Features and opinion pieces

Below is a full list of the features and opinion pieces that I’ve written across all platforms in a month-by-month format, enjoy!

NOTE – This will continue to update over time!


100 Best Young Players to Watch in 2017: Josip Posavec (Palermo), Davide Calabria and Manuel Locatelli (AC Milan), Gabriel Barbosa (Inter) and Christian Pulisic (Dortmund)

Analysis: Arsenal’s interest in Griezmann and other offers available

Who is the Chilean prodigy Arsenal have taken on trial 3 times?

Zelalem’s loan move to VVV-Venlo raises plenty of questions

Five youth players who could leave Arsenal on loan this month

What sort of ban will Wenger get following FA misconduct charge?

Player focus: Chambers battles well but Boro lose once more

Loan watch: Wilshere shines again with MotM display for Bournemouth

£25-30m? How much is Olivier Giroud worth?

200 up – How Koscielny grew into one of the world’s best for Arsenal

Analysed: Why is Lucas Perez not starting for Arsenal?

Discussed: Arsenal’s right-back options going forward

Profile: Ismael Bennacer

Freddie Ljungberg feature: Double glory, heartbreak in Paris and retired life

Willie Young feature: I wasn’t ex-Spurs anymore, I was an Arsenal man

Rob Holding feature: Settling in, channelling aggression and winning mentality

Youth profile: Jordi Osei-Tutu

Youth profile: Daniel Ballard

Andrea Belotti: Who is he and why would Arsenal want him?

Profile: Cohen Bramall – all you need to know

Progress report: Krystian Bielik

Loan watch: Wilshere sparkles as Bournemouth bully Swansea

Player focus: Chambers impresses despite Middlesbrough’s late collapse at United


Top 3 young Arsenal players of 2016

Ademola Lookman: Arsenal’s loss, Everton’s gain

Player focus: Gibbs performs well once more when called upon

Wilshere continues to impress for Bournemouth, this time vs Southampton

The Ox shines in hard-fought win over Stoke: In focus

Loan watch: Analysing Jack Wilshere’s performance against Liverpool

How do Arsenal resolve Jenkinson’s confidence issue?

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez superb and influential as usual against West Ham


Youth profile: Josh Benson

Youth profile: Tobi Omole

Who is Boubacar Kamara and why is he linked with Arsenal?

Progress update: Gedion Zelalem

Scout Report: Vincent Koziello | Nice’s talented midfielder

Player focus: Wilshere fantastic during Bournemouth’s away trip to Stoke

Player focus: Alexis under par vs Man Utd after injury and globetrotting

Why Chelsea’s days of stockpiling players are coming to an end

Theo Walcott feature: A changed man?

Ben Sheaf feature: Iwobi inspiration, youth progress and first-team aspirations


Player focus: Ainsley Maitland-Niles makes step towards senior squad v Reading

Arsenal should be interested in wantaway midfielder Draxler – here’s why

Why are Arsenal’s loan players struggling?


Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez puts in silky performance against Conte’s Blues

Five things Arsenal need if they are to catch leaders Manchester City

Arsenal scout Joel Asoro, so who is he and why would Arsenal want him?

Is Alexis Sanchez really as good as Messi and Ronaldo?

AUGUST 2016:

Scout Report: Kylian Mbappé | Monaco’s prized asset

Everything you need to know about Shkodran Mustafi

Player focus: Mesut Özil returns with silky style against Watford

Tactics: Avoiding formation predictability

Player focus: Laurent Koscielny fantastic on return v Leicester

Player focus: Rob Holding shows potential despite Liverpool defeat

Hipster Guide 2016-17: Everton’s tactics, key players, and emerging talents

Opinion: Pep’s right – why the Premier League’s packed schedule is damaging

JULY 2016:

Under the radar: Rob Holding and his encouraging debut display

Paul Pogba and the weight of expectations

Analysis: How were the Arsenal youngsters during their 1-1 draw with Lens?

Opinion: Germany can keep their heads held high despite Euro semi-final frustration

Why Arsenal should let Iwobi go to the Olympics

JUNE 2016:

Opinion: Hungary vs Portugal on Wednesday is more than meets the eye

England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

Player focus: Granit Xhaka – Tenacious, influential and convincing

Gedion Zelalem: What’s next?

Player focus: Olivier Giroud shows fabled Arsenal ‘mental strength’

Analysis: Attacking alternatives to Jamie Vardy

MAY 2016:

Scout Report: Christian Pulisic | Dortmund’s emerging gem 

APRIL 2016:

Player focus: Gabriel continues to gradually grow

MARCH 2016:

Player focus: Iwobi shines on first Premier League start

Aston Villa u21s 1-0 Arsenal u21s: Three things we learned

Player focus: Gibbs defensively industrious despite Watford defeat


Player ratings: Coquelin dismissal pivotal as Gunners drop more points

Player focus: Elneny excellent in otherwise frustrating draw

Oxlade-Chamberlain: An encouraging and productive showing

What does the future hold for Arsenal’s goalkeepers?

Opinion: Afobe might hurt Arsenal, but they were right to sell him


What’s next for Serge Gnabry?

Scout report – Jadon Sancho: City and England’s next rising star

Player focus: Iwobi proves he’s more ready than we thought

Analysis: Chambers’ perfect chance to assert first-team credentials


Southampton’s 2015: An unpredictable twelve months for the Saints

Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool: The story so far 

Three of Arsenal’s most talented schoolboys


Why the Norwich result feels like a bitter defeat

Analysis: The ever-changing right-back predicament at Arsenal

Patrick Bamford: What’s going wrong?

Petr Cech’s importance to Arsenal is understated

Player focus: Hector Bellerín – solid, efficient display


Aston Villa: What do they need from their next five fixtures?

Why this is Walcott’s perfect opportunity to shine – for club and country

Nathaniel Clyne’s progression: From an aspiring teen to Liverpool regular

AUGUST 2015:

Interview: Adam Ryan Dawson on his youth, career aspirations and much more

JULY 2015:

Five things we learned from the Emirates Cup

Analysis: The rapid, unexpected emergence of Francis Coquelin

Serena: A resilient, elegant champion

JUNE, 2015:

Nick Kyrgios – a fascinating, exciting enigma

Could Jordon Ibe be a regular starter for Liverpool next term?

MAY, 2015:

Ancelotti’s sacking highlights cut-throat nature of football

APRIL, 2015:

Arsenal 2-1 Reading: Five thoughts

MARCH, 2015:

Arsenal’s ever-changing right-back predicament

The 17-year-old Chelsea talent with the world at his feet

Brandon Barker – Manchester City’s rising talent


Rising star – The young, talented midfield dynamo at Spurs

JANUARY, 2015:

Chelsea’s talented youth system – and the problems attached to it

Should Emre Can be used in midfield or a defensive three?


Magic Meyer – Schalke’s next gem


Lack of upgrades cost Vettel a solid title charge

The 20-year-old Barca wonderkid who has coaches purring

JULY, 2014:

Opinion: Chelsea will regret selling Lukaku