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Are financial principles slightly hindering our great club?

Cash reserves, money, wages, prices tags and so forth. These financial aspects are what now symbolise the modern game, football has become a brutal business in which money is far and away the most significant factor. The power money has brought to football means that clubs such as Manchester City can be dragged from the […]

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Ramsey should start for Arsenal against Palace. On the bench.

Where does Aaron Ramsey fit in with this current Arsenal side? It is sort of heart-breaking in a way to find myself clutching at straws over a player whom we do all adore (everyone except Piers Morgan, perhaps), but unfortunately it is a situation we indeed find ourselves in. Our vast array of crafty midfield technicians […]

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The defensive spine Gooners pined for is finally ours.

Cech, Koscielny and Coquelin – the defensive spine which makes our team great rather than good Arsenal with an effective defensive spine? Surely not. No – they have all those pretty technical midfielders, but when it comes to seeing games out they crack under the pressure.  As an Arsenal fan I must have heard this […]

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Özil slots a free kick against Liverpool

Özil’s time to shine – the stars align for our German wizard.

Ozil looks ready to take the Premier League by storm It was one of the biggest transfers in the history of our football club, a deadline day acquisition which had the whole Premier League in shock. Arsenal for once had flexed some financial clout in the market and signed arguably the finest playmaker in the […]

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No Rambo. Wilshere or Giroud in my starting 11 as this is the year of Theo!

No Jack, Rambo or Giroud? My ideal starting 11 for 2015/16 Think I can speak for the general population of Arsenal fans that I am genuinely optimistic about the team going in to the 2015/16 season. The squad is the finest it’s arguably been in my lifetime – not even the Invincible’s had the quality […]

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Time for Gabriel to get his chance with Bosscielny? Or is it business as ‘Per’usual?

My memories of Per Mertesacker’s time at Arsenal are certainly a mixed bag. At times I have used the old cliché ‘a submarine could turn faster’ and crucified our lanky German for being slow, which in all fairness is not really his fault. There are also memories of masterclasses in defensive positioning and leadership combined […]

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Theo Walcott

Is Walcott the future Arsenal No.9? – Why we should be more positive about our forward options

Many of Wenger’s critics and indeed Arsenal fans generally are still convinced that the Gunners require a world class centre forward. Since the ever controversial departure of a certain Mr. van Persie, the clubs centre forward role has been one surrounded by debate and often with heavy doses of perhaps unnecessary scrutiny. This transfer window […]

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Sorry Aaron but Santi Cazorla, Arsenal’s ‘Hidden Leader’ is the Key to our success and title challenge

When you think of the term leader and Arsenal football club, who are the first names that spring to mind? The aptly named ‘Bosscielny’? The Renaissance man that is Francis Coquelin? Alexis Sanchez? I suppose the Chilean did figuratively ‘carry’ the team in the latter stages of 2014, and we thank our mercurial master for […]

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