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Lack of Creativity Constitutes A Failed Transfer Window for Arsenal

Lack of Creativity Constitutes A Failed Transfer Window for Arsenal

The West Ham game set a new precedent for this transfer window. Remember when Unai Emery’s Arsenal had this funky little habit of getting penned into their own half, because our midfield couldn’t break the press? Well the Spaniard might be gone, but the impotence Arsenal showed against West Ham this weekend was absolute vintage. […] Lack of Creativity Constitutes A Failed Transfer Window for Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided

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Wednesday Cannon Fodder: Cowabunga Cup Sporcle

Wednesday Cannon Fodder: Cowabunga Cup Sporcle

Photo by Quinn P. Smith/ Arsenal start (and perhaps finish) their 2020-21 Carabao Cup run today with a visit to Leicester City. Last I checked, it’s Wednesday, which means it’s Sporcle day. Seems like a good time to go with League Cup Winners as the quiz of the day. There aren’t any great hints for this one. Just name English football teams until you’ve gotten 60/60. I can tell you, Hashtag United have not won the League Cup nor have Moneyfields. Those are both actual teams, although they are non-league and as such haven’t participated in the League Cup. I just enjoy their...
theshortfuse.sbnation.com 17 hours ago
Arsenal at Leicester City Carabao Cup preview: who cares?

Arsenal at Leicester City Carabao Cup preview: who cares?

The animal in this picture is a carabao. The water buffalo/energy drink cup is back. Joy. Arsenal travel to Leicester City tomorrow for a Carabao Cup 3rd round tie, at least as of right now. The Gunners have said that the three positive COVID-19 tests at West Ham (who Arsenal played at the weekend) will not affect things. The entire Arsenal squad were tested on Monday, and all the tests came back negative on Tuesday. In case you were wondering, the header for this post is a carabao. The carabao is a domestic water buffalo native to the Philippines. Carabao Tawandang Co. Ltd. is the Thai...
Pain in the Arsenal 17 hours ago

Why the Carabao Cup is Arsenal’s Welcome Distraction

We’re only two games into the Premier League season. …..And already it’s the Carabao Cup up next! With the postponement of football across the globe, there were murmurs of this particular competition being axed from the 2020/21 calendar entirely. For an Arsenal side with one clear goal in sight, that wouldn’t have been all too […] Why the Carabao Cup is Arsenal’s Welcome Distraction - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
theshortfuse.sbnation.com 18 hours ago
West Ham announce positive COVID-19 tests following Arsenal match

West Ham announce positive COVID-19 tests following Arsenal match

Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/ David Moyes, Issa Diop, and Josh Cullen have all tested positive for coronavirus. West Ham, who Arsenal played at the weekend, announced that manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving the news, all three immediately left London Stadium, where they were preparing for a Carabao Cup match against Hull City. All three are currently asymptomatic. Diop played the full 90 minutes against the Gunners, and obviously David Moyes was on the sidelines the whole time. Cullen was not in the matchday...
Pain in the Arsenal 21 hours ago

The Arsenal Lineup That Should Start Against Leicester

How much change will we see for the Carabao Cup tie? Preparing for the third round clash, the main talking point centres around the number of changes Mikel Arteta could make to his Arsenal team. There is some leeway in his thinking, with the Gunners not playing again for five days as they travel to […] The Arsenal Lineup That Should Start Against Leicester - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
TSF Spotlight: Gunner Club

TSF Spotlight: Gunner Club

Photo by Shaun Botterill/ Gooners across the world have many talents, Gunner Club is bringing you your next favorite shirt to wear to the pub. Welcome to TSF Spotlight, where I plan and hope to share with you different aspects, people and initiatives within the Arsenal universe! I’m super excited to share our first spotlight with you, Gunner Club. Gunner Club is bring the most creative unofficial Arsenal themed designs to your wardrobe. As the resident Short Fuse kit reviewer, I couldn’t be more enthused about what their doing and what they have in store. Luckily, I got to...
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 22, 2020

Leicester vs Arsenal Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

In the tightly crammed 2020/21 season, football is already back. We needn’t wait until the weekend to get our Arsenal fix, as Carabao Cup action awaits on Wednesday when Mikel Arteta takes his side to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester. Both sides have started the Premier League season with 100% records; the Foxes […] Leicester vs Arsenal Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Arsenal ticket holders miss being at the stadium

Arsenal ticket holders miss being at the stadium

Photo by James Williamson - AMA/ Fans have not been allowed at the Emirates for months. I recently wrote about how the Coronavirus shut down has affected my favorite Arsenal pub near the Emirates, The Tollington Arms. Like most sports bars and restaurants, The Tollington is getting hit with double whammy. Fans have not been allowed to attend live football matches since March plus social distancing rules prevent large groups gathering to watch a game together, so they’re missing out on pre- and post-game revenue and money from people who’d watch matches at the pub. Sports have come...
Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Predicted Lineup & Bench

Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Predicted Lineup & Bench

Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Time to test the depth and chase another trophy. After a successful start to the Premier League season, it’s time to switch gears to the League (Carabao) Cup. On Wednesday Arsenal travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the Third Round. At this point in the tournament there are only 32 teams remaining, so Arsenal are just five wins away from claiming a trophy. However, we already know that a tie against Liverpool likely awaits, as the winner will travel to the victor of Liverpool vs. Lincoln City for the 4th Round. Last...
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 21, 2020

Arsenal Signing Wilfried Zaha Would be a Backwards Step

Everybody nice and incensed? Thought so. There is a reason that Arsenal didn’t sign Wilfried Zaha last season. Well, there are a few, actually. He was Unai Emery’s dream signing. Made the number one target in the 2019 summer window, the interest in him was genuine, backed up by a quite pitiful offer made that […] Arsenal Signing Wilfried Zaha Would be a Backwards Step - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 21, 2020

Lucas Torreira Leaving on Loan is Not the End of the World

WE NEED MONEY NOW! This is the nervous Arsenal fanbase right now. For good reason, too, since the situation that has been drilled into us nonstop this window remains at exactly the same stance: sell before buy. So if we’re shipping off one of the only valuable assets at the club – that is up […] Lucas Torreira Leaving on Loan is Not the End of the World - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Report: Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid transfer talks ‘advanced’

Report: Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid transfer talks ‘advanced’

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Could the Uruguayan midfielder be headed to Spain? Lucas Torreira is “very close to Atletico Madrid” according to ESPN Uruguay. The Arsenal midfielder has been in the shop window since the transfer period opened, and until recently, it looked as if he was headed to Italy, likely Torino or Fiorentina. But there were reports last week that Atleti head coach Diego Simeone had contacted Torreira to communicate his interest in securing his services. ESPN cites “a source close to the player” for their report, so it could be that what’s...
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 21, 2020

No Way Back for Shkodran Mustafi?

Few central defenders in the history of Arsenal have been quite like Shkodran Mustafi. That isn’t to say that Arsenal haven’t had a few stinkers in the Premier League, though. To name just a few: Mikael Silvestre, Igors Stepanovs, Pascal Cygan and Sebastien Squillaci. Although, a handful more could be added. Producing some of the most abject defending […] No Way Back for Shkodran Mustafi? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Arsenal sign Alex Runarsson

Arsenal sign Alex Runarsson

Photo by Vincent Poyer/Icon Sport via The Gunners have their new backup keeper. Arsenal announced Alex Runarsson as the team’s new backup keeper today. The Gunners signed the 25-year old Icelander from Dijon, where he has spent the last two seasons. Runarsson overlapped with Arsenal goalkeeper coach Inaka Cana at FC Nordsjaelland, and Mikel Arteta said that familiarity played a big part in the move. As we’ve noted in the transfer rumor pieces about Runarsson, he didn’t cover himself in glory in Ligue 1. His first season at Dijon saw him give up 9 more goals than expected goal...