Category Archives: Arsenal

I’m Sorry, Arsene Wenger

I owe Arsene Wenger a personal apology. In the end of his time at the helm of Arsenal FC, Arsene took relentless criticism from not only the fans but all sorts of media outlets for the state of the team. In my defense, the squad was deteriorating and the club had not shown signs of… Read More »

Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby’s novel Fever Pitch is a memoir about being an Arsenal fan, a particular kind of malady within the broader world of football obsession. Students in the English language section of Soccer Politics are reading it this week. To accompany your reading, you might enjoy the 1997 film version of the book starring Colin… Read More »

London is Red. And Blue and White.

The major football clubs in London are not particularly fond of each other. Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham are the Premier league clubs to all call London home, and the hatred that these clubs’ supporters have for one another is real. This phenomenon is not exclusive to London, however. Many cities have multiple clubs… Read More »

Life as an Arsenal fan in 2020

As an Arsenal fan, I have grown accustomed to looking up at the top dogs in the EPL battle it out for the title. With the recent dominance of teams like Liverpool and Manchester City, Arsenal has not truly been in title contention in many years. Even in their 2nd place finish to Leicester in… Read More »

English Premier League: We Have a Title Race!

Does anybody else miss the drama we saw at the Etihad at the end of the 2011-2012 season? It was Aguero’s strike that sent ripples through Manchester and the rest of England, as Manchester United were forced to stop their celebrations as news of a late extra-time winner meant they were no longer the champions.… Read More »

With the USMNT Out of the Running, Find Out Which World Cup Team You Should Root For

I’m a big fan of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com. For anyone interested in in-depth statistical analysis of sports, politics, economics, and culture presented in engaging and interactive formats, I really suggest you visit the site. As fans of the beautiful game, I’m sure that the site’s club soccer predictions will be particularly interesting for readers of the… Read More »

L’intégration d’Aubameyang dans l’Arsenal

Le joueur Gabonais Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang est la nouvel espoir de l’équipe du nord de Londres. Il était transféré à l’Arsenal cette hiver et les supporteurs de l’équipe pensent qu’il peut être l’attaquant féroce qui peut mener l’équipe à un triomphe de la ligue anglais dans les prochaines années. Il est plus rapide que Henry et… Read More »