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Swansea – Arsenal : 0-3 Another great win after a difficult first half

By Walter Broeckx

Compared to the team that started against Everton we had a few changes.

Per Mertesacker took back his place in the cente of the defence. It was Joel Campbell to make his first PL start in this match in the absence of Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.

The team that started: Cech, […]

Swansea Arsenal: all the facts you need and some you don’t

By Bulldog Drummond

Oh how the media have loved it. Arsenal Crisis!!! How much they have missed being able to say this as Arsenal have rushed up the table, beaten the Greatest Team in Germany (official) and then had a couple of injuries. So is it CRISIS. Or even

CRISIS

or … well you get […]

Swansea v Arsenal 31 October 2015 – The Match Officials

Swansea v Arsenal 31 October 2015 – The Match Officials

 

by Andrew Crawshaw

The updated ‘Table of Shame’ following Usama and Walter’s Ref Review : Watford – Arsenal

Wrong Important Decisions Favouring Arsenal Favouring Opponents 2nd Yellow Cards 0 11 Red Cards 0 7 Penalties 0 8 Goals 0 3 Total 0 29 Possible […]

How a bad experience on loan can transform a player into one of the top players in Europe

by Tony Attwood

It’s hard to remember, after all the hullabaloo of the league cup, but we are second in the league. That is both the Premier League by results and the Premier League by injuries (well, ok, equal 1st/2nd with Liverpool in terms of injuries).

But this is Arsenal we are […]

2015-16 Season – First quarter review: from refs to the under 18s, how did they do?

2015-16 Season – First quarter review

 

by Andrew Crawshaw

Following on from Fishpie – After a very good start, we need to do even better here are a few more thoughts about our first quarter of the season

Referees – a bit of a rant I’m afraid but not only from my Arsenal viewpoint […]

DEAL AGREED– £165,000-A-Week Arsenal target agrees to sign spoof and other stories

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

Well my dears, while Untold is speaking about reality, evidence based football reporting, and general whatnot, what is the rest of the football world discussing? Wild ravings and unsupported rants by and large. So what have we been fed of late?

Well, the usual load of drivel. But the number of […]

Just How Weak were we against Sheff Wed?

By Pete

Had a look at the squads on Arsenal.com and it seems we played players who are probably 4th or 5th team level.

This is what I have:

1st Team Squad who Started Match (Total 9)

Cech Debuchy Gibbs Mertesacker Chambers Flamini Oxlade-Chamberlain (injured during game) Giroud Campbell

Academy Players who Started Match (2)

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How to turn a disadvantage in a possible advantage: is Hector the answer?

By Walter Broeckx

As I said in my match report being drawn against the tiny Totts in the first round was a bad present. I think we can put out an almost complete youth team in the league cup and lose without people making a big deal of it. But not against the totts. So […]

The serious fraud office takes on Fifa; FA clearly knew it was engaging in fraudulent bid

by Tony Attwood

The Serious Fraud Office is an independent UK Government department that investigates and prosecutes serious or complex fraud, and corruption.

And at long, long, long last it has announced that it is investigating money-laundering offences involving the bidding for the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar) World Cups. It has announced this just […]

The supporters clubs meeting, being recognised as a star…. attending a function at the Emirates.

Background

Arsenal has numerous regional supporters clubs across the UK, as well as an official supporters club in 62 countries worldwide, with another 20 countries currently in the process of submitting applications. You can see a full list of the clubs here. The UK regional clubs are listed at the top of the European section.

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Uefa and Fifa get excited over too much freedom of speech at football matches

By Tony Attwood

The issue of what we can and can’t chant in a football ground has been lurking around for over a year now in Spain. Indeed last year when the Spanish Professional Football League’s announced that it would fine supporters who sing offensive songs, the fans started to re-write their chants, putting their […]

Ref Review : Watford – Arsenal

By Usama & Walter

WATFORD vs. ARSENAL

COMPETITION: English Premier League MATCH NO. 9 DATE: 17th October 2015 VENUE: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mike Jones 1st LINESMAN: Richard West 2nd LINESMAN: Adrian Holmes 4th OFFICIAL: Kevin Friend

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & […]

Thank goodness that is over, but at what cost?

By Tony Attwood

Last night was a pretty horrible occasion with injuries some very nasty tackles, and the infinitely more important issues like the Premier League and the possibility of a 3rd consecutive FA Cup on everyone’s mind.

Clubs are not allowed to opt out of the League Cup, and the option of putting out […]

League cup: Sheffield Wednesday – Arsenal 3-0: The kids still need a lot of bacon.

By Walter Broeckx

Arsenal made a lot changes for this match as could be expected. And even a few players making their debut in this match. Glen Kamara and Alex Iwobi made their first start for Arsenal in a match with something at stake. Cech, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Giroud are the only players to keep their […]

Sheffield Midweek v Arsenal: Welcome to the Arsenal irregulars

. By Tony Attwood . Ah, the Wednesday. The team we beat twice in 1993 at Wembley to win the Cup, and then the Cup. The first ever team to do the Cup Double.As I recall it was a dire year of league football – we were the lowest scoring team in the Premier League […]

Does Arsenal need another striker? Not on these figures.

Need for a Striker

By Mashwar

I have read so many articles this year but none of them ever mentioned or even came close to mentioning the fact that how fatal the combination of Arsenal can be with Sanchez and Walcott both in front and Ozil coming behind them.

Well that’s one pacey and talented […]

The trip from Antwerp to Arsenal, to the top of the league (and back to Antwerp)

By Walter Broeckx

Even before my alarm clock was playing its first tune at 6.00 am I was well awake. A quick shower to be really fresh for the day. A sandwich with cheese and a fruit drink should be enough to get out of the door.

Checking if I got all that I needed. […]

Why are so many referees from Manchester?

Why are so many referees from Manchester?

By Proudkev

Having studied the Premier league Select group of referees, I decided to conduct some research. Not something the media are strong on but I wanted to show them how to write articles based on fact.

At this point I want to make it clear that I […]

Hold the front page, Wenger is talking about tactics

Hold the front page, Wenger is talking about tactics

By Tim Charlesworth

Amidst all the joy and celebration following the Bayern result, you may be forgiven for missing something unusual: Wenger made a comment about tactics. This is remarkable because of its rarity. For some reason, Arsene doesn’t like to talk about tactics. Perhaps he […]

After a very good start, we need to do even better

 

By Fishpie

With this weekend’s 2-1 victory over Everton, we have officially completed the first quarter of the league season and entered into the second. Those long, hard, dark, cold Autumn and Winter months lie ahead. So I think its a good moment to pause, take stock of how its gone so far and […]

Arsenal – Everton 2-1: The match report from the Clock End

By Walter Broeckx

Our apologies for the slow and erratic running of Untold Arsenal today – we had some technical problems. Tony.

Not my usual place on the couch for this match but a nice place in the upper tier block 122 this time.

Arsenal made some changes compared to the last match against Bayern.

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It was fun, it was nervy, and even the bloody computer got over excited. But we made it.

By Tony Attwood

My intention having got home in time to make a bacon sandwich and watch Match of the Day was to then write a report on the game highlighting the total ineptitude and lunacy of the referee. But then the best laid plans… the computer went onto another planet and short of bashing […]

Arsenal v Everton comparative player ratings and the transfer value and injury league tables

By Bulldog Drummond

Continuing from the earlier piece, previewing today’s game, the biggest threat we can see is that Everton are unbeaten away this season. Against that we have won five of the last six in all competitions, scoring 17 goals along the way. Not bad considering that the last six included Man U and […]

Arsenal v Everton. Being top of the “last 6” league, efficiency, changing tactics, top scorers and flares

By Bulldog Drummond

As I suspect everyone has worked out, we’ll be top if we win, although quite possibly only for a day. But even so it’s not a bad feeling. Indeed looking at the table built just from the last six league games we are indeed top:

Pos Team P W D L F […]

Matchfixing in Spain? So it seems, but of course impossible in England. Isn’t it?

By Walter Broeckx

Match fixing is something for Italy and other countries around the Mediterranean like Greece and Turkey. Impossible in England. As England is clean in all ways of life. Nobody in England breaks the laws, does on tax evasion. Or do some?

I know this is not true of course because as in […]