The “Striking Department”. How Arsenal have avoided the trap of the one man strike force.



The “Striking Department” By Tim Charlesworth After recent forays into writing about the Labour Party and the US national anthem, I was jerked back to reality by the pure joy of Mesut’s hat-trick, and decided to write about football again. There are lots of things that annoy me about football – my darling wife has …

Arsenal v Middlesbrough, 22 October 2016 – The Match Officials



by Andrew Crawshaw Our match officials are :- Referee – Mike Dean – 48 years old from Mersyside First Assistant – Simon Long – from Suffolk Second Assistant – Ian Hussin – from Mersyside Fourth Official – Tim Robinson – from West Sussex Well Mr Dean needs no introductions – disliked by the entirety of …

Özil responsible for a new word in the English dictionary



By Walter Broeckx Are you still buzzing from Wednesday evening? I am. That surely was one hell of a match. One of the most interesting matches even I thought.  Not just because we won with 6-0 but because it was a team performance that needed all players to be at their best. Oooooooospina was magnificent …