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King Olivier Giroud heals Arsenal’s striker worries by beating Spurs to bragging rights

Matt’s Match Review Arsenal carried on their impressive form following the opening day defeat to Aston Villa by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby, thanks to a first half goal by Olivier Giroud at the Emirates Stadium. We started the better of the two sides as Santi Cazorla had two free kicks in […]

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The Aaron Ramsey show distracts Arsenal from the transfer market at the Emirates

Matt’s Match Review Arsenal avoided any unlikely difficulties and eased into the Champions League group stages for another year by seeing off Fenerbahce 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, resulting in a 5-0 aggregate victory. The visitors, utterly useless in the first leg of the tie last week, came with a bit more vigour about them […]

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Arsene Wenger heads to transfer market after Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud fire Arsenal to Fulham win

Matt’s Match Review Strange to think that only our second Premier League game of the season was being dubbed by some as “must-win” in the build up to our short trip across London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage. But after last Saturday’s catastrophe at the Emirates plus opening weekend wins for both Manchester clubs, […]

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Fenerbahce 0 Arsenal 3 – The British Core Steal The Show

Matt’s Match Review Well that was better. Arsenal all but confirmed another year’s participation in the Champions League group stages with a resounding 3-0 away win at Fenerbahce in Istanbul last night. After the misery and anger that had been rightly circulating throughout Arsenal fans around the world after the dismal season’s opener against Aston Villa […]

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Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa – The Worst Possible Start

Matt’s Match Reviews As far as opening days of the season go, I can’t remember an Arsenal one quite as disastrous as this. Whilst it would be fair to point the finger at referee Anthony Taylor for a host of decisions that went against us and favoured Aston Villa, the 3-1 defeat we suffered was […]

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St Totteringham’s Day 2013: Forever in our Shadow

​Matt’s Match Review It was nervy, uncomfortable, unconvincing, and the longest 90 minutes of football I’ve watched for some time, but it was enough from Arsenal to secure our 16th consecutive Champions League qualification as we beat Newcastle United 1-0 on the final day of the Premier League season, at St James’ Park. Laurent Koscielny […]

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Arsenal 4 Wigan Athletic 1 – On The Home Straight

Matt’s Match Review So it’s 37 down and just one game to go for this campaign, as Arsenal made it nine games unbeaten in the Premier League as we beat, and ultimately relegated, FA Cup Winners Wigan Athletic on a wet Tuesday evening at the Emirates Stadium. It was a game in which neither side […]

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QPR 0-1 Arsenal – “Momentum” In Our Favour, As The End Is In Sight

In an ideal world, my first match report for Welcome To The Gunners Town match review would’ve followed a thrilling encounter packed with goals and talking points, maybe in the manner of the 5-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspurs, or even a gentle 7-3 win against a club managed by Alan Pardew. Either would’ve done nicely. As […]

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