Granit Xhaka

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 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  applauds the travelling fans after the defeat to Arsenal. With Solskjær it’s not clear there is any attacking strategy  at all beyond trying to play in the quick lads up front as they run in behind. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty

For eight minutes at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, everything looked to be going well for Manchester United. And then suddenly it wasn’t. As i(...)

Unai Emery believes the Emirates stadium has lost its fear factor for visiting teams. Photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Unai Emery admits that the Emirates stadium has lost its fear factor as away teams scent blood against an Arsenal side that the head coach accepts is (...)

Under pressure: Unai Emery. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Unai Emery has admitted for the first time Granit Xhaka may not play for Arsenal again, with the troubled midfielder informing the manager he is not a(...)

José Mourinho  waving to fans from a TV studio during the  match between United and Liverpool at Old Trafford  on October 20th. Maybe his  hour  is at hand to offer   Arsenal fans   a new enemy to tear apart every week, the grinning ringmaster at the circus of hate. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

The Granit Xhaka episode at Arsenal has prompted reflections on the nature and obligations of fandom. On one extreme the hard-edged Toryism of West Ha(...)

 Arsenal  Granit Xhaka is booed by fans as he leaves the pitch after being substituted off against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Alex Morton/Getty Images

Unai Emery has confirmed that Granit Xhaka will not be involved in Arsenal’s match against Wolves on Saturday as the player continues to regroup after(...)

Shane Duffy reacts after conceding the second goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Turns out Peter Schmeichel called it about right. “Switzerland will win against Ireland. I have seen Ireland play and they are so bad.” He was so with(...)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores Arsenal’s   third goal during the Premier League match against  Aston Villa at the  Emirates stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 2 Arsenal are going through a period that defies both description and logic, but it is certainly fun. After a week that had sho(...)

 Granit Xhaka: “Technically we are better and so we will find the solution that works for us.” Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Ireland’s rather miserable competitive record over the past 20 years against the Swiss suggests Mick McCarthy’s side might just be overdue a slice of (...)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return to the Arsenal starting line-up after recovering from illness. Photograph: Reuters

Unai Emery admits Arsenal “need to win” their Europa League quarter-final first-leg meeting with Napoli at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday given thei(...)

Arsenal manager  Unai Emery: “In the table, our objective is very clear – to be in the top four.” Photograph: Reuters/Satish Kumar Subramani

Unai Emery has hailed the “courageous” Rafael Benitez as his “reference point” in English football. Emery’s Arsenal host Benitez’s Newcastle in the P(...)

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