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Arsenal never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity. (Since forever.)

Faced with the chance to climb into the upper echelons of the (misleading) Premier League table and capitalise on the recent shabby performances of our Super League colleagues, Arsenal did what Arsenal does: they took all the recent momentum, the promising performances, a solid defensive partnership, a goalkeeper in fine form, a coach’s hard-earned respect, […]

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Four into 10 won’t go: Buendia vs Auoar vs Ozil vs ESR shootout for the Arsenal playmaker position

The recent upturn in Arsenal’s results has given Mikel Arteta some tasty food for thought. The goals are flowing, and – coupled with sturdy defensive performances by our B-string Holding-Mari defensive axis – the Gunners have managed to string together some meaningful and convincing wins against tricky opposition. Much of this success has been attributed […]

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Arsenal’s biggest transfer activity wasn’t buying Partey – it was forcefully ejecting their longest-serving player: Ruth

Probably the most important move of Arsenal’s recent transfer window was the ejection of Ruth – Arsenal’s longest-serving player, signed during the timid Autumn of the Gazidis-Wenger reign. Ruth was on a fat, comfortable salary, somehow always first on the team-sheet sub-list, despite not living up to expectations. Ruth was happy to swap shirts with […]

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It’s time to scrap the Offside Rule.

It’s time to scrap the offside rule. In the Premier League season 2019/20, VAR was supposed to take care of the incorrect offside decisions that plagued previous seasons. Officials were told to delay marginal offside decisions where there was a clear and obvious goal-scoring opportunity. Play was allowed to continue until the current phase of […]

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Losing Kobe: a Gunner laments

“What,” you may ask, “…is a South African Gunner doing writing about the Black Mamba?” No – the answer isn’t a connection as tenuous as the fact that Kobe’s namesnake terrorizes my local sub-Saharan compatriots. It lies in the 16 years that I spent living in Los Angeles from 1996-2012, plying my trade as a […]

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Clickbait (Life as a Modern Football Fan): an exclusive interview with author Darren Berry

Following is the transcript of a short interview with Gunners Town alumnus Darren Berry – whose “Season Diary” was a huge hit for us when we first launched. Darren has expanded the blog format into a full-length book “Clickbait – Life As A Modern Football Fan” (Legends Publishing) hits the shelves on Monday. Order your […]

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