February 19, 2013
UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, second set of 1st legs.

Today: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich & FC Porto vs. Malaga.

Tomorrow: AC Milan vs. FC Barcelona & Galatasaray vs. Schalke 04.

WHO YA GOT?

July 11, 2012
This is Arsenal’s new away kit. No wonder van Persie wanted out.

This is Arsenal’s new away kit. No wonder van Persie wanted out.

June 26, 2012

Fortunately for Arsenal fans and for lovers of the German national team, Lukas Podolski plays soccer a whole lot better than he sings.

March 3, 2012

Pestilence, War, Famine, and van Persie. 

FT Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal

February 15, 2012
Milan destroyed Arsenal at the San Siro 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage thanks to an incredible volley by Kevin-Prince Boateng, a brace from Robinho — the first came off a brilliant pass by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who put the fourth in on a penalty. Arsenal’s defending looked absolutely horrific and they had three shots on goal at most, the first not troubling Christian Abbiati until, what, the 69th minute?
Cue all your “Arsenal in crisis” stories, please.
(via Dirty Tackle)

Milan destroyed Arsenal at the San Siro 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage thanks to an incredible volley by Kevin-Prince Boateng, a brace from Robinho — the first came off a brilliant pass by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who put the fourth in on a penalty. Arsenal’s defending looked absolutely horrific and they had three shots on goal at most, the first not troubling Christian Abbiati until, what, the 69th minute?

Cue all your “Arsenal in crisis” stories, please.

(via Dirty Tackle)

February 14, 2012
UEFA Champions League Round of 16!

Knockout stages begin today and the first leg matches start at 2:45 PM EST.

Today:

  • Bayer Leverkusen v. FC Barcelona (televised on Fox Soccer in the U.S.)
  • Olympique Lyonnais v. Apoel FC (for many of you, this is on your regional Fox Sports/ROOT Sports network)

Tomorrow:

  • Zenit St. Petersburg v. Benfica (12 PM EST, Fox Soccer)
  • AC Milan v. Arsenal (2:45 PM EST, Fox Soccer)

WHO YA GOT?

October 3, 2011

Of course, there was the North London derby to deal with — and Tottenham Hotspur took the first one for the season at White Hart Lane off a nice opener from Rafael van der Vaart and a really nasty, beautiful strike from right back Kyle Walker for the winner. Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey provided the equalizer off an Alex Song cross.

(N.B. obviously the video is reversed, so you’ll have to kind of keep that in mind.)

Tottenham vs Arsenal 2-1 | Full Highlights & All Goals [02/10/2011] (by FootyBulll)

September 24, 2011
Arsenal striker and captain Robin van Persie put in his 99th and 100th goals in a Gunner kit today against a Bolton team with few attacking options and defending shambolic enough it resulted in a red card for Bolton’s David Wheater, who was subbing for Gary Cahill. It was 3-nil to the Arse at home, and might actually quiet down the “woe are the Gunners’ talk for at least a week.
Of course, we also have another one of van Persie’s memorable moments in an Arsenal kit below:

Arsenal striker and captain Robin van Persie put in his 99th and 100th goals in a Gunner kit today against a Bolton team with few attacking options and defending shambolic enough it resulted in a red card for Bolton’s David Wheater, who was subbing for Gary Cahill. It was 3-nil to the Arse at home, and might actually quiet down the “woe are the Gunners’ talk for at least a week.

Of course, we also have another one of van Persie’s memorable moments in an Arsenal kit below:

August 28, 2011
Spurs 1-5 Man City; Man U 8-2 Arsenal.

North London is not going to be a very happy place during the international break.

(Four goals for Edin Dzeko, two assisted by Samir Nasri plus another score for Kun Agüero. Wayne Rooney had a hat trick, Ashley Young scored twice on incredible curlers, Nani, Park, & Welbeck each had one.)

City & United are tied atop the Premier League table and have the same goal difference.

August 23, 2011
Arsenal Agree To Terms With Manchester City For Samir Nasri Sale - SBNation.com

The second most annoying transfer drama now appears to be over. Now, Arsenal fans get a whole new batch of annoying patter over whether Arsène Wenger will actually buy necessary reinforcements with the transfer window closing in about a week.

Now, if we can just get Spurs to sell Luka Modric, we can dust that one off our hands.

July 15, 2011
cheekychip:

If you ever wondered what Theo Walcott’s Arsenal jersey looks like in China, here you go!

loosely translates to “Whirling Dervish Who Rarely Completes Task”
(*not really, but Gunner fans are already nodding in agreement. DON’T LIE.)

cheekychip:

If you ever wondered what Theo Walcott’s Arsenal jersey looks like in China, here you go!

loosely translates to “Whirling Dervish Who Rarely Completes Task”

(*not really, but Gunner fans are already nodding in agreement. DON’T LIE.)

July 4, 2011
Chris Toy: tapping into the frustrations of Gunner fans everywhere come transfer time.
(via Stoicism | Studs Up)

Chris Toy: tapping into the frustrations of Gunner fans everywhere come transfer time.

(via Stoicism | Studs Up)

May 26, 2011
henriksaves:

clauw:

awww

That couldn’t have been the only shirt he saw. Red Bull Arena is crawling with Arsenal fans. Ugh.

I am not judging the state of Red Bull Arena nor hating on the fan or van Persie. I just thought this was freaking hilarious.

henriksaves:

clauw:

awww

That couldn’t have been the only shirt he saw. Red Bull Arena is crawling with Arsenal fans. Ugh.

I am not judging the state of Red Bull Arena nor hating on the fan or van Persie. I just thought this was freaking hilarious.

(via sbnation)

May 1, 2011
Well, it took you long enough, Arsenal. The Gunners finally held onto a slim 1-0 lead at the Emirates to cut Manchester United’s lead in the Prem to 3 points. Aaron Ramsey was jumping up and down for the pass that Robin van Persie gave him to slot in an area Edwin van der Sar had no chance of reaching. (35 minutes of fans waiting for the collapse that never came later, it was a victory.)
Problem is the recent free-fall left Chelsea in second place, not Arsenal. Wenger & Co. are six points back and out of it save some sort of mathematical miracle I haven’t been able to fathom yet.

Well, it took you long enough, Arsenal. The Gunners finally held onto a slim 1-0 lead at the Emirates to cut Manchester United’s lead in the Prem to 3 points. Aaron Ramsey was jumping up and down for the pass that Robin van Persie gave him to slot in an area Edwin van der Sar had no chance of reaching. (35 minutes of fans waiting for the collapse that never came later, it was a victory.)

Problem is the recent free-fall left Chelsea in second place, not Arsenal. Wenger & Co. are six points back and out of it save some sort of mathematical miracle I haven’t been able to fathom yet.