Arsenal v Villa: the Arsenal team and the last long run of wins

by Bulldog Drummond Football London suggest that Zinchenko will be back in the squad although may not start.   They also note that it may now be time for Tomiyasu to start a game rather than coming on as a substitute.   Their other thought is that Despite producing arguably his best performance of the season against Fulham, …

Arsenal v Aston Villa: recent games and past games.

  Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division So off we go again on Wednesday with another match.  This time at home to Villa. And indeed as we noted recently …

The most embarassing man ever in football calls AFC embarrassing!

    Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division By Tony Attwood In January 2011,Sky Sports commentators Richard Keys and Andy Gray, who had both been in charge of commenting …

All the pundits had Arsenal finishing outside the top four. Why was that?

  Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division This article continues our “Arsenal developing” series… Media completely misses Arsenal’s astounding tactical change Why is the media so certain Arsenal will …

When we win the first four league games of the season, what happens next?

By Tony Attwood On 7 April 2004 the headline in the Daily Mirror was “Arsenal’s season in ruins”.  Arsenal had just lost at home to Chelsea in the champions league but were about to go on to be the only team since the 19th century to go through a season undefeated. Ruins? Well, with a …

Pilgramage to Dial Square: where Arsenal FC was founded

By Tony Attwood Yesterday, 28 August 2022, members of Arsenal Independent Supporters Association (AISA) made the pilgrimage along the Thames from Embankment Pier to Dial Square, to see the origins of Arsenal FC.  Although of course the original grounds on which Royal Arsenal FC and Woolwich Arsenal FC played are no longer football grounds, Dial …

How us fans took back control of the games and made football glorious fun

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead By Tony Attwood Somewhere, someone worked it out.  …

Arsenal v Fulham: the team, and the Premier League 2 table

By Bulldog Drummond Arsenal.com seem a little reluctant to run the PL2 league table following the under 21s draw with Brighton yesterday, so I thought I would slot it into this final piece before today’s first team outing. And it is is rather encouraging given that here, as with the first team, we are top …

Arsenal v Fulham: what the statistics tell us ahead of the game

  WHAT DOES THE SEASON SO FAR TELL US ABOUT THE TOP CLUBS? ARSENAL V FULHAM: WHAT WILL REFEREE GILLETT DO TO ARSENAL IN THE NEXT GAME? By Bulldog Drummond We’re always looking for new approaches when presenting matches so here is another way of looking forward to a match, courtesy of some statistics we …

The Europa League draw: everything you don’t need to know. And then some.

Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead by Tony Attwood   The draw for the group stage of the Europa League has been made, with Arsenal and Manchester United representing the UK. Here’s the full draw for the groups… . Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodø/Glimt, Zurich Group B: Dynamo …

How Uefa and PSG have taken control, and fooled all of football

  by Tony Attwood and the Untold team According to Fifa, “In August 2021 the United States Department of Justice gave $201 million to the FIFA Foundation as compensation for the losses suffered by FIFA, Concacaf and CONMEBOL (the South American confederation) as victims of decades of football corruption schemes.” The funds are going into …

Do supporters have any responsiblity at all – or is it all nothing to do with them?

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division By Tony Attwood West Ham United, which you might recall, is a team based in East London who were given their stadium for …

What does the season so far tell us about the top clubs?

By Tony Attwood Last season, as I am sure you will recall, the media made a huge fuss about Arsenal’s opening three games.  Less fuss is being made about Arsenal’s good start to this season, with a number of comments instead noting that it has been an easy start.  Last season it wasn’t particularly noted  …

Who will Arsenal sign in the last days and which 4 players have gone missing?

Why is the media so certain Arsenal will fail in 2022/23? By Sir Hardly Anyone I thought I would pass a few minutes glancing at the press to see who Arsenal are about to sign, and I found something rather curious, so I thought I had best share it with you.   For it seems four …

Arsenal v Fulham: how the visitors have been doing

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division By Bulldog Drummond Why is the media so certain Arsenal will fail in 2022/23? Arsenal as we well know, have brought in five …

Arsenal v Fulham: what will referee Gillett do to Arsenal in the next game?

Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead When a club wins the first 3 games of the season, does it win the league? By Tony Attwood The first point to be reiterated is that the website that was our source of data of much of our data in …

2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 4 & 5 – Refereeing matters

by Andrew Crawshaw Arsenal developing Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead When a club wins the first 3 games of the season, does it win the league? Arsenal flying, and everyone else makes the headlines! Media completely misses Arsenal’s astounding tactical change What did we learn from …

What are the chances of making it 4 wins in a row on saturday?

By Tony Attwood Arsenal developing… Arsenal’s new tactics explored in detail and what it means for the season ahead Arsenal flying, and everyone else makes the headlines! Media completely misses Arsenal’s astounding tactical change Why is the media so certain Arsenal will fail in 2022/23? How the media created the myth of the gap between …

Daily Mail suggests Arsenal possibly breaching FFP rules, but they are wrong

Referees suggest that Tottenham are twice as good at tackling as Man City! by Tony Attwood “Arsenal breaching FFP rules” is being covered in a lot of the media today with headlines such as “Arsenal placed on UEFA’s FFP watchlist as 10 clubs set to be sanctioned next month” and “Arsenal among clubs on UEFA’s …

Referees suggest that Tottenham are twice as good at tackling as Man City!

Background: 2021 – Which PL clubs foul the most and which are fouled the most? By Tony Attwood Across the last ten years, seven clubs have been in the Premier League every season.  The regular big six and Everton.  Two clubs stand out for having kept tackles down: Arsenal and Liverpool.   Two are known for …

10 top transfer stories and proof that spending money isn’t always the answer

By Tony Attwood Just as Arsenal have risen from the bottom of the league after three games, right up to the top, so at the same time West Ham United have gone the other way around… 28 August 2021 Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 West Ham United 3 2 1 …

When a club wins the first 3 games of the season, does it win the league?

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division By Tony Attwood So now we know; after three games Arsenal are out on their own: three games, three wins, two points ahead …

The most ludicrous commentary ever written about Arsenal

By Tony Attwood Recently the Mirror published a piece in which they said that, “Admittedly, it is still very early in the season, and Arsenal know after last year not to judge things at this stage of the campaign”. And yet this is a newspaper that habitually makes judgements very early in the season.   For …

Bournemouth v Arsenal; Arsenal v Everyone

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division “The jury is still out on Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, he’s done a decent job, but not a great job, says Danny Mills.”  So pronounced the Sun on …