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Lady Nina speaks on Manchester United, Aston City, and life in bed. An Untold Exclusive

By Lady Nina Bracewell Sunlounger

My old quaffing partner David Gill, the Manchester big chief pow wow has had a bash at the Football Association, accusing them of victimising his club with punishments that would not be given to rivals.

Now I know the so-called FA and quite honestly few of them are to […]

5 out, 3 in, 2 promoted from the ranks. The complete squad overhaul this summer.

By Waleed Ahmed

This article is not meant as an exercise in fantasy, but rather as a discussion of Arsenal’s strengths and weaknesses, and our approach next season, based on signings.

So starting from that point, this is what I would like to happen this summer.

Cesc, Nasri, and Clichy stay. Cesc does not have […]

Messi sold to Arsenal, Cesc on his way to Barceloanus, Lady Nina reveals all

An exclusive interview with the president of Barcelaonus

By our undercover reporters M. Adeup and T. Ruth.

Additional material by Lady Bracewell-Smythe, and her man, Bisket .

After a narrow escape from the dungeons under the Daily Stuff our reporters have been send on a new mission. A mission to the sun. No, not the […]

Who’s leaving, who’s staying: the (almost) complete transfer news (plus Cesc being paid for by the photocopier)

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By Tony Attwood

This is a summary of where I believe we have got to as we approach to opening of the transfer window. I don’t claim much special knowledge – just a few friends […]

Project youth, and why we have to keep it going

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The History Index

The story of the last time something odd went on

By Walter Broeckx

A lot of the criticism that is aimed at Arsenal and Wenger is about project youth. Some of the fans have been saying that project youth has failed because we […]

The purchase of Paris St-Germain is going to affect the EPL big time.

Following the appointment of Remi Garde as manager of Lyon I suggested I might throw in an article or two about French football. Here’s the first.

By Tony Attwood

Go back fifteen years and you can see a very clear picture of European football. Italy, lauded in the 1990s as the home of great football, […]

Arsenal have 6 players injured for every game. Injury Review of the Season – Part 2

Untold Injury Review of the Season – Part 2, the Totals.

By Dale Higginbottom

In part one of this injury review series we looked specifically at the injuries incurred as a result of players taking part in matches for their respective national teams. Obviously this is only a small percentage of the total injuries suffered […]

Gervinho: nice to see you again

By Walter Broeckx

With the signing of Gervinho looking very much on the cards (according to L’Equipe Arsenal are holding talks with in Lille since Wednesday) I will be trying to give you a bit of a view on my memory of him. Because for most readers I suspect Gervinho is a player who you […]

12 reasons why next season will be so good

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12 reasons why next season will be better than the last.

By Tony Attwood

For a number of years now the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal, with their negativity, predictions of disaster, and downright depressive […]

The big European study on refs reveals something rather sinister

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By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes the sound of silence makes more noise than 60.000 in the Emirates.

Somewhere in March I had the idea of writing a study. A […]

On Arsenal’s Leadership; what is it, who is it, why is it?

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On Arsenal’s Leadership

By Martin Doyle

Much has been said and written about the leadership of Arsenal, mainly around the lack of leadership on the pitch. I want […]

Untold Exclusive. The transfer deals to end all transfer deals, as it unfolded this morning

By M. Adeup en T. Ruth, an exclusive view from our undercover reporters in the serious media. Including secretly taken pictures, illegal activities, swearing, and a lot of shouting.

Location: The sports news room, the Daily Stuff.

8.00am : The regular reporters shuffle in the meeting room.

8.05am : After everybody has downed their […]

Idiot, twirp, disingenuous liar, turnip, plonker: McLeish

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By Tony Attwood

Alex McLeish has moved from being manager of Birmingham City (whom he has just seen relegated) to Aston Villa, (who would like to […]

Can Arsenal confirm 60.000 new signings?

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By Walter Broeckx

For those who just sit there…..

As there still is a bit of time before we start playing again I find it the right time […]

Arsenal’s Tactical review – part 3 : the attacking force

By Phil Gregory

After part two of the tactical review series, I ended the article just as I started getting to Arsenal’s attacking game. Here I’ll have a look at that side of our game and consider whether a change of shape may be beneficial.

We regularly see the problem where we attempt to thread […]

Ignoring the ignoble, excusing the inexcusable, defending the indefensible

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By Domhuaille

I have been a Football fanatic since I first discovered the joys of the beautiful game in High School. At that time, the biggest sports, where […]

At the Morning Lark nothing much happened

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By Tony Attwood

After about a week in France with no access to the internet, or the English media, I return with the thought that something ought to […]

Shots, goals the untold statistic machines keeps on rolling – part 6 – passes, succes rates

By Walter Broeckx

Who was the best passing team? Who had the most accuracy in shooting on goal? How many shots where on goal? How many of those ended up at the back of the net? We just keep on finding answers for your questions.

If it comes to passing the ball around you all […]

A closer look at Gael Clichy

By Wrenny

While recently perusing the excellent football stats site whoscored.com I came across some numbers concerning Arsenal’s much-maligned left back Gael Clichy which I found intriguing. And I thought Untold readers might be intrigued by them too.

Before I begin though I would like to make one thing clear – I did not set […]

Shots, goals… the untold statistics machine keeps on rolling – part 5 – How did we concede last season?

By Walter Broeckx

So now let us take a look at the goals that were scored against Arsenal and the rest of the teams in the EPL. And we will try to look at how the goals were scored like we did it with the goals in our favour: open play, dead ball and penalty.

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Transfer Targets, No-one is Risk-Free

By Dale Higginbottom

We’re well into June now and the transfer window is wide open. The international games are now out of the way so speculation is again looming with players all over the globe being linked with a move to the Emirates but which ones can we take seriously? Last summer we had something […]

A quick look at the fixture list

By Phil Gregory

A quick glance at the fixture list.

The initial reaction from Gunners has been that our opening few games are pretty tough, and that’s a fair assessment. Newcastle away should be interesting after the Dowd-inspired 4-4 draw there last season, whilst the next two games yield Liverpool at home and United away.

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Shots, goals… the untold statistics machine keeps on rolling – part 4

By Walter Broeckx

The way goals are scored can tell you something about a team. It can tell you how they generally play their football. So in the next articles I will be trying to look at how the goals came along and also on how the goals went in against us and the other […]

Another month before we kick a ball

By Walter Broeckx

Well it’s the time of the season. The time of the “he comes, he goes, he will, he won’t, he said, he didn’t say, he spoke, he didn’t speak…”

Every self respecting news site, every self respecting blog or website is full with rumours. We could come up with our own transfer […]

Arsenal tactics review part 2 – Ball playing defenders

By Phil Gregory

Continuing from where I left off in the first article (which looked at the centre backs and set pieces), lets continue from the back.

In that article I talked about centre backs and why I didn’t think we need a typical English clogger centreback, à la Shawcross. One thing I mentioned was […]