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Martin Keady - May 30, 2022

After Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League, one question was asked by most Arsenal fans and it is the one that has been asked all season: “Arteta in or out?” However, this is the wrong question, what is often called in science a first-order question, i.e. a direct question about a problem. By […]

Justin and Gavin Hoyte
Dale Ventham, Editor - Jan 27, 2022

Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Families in Football’ series. Over the next few weeks, we take a look at siblings, cousins and even parents and children that have played the beautiful game. Some have played cup finals together while others have been on opposing sides. Today, we focus on brothers Justin and Gavin Hoyte. […]

Martin Keady - Jan 14, 2022

It wasn’t Anfield ‘89, which was a once-in-an-eternity performance and result. Nevertheless, Arsenal’s performance in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final was one of the Gunners’ finest displays at Liverpool’s ground since that historic night, especially after they went down to 10 men after less than half an hour when Granit Xhaka (whose […]

Martin Keady - Nov 20, 2021

Tony Adams famously thought that it was because “we used up all our luck in ‘89”, but whatever the reason Arsenal have often struggled at Anfield. Obviously, prior to 1989 and the famous Championship win, Arsenal struggled to win at Liverpool’s home ground because every team in Europe struggled to win there, which of course only […]

Stan Kroenke
Hugo Jennings - Apr 23, 2021

Depending on their team’s fortunes, football fans will always be either suspicious or welcoming towards their club’s owner. One point of contention which will always exist regardless of what happens on the pitch, however, is whether owners and stakeholders should have a connection to the football club, or at least some background in the sport. […]

Dale Ventham, Editor - Mar 13, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at Cesc Fabregas. Born in Barcelona, Fabregas came through the famous La Masia academy but left to join Arsenal’s youth setup at the age of just 16. The Spaniard enjoyed nine years in North London but made a return […]

Zac Campbell - Mar 6, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Sol Campbell. Campbell turned out for Arsenal 197 times in his first spell at the club, after making the scarcely believable move from Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer in 2001. Having left the Gunners in 2006, he […]

Zac Campbell - Feb 27, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Thierry Henry. Signed from Juventus in 1999, Henry made 370 appearances over eight years in his first spell at Arsenal, before returning to Arsenal on a two-month loan deal in January 2012. Returning Players – Thierry Henry First Spell […]

Charlie Gregory - Feb 1, 2021

Southampton will not be pursuing their interest in Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles this window according to Adam Blackmore. Southampton Not Interested in Ainsley Maitland-Niles Linked With the Player Throughout the Transfer Window Saints were eager to bring the 23-year old to the club this transfer window and have been linked with him throughout the month. However, […]

Charlie Gregory - Jan 23, 2021

FA Cup holders Arsenal have been knocked out of the competition at the fourth-round stage by Southampton. Despite the defeat, could it be the result that steers the Gunners back in the right direction? Arsenal Suffer FA Cup Exit to Southampton Shaky Season Under Mikel Arteta The club have had a shaky season of sorts […]

Charlie Gregory - Jan 19, 2021

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is hopeful of keeping Emi Buendia at the club this transfer window despite reported interest from Arsenal in the player. Daniel Farke Confident of Keeping Emi Buendia Despite Arsenal Interest Joined Norwich From Getafe The 24-year-old joined the English side from Getafe in Spain back in 2018 and has steadily […]

Charlie Gregory - Jan 10, 2021

Arsenal do not want to sell Eddie Nketiah to West Ham United this month, according to reports. Arsenal Not Selling Eddie Nketiah to West Ham Replacement for Sebastien Haller The forward has played 12 times this season for the Gunners so far this season, bagging one goal along the way. The Englishman had been linked to West Ham, […]

Martin Keady - Oct 9, 2020

Even in the international break, the feelgood factor continues to build at Arsenal. Of course, that is principally because of the transfer deadline day signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. The Ghanaian midfielder had long been sought after by Mikel Arteta and he finally joined the Gunners for what was by some distance the […]

Henry Clark - Oct 8, 2020

Over the past decade or so, Arsenal fans have wondered to themselves on several occasions whether this was all just a bad dream. FA and League cups were not what this club had become used to. They were winners, in the elite category of English football not just after the ‘Invincible’ season but through their […]

Martin Keady - Sep 25, 2020

So, as almost everyone had expected, Arsenal face not one but two trips to Anfield next week, after Liverpool beat Lincoln City 7-2 in the Carabao Cup to set up a fourth-round match between the clubs almost immediately after their Premier League encounter on Monday night. Given the proximity of the two matches, Mikel Arteta […]

White Hart Lane
Martin Keady - Jul 11, 2020

This weekend’s North London Derby has every chance of being the least important encounter between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in history. Not only are the two clubs marooned just above mid-table (Arsenal are currently eighth and Spurs ninth) after dismal seasons, but the complete absence of fans due to ongoing social distancing restrictions is likely […]

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Uttiyo Sarkar - Jul 11, 2020

Manchester United have agreed a new four-year contract extension with Luke Shaw, confirms The Athletic’s David Ornstein. The Englishman’s initial deal was set to expire in 2024, but it appears that his foreseeable future will be at Old Trafford. Manchester United Agree New Contract for Luke Shaw Embed from Getty Images Shaw Rewarded for Impressive […]

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund Ivan Fresneda
Delight Wellington - Jul 11, 2020

Ivan Fresneda, the 18-year-old Spanish defender who currently plays for Real Valladolid in La Liga, is reportedly looking for a new challenge in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano. The talented youngster has been attracting interest from several top European clubs, including Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. Ivan Fresneda on the Radar of […]

Victor Osimhen celebrates goal

Nizaar Kinsella of the Standard has reported that Chelsea and Manchester United are two major names competing for Napoli star Victor Osimhen. In his report, he states that the London side could “have a small emotive edge” in the competition. This is because the Nigerian striker grew up idolizing club legend Didier Drogba and has […]

With the second leg on the horizon these are the Chelsea Women vs Lyon predictions and best betting odds. The latter are attempting to overturn  1-0 deficit at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea Women vs Lyon Predictions and Best Odds for Champions League Tie Embed from Getty Images Chelsea Women Run of Form Emma Hayes’ side have […]

Jewison Bennette on Sunderland's injury list

Sunderland’s injury list grew further following the International break with two more added to the list. One will miss the rest of the season

Ryan Gravenberch and teammates celebrate a win
Delight Wellington - Jul 11, 2020

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Dutch midfielder only joined the Bundesliga giants in the summer of 2022. However, the Reds are said to be keen on bringing him to Anfield. Ryan Gravenberch Attracting Interest From Liverpool Liverpool are 'interested' in signing Ryan Gravenberch […]

Fabio Paratici's ban
Declan Wiseman, Editor - Jul 11, 2020

Tottenham Hotspur’s Director of Football Fabio Paratici must step aside from his duties at the club, as part of FIFA’s worldwide ban. Spurs have of course already lost one prominent staff member in Antonio Conte. Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason have taken up the helm, but Paratici would no doubt have been planning ahead to […]

Emile Smith-Rowe and teammates recieving instructions from coaching staff
Delight Wellington - Jul 11, 2020

Emile Smith-Rowe, the talented Arsenal midfielder, has recently spoken about his injury and his determination to return to the first team. The young footballer had been out of action for the first half of the 2022/23 season due to a groin injury that required surgery. However, he is now back in action and eager to […]