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Internal Solutions versus External Additions: how Arteta and Edu can still turn this transfer window around

A few weeks ago, before the Euros had started and before the dust had settled on Arteta’s first full season in charge, I called for ruthlessness in this summer’s transfer window. A shout that while having the best intentions, was likely a naïve take on a transfer window that is truly unlike any other in […]

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Even now, Arsenal’s Young Stars can learn from Cazorla -The Ever Evolving Midfielder.

“We lost a good player, a world class player – I don’t deny that. It is a massive challenge to replace him and therefore we have to be even more of a team and work even more to together to compensate.” Sadly, that Arsene Wenger quote could be applied to many players over many different […]

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Mertesacker – Our Hale End Leader.

In recent years the ‘revolving door’ of Arsenal hasn’t stopped spinning; a new member of the hierarchy is barely in the building, before they’re back out the door again. But there is one man in a position of power who has stood resolute. Much like his time as a player, Per Mertesacker has steadily and […]

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Transfer Window Pending – To be Ruthless on the Pitch, Arsenal need to be Ruthless off it!

For years, we’ve stood by and watched our best players leave the club. Transfer markets were like grey clouds in the distance; they couldn’t be avoided, what was about to happen seemed inevitable; rumours circled, players agitated for their ‘big’ moves, they left and misery rained down on the fan base. From our perspective, the […]

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Apathy, Arrogance, Naivety have caused Arsenal’s Demise – It’s the time to ‘Act not Talk!’

  The saying goes, “It may get worse before it gets better, but it will get better.”  Towards the end of Wenger’s reign, the majority of Arsenal fans weren’t naïve to the fact that things may have to ‘get worse’ before the glory days returned, but there was a general belief that they would return […]

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Has it taken Smith Rowe to be Arsenal’s Fekir for Lacazette to thrive again?

When Alexandre Lacazette signed for Arsenal in the July of 2017, expectations were high, the frustrations surrounding Oliver Giroud had reached boiling point and many hoped that a more clinical striker would ease the burden on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The ninety-one goals in his past three seasons did a lot […]

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A Tale of Two Cities – Liverpool and Arsenal 2015-21 – Where we were, are and are headed!

I remember being in the concourse of a bustling Liberty Stadium in October 2015, eagerly awaiting team news for Arsenal’s match against Swansea City, hoping for a Joel Campbell start, of all things. As I was waiting in hopeful expectation of the Costa Rican continuing his run in the team, I watched and enjoyed the […]

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Wenger’s Nearly Men 2007/8 – The Team that Shoulda, Coulda and didnae!

The date was the 25th of June 2007, Arsenal’s record goal scorer, long time talisman and skipper had just been unveiled as Barcelona’s new multi-million pound signing. The talk had been building for all of the previous season, Arsenal’s disappointing exit to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League round of sixteen only added fuel to […]

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Is the Writing on the Wall for Hector Bellerin?

There was a mixture of emotions for Arsenal fans when news broke last summer of a potential move for Hector Bellerin to PSG, some rejected the prospect out of hand, not entertaining the thought of the Spaniard leaving, but it seemed the majority felt it was a necessary move in order to bring in cash, […]

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Arteta values the ‘Art of Control’ – The Key is turning Control to Wins Consistently

This time last week I was a nervous wreck, fearing the worst and hoping for the best, fearing that inside a week our season would feel like it was over and hoping that we could navigate ourselves to a couple victories, preferably victories that wouldn’t cause the sort of heart palpitations that the Benfica game […]

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