How much does a club have to spend on transfers to get a trophy?

    31 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal in January and the major culprits By Tony Attwood In the table below I’ve collected the amount of money spent on transfers less the amount received on player sales, and then looked at the number of major trophies each club has got. Of course, there …

Does the team that is top after 14 games usually go on to win the league?

        The simple statistic that shows that Arsenal are on course to win the league By Tony Attwood We have of late looked at the current Premier League table from various points of view – for example comparing what teams that have been top of the table after 14 games in recent …

How the Taliban infiltrated the World Cup and used it to maintain its war on women

    Beyond any doubt Infantino is getting his way. Next: Fifa will leave Zurich By Tony Attwood The Taliban (or to give it, its official title, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a militant Islamic political movement ruling about 75% of Afghanistan.  As such it is not normally a topic of conversation on Untold Arsenal, except …

Which 4 Arsenal transfers are being mentioned the most by the media?

    How the value of Arsenal’s squad has increased more than any other club this season By Sir Hardly Anyone One of the really interesting things that emerges from the current round of stories about football transfers is the number of times publications are re-running the same story, quite often without any reference to …

Beyond any doubt Infantino is getting his way. Next: Fifa will leave Zurich

    You can find an index to our latest articles according to topic on the home page Fifa claim the right to change the rules of football as they go England’s team being targetted by foreign referees? Why is no one laughing? by Tony Attwood As we have so often pointed out, Fifa, or …

World Cup chaos: the bits you may have missed

        Fifa claim the right to change the rules of football as they go England’s team being targetted by foreign referees? Why is no one laughing? by Tony Attwood A journalist from “L’Équipe,” the major French sports newspaper, reports that he was able to go into the England v Iran game without …

Fifa establish their unchallengable right to change football rules as they go

    Being against the Qatar world cup is not prejudice and bias. It is a perfectly reasonable stance By Tony Attwood Football has for many years made a virtue of the simplicity of its rules.  Even the notorious off-side rule, which in days of yore was noted as the reason for not having women …

Extraordinary report claims Arsenals’ FA Cup win was not a major trophy!

By Tony Attwood 31 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal in January and the major culprits We are used to the notion that fourth is not a trophy, but the idea that the FA Cup is not a major trophy is new.  But that is what Just Arsenal is proposing when they say “Arteta …

2022/23 Women’s Champions League Juventus v Arsenal – match preview

by Andrew Crawshaw After a chastening defeat against Manchester United last Saturday we resume our Champions League group matches on Thursday evening against Juventus who are coached by our old friend Joe Montemurro. Our already thin squad was depleted further on Saturday as Beth Mead was substituted in the closing minutes following a final terrible …

31 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal in January and the major culprits

    Untold Arsenal: Very much NOT the World Cup Then and Now: How Arsenal 2022 compare with the Invincibles What would the league table look like without VAR? How the value of Arsenal’s squad has increased more than any other club this season Arsenal pre-part 2 tournament and the return of football By Sir …

The greatest media sportswashing scandal of football: It’s PGMO not Fifa

By Tony Attwood If you are a regular reader you won’t be surprised that by and large Untold Arsenal doesn’t cover the world cup.   True, we have done in the past, with articles such as Small publication threatened by Qatar over slavery allegations Qatar: the protests grow Odegaard speaks out against World Cup in Qatar, …

England’s team being targetted by foreign referees? Why is no one laughing?

THE STATISTICAL EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS PGMO ARE BIASED AGAINST ARSENAL Gareth Southgate has suggested that the England world cup team might be a target for biased referees at the World Cup.  This is seemingly based on Harry Maguire being denied what appeared to be a penalty in the 6-2 win against Iran this week. It …

Then and Now: How Arsenal 2022 compare with the Invincibles

By Tony Attwood We all know that our last great, great, great season was 2003/4 – the Invincibles, the Unbeaten Season, the last time we won the league. So how are we doing now as compared to then?  Is the current team as good as the Invincibles?  Or is it better, or perhaps  not quite …

What would the league table look like without VAR?

    The World Cup Being against the Qatar world cup is not prejudice and bias. It is a perfectly reasonable stance by Tony Attwood In November 2018, the Premier League clubs voted unanimously to introduce VAR in season 2019/20, pending testing.  The testing was said to be fine and thus we are now in …

Being against the Qatar world cup is not prejudice and bias. It is a perfectly reasonable stance

    The things Arsenal have been really good at, which nobody has picked up yet By Tony Attwood The argument is being put that the western democracies are in no position to critise Qatar or Infantino because, as Infantino suggested, Europe should start by apologizing for its behaviour over the course of the last …

“We won’t sell to Arsenal”, a worrying trend and 26 transfer rumours!

    Arteta’s revolution: How Arteta built the new Arsenal and took us to the top of the league Part 1. Arteta’s revolution: How the media missed Arsenal’s change after Xmas Day 2020. Part 2 How Arteta revolutionised Arsenal: Part 3 – the summer of 2021 How Arteta became Arsenal’s most successful manager Ever: Part …

How the value of Arsenal’s squad has increased more than any other club this season

    Arsenal’s 25 man squad, and how it will accommodate the under 21s as they move up. By Sir Hardly Anyone Arsenal, of course, have been widely publicised (and criticised with the old “can’t win anything with kids” jibe) as having the youngest squad and smallest squad in the league. So we thought we’d …

Arsenal pre-“part 2” tournamament and return of football fixtures

    Infantino’s speech an enormous success at wrong-footing UK sports media By Tony Attwood Liverpool and Arsenal will both take part in a specially created Dubai Super Cup in December, to help prepare for the return of competitive football after Christmas. . The matches will take place in Dubai in a mini-league also including …

Infantino’s speech an enormous success at wrong-footing UK sports media

By Tony Attwood Arsenal today: Arsenal Women v Manchester United Women. Infantino’s speech the day before the world cup starts was clearly aimed at deflecting attention from what is happening to world football.  And listening to TalkSport radio this lunchtime it is clear it has been a huge success.  For they spent the time debating Infantino’s …

Arsenal v Manchester United at 5.30pm today

By Tony Attwood I’m sorry to say I don’t have a preview of the match at the moment to publish, but Arsenal Ladies are playing Manchester United today at 5.30pm at Arsenal Stadium.  It is on Sky TV.    Apparently, 10,000 tickets have been sold so far for the game, although Arsenal’s website says, “Over …

Are Arsenal really playing like a title winning team in attack and defence?

    The simple statistic that shows that Arsenal are on course to win the league A full list of recent articles and series can be found on the home page. By Sir Hardly Anyone The range of goals scored by the top team after 14 games in the Premier League in the past 10 …

The simple statistic that shows that Arsenal are on course to win the league

Arsenal’s 25 man squad, and how it will accomodate the under 21s as they move up. “If we look at all the times in the last 10 seasons that a club has been top of the league with over 35 points after 14 games, we find that each time they have gone on to win …

Arsenal’s 25 man squad, and how it will accomodate the under 21s as they move up.

    Arsenal are top of the big seven league, but guess who is bottom. How Arteta built a new Arsenal and took us to the top of the league. By Sir Hardly Anyone Each Premier League squad can contain no more than 17 players who do not fulfill the “Home Grown Player” criteria. The …

The 16 players who Arsenal will sign in January – according to the “experts”

      Arsenal are top of the big seven league, but guess who is bottom. By Sir Hardly Anyone Having got everything so wrong about Arsenal in their coverage of the last three year – particularly 2019/20 –  Arsenal were the most yellow carded team in the league,  2020/21  – no one predicted yellow …

The things Arsenal have been really good at, which nobody has picked up yet

    Untold Arsenal: latest articles and series by Admir Pajiæ Arsenal are top of the table and have been since early days. It’s interesting to note Arsenal have finished top of the table at the end of August, September and October respectively.  And indeed they will have finished top of the table at the …