Xhaka, tackle and roll

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal 3-2 Swansea “Why are raspberry bonbons blue?” asked Shedman quizzically, during the early lull - a time when the mind is prone to wander to…

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Meek Arsenal are all at sea

Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal The baffling thing yesterday was not so much that we lost - because lord knows, name a circumstance and Arsenal can magic up a defeat for…

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Arsenal fluff their lines again

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea A weary sense of familiarity abounded after another crack at breaking Chelsea’s strange grip on Arsenal failed, practically before it had begun. If Chelsea were meant to…

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There’ll be no homegrown trolley-dash for Arsène

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“I definitely wouldn’t go somewhere just because I’m a homegrown player.” So said Jack Wilshere in the run-up to England’s match against Slovenia: a reminder, if ever it were needed,…

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Weave your magic, Tony Colbert

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Good morning, and as the French say, ‘April Fish’. Internationals have been and gone, and there seem to have been wall-to-wall matches since Thursday. Uefa changed this a few years…

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