The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

This summer marks five years since Arsenal lost their captain, Robin Van Persie, to title rivals Manchester United for a measly 24 million pounds. The deal was in the pipeline for some time, leading Arsene Wenger to seek attacking alternatives. A month earlier he had turned to Montpellier’s top goal scorer during their first ever Ligue 1 winning campaign, Frenchman Olivier Giroud. “He has a very good physical presence and is exceptional in the air, with a great work ethic,” …
Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

In this sequel (read part one, if you haven't already), the teams who desperately need a 'gamechanger' to consistently make a difference in the run-in will be discussed. Unlike the teams already in the top four at this period in time, these absolutely need something to change, a special player to step up and accept the responsibility and inspire others - to see a positive influence in terms of ascending the Premier League table. 5. Manchester United - Henrikh Mkhitaryan  …
Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

An unsure Arsenal side will face Tony Pulis' high flying West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day in what is definitely one of the biggest fixtures that the Gunners will play at this stage of the campaign. Arsenal are back in familiar territory again. Seven days ago, Arsene Wenger's side had put Stoke City to the sword at home, a 3-1 victory after an early wobble to see his side at the top of the table even though it only lasted …
Arsenal - A Progress Report for 2016/17

Arsenal - A Progress Report for 2016/17

Despite eventually finishing second in last season's Premier League, a position that no fan would have been confident enough to use Free Super Tips with 5 or so games left to play. It's fair to say that expectations were not that high for Arsenal this campaign. Many fans were happy with the signing of Granit Xhaka to address the timely issue of an imposing deep lying midfielder of proven ability. However, kicking off the season with a home defeat to …
Draws are no good for Tottenham if they want to win the Premier League

Draws are no good for Tottenham if they want to win the Premier League

Tottenham desperately need to pick up a victory against Arsenal in their next Premier League clash to avoid falling behind the league leaders. Mauricio Pochettino's side have picked up four draws in their last five games whilst their arch rivals, Arsenal have started to pull away. The Gunners are level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table but Tottenham's inability to grab a winner against Leicester means they have now fallen out of …
Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October second, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.  After four straight Premier League wins, the Gunners will be looking to push that streak to five in a row and attempt to gain ground on Manchester City.  Burnley snapped their four match winless streak with their 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend.  They'll be looking to pull off a huge upset and stop the Gunners good form in it's tracks. Team News Burnley will have most …
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