5:51 AM EST, Mon January 25, 2021
Ornstein: Martin Ødegaard to join Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid

Ornstein: Martin Ødegaard to join Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid

Photo by Denis Doyle/ You say göödbye and I say hellø Well, that didn't take long. After only a few days after initial speculation began to surface, David Ornstein confirmed today that Martin Ødegaard of Real Madrid will be joining Arsenal on loan until the end of the 20-21 Premier League season following a medical on Monday. Martin Odegaard loan from Real Madrid to Arsenal agreed. 22yo scheduled to fly to London later on Sunday & have medical on Monday. Elite sportsperson exemption means no isolation via negative #COVID19 test. With @gunnerblog for...
Pain in the Arsenal 13 hours ago

Arsenal’s Second String Doesn’t Cut it

The best squads in the world are those whose drop in quality from starting XI to fringe players isn’t overly noticeable. The Gunners’ performance against Southampton ran home that Arsenal do not boast quality second string options. At all. On the face of it, this shouldn’t be the case. The fringe players include a £72m […] Arsenal’s Second String Doesn’t Cut it - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 16 hours ago

Arsenal and Willian: Time to Draw a Line

After another ineffective performance against Southampton on Saturday, it’s time to draw a line under the career of Willian at Arsenal. There were more than a few raised eyebrows when Willian joined in the summer on a three-year contract, with many fans believing that we were getting a player whose best days were firmly behind […] Arsenal and Willian: Time to Draw a Line - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 18 hours ago

Arsenal FA Cup Exit to Boost European Ambitions?

It wasn’t quite 22 games this time, was it? After a recent upturn in results had breathed new life into both the Arsenal squad and fans, their unbeaten run and FA Cup defence came to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon as they succumbed to a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Southampton. Our premature elimination […] Arsenal FA Cup Exit to Boost European Ambitions? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 20 hours ago

Arsenal Confirm Mesut Ozil Departure to Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil has left Arsenal after his contract was terminated six months in advance. It’s official. It’s happened. Ozil is no longer an Arsenal player. The German has found an agreement with the club to have his contract mutually terminated six months before it was due to expire in the summer. The news draws the […] Arsenal Confirm Mesut Ozil Departure to Fenerbahce - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 21 hours ago

How Much Arsenal Will Pay for Martin Odegaard Loan Transfer

Arsenal are closing in on the loan capture of Martin Odegaard this January transfer window, with the exact financial details of the move being revealed. Strapped for cash this month, Arsenal have had to steer clear of their intended primary targets. Among the long-standing interest in Houssem Aouar, Arsenal have been keeping a close eye […] How Much Arsenal Will Pay for Martin Odegaard Loan Transfer - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 23, 2021

Arsenal Transfer Stance on Calum Chambers Revealed

Arsenal have made a decision on the immediate future of Calum Chambers with rumours circulating that the defender could be loaned out from north London this January transfer window. Preparing for a window of movement, primarily outgoings, few could have expected quite the upheaval that is taking place in north London. In terms of departures, […] Arsenal Transfer Stance on Calum Chambers Revealed - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 23, 2021

Arsenal ‘Very Close’ to Martin Odegaard Loan Transfer

Arsenal are within touching distance of announcing Martin Odegaard’s loan signing from Real Madrid until the end of the season. Having been asked about the deal during a previous press conference, Mikel Arteta refused to be drawn on the speculation suggesting Arsenal would sign the Norwegian, claiming he wouldn’t comment on players of other clubs. […] Arsenal ‘Very Close’ to Martin Odegaard Loan Transfer - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Arsenal Women vs West Ham: WSL match preview

Arsenal Women vs West Ham: WSL match preview

Photo by Marc Atkins/ Arsenal try again for their first win of 2021 Arsenal Women face West Ham tomorrow in the WSL, with the Gunners very much needing three points. After last week’s disappointing draw away at Reading, Arsenal’s chances of winning the WSL are very slim, with focus now turning to the bare minimum of qualifying for the Champions League. To do that, Arsenal will need to finish in the top 3, and with a 2 point lead over Manchester City, who have a game in hand, and a 3 point gap to Manchester United, every game against opponents outside the top 3 is...
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 23, 2021

Arsenal: Folarin Balogun Shows Poor Lack of Respect

Folarin Balogun showed no respect to his teammates following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. On Friday, the Arsenal Under-23 side were on top form. Fronted by Folarin Balogun as they hosted Brighton and Hove Albion at Meadow Park, the talented 19-year-old netted a fine hat-trick, including a […] Arsenal: Folarin Balogun Shows Poor Lack of Respect - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 23, 2021

Arsenal vs Southampton: 4 Things We Learned From FA Cup Defeat

Arsenal put in a limp defence of their FA Cup title by falling to a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday. Making an expected amount of changes to his side, Mikel Arteta opted to swap his entire front four on the south coast, whereas Ralph Hasenhuttl chose a near full strength side. […] Arsenal vs Southampton: 4 Things We Learned From FA Cup Defeat - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Southampton 1 - Arsenal 0 match report: out with a whimper

Southampton 1 - Arsenal 0 match report: out with a whimper

Photo by Catherine Ivill/ The Gunners’ FA Cup defense comes to an early close with a particularly poor performance. Well that was a waste of time. A heavily rotated Arsenal side bowed out of the FA Cup 1-0 to Southampton in an effort that is best summed up simply by saying, “yeah, they put on their kits and ran about.” Without Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Thomas Partey starting, the Gunners reverted to their often uninspired, sometimes downright insipid play. Bernd Leno aside, I don’t think that any of the starting 11 put in...
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 23, 2021

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Southampton: FA Cup Defeat

Arsenal’s FA Cup run came to an end today as Southampton knocked out the Gunners in the fourth round. An own goal from Gabriel half way through the first-half proved to be decisive. Otherwise, the Saints didn’t make too many big chances as evidenced by their xG of just 0.43 as opposed to Arsenal’s 1.05. […] Arsenal Player Ratings vs Southampton: FA Cup Defeat - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Arsenal vs. Southampton FA Cup 4th round match thread: heading south

Arsenal vs. Southampton FA Cup 4th round match thread: heading south

Photo by Catherine Ivill/ The Gunners make their first of two trips in a week to St. Mary’s today. Arsenal continue their defense of the FA Cup with a trip to St. Mary’s Park to face Southampton. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side have dipped in form just a bit from their torrid start to the season that saw them in the European places, but they’re still a tough out. The clubs drew 1-1 in December at the Emirates with former Gunner Theo Walcott opening the scoring, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalizing in the second half, and Arsenal hanging onto the point after Gabriel was...
Pain in the Arsenal Jan 22, 2021

Arsenal Formation Tweak Could Safeguard Kieran Tierney

Arsenal has finally commenced a much-needed clear out of the playing staff this month, but the departure of Sead Kolasinac to Schalke 04 has relegated star left-back, Kieran Tierney, as the only natural choice in that position. As we recently saw in the dire 0-0 draw to Crystal Palace at home, the Gunners are heavily […] Arsenal Formation Tweak Could Safeguard Kieran Tierney - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community