Arsenal Are Lightweight. And It Will Cost Points.

Arsène Wenger was recently questioned about the size of Arsenal’s squad – that’s the size of each individual in it rather than the total number of players – with the news that on the first day of the season the team was the shortest and lightest on average in the Premier League. The average Arsenal…

What MotD Needs: More Barry Davies, Less Robbie Savage

Football commentators. Mostly they talk too much and just say things you can see for yourself anyway. Some get wildly over-excited (Pearce), some let their bias show (Tyldesley, Drury) and some are simply dreadful in every respect (Drury again). Some never really seem to know what’s going on, start talking, then often have to change…

That Cescy Mother****er

Following my last post about the transfer window, it struck me that there was one player who dominated the early part of it for Arsenal fans: Cesc Fabregas. Last summer we had a lot of ‘will he/won’t he’ rumours about a possible return. I never believed he would come back then, it was too soon…

Denis Hill-Wood Interview, 1979

Here’s an interview with Denis Hill-Wood from the Arsenal programme at the start of the 1979-80 season. There were some similarities with the situation Arsenal are currently in, having just won the FA Cup, their first trophy for eight years. If DH-W’s words teach us anything it’s that the more football changes, the more it…