Another season, the same old way to fail. Arsenal have a particular way of losing games and all the familiar tropes were there in abundance on Wedn(...)

Theo Walcott doubled Arsenal’s lead in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates. (Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1Nigel Pearson says that he can look after himself and so, on this evidence, can his Leicester City team. Two goals down desp(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  lifts the ball over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan  during the  Premier League  match  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal 5 Aston Villa 0Another win for Arsenal and with it the growing sense that this will be another season in which they at the very least qualify (...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroudis congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the second goal in his side’s 2-0 dwin over  Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Phototograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City’s title hopes suffered a huge blow after a shock 2-0 defeat by Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium left them five points behind Chelsea. The(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal  during the  Premier  match against Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2The only possible complaint against Arsenal is that they do not do this more often. Arsène Wenger’s side have been a soft t(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)

Arsene Wenger: “If you look at  the injuries we have with Wilshere, Ramsey and Arteta, we are a bit short at the moment in midfield.” Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has identified central midfield as the area he will look to strengthen when the transfer window opens. The Arsenal manager has previous(...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This is a retransmission of image #459708260 with an alternative crop) Arsenal fans hold up a banner for Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 29, 2014 in West Bromwich, England (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

It is seven months since Arsenal last won a trophy, not seven years. It is five days since Arsenal last won a match, not five weeks. They have just(...)