X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Premier League
Captaincy conundrum a persisting solving point for Unai Emery at Arsenal
17:00 Monday 15th July 2019

The season ahead doesn't paint the brightest picture for Arsenal. Struggling to get deals over the line with an extremely lacklustre transfer kitty, Unai Emery has been dealt another surmounting problem. It's one he tried…

Premier League
Arsenal's away record is Unai Emery's Achilles heel
09:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal’s race to finish in the Premier League top four may rest on the Gunners’ away. The North London club maintain a stellar record at the Emirates in all competitions but struggle on the road following a robust 22-game unbeaten…

Premier League
Unai Emery is slowly perfecting the art of rotation at Arsenal
16:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Unai Emery's Arsenal reign polarises opinion. Fans expected a magician who makes the Gunners' problems disappear, transforming the North Londoners into a champion much like his previous club, Paris Saint-Germain. Instead,…

Premier League
Lucas Torreira only just getting warmed up at Arsenal
08:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Every team can use an N'Golo Kante, can't it? A player who breaks up opposing attacks, hassles and harries foes from the word go, and drives forward when necessary. Arsenal found their Kante this summer in Lucas Torreira. The defensive…

Premier League
Unai Emery’s Resurgent Arsenal Shaping Up As Future Title Contenders
08:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Déjà vu struck Arsenal fans while watching their side lose their first two matches under Unai Emery. Questions arose regarding Emery’s unique style. Fans' willingness to support their manager despite their doubts…

Premier League
Unai Emery must shake up Arsenal's starting XI
12:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Unai Emery knew replacing Arsene Wenger wasn't going to be easy. The August Premier League fixture list didn't help. Arsenal's first two opponents were the past two champions. Only the most optimistic Gooners expected results in…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in midfield?
15:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Somewhat unusually, Arsenal has been heavily engaged in this summer transfer window. The Gunners have not only welcomed Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner, they’ve also acquired two new central midfielders.…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: Switzerland must keep Costa Rica on mat to reach knockout rounds
12:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

After a 1-1 draw with Brazil and a comeback victory over rivals Serbia, last week, Switzerland will feel quietly confident about their chances of qualifying from a tough group where all but one team can still advance and the standings…

Premier League
Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City: four standout performers
09:30 Friday 2nd March 2018

Manchester City completed a hattrick of wins over Arsenal this season at the nearly empty Emirates Stadium. The empty seats depicted home fans' displeasure with their team. With season ticket sales counted the announced attendance was over…

Premier League
Why Granit Xhaka is not the culprit at Arsenal
08:30 Thursday 1st March 2018

Look at Ramsey; he's walking. Xhaka is walking. Ozil is walking. Don't walk. Don't walk at Wembley. Run. Look at Ramsey and Xhaka. Look at them walking back. Central midfield players. These were the words spoken by Manchester United…

Capital One Cup
3 key battles: Arsenal vs Manchester City
11:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

The 2018 League Cup Final at Wembley promises to be a spectacular affair.  Two attacking teams square up against each other. Arsenal will be hoping to win their first League Cup in over two decades and the first under Arsene Wenger's…

Premier League
Granit Xhaka: A perfect modern day regista
14:00 Sunday 31st December 2017

In England, every other fan either loves you or hates you with a passionate agenda. Every other manager including Wenger is well aware of this, and so should his midfield centre-piece Granit Xhaka. The Swiss international has made over 50 appearances…

Opinion
Arsenal: Two moments that challenge the rise of stats
17:30 Monday 30th October 2017

There were two moments of play, during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Swansea City, that perfectly challenges  the recent rise in an obsession with statistics: The first is two successive passes from Granit Xhaka; the second is the first goal and the…

World Cup
Portugal 2-0 Switzerland: 3 talking points
13:30 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Portugal went head-to-head with Switzerland in a winner takes all World Cup qualifying showdown. Everything was on the line in an enthralling encounter. Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal eventually ran out 2-0 winners in a tight match between two…

Opinion
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka could be in for a huge second season for The Gunners
20:00 Tuesday 15th August 2017

Last summer, Arsenal made the move to bring in Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach. At the time, the Emirates faithful expected the Swissman to make an immediate impact. However, the midfield maestro made a slow start to life with a…