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Arsenal’s Season – A Backfired Gamble or a Bottle Job?

Two seasons of massive underachievement prior to this one, ensured a large percentage of our fan base had vastly reduced expectation levels at the beginning of this campaign. I’m frequently reading how we overachieved this season. In my opinion we didn’t. When the transfer window closed in the summer, I was relatively pleased with our […]

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It’s time to believe Arsenal will finish 4th – Here’s why

I believe we will finish 4th. There I said it. In truth, I’ll be disappointed if we don’t, unless of course, we leapfrog one or more of the current top 3. A domestic cup success would certainly help to soften the blow too. Arsenal supporters love to bemoan our bad luck but right now, the […]

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Baby Birch and her Arsenal debut – Part Two!

If you enjoyed reading part one, here’s part two! Nick: For someone accustomed with heading straight to the boozer upon my arrival in the Finsbury Park vicinity, it was an unusual experience for me to do the stereotypical tourist thing of seeking out potential photo opportunities instead. Our first port of call was the Arsenal […]

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Baby Birch and her Arsenal debut – Part One!

The shortened version of this blog, a collaborative piece written with my beautiful wife Malina, originally appeared in issue 290 of The Gooner fanzine but the day meant so much to us both that we wanted to share the full version! Malina: There are a few proud moments parents can expect during the first year […]

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Negativity flows, can Mikel cure Arsenal’s woes? He must start by picking Ramsdale today

At times it can be extremely difficult not to find yourself becoming completely engulfed in the waves of negativity that frequently flow amongst the Arsenal fan base. Particularly after our results against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City in our opening three league fixtures. Over the years I’ve learned to acknowledge that voices of discontent will […]

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To Absent Friends! – A new season without Danny and Claude awaits.

Following a difficult eighteen months caused by the pandemic, where many of us lost family members or friends at a time where it was almost impossible to visit them during their final days or even attend their funeral services after they’ve passed, the return of supporters to football grounds for the 2021-22 season offers a […]

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Do we have any excuses left for Arteta? – We need to win a match because of him and not in spite of him

It’s time for the excuses to stop and some of our fans need to finally accept that Arteta’s poor management has been part of the problem so far this campaign. I sat there for the duration of our first leg encounter with Villarreal believing that we have the players to beat them but sadly, at […]

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In Arteta I believe but Arsenal have underachieved!

It’s evident the Arteta in or out debate will continue to rage amongst our fan base after every Arsenal result. Win, lose or draw, it’s “I told you so” and it’s become as predictable as our lack of consistency on the pitch. Surprisingly, there was even negativity after winning the recent North London derby. Can […]

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Sorry Arteta but a win tonight at St Mary’s does not justify Saturday’s FA Cup Capitulation

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote an article. I had hoped that after our three home fixtures, where we had won two and drawn one, keeping three clean sheets and progressing into the fourth round of the FA Cup in the process, I’d be writing a positive one on my return. […]

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It’s Snow Joke – Arteta finally gets it Right, so let’s hope he has learned from his previous mistakes.

For the first time since the opening game of the season, I genuinely enjoyed watching the entirety of an Arsenal match. In fact, I didn’t want it to finish and I can’t remember the last time that I felt that way. Even our recent win over Chelsea had some nervous moments, such as them being […]

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