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  • The Inscrutable Arsène Wenger

    The close of the summer transfer period on Tuesday prompted an incredulous response from many Arsenal supporters. How, they asked, could Arsenal state aspirations to compete for the Premier League title and neglect summer transfers? The disconnect seems all the more pronounced in light of the activity of other title aspirants, particularly Manchester City…

  • Addressing the Mad Mad Mad World of Arsenal’s Transfer Meltdown

    It’s transfer deadline day and by all indications, Arsenal plan to stand pat. No new striker, no new DM, no new nothing. The expected meltdown is epic. From all corners arm chair managers and technical directors crying over the fact that we have not spend a reported £200m on players. It’s laughable really. No,…

  • Arsenal’s Pre-Season Cohesion

    Arsenal is approaching the 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a sense of calm. Unlike the disquiet bordering on panic that has characterized some recent summers, the club’s representatives and most supporters seem comfortable and content. The main sources of this feeling are the continuity in the playing squad and the clear camaraderie that exists…

  • The Emirates Cup: 3 Things We Learned About Arsenal

    We’ve all probably said this at one point – “it’s a meaningless friendly, can’t really tell anything from it.” We’ve all mockingly enjoyed our pre-season run so far. I went so far as to confidently announce that the “septuplet is on.” Reality is that the Barclay’s Asia Trophy and the Emirates Cup mean little…

  • The Arsenal: Consolidating Gains

    The state of the Arsenal is solid. This firm foundation has led reasonable observers to suggest that the team could challenge for the Premier League title in 2015-2016. We’ve explored that potential from several angles this summer, most recently in “Arsenal Can Win the League – Even Without More Signings” and earlier in “Arsenal’s…

  • Arsenal Can Win the League – Even Without More Signings

    The season is closing quickly upon us. The boys currently are sweltering in the heat of Singapore in a series of sponsor-driven friendlies meant more to get the team in shape and look at our fringe players than anything else. Still, we ask – when are more signings coming in? We moan – we…

  • In Search of More Arsenal Deals

    This transfer period has brought just one newcomer into the Arsenal team that finished the 2014-15 season. That’s goalkeeper Petr Cech, who arrived from Chelsea on June 29. The only other developments have been one-year contract extensions for veteran midfielders Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky and the departure of the loaned-out forward Lukas Podolski.…

  • No Time for Timidity in Arsenal’s Transfer Dealings

    The summer transfer window is well and truly upon us – sort of. In reality deals can’t be completed until July 1 but as you can see all over the interwebs there are deals that have been done and will be official come the turnover of the month. As we look ahead, it’s relatively…

  • Arsenal’s Title Ambitions

    Several Arsenal players took Monday’s home kit unveiling as the latest opportunity to make public their intentions to compete for the 2015-16 Premier League title. On the heels of similar comments by at least six other teammates, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, and Nacho Monreal used Monday’s club-sponsored event to make clear statements about their…