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September 2019
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Arsenal injury news, teams and the notorious 2013 game between the two.

By Bulldog Drummond

Here are the injuries as always based on the report from

Player What’s up? Notes Return date Playing v Villa Alexandre Lacazette Ankle/Foot Injury “Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness. He is likely to be back in action in October.” 27 October None Ruled […]

Arsenal v Aston Villa: the form and prognostications

by Bulldog Drummond

When it comes to away form Aston Villa are one of two teams that have played two and lost two – the other is the other promoted team, Norwich. Arsenal at home have won one and drawn one.

The two highlights of Villa’s season thus far have been a home win over […]

Aston Villa, the problem of staying up and of entering the top six.

by Tony Attwood

As you will know, if you are a regular student of all things Untold, in the run up to the start of this season we ran a series celebrating 100 years of Arsenal in the top division, recording in detail how Arsenal were promoted in 1919, and dealing with the rumours that […]

How Arsenal really are doing something right after all.

By Tony Attwood

There was a factor highlighted through last night’s match that none of the media seems to have picked up on.

Arsenal displayed the latest range of incredibly talented young players who have been escalated from the under 18s to the under 23s and now into the first team. And yet at the […]

Europa starts again: can Arsenal overcome the continuing media assault?

By Bulldog Drummond

With the attempts to undermine the very fabric of Arsenal continuing minute by minute across the blogs and newspaper websites there must be a little relief for the players who have been selected in the squad for the opening Europa game against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Of course players become immune to some degree […]

The wildest and funniest headline, and why fans don’t focus on those really to blame

By Tony Attwood

Virtually every Arsenal headline is currently ultra-negative, so it is hard to pick out one that is wilder, whackier and sillier than the rest at the moment, but I particularly liked “Arsenal’s Current Defending Reminds Me Of The Early 1960s” from The Online Gooner for taking us into different territory.

Being of […]

Arsenal are one point away from third. So what can we do?

By Dr Billy “the Dog” McGraw

Right let’s start with what you should not do – if you want Arsenal to do better on the pitch and rise up the table. You should not attack the players, because it never works in terms of making them better. If you feel this does work please do […]

So just how badly are Arsenal really doing, and what should we do now?

By Tony Attwood

The hysteria is now off the scale and common sense debate, logical debate and reasoned argument has ended. (Although come to think of it actually it ended in the summer with the stuff about Arsenal only having a budget of £40m because some “accountant” analysed the books and said so).

So, I […]

Why winning the first five games of the season is usually bad news

by Tony Attwood

To discover how much information the current league table gives us as to how the season will work out ultimately, I’ve taken a look at how the table has looked after five games in the last few seasons, in each case going down as far as need be to incorporate all of […]

And so the anger starts again, but will negative comments ever do any good?

By Tony Attwood

I didn’t have to look up the top stories in the aftermath of the draw with Watford to know what they would be, but I did anyway. And I was pretty much right.

‘Sack Emery’ and ‘sell these’ – These Arsenal fans react to ‘disgraceful’ performance vs Watford (CaughtOffside)

‘Garbage’, ‘Unreal’: […]

Watford – Arsenal : 2-2. Why are we playing out from the back

By Walter Broeckx

As Lacazette was out with an ankle injury we might have expected a few changes. A first start for Özil in this campaign and Ceballos getting a starting place.

Arsenal team at the start: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, David Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Ozil, Pepe, Aubameyang On the beach: Martinez, Chambers, Torreira, […]

Watford v Arsenal. Pre match thoughts and the predicted teams

By Bulldog Drummond

What’s our prediction?

The Daily Telegraph predicts a 1-1 draw, as does the BBC. The Telegraph’s explanation is that “Given the strength of Watford’s squad – especially in a midfield that contains Roberto Pereyra, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue – they should be doing better than they are.”

Certainly Watford have been […]

The nonsense ratings: what the bloggers are saying ahead of Watford v Arsenal

By Bulldog Drummond

The last in our little series of seeing just how much information we can get out of a blog or newspaper commentary with the reviews selected from the most popular pieces about Arsenal found on the internet.

First, the Daily Cannon with “Unai Emery gives baffling Nicolas Pepe update”

Rankings out […]

Watford v Arsenal: how have Watford been doing; how will Arsenal respond

By Bulldog Drummond

Watford have lost both their home games so far, while Arsenal have won one and lost one of their away games. A win, and with other results going our way, would take us up to third. Leicester are away to Manchester United and Palace are away to Tottenham, so defeats in both […]

What they are saying about Watford v Arsenal. Rating the journalists

By Bulldog Drummond

What we are doing in this little series is looking at various blog and newspaper commentaries and previews and through using four simple focal points trying to evaluate if any of them actually say anything meaningful or helpful at all.

In the first review of three previews it was difficult to find […]

Watford v Arsenal: How helpful and accurate are these journalists’ commentaries?

By Bulldog Drummond

In this little piece we look at a few current headlines concerning Watford v Arsenal and consider if they are actually worth publishing or merely a load of blather. In each case we consider the writing against four fundamental criteria: the headline, importance, discovery of new facts, and truthfulness.

1: What […]

The art of telling untruths when talking about Arsenal

Looking behind the ceaseless avalanche of anti-Arsenal propaganda.

By Tony Attwood

It is hardly a novelty to note that the concepts of “truth,” “logical analysis,” “evidence” and even “checking facts before giving opinions,” are not exactly prevalent in football journalism, be it on blogs or in newspapers and their websites, in podcasts, or on radio […]

Watford v Arsenal: defence v attack and the injuries

By Bulldog Drummond

There was a very interesting piece this week by Jason Burt, the Chief Football Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph on the topic of Watford and their new manager Quique Sánchez Flores in which it is said that “Flores was the best defensive coach they had employed and one who could organise them […]

The four incredibly simple factors all the pundits are missing this season

By Dr Billy “the Dog” McGraw, senior psychologist at the University College Hospital of the North Circular Road and chief consultant to the Moscow Metro system.

It really isn’t that hard to see. In fact most of them do see it. It is just that they are so keen on knocking Arsenal minute after minute, […]

The most dire anti-Arsenal football journalism we’ve seen

By Tony Attwood

The headline on the Daily Mirror’s website was worrying in the extreme:

Former Arsenal striker convicted of stalking ex-girlfriend and mother of his son

Stalking is a frightening and generally terrifying experience, and it is quite right that any man who stalks a woman – or worse stalks an ex, her mother […]

History shows Arsenal are on course for a top four finish

By Tony Attwood

If you have been with us for a while you will maybe remember that during the summer we ran a series celebrating Arsenal’s 100 years in the top division of English football – something no other club has come anywhere close to achieving.

Obviously in doing this I recognised that many anti-Arsenal […]

Web site reveals Arsenal’s next summer’s transfer target 10 months early!

By Sir Hardly Anyone

If you are a regular habitué of these parts you will know that in June each year we start recording all the players who are mentioned in the media as being about to be transferred to Arsenal. The summer total always ends up as being between 90 and 115 players.

However […]

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Far beyond the real world, the pundits profess the awfulness of Arsenal

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

Sometimes the mind wanders a little and I find myself in a land of “what if”; a land of beautiful dreams and enchanted forests, a land of… well another land. A land in which following an undercover […]

Arsenal Women v West Ham – Sunday 8 September The Untold Match Report

by Andrew Crawshaw

The Match was the last of the 10 WSL matches for the first game week. Here is a quick round up of the other nine :-

Manchester City started on Saturday afternoon with a derby against newly promoted Manchester United. This was played at the main Etihad stadium before a WSL […]