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April 2019

The 20 players Arsenal are buying this summer and the 12 who are going


by Sir Hardly Anyone

Here are all the transfers so far as we seek to get 120 tales of departure by the end of the window. There are of course some amusing tales – Gareth Bale for example – and some like Fernandes (being priced at £100m) who might be a little beyond our […]

It’s not a question of if the ref was bent; it is far more serious than that.

By Tony Attwood

If you’ve been on this site before, you’ll know that several of us who write articles here feel there is something wrong with refereeing, and that Arsenal are on the receiving end of dubious decisions a disproportionate number of times.

Many people have read the 2016/17 review of refereeing that we undertook […]

Final score and live match report Leicester – Arsenal : 3-0

By Walter Broeckx


Arsenal team at the start: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette

On the beach: Cech, Koscielny, Mavrapanos, Guendouzi, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah

A first dangerous moment in the Arsenal penalty area after a free kick but we can clear. Oliver showing his colour early on with a […]

Leicester v Arsenal: why high noon is great, plus form, predictions and teams

By Bulldog Drummond

The simplest prediction to make is that Arsenal are poor away from home, so Leicester will win. But things are never that simple. Here is Arsenal’s position just looking at away games

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Liverpool 18 12 5 1 31 10 21 41 […]

Have we made progress? An investigation into Arsenal’s current situation.



I write this as a follow up to the blog posed by Tony Attwood at the end of the latest Untold Arsenal article entitled Arsenal TV claim this is our best league campaign for a while. Is it?

Now I first have to say “Yes it is”

I am a life […]

How to solve Arsenal’s away game problem

By Tony Attwood

As in many cases when I try and unravel a problem in a team, I am starting out by using history. This may look boring but I think it does give us a real indication as to what is going on with our away form, and how we can make it better.


Arsenal TV claim this is our best league campaign for a while. Is it?

Please note that on Friday 26th April Untold Arsenal will be unavailable between approx. 2pm and 3pm for essential upgrading work on our server.

By Tony Attwood

Even before last night’s game the boot was going into Mr Emery as can be seen from the headline, “Shades of Wenger? Stubborn Emery’s latest stance may cost […]

Final score and live match report Wolverhampton Wanderers – Arsenal : 3-1

By Walter Broeckx

The most important news is that Aubameyang stayed in London with a sinus problem. Arsenal revert to a back 4 with Monreal, Sokratis and Maitland-Niles partnering Koscielny.

Arsenal starting with : Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Özil, Iwobi, Lacazette

On the beach: Cech, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Nketiah


Who is the best Arsenal striker of all time?

There might still be several weeks to go in the season, but already there is an “end of term” feeling around Emirates Stadium. Sure, there is a big difference between finishing third or sixth, but to fans, even third will represent nothing more than a season of solid performances that never threatened to […]

Wolverhampton Wobbleyous v Arsenal with the wobbles.

Please note that on Friday 26th April Untold Arsenal will be unavailable between approx. 2pm and 3pm for essential upgrading work on our server.

by Bulldog Drummond

Making Arsenal play again so soon after the Palace match seems a little unfair, but that is how the games come out and so that is the game […]

Are Arsenal Gunning for any other El Clasico Players after Suarez flop?


Over the course of Unai Emery’s first season in charge, Arsenal have been putting in better performances and are in the running to claim a very crowded top-four spot. The team needs reinforcing if Arsenal is to challenge for silverware, but so far, the likes of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have proven to […]

Arsenal huge summer clearout predicted, plus call to lay off referees

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Seated as I was, on the morning after the Palace match, in the Toppled Bollard, famed watering hole of the elite of English newspapers’ football reporters I perceived from without the hoof-beats of a galloping hoard of wildbeests as in came four football reporters working in the medium of radio, each […]

Xhaka, Mustafi, Cech, Iwobi, Emery… all battered by the media. But are Arsenal really that inept?

By Tony Attwood

We see it every day – criticism on blogs of particular players and/or members of the management team. Of course the bloggettas, being inherently cowardly they rarely take responsibility for the opinions expressed, but instead quote three or four twitter accounts.

But the impression is clearly given: because these bloggers never […]

Final score and live match report Arsenal – Crystal Palace : 2-3

By Walter Broeckx

After the EL match on Thursday a much changed side at the start as could be expected wiht only 4 players who started in Italy starting again.

Arenal team at the start : Leno, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Kolasinac, Elneny, Guendouzi, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang. On the beach: Cech, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Iwobi, Monreal, […]

Arsenal v Palace: Palace have only ever beaten Arsenal four times. The teams and the form.

by Bulldog Drummond

So since others have now realised that the defining issue in Arsenal’s league position, and the best way to predict results, is the difference between the away and home form, let’s take a look at that.

At home we remain a top three club… (these tables were written before all of this […]

Football in turmoil as media change tack but blogs still attack star players

By Tony Attwood

Is football really falling apart, or is it just the media finding something else to write about? Take a look at these headlines from the Telegraph which suggest there is a certain change of approach going on… (They were all on the Telegraph’s site on one day).

*** Manchester United academy head […]

15 transfers to Arsenal this summer and 3 players who are leaving

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Yes those rumours just keep on rolling rolling rolling.

The Daily Mail, the 19th century newspaper with 18th century attitudes is running the old story that Emery has just £45m to spend, although it could be more if we end up in the top four this season. Wow, haven’t heard that […]

Final score and live match report EL Napoli – Arsenal : 0-1

By Walter Broeckx

A few changes compared to our last match at Watford. Maitland-NIles and Sokratis come in at the back and Mustafi drops to the bench. Sokratis who is suspended in the PL so a no brainer for the swap with Mustafi who has to play in the PL next Sunday. 5 at the […]

Napoli v Arsenal: this last weekend, tonight’s team, and as it is Naples, the security

By Bulldog Drummond

Since the first leg of the Uefa cup tie against Arsenal, Napoli have played one game – a 3-1 away win against Chievo. The result left them in second place in the league

Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Juventus 32 27 3 2 65 22 43 84 […]

After 33 games, how is Emery doing compared with Wenger? And a media meltdown

By Tony Attwood

Last night was a moment when anyone listening to BBC Radio 5 would have heard them go apoplectically berserk about Arsenal. Before the game they were saying Arsenal were awful. Terrible. Shocking. After the game by way of variation Arsenal were shocking. Terrible Awful.

Oh yes but Emery had made great strides […]

Final score and live match report Watford – Arsenal : 0-1

By Walter Broeckx

Some rotation as could be expected with this match sandwiched between the Europa League matches. No Sokratis as he is suspended but also a few players getting some rest. Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Özil and Lacazette among those who started on the beach. Xhaka returned after injury and the most notable starter is probably […]

Watford v Arsenal: media reveal why they haven’t tackled the home/away issue before

by Bulldog Drummond

I am interested to see that finally, after about 2 years of commentary on the subject from Untold Arsenal, some of the media are actually waking up to the fact that the easiest way to think about Arsenal’s next game is to consider whether it is home or away.

Of course in […]

How are our predictions doing for who will win the top European leagues

By Tony Attwood

Before this season began Untold made a series of predictions as to who would win certain European Leagues. Those predictions were…

England: Manchester City Spain: Barcelona Scotland: Celtic Italy: Juventus Germany: Bayern Munich France: PSG

My point here was not to suggest that I was particularly clever in coming up with these […]

The great transfer race. 10 players Arsenal already tipped to sign this summer

by Sir Hardly Anyone

We have done it for the last three years and it gained some interest. Plus it made a point: 97% of all transfer rumours are gook. Not gobbledegook but just plain gook. So can the media johnnies raise their inventive game and get it up to 98% of their tips utterly […]

10 amazing transfers: Sir Hardly Anyone as the bland lead the bland

by Sir Hardly Anyone.

The bland leading the bland at the Toppled Bollard

As you may have noticed if you choose to meander around the transfer rumours that litter the football websites, no one ever claims to be the source of any transfer story. Rather it is always someone else’s fault. And one can readily […]