115 players linked with Arsenal this summer; who the tipsters got right who they got wrong



By Sir Hardly Anyone 115 incoming transfer rumours – almost all of them wrong 22 players who were about to leave Arsenal – most are still with us. Total failure to spot the actual transfers ahead of activity – except in one case. So here it is, although sometimes it seemed it would never get …

The Arsenal Youth System – Part 2 Comparisons with other clubs



by Andrew Crawshaw In Part 1 – an Introduction I showed that 10 players out of our 32 man first team squad are products of at least one of the three phases of our Youth Team System.  This has occurred despite our U21 team (as it was up to and including last season) had been …

Top of the league and bottom of the league. Is Arsenal’s youth system working properly?



. The Arsenal Youth System – Part 1 Introduction by Andrew Crawshaw As you may know I get to see as many of the Youth games as possible.  Our U18 team play the vast majority of their home games at the Colney training ground but these are effectively behind closed doors. We have an U19 team …