There can be few doubts that Mikel Arteta is a good fit for Arsenal, despite his appointment representing something of a calculated gamble. The North Londoners have famously gambled before on the management front and come up trumps. There is, therefore, no need to get more than medium-sized jitters about the arrival of a man whose profile fits the bill on many levels.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
Alexis Sanchez has finally left the Emirates to pick up a reported €570,000-a-week contract at Manchester United but the Chilean couldn’t resist one last dig at Arsenal legends who have labelled him “the biggest mercenary in football”.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018
Paul Brady is often referred to as a musician’s musician, the implication being that his work is better appreciated within the trade than among those who take their music off the car radio. The Pat Hickey business last Wednesday had that feel.
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
A few weeks back, Damien Duff painted a somewhat poignant image of a player struggling to come to terms with retirement, recalling that one recent morning in Loughlinstown he hired out an astro-turf pitch all for himself. And even as he practised with his right foot, he found himself wondering just what the hell it was he was actually practising for?
Wed, 13 Apr, 2016
Treve contrived to make a comeback nothing short of remarkable for a second consecutive Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in a moment at Longchamp which will stand alongside those through any era of France’s most prestigious race.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
He may have become public enemy number one after his sleight of hand denied the Republic of Ireland a place in the 2010 World Cup but a new biography of Thierry Henry argues the Frenchman was as much a victim of the incident as the Boys in Green.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2012