GoonerNews

Arsenal News
Arsenal News & Transfers
As featured on NewsNow: Arsenal newsArsenal News 24/7

Arsenal News, Only Arsenal, Blogs, Transfer News

Archives

The Arsene Wenger operating system made easy for dummies.

By THE BRICKFIELDS GUNNERS

With nearly everyone going digital and talking and communicating in computer lingo and binary bullshit , the average young fan is not able to understand the beauty and the richness of the written word, and is now limited only to reading SMSes or Texting; Wassupp? messagings; moronic Twatting, chirppings and […]

Has the Arsenal squad been improved this transfer window?

By Walter Broeckx

Ah that lovely sound of the window that slams shut. I love it. Because then finally we can be sure that we will get rid of all those silly rumours that are being spouted 25 hours a day. Well… for a week or so because as I will go on a holiday […]

Arsenal transfer shock; one more player on the way

By Sir Hardly Anyone

The problem is not so much your actual news but removing the exclamation marks and question marks from internet reports and finding the large woman who will apparently open her mouth and warble in order to bring it all to an end later today.

So here is your deadline day shock […]

Waste Makers: how Planned Obsolescence entered the world of football.

By Max Kerr

56 years ago Vance Packard published “The Waste Makers”, in which he analysed the notion of ‘Planned Obsolescence’. He coined the terms “obsolescence of function”, which is when a product is manufactured to last less time than it needs to, and “obsolescence of desirability”, where marketing persuades us that the newer version […]

Ref Review: Watford – Arsenal

WATFORD vs. ARSENAL

COMPETITION: English Premier League MATCH NO. 3 DATE: 27th August 2016 VENUE: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Kevin Friend 1st LINESMAN: Ian Hussin 2nd LINESMAN: Mick McDonough 4th OFFICIAL: Simon Hooper

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points 00:48 Granit […]

More indicators that Arsenal are going to buy another player before tomorrow’s deadline

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Yesterday we noted that Mr Wenger had told the press that they might be surprised at what will happen at the end of this window, and that every club still had transfers to do before the closure of the transfer market on wednesday night.

Now we see the story, which is […]

Mediocrity is now defined as coming second. So how do you define coming third?

By Tony Attwood

The Guardian today has its normal “Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action” and for the first time in I don’t know how long it makes no mention of Arsenal. Normally there’s a bit about how disappointing it is, how the club are doomed, or the […]

WSL Notts County v Arsenal Ladies 28 August 2016 – Match Report

by Andrew Crawshaw

This game was against opponents Arsenal know well, we beat them in the Continental Cup final last November, and three times at Borehamwood this season, once in the league and in both the FA Cup and the Continental Cup. The question was could we make it 4 out of 4 this season […]

Wenger hints at one more big transfer before the end of the Window.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

One of the great things about the transfer rumours is that they take no account of reality. We already have a fair number of players in a position, we clearly don’t need any more, and the rumours keep on rolling. We’ve already had 111 players we are signing and 22 […]

Great Arsenal Transfer Index (28 Aug) reaches 111 players we are signing, with no apologies for errors to be seen

By Ima Counter, Professor of Numerological Sciences, University of UnCertain Things, Shetland.

The last competition brought in a bumper crop of brilliant commentaries on the name Man Utd. I personally loved

Mischievous Arsenal not Arsene Not Unlike Tiny Dumbo

not least because it followed a typical comment from an aaa and was the best response […]

Arsenal 25 Man Senior Squad – Update. A hint of more to come but with one in, two out.

by Andrew Crawshaw

Arsene made a rather cryptic quote regarding squad numbers in his press conference before the Watford match :-

“We already have a big squad, and we are already short on the numbers now. We have a requested number, and we can’t have any more players anyway”

Given the Imminent/Actual arrival of Shkodran […]

Watford – Arsenal : 1-3

By Walter Broeckx

Arsenal team that started: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla, Xhaka, Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis.

On the beach: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Coquelin, Elneny, Wilshere, Giroud

So a first start for Özil this season after the euro’s. A midfield combination of Xhaka, Santi and Özil for the first time. Giroud on […]

Watford v Arsenal – the analysis. Wait, intercept, if that fails, foul. (And that’s not the Arsenal game plan).

by Bulldog Drummond.

A cheeky football journalist (you know the type – asks a stupid question and the writes down something the respondent never said) asked Mr Wenger this week if he thought that, given the fact that transfer doorway (or “window” as it is often known) expenditure had already exceeded last summer, and we […]

Watford v Arsenal Sat 27 August – The Match Officials

by Andrew Crawshaw

A quick review of Mr Clattenberg’s performance last week

First half he was terrible overall although he had a good start when in Min1 he adjudged the holding between Holding and Huth to be six of one and half a dozen of the other and rightly said no penalty. He was 5 […]

“New is just new” and other insights into the transfer market

 

By Tim Charlesworth

 

As another transfer window wends its way to a close there has been a grumbling feeling amongst fans that we have been here before: disappointed expectations, Arsenal indecisive and penny-pinching in their attempts to buy new players, and then Arsene Wenger reminding us that new is just new, and not […]

Premier League 2 – Arsenal v Liverpool – the preview

by Andrew Crawshaw

This game is today (Friday) at the Emirates and kick-off is 19:00. The game is also being shown live on Arsenal Player so no excuses not to see it.

The current PL2 Division 1 table is

Pos Team P W D L +/- Pts 1 Everton 3 3 0 0 7 9 […]

Transfers: the two long awaited deals are done as we do the hi-jacking and the splurge.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

You can always tell when the national press think they are on to a true story rather than the meandering gibberish they feed us most days, in that they get one of their own people to write it up, with none of this “according to the Daily Star, reporting that Y […]

Walter’s favourites for tonight’s Champions League draw

By Walter Broeckx

The Champions League draw. This time the CL draw is upon us without much noise. After all we didn’t have to play any matches to qualify as we were runners up in the PL last season. With all the players coming back late I think we were lucky to not being involved […]

Referee Appointments and Results Match Day #02 with video evidence and the Alternative League Table

From the Referee team

1: Details of the match referees and assistants

Manchester United vs. Southampton [2-0]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Richard West

2nd Assistant Referee – Adrian Holmes

Fourth Official – Andre Marriner Stoke City vs. Manchester City [1-4]

Referee – Mike Dean

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long

2nd […]

How much depends on luck in a football match?

By Walter Broeckx

I remember a few years ago that I wrote an article after Arsenal lost a match. It was an article on how luck can decide the outcome of a match. As it was after Arsenal had lost a match in an unlucky way I got called some names by the usual suspects.

[…]

The 12 year old wonderkid.

We know that Arsenal have a company that looks for footballing talent all over the world, and we also know that Arsenal on occasion will bring in players as young as six.

So what do they see when the look at a youngster?

I haven’t got a film of a six year old by I […]

Arsenal Stats Week Two

By Jacko Jones

We’ve introduced the topic of DraftKings before, and it is interesting to see how things are working out.

 

Arsenal Stats Week Two

Arsenal’s top three players v Liverpool

 

1: Theo Walcott (8 fantasy points)

3 shots, 2 shots on goal, 2 tackles won, 2 passes intercepted

2: Nacho Monreal […]

THE CASE OF THE EWOB. A SPECTRE HAUNTING ARSENAL?

 

Hi Walter and Tony,

I hope you’re both doing well. Some things recently came to thought whilst looking at other websites.I was shocked by the extreme anger and the spectre of fascism in peoples posts. And its relentlessness.

Firstly the Anti-Arsenal-Arsenal (AAA) are very much present, but on closer inspection there is also the […]

Latest Medical Discoveries and Treatments for “them”

BY THE BRICKFIELDS GUNNERS .

As a medical practitioner I daily come across some weird conditions and weirder patients , very much like the weird shit and some weird ‘them ‘ that we get on UA . And just as the AKBs on here give ‘them’ their justly deserved treatment with such candour […]

The media’s ways of responding to their utter failure to predict Arsenal’s transfers

By Sir Hardly Anyone

As we know, given the fact that we have been keeping records, 105 players have been linked to Arsenal through this summer. We’ve signed only a few of them – and it is noticeable that with the exception of Holding it was only in the couple of days before the transfer […]