Why Europa League clash with Milan could well decide future of Arsenal

The immediate future of Arsenal Football Club could well hinge on the outcome of Thursday’s trip to Milan in the Europa League. After Saturday’s fresh debacle at Brighton, it feels more and more as though the Frenchman’s days at the club are numbered and a heavy defeat in the only competition that still offers Arsene…

Gunners must look to blast out of the blocks against plucky Ostersund

Thursday night’s trip to the deepest, darkest, most frozen corner of Sweden does little but fill me with a sense of foreboding, particularly with an Arsenal side as fragile as this one. Away from home this season, the Gunners have folded up at the merest hint of pressure and this Europa League tie, with a…

Arsenal lurch from solid to shocking in the space of one north London derby

Typically, Arsenal lurch from glorious to god-awful in the space of a game. In Saturday’s north London derby, however, they managed that mind-boggling feat inside 45 minutes in a truly remarkable showing as they went down 1-0 to Harry Kane’s second-half goal. The opening half was as organised, resolute and determined an effort as you…

No amount of Aubamayang can cure what really ails this Arsenal side

I’ll preface this by saying I am enormously pleased that Arsenal managed to sign both Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mhkitaryan in the January transfer window. Mesut Ozil penning a new deal was also a welcome piece of news to add an extra touch of shine to our sparkling transfer crown. But, for all the…

Whatever happens, Arsenal must act decisively in Sanchez transfer saga

Does anybody do a transfer saga quite as well as Arsenal? It doesn’t appear so given the club’s lengthy and unenviable track record of protracted, embarrassing and ultimately damaging departures down the years. Of course, we all view the football world through the prism of our own club and tend to view our own experiences…