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Premier League
Has Aston Villa already identified Jack Grealish's replacement?
08:00 Sunday 1st August 2021

The old saying tells us to follow the money. In the case of where Jack Grealish will be playing football this coming season, Manchester City’s reported £100 million bid for the Aston Villa forward is the obvious place to start.…

Premier League
Can Aston Villa give Emi Martinez the success he desires?
08:01 Tuesday 20th July 2021

As football stories go, Emiliano Martinez's career transformation fell into the overnight box. The Argentine spent virtually his entire Arsenal career on loan at various levels of the Football League, not to mention Spain.…

Premier League
Can Patrick Vieira free Wilfried Zaha?
08:01 Sunday 18th July 2021

If you’re curious about the effect Patrick Vieira can have on a football club as manager, check the Ligue 1 table for the past four seasons.  In 2017/18, before the Arsenal legend arrived at OGC Nice from Shiekh Mansour’s Major…

European Championships
Has Gareth Southgate reached his limit as England manager?
16:31 Monday 12th July 2021

Fear of losing is the fat tabby who whiles away summer afternoons in the barnyard toying with the mouse between his paws. On Sunday, Wembley Stadium was the barnyard and Gareth Southgate was the mouse. The semifinal round offered England fans…

Premier League
What's not to like about more seats at Anfield?
09:00 Friday 25th June 2021

The last twenty years have seen a number of iconic English football grounds close their turnstiles for the last time, making way for state-of-the-art megastructures typical of the increasingly astronomical investments in the modern game. The…

International
Top 10 30-somethings still seeking a major international trophy
08:00 Monday 21st June 2021

Can you imagine if Johan Cruijff or George Best had won a Euro or World Cup? Their legacies are already astounding but an international honour might have put them higher in the debate over the greatest of all time. On the other hand, Franz…

Premier League
Is Emi Buendia another nail in Arsenal's coffin?
08:02 Thursday 17th June 2021

Norwich City’s hopes for staying up following their latest Premier League promotion were dealt a serious blow last week when star winger Emi Buendia agreed on terms for a £34.56 million transfer to Aston Villa.  The Canaries…

Champions League
How Star Wars explains Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 1st June 2021

Admittedly, A New Hope was a movie with a predetermined script. But if it hadn't been, and especially following the revelation in Rogue One that the flaw in the Death Star was intentionally engineered by the designer to foil the Empire,…

Europa League
Will Arsenal's dependence on Bukayo Saka cost them the Europa League?
08:01 Thursday 6th May 2021

Young English star Bukayo Saka emerged as one of the big Premier League surprises last season, breaking into the Arsenal team and making the left-back position his own. This season, he's gone from strength to strength…

Champions League
Why you shouldn't blame American owners for the European Super League
08:00 Friday 30th April 2021

Having been on a year-long hiatus from blogging, you can imagine my groan when news of the European Super League broke just as I was excitedly preparing to return. While no hand was raised in anger and no shot fired, the rebellion against the…

Europa League
Is Europa League success more vital to Arsenal or Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 29th April 2021

With the impact of the European Super League's spectacular  emergence and immediate collapse fading, the Champions and Europa Leagues take centre stage again. Expect fallout from the Premier League Big Six's participation…

Premier League
Who is Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu?
09:01 Monday 9th March 2020

Recent reports suggest Arsenal opened talks with Eredivisie giants Feyenoord regarding 19-year-old midfielder Orkun Kokcu. The Gunners had some luck in dealing with the Rotterdammers once before. Robin van Persie turned out alright. Can…

Premier League
Can Alexandre Lacazette end his barren spell?
12:01 Monday 27th January 2020

Alexandre Lacazette is a player known for the occasional strop during matches, often when being substituted. During the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United, the Frenchman threw yet another act of frustration after being hauled off for…

Premier League
Can Eddie Nketiah fill in for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
08:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is arguably Arsenal's most important player since arriving. His goals bailed the team out on numerous occasions but he also goes the extra mile to help the team in other aspects. He can often be seen tracking back…

Transfers
What next for Olivier Giroud?
20:40 Thursday 9th January 2020

Olivier Giroud was never really considered the most popular striker in London during his eight-year spell in the English capital. The Frenchman somehow managed to stay away from controversy and fanfare for nearly a decade plying his trade in…