Author: Chris Moore

Prior to joining the writing team at World Soccer Talk in the summer of 2014, Chris was a freelancer for the Yahoo Contributor Network. While at Yahoo, he published over 100 soccer-related articles and was a regular in the website’s monthly “Hot 100” list. Chris also wrote Baltimore Orioles minor league reports and game recaps for the Maryland Sports Blog during the 2014 season.

Goalkeeper Mattia Perin should be on Arsenal’s summer radar

As Petr Cech is beginning to show is age, Arsenal are said to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer. The 35-year-old Cech has made numerous blunders during the current campaign, and is not the world-class keeper he once was. The Gunners brought in the former Czech Republic international from rivals Chelsea in the summer of 2015, and while he has performed fairly well up until this season, Arsenal should be looking to replace their number one shot-stopper with a younger keeper. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga would be outstanding choices to replace ... Read more

The formation that could solve Arsenal’s defensive issues

It is safe to say that Arsenal are enduring a fairly tough season. The Gunners are currently sixth in the Premier League, they were knocked out of the FA Cup by a team in the bottom half of the Championship table, and most recently were thumped 3-0 by Manchester City in the League Cup final. Outside of a place in the Europa League round of 16, the north London club’s season has been full of disappointing moments. While there can be many reasons behind Arsenal’s poor season, the crux of the club’s current situation has to be the defense, or ... Read more

Hector Bellerin is right to criticize ArsenalFanTV for feeding off club’s failures

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was recently invited to speak at the Oxford Union. A prestigious debating society, the Oxford Union has previously welcomed high-profile people such as Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Diego Maradona. In the interview, Bellerin discussed a plethora of topics ranging from his personal life as a footballer to the Catalan independence. While the 47-minute long discussion covers a variety of topics (see video in its entirety below), the main topic of conversation seems to be what the defender had to say about the YouTube channel ArsenalFanTV. The channel mainly focuses on post-match reactions and interviews of ... Read more

Identifying Arsenal’s problems in defense and who they need to replace

With Arsenal currently sitting sixth in the Premier League table, seven points behind rivals Tottenham, there is surely plenty of blame being passed around the Emirates as to why the club has struggled in the league. Some have turned to condemn Granit Xhaka, the player with the third-most completed passes in the British top tier (64% of these passes being forward). While others have put the brunt of the blame on striker Alexandre Lacazette, the club’s high scorer on the season. Nevertheless, when taking a deeper look into the statistics, Arsenal’s defense has, without a doubt, been the weak link ... Read more

Q&A with highly-rated Arsenal prospect Emile Smith-Rowe

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a history of giving opportunities to his academy players, and this year has been no different. In fact, the Frenchman has handed first team debuts to seven youngsters so far during the 2017/18 campaign. Teenage sensations such as Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock, and Ben Sheaf were all a part of this so called ‘Magnificent Seven.’ Perhaps the next player in line for a first team appearance is 17-year-old prospect Emile Smith Rowe. While not quite a household name for most Arsenal fans just yet, Smith Rowe is certainly making a name for himself ... Read more

Arsenal squad has improved with transfer dealings

Arsenal entered the summer of 2017 with plenty of question marks. Could they entice top players without the Champions League? Will they start to overhaul the roster? Will their two superstar players sign new contracts? Coming off of finishing outside of the top four for the first time since manager Arsene Wenger arrived in north London, the Gunners were in desperate need of some major moves heading into the 2017/18 season. In their first move on the summer, Arsenal managed to sign Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer after his contract from Schalke expired. Although many Premier League fans may ... Read more

Arsenal players appear relieved Alexis Sanchez saga is over

In their second game without Alexis Sanchez in the team, Arsenal swept aside crosstown rival Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the Carabao Cup final next month. While the match started off extremely shaky for the north London club, as Eden Hazard netted a goal inside the first eight minutes, the Gunners were able to mount the comeback and easily be the better side for the remainder of the semi final fixture. The big cup victory comes four days after the Gunners demolished Crystal Palace 4-1 at the weekend. Arsenal were flat-out ruthless, particularly in the first half of ... Read more

Ian Wright’s panicky Arsenal transfer comments are baffling

Former Arsenal great turned television personality Ian Wright recently made some interesting comments regarding the club’s current transfer interests. Wright, who also made headlines for labeling the Gunners as a “joke” a week ago, now claims that the north London outfit’s interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan seem “panicky.” “Everything that is happening is being forced on them through other people,” Wright stated on Sky Sports. “Mkhitaryan is not a player Arsenal have been after – he’s a player that Arsenal have been handed. It’s the same with Aubameyang – a couple of years ago, he was on everyone’s ... Read more