Artetaball Evokes Fond Memories of Wengerball for Arsenal Fans

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Adding the word ‘ball’ to a manager’s name, à la ‘Sarriball’ or ‘Bielsaball’, as a way of summarising their footballing philosophy, has become one of the great clichés of modern football. Indeed, it is not limited to football, as the new England cricket coach, Brendon McCullum, has bristled at the use of ‘BazBall‘ (‘Baz’ being […] READ MORE


From ‘Clueless Liability’ to ‘Important Player’: How Mikel Arteta Transformed Granit Xhaka at Arsenal

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been a divisive figure ever since he arrived in North London.  Some fans applaud his passion and desire, whereas others have labelled him a “clueless liability” in the past. However, this season at least, it seems as though Mikel Arteta has been able to do what even Gunners legend Arsene […] READ MORE


The Remaining Weaknesses for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta

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The cancellation of all British football matches this weekend after the Queen’s death will afford teams and their managers a rare chance in this crowded World Cup season to reflect on their progress so far and on the challenges that remain. For Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, there will be an opportunity, in particular, to reflect […] READ MORE




Oleksandr Zinchenko on Verge of Leaving Manchester City for Premier League Rivals

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Oleksandr Zinchenko is reportedly on the verge of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City to join Arsenal on a permanent deal following a breakthrough in negotiations between the two clubs. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have agreed a £30 million fee with Pep Guardiola’s side for the versatile Ukraine international. Oleksandr […] READ MORE


Arsenal Focus On Signing Versatile Manchester City Star After Missing Out on Ajax Defender

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Arsenal are working on the signing of Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, reports The Athletic’s David Ornstein. This comes after the Gunners signed Gabriel Jesus from the reigning Premier League champions earlier this summer. Arsenal Focusing On Oleksandr Zinchenko Signing Gunners’ Optimistic About Signing Versatile Zinchenko The North London giants are currently in talks with […] READ MORE




Barcelona Consider Summer Move for Arsenal Defender Gabriel Magalhaes

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Barcelona are rumoured to be preparing a bid for Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes when the summer transfer window opens but the Gunners don’t want to sell the player. Could Arsenal Defender Gabriel Magalhaes Move to Spain? Barcelona Want Arsenal Centre Back Barcelona are targeting Gabriel Magalhaes as Xavi looks to continue to rebuild his squad […] READ MORE