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  • Arsenal’s LANS Players Can Only Help the Title Push

    We are now a few days removed from a January transfer window that was more or less what we expected. It’s typically pretty uneventful, as most clubs aren’t willing to let critical players go mid-season, especially when they’re in the midst of looming cup/title chances. The two most prevalent moves related to Arsenal came…

  • Just Who is Arsenal New Boy Mohamed Elneny?

    For many Arsenal fans, the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Elneny probably came as a bit of a surprise. Of course I’m not referring to the actual announcement of the signing, which came weeks after the initial rumors hit and reportedly stalled due to the work permit process, but rather the relatively unknown aspect of…

  • Joel Campbell Makes the Most of His Moment

    From the time that Joel Campbell arrived at Arsenal, he has been an enigma. Work permit issues saw him go on loan straight away for three seasons with three different clubs in three different countries. On loan from Arsenal, he had 25 appearances for Lorient, 28 for Real Betis and 32 for Olympiacos. Campbell…

  • Trouble on the Wings: What’s gone wrong with Theo & Ox?

    After back-to-back FA Cups, there was mounting pressures on Arsenal to finally put together a full, 38-game run at the Premiership title. While many knew it was the talents of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez that compelled them to the cup titles, it would likely take some serious health and growth of the squad before…

  • The Case For & Against Selling Joel Campbell

    We harken back to those days last season when some Gooners on a train platform at Stoke-on-Trent bellowed out for all the world to hear “Get out while you can Joel” and then leap forward to today to a player some are saying has supplanted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the depth chart. The jury is…

  • Player Profile: Olivier Giroud

    Na-na-naaaaa, na-na-naaaaa, Girrrrrroud! It’s funny how a few months can change everything, isn’t it? In August, many Arsenal supporters clamored and clung to the half-hearted Karim Benzema rumors as a potential upgrade to his fellow Frenchman, Olivier Giroud. To those fans, Giroud was good, but not great — a starting striker, but one that…

  • Mesut Ozil: The Brilliance of a Brilliant Man

    Mesut Ozil is one of the Premier League’s most polarizing figures and, after just two full seasons in England, the majority of pundits and fans have made up their mind about the meandering German. From the Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton suggesting that Ozil was “nicking a living” to the ever-so reactionary vitriol often mass-produced…

  • Walcott’s Deal: A Good Ting for Arsenal

    Arsenal’s July 31 announcement that forward Theo Walcott had signed a new four-year contract was a positive development in just about every respect. As with any club news, particularly involving players and salaries, enthusiasts and detractors emerged. Some pointed to Walcott’s production since his last pay increase in early 2013 and argued he didn’t…

  • Scouting Report: Sergi Samper

    In amongst some very unrealistic dreams to splash the cash like City, United, and Liverpool this summer was the very real possibility of finally securing their prized Frenchman. No, we’re not talking about Karim Benzema — but the former defensive midfielder for Southampton, Morgan Schneiderlin. Instead, Wenger, to the dismay of fans and pundits alike,…