Andrew Mangan


Andrew Mangan is a writer and podcaster. Fan of bourbon and Robert Pires, sluggish centre-half. Can be found on arseblog.com and at @arseblog.
  • Three Arsenal Players In Need Of Well-Placed Loan In 2017/18

    While the Europa League may require Arsenal to use the full depth of their squad next season, there are certain players who need to play more regularly than that if they're to achieve their full potential. As a club the Gunners have produced lots of hot prospects, talented youth players at that level, but who are simply unable to make the step up to first team football. It's not a situation unique to Arsenal either, and Man City manager Pep Guardiola was instructive when speaking about the football set-up in England. ...

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  • Arsene Wenger Needs Executive Assistance At Arsenal

    When Ivan Gazidis promised Arsenal fans that the disappointment of the 2016-17 season would act as a catalyst for change, cynical eyebrows were raised. The Chief Executive has a long track record of talking a great game, without necessarily putting into action all the things he says. For example, back in 2013 he spoke of how new commercial and sponsorship deals would help Arsenal become more competitive. ...

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  • Arsenal Needn’t Buckle To Contract Pressure With Alexis Sanchez

    When a player gets to the final 12 months of his contract without agreeing new terms with his club, it almost inevitably results in a transfer. Some might argue that leaving negotiations to this point is a deliberate tactic, to strengthen the player's hand, particularly if he's important to the team. It was certainly something that Theo Walcott and his agents took advantage of back in 2012-13. ...

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  • Arsenal Supporters Shouldn’t Direct Their Ire At Hector Bellerin

    Since bursting onto the scene in 2014, when injuries and losses of form opened the door for him, Hector Bellerin has been a hugely popular player with Arsenal fans. It's easy to understand why. He's one of the most exciting young defensive prospects in Europe, his lightning pace has – more than once – helped rescue the team from dangerous situations, and he's well capable of producing in the final third. When you add to that an infectious personality, a wonderful Spanish/Cockney hybrid accent (Spockney?!), his unconventional fashion sense and his , there's a lot to like about him. When he signed a new six and a half year contract with the club last November, there were few dissenting voices. ...

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  • The Arsenal End-Of-Season Awards

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Arsenal end of season awards. We have a number of gongs and trophies and crystal vases to give away in a number of categories. ...

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