Arsenal were nervous. Frozen. Arteta’s demands and demeanour creates some of that. Experience would have said go out and enjoy it, as Guardiola said to his Manchester City team earlier in the week, which would have created some flexibility and…

Football as drama. The cracks which were glazed over in recent games turned into a chasm in the Estadio de Ceramica. But then Arsenal’s other side was stimulated into action with resilience forthcoming. It is a habit now that Arsenal…

Only drawing with a club 19th in the league is being used against Arsenal by opponents of the European Super League (which clearly won’t happen). That aside, and more on that later, conceding a goal having the effect of waking…

Three and easy. Four a bore? There are teams who play in bursts and able to score more than one goal in short periods. Arsenal did this, scoring three goals in a six-minute period against Slavia Prague. It is a…

This was an enjoyable game for an Arsenal fan, despite the lurking feeling that Sheffield United would equalise and neutralise the great work in the first two thirds of the match. Surprisingly, Arsenal were yet to win at Bramhall Lane…

The most important game of the season and there was a lack of urgency for 75 minutes.  A team bruised by the mauling from Liverpool, too many returners (six), perhaps or fear of conceding an away goal? The fates seemed…