Although Pepe’s ill-discipline deserves opprobrium – it won’t do him or the team any good. Patrice Evra made a telling remark when he said knew Pepe in France and he was happy, but here he has the massive price tag…

No longer will we have to hear the fact Arsenal have not won away to a ‘big six’ side since 2015 – 29 games in all. Huge marker for Arteta and the team. It was the first away win at…

This was a potential banana skin, with expectations of an Arsenal landslide, but also a packed Dundalk defence. Arteta made ten changes, with Old Trafford in mind. In came Runarsson, for his first start, with an unusual back three of…

Different game if Vardy had joined Arsenal when Wenger came knocking four years ago. Different game if Paul Tierney, the VAR referee had done his job properly. He knocked off a good goal through a subjective decision, as subsequently confirmed…

First game against Rapid Vienna. Hard to know what to expect from them. The 3000 strong crowd sounded like 30,000, with the echo And first start for Partey who oozed class, effortlessly breaking up attacks, and starting counters. Lacazette came…

A more even feel in the build up to this game than recent years. And the game would have been more even apart from the biased refereeing by Chris Kavanagh whose liberal approach aided the sly fouling by City, which…

Arsenal needed a positive performance after disappointing ‘news’ about Aouar and Partey, who had become virtual Arsenal players with continual press coverage. As Arteta said – what happens in the next 24 hours will determine the course of the season.…