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April 2021

How close to real success are Arsenal getting?

By Tony Attwood

The media are getting very excited about the idea of clubs pulling out of social media, not least because social media takes attention away from the lies that the media publish about clubs on a daily basis.

So they have introduced the notion that Arsenal need six new players. Football Whispers […]

Slavia Prague v Arsenal: the team predictions (confirmed or otherwise)

by Bulldog Drummond

Nice line on Twitter from Welbeast: “Arsene Wenger would have beat them 7-0 with our under 21s.” Ah a man after my own heart – although perhaps we should not get carried away. 5-0 would have done.

And a nice helpful line from Sky Sports today: “With Arsenal needing goals to go […]

Slavia Prague v Arsenal: the recent runs of form and how it’s looking

By Bulldog Drummond

After the clean sweep in the six qualifying matches we have had a run of games in the Europa that sees us with two wins, one defeat and two draws.

Which by and large is a bit of a disappointment given that we won all six of the opening group stage […]

Slavia Prague find that Chinese money is not always what one might hope

By Bulldog Drummond

Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela has been banned for ten matches for racist behaviour. This includes the one-match provisional suspension served in last week’s EL quarter-final v Arsenal.

Meanwhile there is no certainty about the fitness of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are […]

Chinese Prague away: Arsenal injuries, Xhaka’s leadership, Prague at the weekend

by Bulldog Drummond

Since the first leg one week ago, Slavia Prague, the club run by a subsidiary of the Chinese state, have played one game, as have Arsenal. While we beat bottom club Sheffield United 3-0 Slavia Prague beat their local rivals Sparta Prague 2-0.

So the position at the top of the […]

Is Arsenal Football Club being targeted through cyberbullying?



Bullying: can be regarded in a number of ways and forms. For me, bullying is “the use of force, or coercion, or abuse, in order to to aggressively dominate and intimidate an individual or group of individuals”.

I would like to concentrate on the notion of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of […]

The strength of Arsenal’s youth policy revealed through latest data

By Tony Attwood

So far this season Arsenal has had the third highest number of minutes played by players aged under 21 in the Premier League. We also have the seventh youngest average age of players used this season.

Only Wolverhampton W and Sheffield U have had more minutes out of […]

The 24 players Arsenal have been tipped to buy in the past 3 days!

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Yes this is it, this is true, and no one can tell you any different. In the past three days alone, websites, blogs and newspapers have mentioned 24 players in a grand total of 57 reports concerning who Arsenal are going to buy.

According to the consensus Arsenal need at least […]

Transfer window dates still not set but 24 players already tipped to join Arsenal

By Tony Attwood

Here’s a little snippet of information you might have missed: The dates for this summers transfer window in the Premier League starting and ending have not yet been set.

Yes honestly! We don’t know when the window creaks open and slams shut (as the journos have it twice a year).

Now, […]

Sheffield United v Arsenal; big scores, team selections and a lack of capitals

By Bulldog Drummond

We have beaten Sheffield U more than they have beaten us, but not by as much as you might think. We have won 50 and they have won 40 with 27 draws.

Who Scored gives us a prediction of Sheffield United 1 Arsenal 2 and has our top three players from all […]

Sheffield United v Arsenal; the line up; injuries and the zero spend technique

By Bulldog Drummond

According to WhoScored our injury list is pretty much as expected. David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are both out and Martin Odebaard is a doubt.

Sheffield United have six players definitely out: Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, Jack Rodwell, Billy Sharp, Chris Basham and Sander Berge, with George Baldock and Jayden Bogle doubtful.


Tackles, fouls, yellows, goals… how Arsenal and Sheffield United match up

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal remain the lowest tackling club in the Premier League – Sheffield United have engaged in 35% more tackles than Arsenal during the course of this season. Although not as many as Leicester City who have put in 46% more tackles than Arsenal.

Team Tackles Fouls Tackles/foul Yellows Fouls/Yellow Sheffield United 490 […]

Sheffield United v Arsenal: who can come out of this alive?

By Bulldog Drummond

As is the media’s tradition when Arsenal have a bad result, the knives are out for the players and the manager, with ceaseless negative commentary. It is an absolute fundamental of these writers that they have no impact on events, they only report, but that seems very unlikely.

Sheffield United have […]

Wild rumours are undermining Arsenal day by day. But who is responsible?

by Tony Attwood

There is a commentary that has appeared in the website HITC in which it is proclaimed that “For far too long Arsenal have been toothless in the market. They’ve missed out on targets and settled for second-best far too often.”

There is no evidence for this, we are simply asked to accept […]

What on earth can Arsenal do now?

By Tony Attwood

There is a double problem with Arsenal at the moment. One is the fact that quite obviously the club is not doing as well as we would like, nor as well as we would expect after the level of expectation was raised through the Wenger years.

The other is that there is […]

Arsenal to win 15-0 tonight, according to WhoScored

By Bulldog Drummond

Everyone is full of tales of injury woes, but really Arsenal have had far fewer injuries than most teams this season.

According to Physioroom we have six men down at the moment, a number which is exceeded by

Sheffield United: 8 Brighton and Hove: 7 Crystal Palace: 7 Everton: 7

So yes […]

Arsenal v Slavia Prague, utter confusion and Gary Neville

By Bulldog Drummond.

Let’s start with a Tweet – an unusual thing for Untold to do I know but can’t resist this one.

(Ash Corbett-Collins) @corbettcollins


I hold a low opinion of @talkSPORTLive

April 8th, 2021 | Category: Arsenal stories | 3 comments

Arsenal v Slavia Prague – beating them 7-0 last time around: watch the video

By Bulldog Drummond.

Arsenal have only played Slavia Praha twice in the entire history of history. We won the last time around 7-0 and then relaxed somewhat by playing out a goalless draw at their place.

This was way back in the days of Mr Wenger in the Champions League – the first match being […]

Arsenal v Chinese Slavia Praha. Playing against the bank.

By Bulldog Drummond


While Arsenal have had a fairly easy ride through to the quarter finals of the Europa League it was not quite so easy for SK Slavia Praha whom we play tomorrow.

For while we won every single game in the group stages, as you may recall if you were […]

The proof that all is not well with football refereeing

By Tony Attwood

I recently posted the article Someone is trying to fake football stats – and doing it rather well, in which I commented on a piece published by New Scientist which stated that the lack of fans in stadia this season in the Premier League had had no effect on the percentage of […]

What changes can Arsenal make now to salvage our season?

By Tony Attwood

The media are certain: Arsenal need players, players, players and more players. Loads of players need to be shipped out too, although it is interesting that since we revealed that Xhaka is the player in the squad with the best playing statistics, demands for him to leave at once have been somewhat […]

The fall of Arsenal: How far behind are we, and what is the solution?

By Tony Attwood

The decline of Arsenal over recent years has not, as some like to suggest, been a smooth slip into mid-table, but rather a very bumpy ride.

For at this stage in the season in 2018 we were fourth in the league with a league record very similar indeed to 2015, the last […]

Someone is trying to fake football stats – and doing it rather well.

By Tony Attwood

I don’t normally have cause to mention the magazine “New Scientist” on these pages; I subscribe to it because quite a bit of my education and work is science based and I like to keep up with developments. But it is not the place one might expect to find too many […]

“Arsenal need more of the same,” according to some pundits. Really?

By Tony Attwood

After the match Mr Arteta said, “We need to apologise to our fans – the standard was nowhere near what we want. I am fully responsible. We were extremely poor. When you don’t do the basics, you don’t have a chance to compete. We looked tired but it was more of […]

Eight Arsenal players up for sale; so who is left to play this evening?

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal had 11 players picked to be part of squads playing in world cup matches during the the run up to today’s match, although thankfully a modicum of sense was shown and the South American games were called off because of travel restrictions.

Not everyone played of course because of […]