11:08 AM EDT, Tue May 24, 2022
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Report: Newcastle considering £50M Kieran Tierney bid

Report: Newcastle considering £50M Kieran Tierney bid

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/ Filed under: not happening. Intriguing? Sure. Realistic? Absolutely not. Eddie Howe and Newcastle are contemplating a £50M transfer bid for Arsenal left back Kieran Tierney, per onlinegooner.com. It’s clear that the Saudi Public Investment Fund that bought Newcastle last fall are going to spend on the team. They did in January. They’re going to spend this summer, too. The idea of selling Tierney, especially for that amount, has some appeal. He’s played just 56% of Arsenal’s matches since he joined the club and has struggled...
1 hour ago
Mikel Arteta sends clear William Saliba message

Mikel Arteta sends clear William Saliba message

Photo by ANP via “He has to come back.” Mikel Arteta has made his plans for William Saliba as clear as day, “he has to come back.” Speaking with RMCSport, Arteta explained why Arsenal sent Saliba out on loan and stood by the decision. And can you blame him? Saliba played all but one match in Ligue Un this season, earned a call-up to the French National Team, and won Young Player of the Year. None of that happens if he’s in a timeshare / riding the pine behind Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes in North London. He has to come back. He has the experience and the...
1 hour ago
Tuesday Cannon Fodder: ruthless

Tuesday Cannon Fodder: ruthless

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via People overuse the word “ruthless” when it comes to transfer dealings. “[club] need to be ruthless in the market.” “Look at how Chelsea sell players, even talented ones, they’re ruthless.” You get the picture. There is, has been, and always will be a human element to running a football club that is underestimated, undervalued, and misunderstood from the outside looking in. That element factors into everything clubs do. Clubs are composed of people. People are emotional, fickle, often irrational beings. To ignore...
May 23, 2022
Monday Cannon Fodder: roadmap

Monday Cannon Fodder: roadmap

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via We’ve hit another summer transfer window at Arsenal. The window doesn’t officially open until June 10th, and it won’t be until July 1st that most deals actually start to go through. But over the next few weeks and months, we’re going to see a lot of rumors about links to various players who may or may not be joining the club. I’m sure that Arsenal have a pretty good idea already of who they want to sign and what positions they want to fill. Early reporting has the Gunners heavily linked with moves for Gabriel Jesus...
May 22, 2022
Mohamed Elneny signs new Arsenal contract

Mohamed Elneny signs new Arsenal contract

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Reportedly a one-year extension with a one-year option. Mohamed Elneny has signed a one-year extension to remain at Arsenal next season. The Egyptian midfielder was spotted in the press room, pen in hand, signing his contract and posing for photos with the club photographer shortly after the Everton match. The deal reportedly has a one-year option as well, although it’s unclear whether it is a player or a club option. My guess is that it’s Arsenal’s option - you don’t hear of too many player options in football...
May 22, 2022
Arsenal 5 - Everton 1 match report: finished strong

Arsenal 5 - Everton 1 match report: finished strong

Photo by Marc Atkins/ The Gunners put a nice bow on a strong season. That was good fun. Arsenal rinsed Everton 5-1 in front of the home support to end things on a high note. It could have been better, for sure, but it was a darn good season from a team that most people expected to be fighting for the second Europa League place (or maybe even a Conference League place). Instead, the Gunners finish 11 points clear of 6th place and have firmly re-established their credentials as a Top Four competitor. Everton, perhaps understandably, weren’t up for it today. They did...
May 22, 2022
Arsenal vs. Everton match thread: 38 of 38

Arsenal vs. Everton match thread: 38 of 38

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via The Gunners close out the season. And so we’ve reached the end of the season, Arsenal play host to Everton at the Emirates to wrap things up. It’s been a disappointing few weeks for the Gunners, who’ve stumbled to the finish line. They’ve gone from totally in control of their Top Four fate to needing a miracle Norwich City win over Tottenham and a win over Everton to finish fourth. Oh, what could have been had Arsenal stayed healthy. Oh well. The Gunners have struggled against the Toffees recently, with just one win in...
May 20, 2022
Arsenal vs. Everton: Predicted Lineup, Bench & Score

Arsenal vs. Everton: Predicted Lineup, Bench & Score

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via So you’re telling me there’s a chance. 538 gives Arsenal a 4% chance to pull off the incredible on Sunday. Four percent that the Gunners defeat Everton at home and that Tottenham fails to pick up a point at the last-place club in the Premier League, Norwich City. It would be quite the ending to Arsenal’s season, but highly unlikely and mostly out of their control. Regardless Mikel Arteta will be hoping for a response after two defeats in a row, a win in front of the home crowd at the Emirates, and a positive note heading...
May 20, 2022
Arsenal vs. Everton - Q&A with Royal Blue Mersey

Arsenal vs. Everton - Q&A with Royal Blue Mersey

Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via One last ride to close out the 2021-22 Premier League season. The last match was a hard one to take. No dodgy penalties. No rash red cards. Arsenal was simply outplayed. Now with control of fourth place out of their hands, the Gunners must regroup themselves to end on a high note and hope that somehow a team that has nothing to play for (Norwich) can beat a team with everything to play for (Tottenham). Before Everton visits the Emirates on Sunday, the first had a date with survival with Crystal Palace in their home finale. Three...
May 20, 2022
Vivianne Miedema signs new Arsenal contract

Vivianne Miedema signs new Arsenal contract

Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Arsenal’s Dutch superstar has penned a new deal. Vivianne Miedema has signed a new contract at Arsenal Women, the club have announced. Miedema’s contract was due to expire at the end of June, and it had appeared likely that Miedema was going to leave. Miedema was pursued by clubs such as PSG, Olympqiue Lyon, and Barcelona. Yet, for Miedema, the feeling of being at home at Arsenal, being settled in London, and the competitiveness of the WSL were factors in her decision to stay. “I think the most beautiful thing about the game...
May 20, 2022
Friday Cannon Fodder: pitch invasions

Friday Cannon Fodder: pitch invasions

Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/ Everton’s dramatic comeback yesterday (from 2-0 down to a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace) to guarantee Premier League safety after a disappointing, under-performing, harrowing season was marred by a pitch invasion. Dozens, if not hundreds, of supporters ran onto the pitch in celebration before Crystal Palace’s players and staff had a chance to get to the locker room. Some of the supporters just ran around like idiots celebrating. Others went to confront opposing players and coaches, as in the videos below. As you can see, Patrick...
May 19, 2022
Nicolas Pépé wants transfer away from Arsenal this summer

Nicolas Pépé wants transfer away from Arsenal this summer

Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via The Ivorian recently hired a new agent, likely a signal that he wants out of North London. Nicolas Pépé reportedly wants a transfer away from Arsenal this summer window. The 26-year old attacker recently hired a new agent, which many took as a sign that he wanted out of North London. Pépé has struggled to secure a regular place at Arsenal since his club-record £72M transfer in the summer of 2019. Sources suggest that he could be on the move for as little as £25M. There has not been much scuttlebutt about potential...
May 19, 2022
The Shirt Fuse: Arsenal release 22/23 home kit

The Shirt Fuse: Arsenal release 22/23 home kit

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Plus, a surprise kit number change! Arsenal are the masters of the well-timed kit release following a downturn in form. While many of the fans are still licking their emotional wounds after Monday’s crushing defeat at Newcastle, the club released the home kit for the upcoming season Thursday morning, which they will debut on Sunday at home against Everton to close out the season. The Gunners announced the latest home kit alongside a fantastic supporter-centric promo video that puts the fans first, continuing Arsenal’s...
May 19, 2022
Thursday Cannon Fodder: progress?

Thursday Cannon Fodder: progress?

Photo by Stephanie Meek - CameraSport via Something is going on with Andreas Christensen. The Danish centerback is not injured but pulled out of the FA Cup Final lineup late. Said Thomas Tuchel: “He told me he was not ready to play the match, to start the match and be on the bench. He had his reasons. They stay private and confidential. It was not the first time as you can see over the last weeks that we had some of the same situations. That’s why he did not play regularly over the last weeks.” Tuchel and Chelsea have confirmed that he is not carrying any sort of...
May 18, 2022
Cody Gakpo: Arsenal transfer target on the move this summer?

Cody Gakpo: Arsenal transfer target on the move this summer?

Photo by Photo Prestige/Soccrates/ Could the 23-year old Dutchman be on the way to North London? Cody Gakpo, PSV Eindhoven’s 23-year old attacking star, may be on the move this summer. Arsenal are among the clubs interested in acquiring his services, as they reportedly were in the January transfer window. The Dutch international has potted 21 goals and added 15 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions this season for the Dutch side. According to the Daily Mail, he’s priced between £30M and £40M, which is a reasonable price and an attainable number for Arsenal...