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When corruption is as absolute as it is in football, the only task left is to ensure that people don’t talk about it

by Tony Attwood

Gianni Infantino is of course the head of Fifa, the new broom coming in after the corruption ridden old guard. He has written and spoken about his mission being to “protect football’s integrity” and “change the face of the organisation”.

As part of this mission he has just been to Zimbabwe for […]

Changes to the Academy required as Wolfsburg appoint new Coach and Assistants

by Andrew Crawshaw

Yesterday morning 27/2/17 Arsenal FC announced that their Academy Manager – Andries Jonker was leaving with immediate effect to take over as manager at Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg.

It has also been reported that Freddie Lungberg who has been managing our U15 team this year and assisting with the U19s in their […]

Football’s greatest malaise and what we can do about it

by Don McMahon

In answer to Dr.Billy’s excellent question in his most recent post, (Why do some football supporters get so angry?) here are a few points I’ve discovered over the years of treating mental health issues in angry supporters like DG (aka; something’s rotten in Denmark) and other aaa/WOB cheerleaders:

1) The internet is […]

Barca block Wenger’s Arsenal exit; how Souness is besotted with the name Ali, and Alexis stays

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Having established that fewer than three in every 100 transfer stories about Arsenal actually come to pass (and those generally only emerge as the player really has travelled to London for a medical) we all thought it would be a jolly jape to see what the fake news […]

Why multi-competition football is about far more than just going out and having one style of play.

By Tony Attwood

It cannot have escaped your attention, unless you really have no interaction with the media whatsoever (other than Untold, obviously) that Tottenham Hotspur have been getting a good press just as much as Arsenal have been getting a bad press, this season, last season, and indeed most seasons.

We […]

Trump banning the media; the media being selective with reality. There’s a difference.

by Tony Attwood

The news that the President of the USA has started to remove various news organisations such as the BBC, the Guardian and the New York Times from press conferences is interesting in its own right, of course. But it is also interesting in the light of the campaign that Untold […]

Arsenal v Southampton: the match preview

by Quiet Quentin

It has been a curiously muted build up to this game with Mr Wenger being particularly tight lipped in response to, it must be said, what was some untypically muted questioning from the world’s media at the pre-match press conference. Indeed at times one wondered if there was anyone there at all.


Why do some football supporters get so angry?

By Dr Billy “the dog” McGraw, senior psychologist, University College Hospital of the North Circular Road.

I have long been fascinated by the anger and aggression that is expressed on Untold – not so much the anger that you will read in the comment columns, but the anger, aggression and threats that Untold chooses not […]

The one gigantic question the football media refuse to ask, let alone answer

By Tony Attwood

Of course, we all know that what the media and the bloggettas say has nothing to do with reality when it comes to football, but interesting to note (returning, as I have, to England after 3 weeks in Australia) that the press have got a bit fed up with Arsenal […]

OOOuuuuccccchhhhhhhhhh Santi Cazorla

By Walter Broeckx

I must say that I am not quickly to feel down about football. I am a rather optimistich Arsenal supporter. Things will only get better in the future for me. Even after a defeat I just look forward to the next match and hope we will win that one.

In fact I […]

Thank You Kelly Smith

by Andrew Crawshaw

On Sunday 19 February Arsenal Ladies held a special game at their Home Ground Borehamwood as a tribute to one of the finest players ever to pull on an Arsenal Shirt. She was shortlisted for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

The game featured […]

Arsenal in the future: it is just a sense of perspective

By Tony Attwood

“Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re trying to be so quiet?”

That opening line from one of Bob Dylan’s most famous songs (Visions of Johanna) seems in a way to sum up where things are with Arsenal at the moment. Dylan’s song is in many ways about […]

The ultimate Untold story about Sutton – Arsenal : An extraordinary story about the trip of a lifetime

The trip of a lifetime for the only Canadian who supports both Arsenal and Sutton

by H Mark Bodwell

I met a bloke at the train station after the Kelly Smith tribute match and we got to talking. He turned out to be one of the contributors to Untold Arsenal, and he was fascinated that […]


By Mike


From time to time I’ve done the odd bit of research to find evidence to show whether AFC are as good or bad as the media circus claim. Clearly this doesn’t always convince some people and to be quite honest I don’t know how Tony, Walter and the more regular contributors put […]

The FA cup experience, not all was as it should be

By Walter Broeckx

I must say that I did produce a big sigh of relief when the match Sutton – Arsenal ended. Not because it was a bad match. Not because I feared that we would go out. No, mostly because of no players getting injured apart from Elneny. He was tackled early in the […]

Where next? For me the journey by foot, ferry, train, plane and car across the planet. For Arsenal…

By Tony Attwood

I write this having had my final swim in the Pacific (at least for this holiday) while preparing for my final meal out with my daughter this time around. I’ve had the most stunning, amazing time (thank you for asking) and I really would love to stay longer, but the tickets are […]

The U18 team – mid-February update

by Andrew Crawshaw

The U18s have now played 19 of their 22 League games and sit in third place in the Southern Group table. Chelsea have already won the Group but second is still ‘up for grabs’ with Reading, Ourselves and West Ham in the fight.

Pos Team P W D L +/- Pts 1 […]

FA Cup: Sutton – Arsenal 0-2

By Walter Broeckx

A lot of changes as could be expected for the FA cup match against Sutton.

Ospina kept his place in goal and Gabriel, Holding and Monreal came in next to Mustafi. In midfield we had the pairing of Elneny and Xhaka.

Up front in the attacking positions we had Lucas, Reine-Adelaide and […]

Sutton v Arsenal part 2: the teams, the gibberish, the snippets and injury news.

By Tony Attwood

Being in Australia, as I still am for a few more days, I am fairly dependent on news from Untold and the newspapers on line to follow football.

Today, I read in the Daily Mirror “After Lincoln and Millwall upset the odds in Saturday’s cup ties, the internet’s many comedians turned […]

Sutton v Arsenal: greatest giant killers and a look at non-leaguers of the past and

By Tony Attwood

Of course there was a time when Arsenal were regularly knocked out of the FA Cup by teams from lower leagues: Chapman’s league champions were knocked out by Wallsall, in 1933. Later the club was undone by Northampton Town in 1958, Sheffield Utd in 1959, Rotherham Utd in 1960, Sunderland in 1961, […]

The slippery slope of the FA cup

By Walter Broeckx

Well this round of the FA Cup sure went off with a bang. The first match in this group of games and Burnley who played at home to Lincoln lost 0-1. A goal right at the end for Lincoln. And the first upset of the round. And not the last.

A few […]

Being upside down: seeing football from a completely different perspective

By Tony Attwood

Going away from everyday life for a few weeks gives one a chance to reflect, and given that Untold Arsenal is now over nine years old and by the time I get back from Australia will have published almost 7000 articles, on this subject alone I find I have a lot of […]

Ref Review: Arsenal – Watford

Note: There are clips included in the report for every wrong decision and every major decision in red bold text


COMPETITION: English Premier League


DATE: 31th January 2017

VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)


REFEREE: Andre Marriner 1st LINESMAN: Scott Ledger 2nd LINESMAN: Sian Massey 4th OFFICIAL: Kevin […]

Who needs context when we have a right to win the league now?

By Tony Attwood

As we all know Mr Wenger has kept us in the Champions League every year. Arsenal (from 1998–99 to 2016–17) have participated in 19 consecutive campaigns which is second only to Real Mad. In essence we have been in the top four for 19 years, our lowest position by definition is of […]

Clattenburg leaves the PL and the PGMO has almost no refs left now

By Walter Broeckx

What was a rumour for a few days now is looking to be real: Mark Clattenburg is quitting his job as a Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia’s new head of referees. He will be the new man after Howard Webb has resigned from this function some 11 days […]