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Pressure: pushing down on teams is what Arsenal have to be better at

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have to be better at pressing—otherwise, they will not improve significantly

How Ben White can push Arsenal up the field

Arsenal’s only significant addition in the transfer window thus far may be able to allow the Gunners to change their tactics

Arsenal’s transfer targets are showing a clear plan

Is it Project Youth, Mk II?

The racism aimed at Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford was not a surprise

The racism directed at Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford was a depressing reminder of football and society’s deeper ills

Arsenal may come to have some regrets about Ainsley Maitland-Niles

It seems like the Hale End product is on the way out this summer, which is a shame.

Arsenal would be better off without the Europa Conference League

This is not the European football I want

It’s not going to happen at Arsenal for Mikel Arteta

It’s hard to see a real argument for keeping Arteta at Arsenal

Josh Kroenke admits trust is shredded. His actions on Thursday will not have helped matters.

At a raucous meeting with Arsenal fans, Josh Kroenke managed to make things worse.

The European Super League fucking sucks

Football has been heading in this direction for years, but we don’t have to like it.

Mikel Arteta has very quickly lost his way at Arsenal

After three good months, it looked as if Arsenal had turned a corner—only for progress to be quickly eroded.

Arsenal: Process vs Results

Arsenal’s improvement is a result of good process—a trend that must continue if Arsenal are to become a Champions League team.

Football’s schedule is nonsensical—but likely to become the new normal

Intense fixture congestion is here to stay.

Arsenal still aren’t scoring enough goals

While Arsenal’s attacking numbers are getting better, they’re still not enough.

We had Özil

He was Arsène Wenger’s man

If Mikel Arteta remains as Arsenal manager, then Arsenal need a big January

Mikel Arteta has taken this group of Arsenal players as far as he can. Changes have to be made, one way or the other.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal don’t tackle, press, or shoot. What are they exactly good at?

After another listless performance, it is time to question where Arsenal are going.

Arsenal have to decide whether they want to win now, or rebuild for the future.

The direction of the club since the departure of Arsène Wenger has too often been muddled, without firm commitment in any direction.

Joe Willock is making his case for a spot in Arsenal’s starting lineup

After a number of impressive performances in the Europa League, Joe Willock is making his case to start more regularly for Arsenal.

The Arsenal Good Business XI

Which players have been the best value for Arsenal (so far)?

What lineup & formation should Arsenal use after the break?

The defense has improved (until Villa), but the attack needs new life.

Mikel Arteta has an attacking problem

It can no longer be ignored: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have an attacking problem.

Mikel Arteta needs to innovate

Arteta’s subs in the second half were like for like, and he was too dedicated to system and structure, rather than forcing the issue against a weakened Manchester City.

Arsenal’s transfer window is on the verge of being a failure

Arsenal have been unable to overhaul their midfield, and thus are unlikely to finish significantly higher in the league.

For Arsenal, change in the 20/21 season will be incremental

With a condensed pre-season, Arsenal’s changes will be incremental. That means Champions League qualification may need to come from the Europa League, rather than the laegue.

With Raul Sanllehi gone, Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta, can begin to look forward

Raul Sanllehi’s departure is a significant victory for Mikel Arteta

Arsenal’s move for Willian has the potential to be a costly mistake

Signing Willian could be another expensive mistake, showing a concerning lack of imagination

The meaning of fourteen

The number 14 is a significant one for Arsenal—and is significant moving forward.

Arsenal will have to make an unpopular sale to get better

Arsenal’s financial situation means a popular player will have to be sold.

Arsenal need to fix their defence, but they shouldn’t buy defenders this summer

Focusing on the centre backs with limited funds would be a mistake.

Mikel Arteta has made Arsenal competitive. Now he must make them expansive.

Arteta has tightened the Arsenal defence since Project Restart, though at the expense of attacking football

Bukayo Saka makes the case for Arsenal’s future

The 18-year old has been the standout player, and should be the base of Arsenal’s attack

Raul Sanllehi, get out of my club

There are a lot of problems with Arsenal, but the largest ones stem from the top