Arsene Wenger Was Too Beautiful to Last
Wenger’s Arsenal felt right in a soccer world even a relative newcomer like me could see had gone completely off the rails with money and graft.
Wenger Signs A New Deal At Arsenal And God Help Me I'm OK With That
Arsenal reportedly has rewarded Wenger with a new contract after an FA Cup win this weekend.
take back control
Exploring The Relationship Between The ‘Wenger Out’ Movement and Brexit
In their infernal anger at Arsene Wenger, some among the ‘Wenger Out’ movement have resorted to the tactics of Brexit. We ask whether this is a clever move, or one likely to alienate their fellow fans.
Chips Soccer Podcast Episode 14: The Brexit Edition
In this episode, Will and Aaron explain why the #WengerOut movement gives off serious Brexit vibes. Plus, Sean Dyche, suspected Brexiter himself, said English managers don't get a fair shake in the Premier League. True or false?
footballers on the fags
Analyzing The Smoking Habits of Soccer Players and Iconic Managers
While medical science has come to the consensus that tobacco and rigorous exercise don’t mix, there are still many icons of football who enjoy a crafty smoke. Here, we look to their smoking habits and what they may or may not signify.
arsenal's invincibles in serie a
Remembering The Failed Serie A Careers Of Arsenal’s Invincibles Generation
Before they were winning titles and going a season unbeaten at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were struggling in Italy. Here’s how they shook off their Serie A woes to become icons of the Premier League.
Arsenal Fans Launch Dueling Wenger "In" and "Out" Plane Banners, Suffer a Loss
Wouldn't be surprised if a second "out" plane made its rounds next match—to trump the "in."
Liam Daniel Pierce
The Tragicomic Tale of Arsenal’s Six Consecutive Round of 16 Exits in The Champions League
If Arsenal go out to Bayern in their coming Round of 16 double header, it will be their seventh consecutive fall at the same hurdle. Here, we look back at their previous failures and ask: what the fuck is going on?
the art of defence
The Artistic and Cultural Influence of Arsenal’s Famous Back Four
While Adams, Bould, Dixon and Winterburn were famed for their miserly defending, the art and pop culture they inspired is often overlooked.
Chips Soccer Podcast Episode 7: The Dreaded Vote of Confidence
VICE Sports writer Sean Newell joins the show to lament how the American Outlaws have taken over his beloved bar. Plus, the debut of a new segment, MANAGER FIGHT!, in which Will and Aaron imagine how a fist fight between two managers might go.
occasional tantrums and zero insight
Is It Time To Do Away With Post-Match Interviews In Soccer?
In light of Jose Mourinho’s latest meltdown in front of the cameras, maybe it’s time for us to admit that post-match interviews are a waste of everyone’s time.
Six Strange Months in the Life of Jamie Vardy
Having undergone a meteoric rise over the past few seasons, the last six months have been strangely static for Jamie Vardy. That seemed to change this weekend, or so he will hope.