Mert and Kos – The New Adams and Keown

Well, so says Lee Dixon anyway. To be precise, he says “Mertesacker has got a stature about him that is reminiscent of Tony,” while “You could compare Koscielny to Keown given his same dogged determination to do his job.” Of course this was said just before the Arsenal defence let in five against Liverpool, which…

The Three Horse Race

Recently I posted this looking at Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League title based on a few recent statistics. And despite the odd setback, this is still the best League season and best chance of a title in years. But the bookies aren’t usually too far out with their projections, so what are the…

When Spurs Kept Arsenal Out Of Europe . . .

Some Arsenal history I found while looking at old programmes: in 1973 Arsenal finished second in the League, but weren’t allowed to enter the UEFA Cup the following season. Why? Because Spurs had won the League Cup! Confused? The ever-archaic and backward looking Football League and FA still had rules in place that meant more…