7:42 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2019
Pain in the Arsenal 43 mins ago

Arsenal: First Wilfried Zaha, now Diogo Jota

Wilfried Zaha showed Arsenal the importance of a direct, dynamic winger on Sunday. Now Diogo Jota has done the same. It is time to learn, at both ends of the pitch. Speedy wingers. They have long been both the bane and the need of Arsenal. At one end, they are the spear in the side, […] Arsenal: First Wilfried Zaha, now Diogo Jota - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 3 hours ago

Arsenal Vs Wolves: The Bernd Leno problem

Bernd Leno has largely been excellent during his first season at Arsenal. But against Wolves, he made two major errors. And silly, inconsistent mistakes were always his problem. Bernd Leno has been one of Arsenal’s best players this season. When he first arrived in the summer, he had to sit behind Petr Cech for the […] Arsenal Vs Wolves: The Bernd Leno problem - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 6 hours ago

Arsenal: The most un-Arsenal player makes only response

The only player who responded to the capitulation against Wolves on Wednesday night was Sokratis. It is no coincidence that he is the most un-Arsenal player. The first 28 minutes of the trip to Molineux were actually rather encouraging. Arsenal, armed with their troubled away form, controlled the early goings with some smart, calm periods […] Arsenal: The most un-Arsenal player makes only response - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
If everyone around you is an idiot, you may be the idiot

If everyone around you is an idiot, you may be the idiot

Let’s talk about talking. You don’t need me to tell you Arsenal have struggled in the league lately. Rushing headlong towards third place just over a month ago, with talks of maybe seeing a fresh St. Totts in the air, Arsenal promptly dropped three of their last four in the league, and are starting to look like those people who train their asses off for a triathlon, but then their bodies give up on them. They then have to crawl the last 200 yards of the marathon, because they know they must finish after all that work, but they can’t summon the physical strength to finish on their...
xGunners: Arsenal linked with Andre Gomes

xGunners: Arsenal linked with Andre Gomes

ESPN is reporting that Arsenal are interested in the Everton (Barcelona loan) midfielder Arsenal are interested in signing Andre Gomes this summer, according to sources from ESPN FC. The Barcelona midfielder has been on a season long loan at Everton. The ESPN report says that Director of Football Raul Sanllehi is a big fan of his, initially helping sign the player at Barcelona from Valencia. Gomes has been a regular player for Everton, making 26 appearances and logging 1961 minutes. He has played as part of a double pivot, next to the more defensive minded Idrissa Gueye. His top line...
Pain in the Arsenal 8 hours ago

Arsenal: This is where Alexis Sanchez shone

Arsenal had little off-the-cuff, out-of-structure creativity in Wednesday night’s loss to Wolves. That is where Alexis Sanchez shone. He is sorely missed. It ended sourly for Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean stomped his way out of the Emirates, and suffered a villain’s exit as a result, rather than the gracious, praising departures that many […] Arsenal: This is where Alexis Sanchez shone - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 10 hours ago

Arsenal: I’d trade Ozil, Iwobi and Mkhitayran for Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal had the creative core out there against Wolverhampton and they managed nothing. I’d trade them all for Aaron Ramsey. I’ve had my post-match sermons about not overreacting to a single Arsenal match. I’ve defended Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno for their mistake-ridden horror-show, and now I’m allowed to go on a bit of a […] Arsenal: I’d trade Ozil, Iwobi and Mkhitayran for Aaron Ramsey - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
theshortfuse.sbnation.com 10 hours ago
Building The Arsenal: Now, Summer 2019 & the Future - Right Back

Building The Arsenal: Now, Summer 2019 & the Future - Right Back

Examining Arsenal’s right back position. Welcome to part two of the ‘Building The Arsenal’ series, in which I take a look at the current depth chart, contract situations for each of the players. I’ll attempt to project their individual futures, and the club’s objectives for the upcoming transfer window this summer. The first part of the series talked about goalkeepers; up next is right back. There isn’t a single spot on the Arsenal backline that doesn’t have question marks somewhere along the depth chart. Right now the Gunners are praying that new makeshift rightback Ainsley...
Pain in the Arsenal 13 hours ago

Arsenal: Don’t you even think about jumping ship on Granit Xhaka

Arsenal sucked against Wolverhampton, and Granit Xhak is included in that suckage, but don’t even think about bailing on him now. I should have known this was coming. All season long, Arsenal fans have been getting in line with Granit Xhaka, appreciating him for what he is and the difference that he makes, and finally […] Arsenal: Don’t you even think about jumping ship on Granit Xhaka - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 16 hours ago

Arsenal: Certainly not dead yet, but it’s not just a flesh wound either

Arsenal have seen themselves out of the top four, but while they certainly aren’t dead yet, this is worse than just a flesh wound. Honestly, I just wanted to get two Monty Python references into the same article title. You can all leave now. That is, unless you want to hear me blabber about how […] Arsenal: Certainly not dead yet, but it’s not just a flesh wound either - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 18 hours ago

Arsenal: Bernd Leno still a points saver after Wolverhampton

Bernd Leno did not have fun against Wolverhampton as he and Arsenal fell flat on their faces, but he’s still a clear points saver. Arsenal‘s match against Wolverhampton was pathetic at best, and of all the guilty parties, Bernd Leno has to be among the guiltiest. Two of the goals were directly his fault, one […] Arsenal: Bernd Leno still a points saver after Wolverhampton - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Apr 24, 2019

Arsenal Vs Wolves: 5 things we learned – What the f***?

Arsenal travelled to Wolves on Wednesday night wanting a win to fuel their top-four hopes. Here are five things we learned from the 3-1 loss. Well, that was dreadful. In one of the biggest moments of the season, after one of the worst performances of the season, Arsenal proceeded to entirely capitulate, losing 3-1 to […] Arsenal Vs Wolves: 5 things we learned – What the f***? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Match report: Arsenal 1, Wolves 3

Match report: Arsenal 1, Wolves 3

What is defending? Wolverhampton Wanderers handed Arsenal their second loss in as many games, scoring three to the Gunners’ one. Arsenal looked utterly gassed, the entire defense had a bad game all at once, and no one had any new ideas for the second half—whether that’s because of injuries (Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) or just down to Unai Emery I don’t know, but either way, it was bad. Wolves came out swinging, earning themselves an early free kick that luckily went straight to Bernd Leno and repeatedly forcing Arsenal to track back and defend. Arsenal were able to...
Pain in the Arsenal Apr 24, 2019

Arsenal Vs Wolves: Player ratings – Capitulation

Arsenal travelled to Wolves on Wednesday night wanting a win to fuel their top-four hopes. Here are the player ratings from the 3-1 loss. I thought Sunday’s loss to Crystal Palace was one of the worst performances of the season. This blows that right out of the water. And most depressingly, Arsenal actually played quite […] Arsenal Vs Wolves: Player ratings – Capitulation - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Arsenal at Wolverhampton: the race for 4th place continues

Arsenal at Wolverhampton: the race for 4th place continues

Arsenal hit the road against a stout Wolves in the search for 3 points It wouldn’t really feel like the end of the Premier League season without a little late season drama from Arsenal, would it? After being handed a golden opportunity to take command of third place in the league over the weekend, Arsenal frittered away their home match against Crystal Palace to the tune of a 3-2 defeat, keeping them firmly in 4th place with 66 points and only four matches left to play. On a weekend that saw Manchester United get thrashed by Everton and Spurs edged by Manchester City, Arsenal pulled...

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    Bernd Leno

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    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal: I’d trade Ozil, Iwobi and Mkhitayran for Aaron Ramsey

  • 2 Granit Xhaka

    Granit Xhaka

    Arsenal: Don’t you even think about jumping ship on Granit Xhaka

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    Petr Cech

    Arsenal Vs Wolves: The Bernd Leno problem

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    Mesut Ozil

    Arsenal: Mesut Ozil, too good for Gunners?