Archives: Arsenal

Exorbitant Ticket Prices Fuels Arsenal’s Success

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Britain and the United States do share a common language, but there are times when words don’t translate so well between both countries. Such is the case yesterday when Arsenal announced a record $400 million in turnover. That’s “turnover” meaning … Continue reading

Champions League Group H Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just to be different, we start with Group H on Day 1 of our countdown to the kickoff for the Champions League proper. Each day we will examine one of the groups and explain our picks to emerge from thegroups … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

Ajax Out Again – 3rd Round Qualifying Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The third qualifying round completed on Tuesday and Wednesday (except for the postponed AEK Athens – Sevilla match) and there were few shocking results except for the ouster of Ajax by SK Slavia Praha. This will be a major disappointment … Continue reading

3rd qualifying round – 1st leg results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The first legs of the the third qualifying round were played on Tuesday and Wednesday and there were few surprises among the results. Among the notable events from Tuesday, Freddy Adu made his debut appearance for Benficabut it was old … Continue reading

Third qualifying round draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to imagine but the final is a mere 288 days away! With that in mind, the draw for the third and final round of qualifying for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage was held on Friday and … Continue reading

Barca in for Henry

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a blockbuster move Thierry Henry appears ready to end his eight-year stay with Arsenal as reports are flooding across the wires that he has agreed to sign for Barcelona in a £16m transfer deal with Henry agreeing to terms … Continue reading

Arsenal Colorado

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It appears the rumors which I had personally dismissed as far fetched maybe in fact true: That the Colorado Rapids would be signing a partnership with Arsenal and changing their name and colors. Considering Arsenal’s American Supporters club is even … Continue reading

The Economics of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I read an amazing statistic today on The Sports Economist Blog about Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium: With 150 executive boxes compared to Highbury’s 48, executive seats will reportedly provide 43 per cent of matchday income from spectators.

Barcelona Crowned European Champions

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Alas, it wasn’t Arsenal or England’s night tonight as Barcelona won the Champions League Final 2-1 with two late goals. Highlights of the match included Henry’s dazzling run down the left wing which left Puyol and Marquez looking like amateurs. … Continue reading

Champions League Final Will Answer Many Questions

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In just a few hours, the answers will be revealed to these very interesting questions: (1) Can the Premiership or La Liga claim to being the best club league in the world? If Arsenal wins, surely the Premier League is … Continue reading

Can Arsenal Stop Barcelona?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I had an interesting conversation with GolTV commentator Phil Schoen this past week (available as episode 7 on the EPL Talk Podcast). We discussed whether it was better for Arsenal to employ the tactics they did in their second leg … Continue reading

Crunch time for Thierry Henry

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The next two weeks will have a crucial impact on whether Arsenal’s prolific striker will be staying at Arsenal. Today, the Gunners face Manchester City away at 2:45pm ET (live on Fox Soccer Channel). If Arsenal can win today’s match, … Continue reading

If Barcelona play Arsenal in the final…

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Last night’s match was similar to a chess game, with Arsenal making very few calculated moves and playing very conservatively waiting to capitalize on a mistake from Villarreal, which never materialized. Even though it wasn’t pretty, it was very effective. … Continue reading

Squirrel Bids Farewell to European Football At Highbury

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Although Villarreal played poorly this past Wednesday night in the Champion’s League match against Arsenal, Gunners fans should have little to fear in the second leg next Tuesday. The most important aspect of the game for Arsenal, despite the lack … Continue reading

Wigan 2 – 3 Arsenal

Posted on by Christopher Harris

YES! The Premiership is back after a two week break, and what a scintillating match the Wigan v Arsenal game was. You can immediately see what a huge difference Henry makes to the Arsenal team. Pure world class, especially his … Continue reading