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Europa League
Did split loyalties cost Petr Cech his final Arsenal match?
09:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

Petr Cech came to Arsenal from Chelsea wanting to play. Jose Mourinho could no longer promise him time between the sticks so he made his way across London to continue his Premier League career. Early this season, the helmeted keeper…

Premier League
How does Unai Emery overturn the Rennes second leg?
08:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Arsenal put in a dire performance in their Europa League Round of 16 first leg against Stade Rennais. Losing 3-1 in France means they have work to do at the Emirates. It will be difficult, but the Ligue 1 side's leaky defence can be exploited.…

Premier League
Musing on a London derby weekend in the Premier League
10:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Eight million people, six top-flight football clubs, four Champions League places. London is a crowded city in every sense of the word. This weekend, a quartet from its half-dozen Premier League football clubs meet, two on Saturday,…

Opinion
Guendouzi: Arsenal's new Frenchman? Hold that thought
09:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Few in North London, let alone England, knew of Matteo Guendouzi before his summer transfer to Arsenal. Unai Emery plugged him straight into the lineup. After playing all five Premier League fixtures in 2018/19, he appears completely at…

World Cup
Is the World Cup a party for two?
12:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

We are now 88 years and 21 tournaments since the inaugural World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. The hosts won it, beating Argentina in the final. In all the tournaments since, the final has always been played out between a combination of…

Premier League
Goodnight Sweet Prince: Arsene Wenger Set To Leave Arsenal
13:05 Friday 20th April 2018

Sheet music for a four-bar blues. You only have three bars out of four. You keep playing and playing but it never gives you the satisfaction of the finished piece. It’s never enough. One bar too short, it always sounds unfinished –…

Capital One Cup
Arsenal's second home and Manchester City's Wembley woes
10:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

It’s ironic that a ground so recently steeped in Arsenal success is now home to their arch rival. The fact remains  Arsenal have won trophies at Wembley. Tottenham haven’t. Manchester City is Sky Blue rather than Lillywhite,…

Rest Of The World
USA v Syria? With World Cup berth at stake, it might happen
09:00 Thursday 7th September 2017

FIFA mandates governments not interfere with national associations. Politics is the occasional pitch invader, though, as it may be in a USA v Syria playoff. Another international break is over. For once, I can't wait to see what the next will…

Premier League
Dr. Oxlade and Mr. Chamberlain
14:00 Sunday 3rd September 2017

Arsenal has sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. What a poor decision. No, wait. It's great! He wasn't even in the first choice team. Or was he? Our only exposure to the player is inconsistent runs where he either took our breath away or left us wanting…

Premier League
Arsenal complete course in crisis management
20:30 Sunday 13th August 2017

Arsenal came back to defeat Leicester 4-3 in the opening game of the season, a sign that they have clearly been working hard at their cataclysm administration and have transformed into a resolute team with confidence. The phrase crisis management…

Opinion
Arsene Wenger: King of sustainable
09:00 Wednesday 26th April 2017

Arsene Wenger is the master in delivering success with sustainable foundations. Sustainability can best be defined as meeting the present generation's needs without compromising the future's. In financial terms, it's about balancing the books.…

Youth Scout
FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026
11:00 Friday 31st March 2017

The BBC's Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent's allotment with thoughts…

Premier League
North London Derby takes centre stage again as table takes shape
12:40 Thursday 3rd November 2016

Without all the title and table ramifications; the North London derby is a massive game by itself. Add in both team's title ambitions and current form and it soon becomes a gigantic affair – as one of the biggest matches of the season. It's…

Rest Of The World
October Asian World Cup qualifying highlights
17:00 Wednesday 5th October 2016

As October's international break is upon us, it's all systems go in Asia's World Cup qualification campaign. There're several clashes between the top teams; as one of the world's emerging hotbeds of football showcases its talents; as all participating…

Premier League
Duel of Fates: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
13:30 Friday 23rd September 2016

One of the capital's biggest games of the season renews its blood and fire rivalry for another campaign. So early in the season, with both teams on equal points, this could set the tone for both club's respective seasons. It's a game that livens…