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Norwich / Arsenal – all the things they might have said, but the agenda won’t let them

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“Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s rebirth

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Tony Attwood reflects on the way the broadcast media reacted to our win at Carrow Road.

Played 12, won 10, drawn 1, lost 1 is not a bad headline but you would have struggled […]

Arsenal 2011: The Embarrasment of riches

 

 

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“Making the Arsenal” – the book of Arsenal’s rebirth

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by Don McMahon

During this interminable and terribly dull inter-lull we are all supposed to ¨enjoy¨, it seemed to be a great […]

Nineteen: what a difference two months can make.

“The difference between the Jenkinson in those first games and the Jenkinson of the WBA game is amazing.“

By Walter Broeckx

Nineteen. And I don’t really mean the song of Paul Hardcastle about the Vietnam war. No, I’m referring to the age of Carl Jenkinson. Nineteen.

What a lovely age (or so it seems […]

Thank You David Moyes, And Welcome The Wise Old Head

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Thank You David Moyes, And Welcome The Wise Old Head

Mike Urbanski

Yes, thank you, David Moyes. And welcome the “Wise Old Head”.

A […]

The players are rubbish, the web site is down. Misplaced Misery.

Misplaced Misery

by Don McMahon

Just how profound and deeply ingrained is the pessimism, negativism and miserable affiliation to the dark side of the Arsenal( and total disregard for the facts) some gunners seem to thrive on? After recent excellent displays and cohesive team efforts, the net was brimming over with praise for RVP and […]

Finally back to football, and some of the injured are back too.

The ultimate Christmas present for the Arsenal fan who has (almost) everything

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By Walter Broeckx

So here we go again. The injurnationals are over and it is back to normal Arsenal football days.

During our time away, Wayne Rooney has had a red card, and misses the next three […]

Err, is it possible? Could the Swiss Ramble have got it wrong?

By Tony Attwood

In case you don’t know the blog, The Swiss Ramble is a King among blogs. Blogger of the year, praised by the media, written by a British guy who has lived overseas for many years, everyone loves it and admires the erudition and research to be found therein.

So, first rule of […]

Why Stewart Robson should be given the sack immediately

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Arsenal History …… Making the Arsenal …… Arsenal Uncovered

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By Michael Shelly and Tony Attwood

Unwarranted criticism emanates from ex-Arsenal players and managers (Bob Wilson, and Charlie Nicholas generally excepted) all day every day. From Paul Merson to Ian Wright, those who have nothing better to do […]

Arsenal’s “25” is actually a list of 32 players – Wenger uses the rules to our advantage.

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Arsenal History …… Making the Arsenal …… Arsenal Uncovered

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By Tony Attwood

It is strange that the “25” is announced after the first few games – just as it is odd […]

Bem Vindo André Santos

By Walter Broeckx

In another article about one of our new signings I would like to present you our new left back Rudolph André des Santos but you can call him André Santos. And I will call him like that from now on.

He was born in Sao Paulo on 8 March 1983 and is […]

Arsenal now have three teams, all ready to go

By Tony Attwood, on a wet Sunday morning…

It is rare that one can draw up three full Arsenal teams without any overlap of players. And it is impossible (at least for me) to do it without making a muddle of it all especially as one moves down to the second […]

The Per Mertesacker fact files

By Walter Broeckx

As on Untold we do like to make the new players feel like home it is important that you get to know the players a bit more.

So I will try to give you some impressions on Per Mertesacker to start with.

To start with he was born on September 29, 1984 […]

Arsenal Liverpool. The story for the defence

by Arvind

I somehow missed the time of the game and tuned into it 15 minutes late only to see Koscielny hobble off with a terrible looking injury. Hope its good news.

We lost the game though with a desperately unlucky goal, I thought. Not counting the second goal as that was always coming 1-0 […]

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

By Tony Attwood

The demands of work took me away from this article after just describing Yann M’Vila. I also wanted to talk about the performance of Ignasi Miquel, Francis Coquelin and Marvin Martin

But first a general point about the signing of kids, that seems to get some people very worked up.

The simple […]

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

According to Sky Sports Yann M’Vila ain’t going nowhere. According to Sky SportsReal Madrid and Liverpool have been trying to buy him. According to Sky Sports he has a contract lasting until 2015 which he signed in May.

According to Sky Sports the defensive midfielder believes he is better off continuing his development in France […]

Untold Match Preview No 2: Udinese at home

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By Phil Gregory

With Cesc gone, Nasri uncertain and rumblings of discontent in the stands during the Newcastle game there’s plenty to be talking about in this article. So much in fact, that I planned on writing a whole separate piece on the aftermath of the Toon […]

Untold Defenders: how well did we do?

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The season begins: here’s the widest coverage of Arsenal imaginable: see the end of the article for details of how Untold is evolving…

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Untold Defenders: how well did we do?

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Joel Campbell. 7 players and a new Arsenal partnership arrangement

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By Tony Attwood

Joel Campbell has completed a transfer of a little under £1m from Deportivo Saprissa – a record for a Costa Rican player. I feel a little attachment to the lad already since I have actually been to the country, and loved every second of […]

Jádson Rodrigues da Silva in talks with Arsenal

By Walter Broeckx and Tony Attwood

In Lequipe they are saying that Arsenal are talking with representatives of Shakthar and with their Brazilian player Jadson.

This is the player who supplied the winning goal for Shakhtar to with the UEFA Cup Final in which he was made man of the match. He has also scored […]

Be very quiet, don’t say a word. There’s good news at Arsenal

By Tony Attwood

There’s a review of the Q and A session that Ivan Gazidis had at the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association AGM this weekend on the AISA web site and I won’t try and expand on that here, save to make one comment.

Mr Gazidis confirmed that once again season ticket renewals had held […]

What is the impact of pre-season games? When should we experiment?

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By Walter Broeckx

I was going to write an article about how much pre season friendly games have an impact on the season. Of course as the season is not yet underway we cannot know what the impact will be of those games we have been playing so […]

Hello Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain, great grandson of the British Prime Minister

By Tony Attwood

I don’t know if Southampton like Arsenal or hate Arsenal, but they are making some money out of Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a winger whom Untold (and the rest of the world) predicted would sign, is undergoing a medical. Arsenal are paying £5m now and the same again later depending on appearances.

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From Woolwich Arsenal to Ignasi Miquel. Be a partizan, but smile at the same time

By “Arsenal Forever” (ok its Tony really, but there’s a point to the name)

I’m currently working on a book with two esteemed Arsenal supporters Andy Kelly and Mark Andrews called WOOLWICH ARSENAL: THE CLUB THAT CHANGED FOOTBALL.

Now don’t run away at this point thinking “its another one of those history things, why doesn’t […]

It was Mr Wenger who bankrupted Barca – and he can now destroy them with Cesc

By Tony Attwood

More than 17,000 people voted in a poll about the midfield of Bar Bar Barce this season.

It appears (I have to say this since my Spanish is next to non-existent) that El Mundo gave its readers 12 alternative midfield line ups and people had to vote on the ones they liked […]

The Cesc dilemma: the real reason why we should not let him go

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By Walter Broeckx

The questions surrounding Cesc and to a lesser part Nasri are very important issues for Arsenal.

Some supporters are ready to drive them to the airport themselves. I can understand them for a part. After all the tapping up from his Spanish team mates Cesc […]