Did Arsenal Make Progress in 2018-19? Is Emery Worse Than Wenger?

For some people football is all about progress. You have to get better each season, closer to a league title, or else the manager is failing and must be sacked. So have Arsenal made progress this season? Let’s consult the handy Progressometer that I invented way back in 2015. The criteria are simple: Has league…

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When Did ‘The Arsenal’ Become Just ‘Arsenal’?

This is a question that often comes up among Arsenal fans. We like to think our club is special because we can call it ‘The Arsenal’, unlike plain old Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. But when did we stop officially being ‘The Arsenal’? Well the short answer is: we didn’t. The club is as much…

The Redknapp Legacy

It’s been an up and down career for H Redknapp Esq. Mostly down once he legs it, to be fair. The man truthfully has no equal in English football, either when it comes to drowning in cockroaches and mealworms or leaving a legacy of financial mismanagement. His managerial method, particularly in the latter part of…

Alex Iwobi – How Good Is He?

Alex Iwobi is 22 and will be 23 in another four months. He made his Arsenal debut over three years ago, in September 2015. Surely after three years of playing for Arsenal he should be a fully-formed mature player by now? Look at what other players had achieved by the same age, even the likes…