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Capital One Cup: your message to the Arsenal.

Capital One, who are, fairly logically, sponsor of the Capital One Cup, will be featuring messages of support from fans to their clubs in their advertising around Round 4 of the Cup in which we play Chelsea.

The chosen messages will be featured across a range of local advertising spaces, including billboards, local newspapers, the […]

Serge Gnabry; how fast things can go.

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes it is difficult to not get involved in creating a hype. I think Serge Gnabry might just be one of those players who we have known to be there for a while and then suddenly they seem to burst on to the big stage and just perform as if they were […]

17 years on: Wenger’s five magnificent summer signings (and how Mr Wenger survived).

By Tony Attwood

The notion of “new players” ought to be simple – but it isn’t. The “spend some fucking money” group and the “spend spend spend” (or “Please can you show me on TV?”) group with their little pieces of paper saw “new players” measured in one light only. “How much?”

If the player […]

If your comment has not been published…

By Tony Attwood

I’ve received a number of emails from readers complaining that their emails are not being published on the site. These problems began several months back and we’ve been trying to find the cause and resolve the problem ever since.

Even now, several months on I am not sure what has gone wrong, […]

Talk Sport go bananas as Arsenal make it 12 away wins in a row

By Tony Attwood

Yesterday Emma and I went to Dover v Guernsey at Lancing for reasons which will only become clear in a later article. But I mention this here because the result of that curious decision was that we heard the Arsenal game on Talk Sport during the drive back to Northampton. I saw […]

Now that was a real quality Saturday afternoon

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes you think surely my luck will stop at some moment in time. It started rather well with the game between the lot down the road and the lot with the lots of money. The best result for Arsenal in my opinion would have been a draw. And that is what we […]

Swansea – Arsenal on SNF: Flamini the Heatsink, Redknapp the Fair and Carragher the Sh*t Gary Neville

Dominic Sanchez-Cabello

In recent games, Flamini’s presence has allowed us to be unconcerned about having the ball. Previously, the idea of our opponents having prolonged possession could terrify us, we now tolerate it, depending on which opponent it is and how effectively they can use it.

This tendency predates Flamini and some will have noticed […]

Barcelona in a (little) immoral kidnapping scandal. Plus Messi in a mess.

By Tony Attwood

A short while back Barcelona signed a nine-year-old player from Sweden. Zico Junior Marecaldi. He was with BK Olympic.

They paid no compensation.

This is the same club that has often called Arsenal “immoral” for signing their 16 year old players with compensation. They did it over Cesc – whose transfer to […]

Swansea v Arsenal 28 September 2013. The referee preview

Swansea v Arsenal 28 September 2013: The Match Officials

Referee – Mark Clattenberg Assistants – S Beck & S Child Fourth Official – A Marriner

Well after the defeat of the Dark Lord’s trusted Lieutenant last week we have a change of tactics by the PGMOL – they are using our own data!

Walter produced […]

The AST and Black Scarf Movement: speaking for Arsenal fans? No, not really.

By Tony Attwood

Intro: I had thought it was fairly clear that since this is Untold, the blog of which I am the publisher, this article relates very much to my own personal viewpoint. However one comment made below made me wonder if this was clear – so just to clarify – I am […]

What ‘ze Germans’ are saying about Arsenal

By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes you couldn’t make it up. One of my favourite comical series of all time was the ‘Allo, allo’ And one of the most funny characters for me was Herr Flick, the leader of the Gestapo in Nouvion. People who know the series will know who I mean and as it was […]

So Far, So Good. But why?

So Far, So Good.

Ian Jenkinson.

After the disappointment of losing the opening game at home to Anthony Taylor Aston Villa, Arsenal have won every match since. That is quite impressive.

Amongst those victories there were two tricky European away ties against Fenerbache and Marseille, as well as an away win in […]

Arsenal’s consecutive away wins sequence reaches 11

By Tony Attwood . We celebrated beating Marseille away with the awareness that we had got 10 away wins in a row for the first time in the history of the club. So now its 11. Less fuss is being made of this one, perhaps because it was on penalties, but it is still […]

League Cup Preview: Arsenal/WBA and ascending the heights

Dominic Sanchez-Cabello

Yes, before you ask, I still hate Stoke.

The problem with Bendtner is that people tend to remember his oddities off the pitch as opposed to his merits on it. He may be a more talented player than Giroud, faster and with a defter touch. But Giroud isn’t a tool and sometimes not […]

Top of two leagues at once (but one is not wanted)

By Walter Broeckx

I don’t have to remind you all of the fact that we are top of the league. Just imagine with a serious ref in the first game we might have been 3 points clear. But that is the way the PGMOL goes so we cannot do anything about that but remember it […]

Ref Review 2012/13: Michael Jones. Poor discipline.

By Walter Broeckx

This article is part of the series of the Referee Review 2013. You can find links to earlier articles on the bottom of this article.


For the next ref in our series we have ref Michael Jones. Out of favour ref for the moment one could say as […]

WBA preview

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What it was like in Marseille. Untold’s intrepid man at the match finally makes it home.

By Phil Gregory

Having been away from Untold blogging activities for some months since my debut into the world of work, my first European away day seems as good an occasion as any to get back into the swing of things. Deciding on something of a whim to make the trip after finding out […]

Behold! Two revolutions beckon in football – both at once.

By Tony Attwood

Football was invented as a way of one village assaulting and destroying another – the victor in the game in its 15th century form being the village whose inhabitants managed to kick the ball into opposition’s village. You only had to do it once, because then you “took” the village, and by […]

Ref Review 2012/13: Martin Atkinson. This is not a Fifa ref.

By Walter Broeckx

This article is part of the series of the Referee Review 2013. You can find links to earlier articles on the bottom of this article.


For the next ref in our series we have ref Martin Atkinson. Another one of those 42 years old refs we have in […]

Sign da thing

By Walter Broeckx

Of course the articles on Untold Arsenal are what keeps this site interesting. Various articles about all aspects of football. And we always have been supportive for our players and of course for our manager. We don’t abuse our own players and certainly not our manager. We just wish them well and […]

Just how many more players do we need?

By Tony Attwood

The injury list is impressive – there is quite a team in there. And with there being no reason much to moan about results there has been a lot of moaning about how thin the squad is when we have to cope with all these injuries. Here’s the list of absent friends…


Arsenal 3 – 1 Stoke, the revenge of the Aaron, the assist-master doing his job and other enjoyable facts

By Walter Broeckx

We’re top of the league, say we are top of the league. I could stop right here and maybe most of you will but there is rather a lot to say about this match. And all some very strange things in fact. We seemed to have entered a reverse world in this […]

Arsenal – Stoke: some bloody team!

Dominic Sanchez-Cabello

So, the good form continues, our ‘downward spiral’ seems to have subsided and Stanford Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.

In life, I wish only the worst for Stoke. That philosophy almost changed with the sacking of Pulis. But I can’t stand Hughes either, nor am I confident in his inclination […]

At last, the chance for Arsenal to build a nursery club again.

by Tony Attwood

Once upon a time Arsenal had a feeder club – Margate. If you collect Arsenal programmes and read the Untold Arsenal series the season before last you might just have a faint recollection of the piece about Margate that I did.

If not, well, I’ll put it on the History Blog […]