt for the title

Arsenal Women

Arsenal and the misleading media

Where is football’s regulator?

How the season will end

Welcome to Infantino Land

Football is being changed from without

Premier League predictions


Arteta’s revolution: the transformation of Arsenal

Will Arsenal win the league this season?

What you won’t read elsewhere

The media against the Arsenal

Tackles, fouls and yellow cards

New Season, New Journalism, New Crises

Arsenal developing

The opposition in 2022/23 – can Arsenal make the top four:

NewcastleWest Ham   Manchester United  Chelsea  Tottenham Hotspur  Leicester City

Past series from Untold

The great football media scandal.  How the media has utterly refused to pick up on the main issues and instead reports the trivia.


Gaslighting: how refereeing in the Premier League is manipulated, and why the media never speak about it.

(Footnote: the first ever mention of gaslighting in connection with football other than in this article appeared in the media just six weeks after the launch of the above series on Untold).

The statistical enquiry of 2021 that the media totally ignored

How the media created an alternative story that Arsenal failed in 2020/21, when in fact Arsenal brought about a revolution


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For the History of Arsenal and the daily Arsenal video of a great historic match you might enjoy the daily blog of the Arsenal History Society


The discussion PGMO won’t allow in England, and how it is corrupting football

Why are Arsenal getting so many yellow cards this season?

Rewriting the Saudi Arabia takeover of Newcastle

Excusing reputations


The authorities, Arsenal and football

The FA

The slavery files & the FA

The FA and the corruption files


Refereeing Updates and the tactics files

The proof that something is seriously wrong with football refereeing and reporting

How referees influence games 

PL Refereeing: where it has all gone so wrong.

The evidence that referees have not been running matches properly

Premier League referees

The great refereeing scandal


Tackles, fouls and yellow cards.  These figures are truly weird.

The corruption files

How to save football

Chaos in Europe; silence in England

The stories missed by the media but published in Untold

Football scandals

The media’s mistakes, misrepresentations, and misdemeanours and the bit they got right

Arsenal and the media – older tales

Journalism in England; back to the dark ages – the missing stories

Arsenal’s history

Untold Culture


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What on earth is going on?

How the media tells us what is news, what is not, and how to think

The corruption files: an Untold exclusive

The Swiss government is fighting Fifa. And now so is the USA!

The “100 years of Arsenal in the first division” series now has its own page here.

  • Publications

    “Woolwich Arsenal, the club that changed football” is the definitive history of Arsenal from its inception as a league club through to its first year at Highbury, and reveals dramatic elements of Arsenal’s early days that have never been revealed before.

    “Making the Arsenal” is a journalist’s inside view of the events around Arsenal’s collapse in 1910 and the rescue that paved the way for the move to Highbury and the arrival of Herbert Chapman.

    Both books are now available on Kindle and in print.    Please see here for more details.


    This daily blog was started in January 2008, and as the name is intended to suggest we try to cover issues that do not get fulsome coverage in other blogs or publications, and where we are covering the same ground as others, try to do so from a different perspective. A list of the most recent articles is given on the right under “Recent posts”.

    Among the many campaigns and research projects we have run across the years I’d probably pick out these as being of interest…

    160 games analysed – in which three researchers analysed the first 160 games of one PL season from the point of view of referee errors, and presented the evidence in videos.  It is a project that has, as far as we know, never been attempted or replicated anywhere else.  However it was picked up by the BBC and their report is included in this page on Corruption.

    The Untold Banner: a group of readers of Untold who supported what we are doing, liaised with Arsenal FC, and raised funding, so that a banner of our choosing could be erected at the Clock End of the ground.  The video of Match of the Day focussing on our banner is now shown on that page.

    The 25 player rule and the drive to allow fewer foreigners into the Premier League has long been the agenda of the FA.  But we undertook the research to see if countries that have done well on the international stage have followed the FA’s desired approach of banning foreigners, or whether there was another factor at play.  It turn out that there was indeed another factor involved.  The fairly simple research that established this was first published in Untold in 2010 and has since been republished (without acknowledgement) in the Daily Telegraph in August 2013.  The Guardian has also picked up on the theme.

    We are not the most injured club revelations. For many years it was asserted in the mainstream media that Arsenal under Mr Wenger suffered more injuries than any other club in the Premier League.  It was a tale often repeated, but without any serious evidence.  So we undertake the investigation that no one else seemed to want to do.

    Be careful in wishing for new owners

    The Emirates Statues.  Tony Attwood (publisher of Untold) had a meeting with Ivan Gazidis at Arsenal soon after the Emirates Stadium was opened, and was asked what could be done by the club to make the ground feel more like home to the Arsenal fans.  I suggested that erecting a set of statues of famous players, along with one of Herbert Chapman, outside the ground.  That Chapman statue, I said, should be facing the ground with Chapman looking up at the stadium as if to say, “I created this.”

    Arsenal’s history.  This part of the blog became so huge it had to be moved to a site of its own.  The Arsenal History Society site now has around 2500 articles, many arranged into sequences to tell the full story of different aspects of Arsenal’s development – many of these pieces including original research that has not been published before.

    Untold Social.   This is a series of articles on issues that are outside of football, but which writers for Untold found interesting.  They include articles on how to avoid paying parking fines, how to lose weight without cost, how to get every job interview you want, and ways to help your children discover their talents.

  • Publications
  • Across the years we’ve published half a dozen books on Arsenal.   Two of these remain in print: “Woolwich Arsenal, the club that changed football” and “Making the Arsenal”.  They are also available on Kindle.    Please see here for more details.