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West Ham v Arsenal; the match where players were drugged and 1 defeat in the last 13

WHU v Arsenal: the injuries and cards and why are clubs fouling 4 teams particularly? West Ham v Arsenal – the portents look promising

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal first played West Ham in 1906 in the FA Cup. A 1-1 draw in Plumstead was followed by a victory in West Ham 2-3.

The next […]

WHU v Arsenal: the injuries and cards and why are clubs fouling 4 teams particularly?

By Bulldog Drummond

Explanation: in this piece I started out with a regular look at injuries and yellow cards. But in so doing stumbled upon one of the most curious sets of stats I’ve seen in the Premier League in the past year. So, sorry, I got diverted, but we’ll be back to WHU v […]

West Ham v Arsenal – the portents look promising

Is Arsenal more erratic in its performances year by year than other teams? This weekend we’ve got to think of Tottenham, as well as Arsenal

By Bulldog Drummond

The point of the home / away form guide is to give a much clearer picture of how the two teams have been doing, while taking […]

Is Arsenal more erratic in its performances year by year than other teams?

This weekend we’ve got to think of Tottenham, as well as Arsenal To cover up its acceptance of Russia Fifa expands its powerbase even further

By Tony Attwood

Across the past six years, Arsenal’s position in the league has indeed been varied. And thinking on this I have been wondering if the variations in […]

This weekend we’ve got to think of Tottenham, as well as Arsenal

By Bulldog Drummond

To cover up its acceptance of Russia, Fifa expands its powerbase even further Why does English football refuse to act on match-fixing, when the rest of Europe takes it seriously?

Of course, if we win all five of our remaining games we will finish fourth and thus be back in the Champions […]

To cover up its acceptance of Russia Fifa expands its powerbase even further

Why does English football refuse to act on match fixing, when the rest of Europe takes it seriously?

by Tony Attwood

Fifa knows that by allowing delegates from Russia and Belrus to all its events, including of course the World Cup finals in Qatar, it is opening itself up to criticism.

So even before […]

Why does English football refuse to act on match fixing, when the rest of Europe takes it seriously?

By Tony Attwood

In October 2020, under the headline Exclusive: Uefa admit match-fixing is now too big for them to fight it we ran the story about Uefa’s new policy of recruiting private companies to help it fight the scourge of match-fixing. The “Exclusive” tag was not 100% accurate, however – what we should […]

The 63 players Arsenal are looking to sign and the 24 being sold this summer

Part 1: The players Arsenal are planning to buy.

Today with have five names that have not been mentioned before among those said to be joining Arsenal this summer. Also seven updates on progress with incoming players. 25 players are meanwhile said to be going away.

No Player Source Club Notes 1 Max Aarons Daily […]

Could Arsenal be about to re-sign Serge Gnabry?

By Sir Hardly Anyone

As you may have noticed if you read our occasional reviews of transfer tittle-tattle, Untold Arsenal doesn’t think much of newspapers and websites that fill up their columns with speculation about who Arsenal are going to sign in the summer, not least because of their accuracy in the past few years, […]

Xhaka, and how a media/fan conspiracy nearly lost Arsenal an invaluable player

Corruption in football? Oh look its somewhere else, never here. Super League clubs lose case in the Spanish court. Barcelona in deep trouble

By Sir Hardly Anyone

In an article for The Players’ Tribune, Xhaka described the “pure hatred” he received from “supporters” when he was booed in the home game against Crystal Palace. […]

Corruption in football? Oh look its somewhere else, never here.

By Tony Attwood

Enquiry into child abuse by employees at football clubs is yet again being hampered by the FA.

In the Guardian today you’ll find this comment:

The British public has “run out of patience” with English football’s failure to reform itself, the sports minister, Nigel Huddleston, has said, as he confirmed […]

Super League clubs lose case in the Spanish court. Barcelona in deep trouble

By Tony Attwood

The Spanish judiciary has opened the door to sanctions against the clubs which joined the Super League, by lifting the ban on punishing them, that was imposed a year ago in Spain, following a case bought by Uefa. The new hearing took place in the Madrid Commercial Court according to Le Figaro.

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As Arsenal improve, so the level of wild, unproven attacks on the club rises

By Tony Attwood

Of course when Arsenal are losing it is dead simple for the media. The club needs to buy these players immediately, and sack the manager. And let’s report a gathering of a hundred people outside the club as an uprising on the streets.

Interestingly the media treats each of these topics […]

Tottenham and Arsenal, which club is progressing, which is slipping?

By Dr Billy “the dog” McGraw

The last 24 games this season and last: not yet title winning form but getting closer

Tottenham and Arsenal have been using very different methods of developing their clubs of late, and as we ponder the notion of getting St Totteringham’s Day back this year (that’s the day when […]

When reporting on Arsenal, reality is the last thing in the journalist’s mind

By Tony Attwood

From the Guardian feed on yesterday’s match. This is the article that starts:

“Arsenal won five in a row not so long ago. They followed up that sequence with four losses in five, then last Wednesday rocked up at Chelsea and routed their London rivals 4-2.”

Factually correct of course, but clearly […]

The last 24 games this season and last: not yet title winning form but getting closer

by Tony Attwood

No one would pretend that this has been a glorious season, just as very few people will recognise the supreme irony of fans who proclaimed that Wenger should go because “fourth was not a trophy” are now anxiously looking at the league table in the hope that we might make fourth after […]

Arsenal v Manchester United and the implication of the tactics and the team

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal v Manchester United: the tackles, the fouls and the yellow cards Arsenal v Manchester United. On home / away form we are clear favourites.

Because Untold is based in the East Midlands and because of the kick off time of today’s game we’ve just got time for one more article before […]

Arsenal v Manchester United and the evolution of Arsenal’s new secret weapon

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal v Manchester United. On home / away form we are clear favourites. Elneny and Eddie: what happens now to Arsenal’s heroes against Chelsea?

One of the intriguing factors this season is looking to see how various clubs near the top of the league have performed against each other. And indeed as […]

Arsenal v Manchester United: the tackles, the fouls and the yellow cards

By Bulldog Drummond

Arsenal v Manchester United. On home / away form we are clear favourites.

Manchester United are one of that small number of teams that have beaten Arsenal, more than Arsenal have beaten them. The current score is 100 wins to them, 85 to us with 50 draws. Although to get to this […]

Arsenal v Manchester United. On home / away form we are clear favourites.

By Bulldog Drummond

Elneny and Eddie: what happens now to Arsenal’s heroes against Chelsea?

No sooner is one member of the “big six” swatted away with ease than up pops another one ready to be dealt with.

But the big news is that Manchester United have finally got their new manager. He is a […]

Elneny and Eddie: what happens now to Arsenal’s heroes against Chelsea?

By Tony Attwood

I have long wondered (and occasionally mentioned) my puzzlement over why Mohammed Elneny was not utilised more in the Arsenal team, particularly when we were hit by injuries. Indeed back in 2020 I wrote the headline What do Arsenal have to do to get a good press? Play Partey and Elneny.

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There’s nobody here, just like the old days. Arsenal smother Chelsea

By Tony Attwood

Chelsea v Arsenal: a ray of hope in the recent home and away figures

Oh what fun. After such a miserable three results, smashing the Russian Oligarch XI 2-4 at the oil terminal was a wonderful victory. And the “There’s nobody here” song was a beautiful bonus. Even the complete cock up […]

Chelsea v Arsenal: the Arsenal team

By Bulldog Drummond

Have Arsenal improved or declined in relation to last season? Chelsea v Arsenal: Tackles, fouls and yellow cards Chelsea v Arsenal: a ray of hope in the recent home and away figures

We know that Chelsea have a few injury problems, with Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi […]

Have Arsenal improved or declined in relation to last season?

By Bulldog Drummond

As we approach tonight’s game against Chelsea there are many correspondents talking as if the whole of Arsenal is a disaster, and suggesting that the management should be changed along with most of the players.

It is interesting that this is primarily the result of three games – which is exactly what […]

Chelsea v Arsenal: Tackles, fouls and yellow cards

By Bulldog Drummond

We had quite a debate recently after a reader tried to convince us all that the analysis of tackles, fouls and yellow cards was pointless when “everybody knows cards are a product of quality and not quantity of fouls.”

Actually, not everyone knew this, simply because it is completely untrue, as the […]