We need to talk about Granit. Is he DM or box-to-box?



We need to talk about Granit By Tim Charlesworth There is a lot of bizarre hysteria in the Goonersphere at the moment about why Granit Xhaka is not playing (why spend all that money on a bench-warmer etc. etc.).   It makes me wonder what team some people have been watching for the last ten …

Arsenal v Chelsea Sat 24 September 2016 – The Match Officials



by Andrew Crawshaw Before I start on the officials for this coming game I want to raise a point about PENALTIES – as you will have noticed so far this season they are being given which is a major change from the past few seasons.  Last season we were awarded 2 out of 35. This …

How the transformation of Arsenal applies to both the first XI and the back up team



By Tony Attwood This is the team that Arsenal put out last weekend against Hull City. Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla, Coquelin, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis. On the beach: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas. And the team against Forest Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reine-Adelaide, Akpom, Lucas On the …