Arsenal rant

Spurs need trophies to end their inferiority complex with Arsenal

Spurs need trophies to end their inferiority complex with Arsenal

Tottenham fancy themselves as north London’s finest and buy into their media adulation, but finishing above Arsenal once is no power shift. The two face off in Saturday’s north London derby, with some observers debating if Spurs are now the bigger...read more »

Christmas Eve kick-off whinging? Where’s your festive spirit!?!

Christmas Eve kick-off whinging? Where’s your festive spirit!?!

Simon Boynton says Arsenal against Liverpool at 4pm on Christmas Eve is no joke, it’s a return to the 'good old days’! When you grew up in the 1970s in one of England’s far-flung footballing outposts (the Isle of Wight, since...read more »

Wilshere shows Arsenal, Xhaka, Ozil and England that he is ready

Wilshere shows Arsenal, Xhaka, Ozil and England that he is ready

Jack Wilshere’s classy display at BATE Borisov showed Arsenal what they have been missing and England what they could be picking. The Arsenal midfielder ran the show in Belarus on Thursday night, as Arsene Wenger’s men stormed to a 3-0 lead...read more »

Arsenal Koln debacle: media bias is only the tip of the iceberg

Arsenal Koln debacle: media bias is only the tip of the iceberg

Simon Boynton imagines the backlash that would be thrown at an English club if they had behaved like Koln fans did at Arsenal. As dust settles on the appalling behaviour of Koln fans in central London and at the Emirates on...read more »

The international break – when men turn to mice!

The international break – when men turn to mice!

Simon Boynton has had enough with club footballers who can’t play well for England... So, after a non-international break, I’m back and I’m angry. Appropriately, after a void of real football, I feel compelled to look at the international break and...read more »

Have Arsenal simply lost the games they’d normally lose anyway?

Have Arsenal simply lost the games they’d normally lose anyway?

Arsenal had a terrible transfer window and an awful start to the season, according to many. But does that bear scrutiny? The Gunners' transfer strategy certainly appeared to be a mess, with a late debacle for trying to sell Alexis Sanchez...read more »

Manchester United or City, Chelsea or Spurs? If it is not about Arsenal I don’t care!

Manchester United or City, Chelsea or Spurs? If it is not about Arsenal I don’t care!

I am an Arsenal fan, a Gooner, one of the red and white army; that is all there is to it. I want to win every game that we play, in fact at one minute to kick off, I expect...read more »

The end of transfer fees – Arsene Wenger’s final gift to football: says Gooner Simon Boynton

The end of transfer fees – Arsene Wenger’s final gift to football: says Gooner Simon Boynton

Arsene Wenger has had a greater influence on the English game than any other manager of the last 30 years or more. He may not have the trophies to match Sir Alex Ferguson or brass neck Jose Mourinho, but few could...read more »

‘The Draft’ – A mad idea that could just work: suck it and see!

‘The Draft’ – A mad idea that could just work: suck it and see!

Firstly, an apology for this is a general rant, rather than Arsenal specific. However, since we are a club that has suffered more than most by playing by the rules and operating within our means it is a subject very...read more »

Don’t overlook the fact Arsenal have won more trophies than any other English club in the last four seasons

Don’t overlook the fact Arsenal have won more trophies than any other English club in the last four seasons

By Simon Boynton ‘No-one likes us – we don’t care’, a well-known chant adopted by Millwall and Leeds United fans, has long been a unifying defence mechanism against opposition supporters, but outside of their small EFL communities, no-one else genuinely cares...read more »