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  1. Time of transition for Arsenal and Ashley Cole

    Michael Cox

    He joined Arsenal in 1996, and having spent 18 years revolutionising the club and developing a never-ending stream of talented young players, he's preparing to say goodbye -- hopefully with an FA Cup victory. No, not Arsene Wenger -- who has repea...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Arsenal and Man City almost get it right

    Michael Cox

    LONDON -- Just before the start of Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Emirates, the away captain, Vincent Kompany, made the unusual decision to switch ends having won the prematch coin toss. Therefore, eagle-eyed television viewers wo...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  3. David Silva's lack of goals shouldn't obscure his brilliance

    Michael Cox

    David Silva's performance at Old Trafford on Tuesday night was one of the most magnificent displays of the Premier League season. Literally from the kick-off Man City's Spanish playmaker took control of the game, an almost insultingly simple victo...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Wenger's Arsenal must go 'vintage' to beat Chelsea

    Michael Cox

    In a funny way, Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Tottenham last weekend was "vintage" Arsenal. Not the vintage Arsenal associated with the Arsene Wenger era, fast approaching its 1,000th game at Chelsea this weekend, but the vintage Arsenal of the pre-W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  5. Three Things: Arsenal vs. Sunderland

    Michael Cox

    LONDON -- Two goals from Olivier Giroud set Arsenal on their way to a crushing 4-1 rout of Sunderland. Here are three things from Saturday's Premier League clash: 1. Giroud superb as Arsenal's attack leader Arsenal's key man in Saturday's comfor...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  6. Caution came first for Arsenal and Manchester United

    Michael Cox

    It's somewhat amusing that, just four days after Manchester United were criticised for crossing the ball too frequently, Arsenal were criticised for the exact opposite: playing too narrow. On Wednesday night against United, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Ca...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  7. Criticism unwarranted for struggling Mesut Ozil

    Michael Cox

    In football, the problem with appearing nonchalant is that you're at the mercy of your team's collective performance. When Dimitar Berbatov was challenging for the title, he was relaxed. When battling relegation with Fulham, he was merely lazy. When ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. With fatigue affecting Giroud, is it time for Wenger to spend?

    Michael Cox

    The period leading up to the January transfer window was supposed to be the time when Olivier Giroud proved that Arsenal didn't need another centre-forward. Instead, the Frenchman is currently going through his leanest goalscoring form -- seven start...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  9. Are Clichy and Nasri better since leaving Arsenal?

    Michael Cox

    In Arsene Wenger's early days in English football, one of his specialities was selling players at exactly the right time. Whether he was inheriting veterans and squeezing a couple of extra seasons out of them or signing and developing talented youngs...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  10. All of Arsenal's roads skip Premier titles but lead to Champions

    Michael Cox

    For Arsenal supporters, 2012-13 is panning out rather similarly to 2011-12 -- an underwhelming first half of the season followed by a late rally to secure a Champions League qualification spot. -- Defending toward the top four It often feels li...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  11. Michael Cox -- Santi Cazorla symbol of Arsenal's ambition

    Michael Cox

    Arsene Wenger's latest signing, Santi Cazorla, represents Arsenal's ambition in the new season, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  12. Michael Cox -- Premier League's battle for fourth between Newcast...

    Michael Cox

    With the two Manchester clubs guaranteed to finish in the top four, there's now a four-way battle between Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea, with disaster looming for possibly two clubs, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  13. Michael Cox -- Samir Nasri ending season with Manchester City on ...

    Michael Cox

    Samir Nasri has now been in English football for almost four seasons yet has only played consistently well in one five-month spell at Arsenal. That's simply not good enough, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  14. Michael Cox -- How do you define success? It's harder than you th...

    Michael Cox

    The Premier League has become about playing for two positions -- fourth and 17th -- and that's not good for the game, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  15. Africa Cup of Nations will not have big impact on Premier League ...

    Michael Cox

    The Africa Cup of Nations won't have a big impact on Premier League teams. If anything, the tournament is a chance for sides like Chelsea to improve their tactics, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  16. Thierry Henry's triumphant return to Arsenal -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Thierry Henry and Jose Reyes returned to their beloved clubs -- Arsenal and Sevilla -- this past week, illustrating how their careers have taken widely different courses, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012