5:17 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
1 hour ago

Arsenal: 3 players to build future around

Unai Emery is building a new era at Arsenal football club. But which players should be the cornerstones of his team? Well, here are three leading candidates. Unai Emery is leading Arsenal forward into a new era. And a huge part of that is rehauling a squad that lacked talent, carried deadwood, and overpaid some […] Arsenal: 3 players to build future around - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
3 hours ago

Arsenal: Will the Fab Four live to fight another season?

Arsenal’s attack was meant to be built around the Fab Four, but this year has posed its problems. Will next year give them another chance? Last January, everything changed. Suddenly, Arsenal‘s star power was up there with the best in the league, completely limited to the attack. They already had Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil, […] Arsenal: Will the Fab Four live to fight another season? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
9 hours ago

Arsenal: Surely there is no Stephan Lichtsteiner decision to make

Stephan Lichtsteiner has stated that a decision is yet to be made on his future. From an Arsenal perspective, however, surely there is no decision to make. In the 2017/18 season, Hector Bellerin played more than 3000 minutes of league football alone. In all competitions, that figure was much closer to 4000 minutes. And of […] Arsenal: Surely there is no Stephan Lichtsteiner decision to make - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
12 hours ago

Arsenal: No Mislintat, no Monchi, no Overmas – now what?

Arsenal are heading into one of their most important transfer windows in recent memory, but what happens if they have no one to manage it? Arsenal frustrates me sometimes. Just last January, when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were winding down their contracts, I said, “They won’t make this mistake again.” They made the same […] Arsenal: No Mislintat, no Monchi, no Overmas – now what? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
15 hours ago

Arsenal: Nacho Monreal found his new mastery

Nacho Monreal spoke this week about how he feels more comfortable recently after shaking off injury problems. In the left-sided centre-back role of a back three, the Arsenal veteran has found his new mastery. Nacho Monreal is a rare commodity in Arsenal circles. He is consistent. For many of the players in the Gunners squad, […] Arsenal: Nacho Monreal found his new mastery - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
17 hours ago

Arsenal: What the hell do you do with Calum Chambers now?

Calum Chambers has played very well in defensive midfield during his season-long loan with Fulham. What should Arsenal do with him when he returns in the summer? Last summer, Arsenal had a plethora of centre-halves to decipher between. With Unai Emery taking over the reigns, it was not clear what he would think about the […] Arsenal: What the hell do you do with Calum Chambers now? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
19 hours ago

Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang limitations stifle his praise

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a somewhat limited centre-forward. Because of this, the Arsenal forward’s goalscoring exploits rarely get the praise they deserve. Sergio Aguero might well be the greatest striker in the world. He might also stake a claim to being the greatest striker in the history of the Premier League. He is also pretty close […] Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang limitations stifle his praise - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
22 hours ago

Arsenal: If these were auditions for next club captain, Granit Xhaka wins

Unai Emery went with an odd approach to the Arsenal captaincy, choosing five guys, but if this was all one big audition, then Granit Xhak wins. I never liked the way Arsene Wenger handled the Arsenal captaincy post-Patrick Vieira. It felt more like an honorarium. “You’ve been here awhile, here, have an armband.” There was […] Arsenal: If these were auditions for next club captain, Granit Xhaka wins - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 22, 2019

Arsenal: The 3 guys who have made this season so special

It’s been one hell of an up and down year for Arsenal, but there have been plenty of things to keep us excited. These are the three guys most responsible for that. Arsenal won’t play again until April, at which point there will be just two months left in the season – a two months […] Arsenal: The 3 guys who have made this season so special - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 22, 2019

Arsenal: It’s impossible to decide who the best summer signing was

Arsenal did a lot of business last summer, and now that the first season is winding down, we can start talking about who was the best. But… who was? Arsenal did a lot of astute business going into this new era at the club. They gave Unai Emery plenty of resources to fill the gaps […] Arsenal: It’s impossible to decide who the best summer signing was - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 21, 2019

Arsenal: Mesut Özil is going nowhere

After a hard first eight months together, Mesut Özil and Unai Emery have found cohesion at the right time for Arsenal. Is his future now securely in London? Every footballing outlet has speculated over the future of Mesut Özil in North London since Unai Emery took over the reigns. After ten long months, I’ve got […] Arsenal: Mesut Özil is going nowhere - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 21, 2019

Arsenal: Pitting Reiss Nelson against Bukayo Saka smart business

In Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka, Arsenal have two extremely exciting young winger prospects. It is smart business, then, to pit them against each other. I don’t need to tell you just how many young stars have come through the Arsenal system to amount to almost nothing. Just this weekend, I was watching Carlos Vela […] Arsenal: Pitting Reiss Nelson against Bukayo Saka smart business - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 21, 2019

Arsenal: For now, Mesut Ozil makes them better

The future of Mesut Ozil is an unruly and uncertain subject, one that will be discussed greatly over the coming months. For now, though, one thing is certain: he makes Arsenal better. Unai Emery, in his first season as Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal, has not taken any prisoners this season. He has set his […] Arsenal: For now, Mesut Ozil makes them better - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 21, 2019

Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe set to become another reminder

Arsenal’s pursuit of viable wide attackers inevitably led them to Nicolas Pepe, but again we see a familiar trope as he passes through their fingers. Rewind to October or so. Arsenal was so heavily linked to Nicolas Pepe for a perfectly reasonable fee in the £40m range. He was primed for his breakout season and has […] Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe set to become another reminder - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Mar 21, 2019

Arsenal: If you’re comparing Denis Suarez with Kim Kallstrom, be quiet

Arsenal’s loan move for Denis Suare hasn’t been dynamic, but it hasn’t had to be. And now, he should be thankful for all the foolish jabbering out there. When I wrote about Denis Suarez a couple of days ago, I pointed out that getting used to life on the pitch with Arsenal was nothing. The […] Arsenal: If you’re comparing Denis Suarez with Kim Kallstrom, be quiet - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided