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Bonkers drivel, start of World War III, and a load of complaints. What the papers say.

By Tony Attwood

As you will know we have won seven League, Europa League and League Cup games in a row. Or just in case you didn’t know here’s the list…

Date Game Res Score Competition 25 Aug 2018 Arsenal v West Ham United W 3-1 Premier League 02 Sep 2018 Cardiff City v Arsenal […]

Arsenal players exposed to temperatures of minus 160 degrees. London Colney part 2.

By Walter Broeckx

Walter Broeckx, chair of Arsenal Belgium and regular contributor to Untold recently visited London Colney. Part one of the story of his visit is published in Untold Arsenal (and Arsenal Belgium) get the VIP treatment at London Colney

Now the story continues…

 

As the rain was falling we didn’t really go […]

Live match report final score : Arsenal – Watford 2-0

By Walter Broeckx

Arsenal team: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette On the beach: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.

Cech had to be attentive and come out on time to smother a ball before Watford could become dangerous. Lacazette being clipped in the penalty area but Taylor being […]

Arsenal v Watfor. The teams and leapfrogging the high-flyers

By Bulldog Drummond

There are some newspaper and blog headlines that are so bonkers it is hard to know if they are deliberately funny or just the result of a bot going haywire. Take this for example

Arsenal v Watford […]

Arsenal v Watford: how Arsenal continue to win on pure luck

By Bulldog Drummoind

Here’s a commentary from a newspaper reporter about Arsenal. “Things are not quite clicking with the ball and for now they may have to be grateful for flourishes like Alexandre Lacazette’s super goal against Everton or Granit Xhaka’s free-kick at Newcastle. Watford will hope their run of good fortune does not last; […]

Arsenal v Watford: a word from their boss, the results and the head to head

by Bulldog Drummond

So let’s have a look at Watford’s flying start that got all the chattering bots chattering away with much excitement.

Date Match Res Score Comp 11 Aug 2018 Watford v Brighton and Hove W 2-0 League 19 Aug 2018 Burnley v Watford W 1-3 League 26 Aug 2018 Watford v Crystal Palace […]

Referee preview Matchweek 7 – The same ref twice in a month is utterly ridiculous

by Andrew Crawshaw

As ever here is the official list courtesy of premierleague.com

Saturday 29 September

12:30 West Ham United v Man Utd Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett

Fourth official: Paul Tierney

15:00 Arsenal v Watford Referee: Anthony Taylor Assistants: Gary Beswick, Neil Davies

Fourth official: Martin Atkinson

Everton v Fulham

Referee: […]

After the Bees, the Hornets. Arsenal v Watford and that home and away thing

By Bulldog Drummond

Watford, as you may recall if your long term memory is still functioning in this hyper-active full speed non-stop go-go-go world, started off with a real flourish this season, winning four league matches and a League Cup game all in a row. As they roared towards the top of the league (“roared” […]

Untold Arsenal (and Arsenal Belgium) get the VIP treatment at London Colney

By Walter Broeckx

As the chairman of Arsenal Belgium supporters club I had the honour of visiting the Arsenal training ground at London Colney. Our liaison person at the club had organised this trip in order to give the official supporters clubs a bit of a bonus for all their hard work. I cannot thank […]

Arsenal v Brentford: a tube strike, a pitch invasion, the moon, a hyperactive manager, the draw

By Tony Attwood

Trying to get to Arsenal during a Piccadilly Line strike is fortunately not to hard for us since Blacksheep lives near one of the overground stations on the line into Finsbury Park. But what we did spot which was interesting (if you are a long time Londoner and remember these things), was […]

Live match report League cup Arsenal – Brentford : 3-1

By Walter Broeckx

Dean the ref today let us see how he does in the post Wenger era. Former gunner Yennaris captains Brentford.

Arsenal team: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Elneny, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Welbeck, Smith-Rowe.

On the beach: Martinez, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Torreira, Nketiah, Lacazette

My stream starting really bad but I think Leno […]

Arsenal v Brentford: the team, the news from Qatar, and the issue of moving seats

by Bulldog Drummond

Sometimes the morning headlines are just so depressingly predictable, it seems impossible to know what to say. Take this morning with the statement “Qatar migrant workers are still being exploited, says Amnesty report. Charity says promised government reforms to ‘kafala’ system have not taken place.”

You’d have to be blind and […]

Arsenal v Brentford: who will play? All the fun of the league cup

By Bulldog Drummond

Last season as you will recall we toddled through to the final of the league cup and then fell over at a time when we couldn’t win our away games. Playing the billionaire champions at the home of Tottenham Nomads all proved a bit too much.

Date Game Res Score 20 Sep […]

Arsenal Women v West Ham – Post match review and a look forward

Arsenal Women v West Ham – Post match review and a look forward

By Andrew Crawshaw

Arsenal Women played West Ham with a 14:00 kickoff on Sunday at Borehamwood prior to the Men’s first team game at the Emirates with a 16:00 kickoff. That gave me a quandry – […]

The seven phases of Arsenal, plus PSG and some funny financial doings

By Tony Attwood

Here’s one to give you a laugh…

“Arsenal sensationally in the running to re-sign Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez.”

Oh these journalists! What wags they are! Always there with their jolly japes. Although I can’t believe that anyone programmed a bot to write that. That looks like a spanner in the works.

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What’s it really like to make a 235 mile trip each way for home games.

By Walter Broeckx

Last weekend saw Carine and myself once again on the way to London. Not just to see the Arsenal play against Everton (which meant the result would never be in doubt) but to see other things as well. And to see a part of Arsenal not many of us will ever have […]

Arsenal v Brentford: the things you don’t need to know, like the fact they keep beating us.

By Bulldog Drummond

Of course you don’t actually need to know anything about Brentford ahead of the Arsenal v Brentford game but since no one is writing much about the match I thought I’d jump in a bit early and add a few comments before the “all you need to know” articles start being plastered […]

The problem of empty spaces and wild claims made by a fans group

By Tony Attwood

Now here is a surprising statement. “Two-thirds of Arsenal fans are urging the club to take the unprecedented step of rescinding the season tickets of those who regularly fail to attend home matches.”

Surprising because it seems a fairly draconian measure. And surprising to me because none of the people I […]

Arsenal v Everton: are the officials failing as the media say, or is the media itself under a spell?

By Tony Attwood

The media in general has an approach to refereeing which runs like this.

On occasion they will spot an offside decision that is not given, and make a fuss about it.

That’s it in one line. They don’t ask why. They don’t ask if it happens against one team more than […]

Arsenal v Everton: the shots so far and the team and the beach

By Bulldog Drummond

After our array of bits and pieces about the game, we’re now on the road to the game, and here are out last bits and pieces. One interesting snip is the number of tackles by each club before this weekend’s games.

Pos Club Shots so far 1. Watford 105 2. Huddersfield Town […]

Arsenal v Everton. Theo’s goals at the Ems, the injuries and the latest boty-bots

By Bulldog Drummond

Today of course we have the return of Theo who has been talking about his move from us to them…

“I’m not going to lie, I fell out of love with football for a little bit. Because I had some good performances, but then just didn’t get the chance to play on. […]

Arsenal v Everton – the games between us, the form, and some remarkable scoring form

by Bulldog Drummond

We have played 210 games against Everton over the centuries, starting with them on 5 April 1905 which we lost. Two weeks later we got our revenge and beat them in Plumstead.

Since then we’ve come out on top winning 105 to their 60, and of late we’ve been doing rather well […]

A review of Yeovil v Arsenal Women and preview of Arsenal v West Ham on Sunday

by Andrew Crawshaw

Arsenal played their second WSL League match of the season on Wednesday Evening against Yeovil Town at Dorchester Town FC in front of a decent crowd of 1101.

Our trip to Yeovil last season was frustrating with the Yeovil keeper in outstanding form to deny our strikers again and again… and again. […]

Matchweek 6 – All the games, All the officials. We have our first Repeat Referees.

by Andrew Crawshaw

The following information is from premierleague.com the official Premier League website.

Paul Tierney and Chris Kavanagh are the first referees this season to whistle for a team twice. Not the obvious choices for this honour I think you will agree. Both have been in charge of just four games in six weeks.

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Arsenal v Everton: what have the opposition been-a-doing of late?

By Billy “the Dog” McGraw. Senior psychologist at the University College Hospital of the North Circular Road.

If everything wasn’t going swimmingly for Everton this season, they were at least keeping their head above water… until the last game…

Date Match Res Score Competition 11 Aug 2018 Wolverhampton W v Everton D 2-2 Premier League […]