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Last Chance Saloon for Arsenal to rescue a wretched season – 2020 Review

So the Premier League has finally finished. (A little later this year then originally planned!). With the Gunners having to face another game this weekend in the FA Cup final, the countdown is on to the finale. This season will have made an ever lasting impression on those associated with the club. In short – […]

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New Theory – Mesut Ozil has in fact retired already!!

Sometimes fans come up with the craziest of ideas and theories. Some go noticed by many like the banners and the attitudes of fans on social media going global. And when I mean ideas, this is something not based on transfers like we should buy player x because of his reputation or because he had […]

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An NLD with Bragging Rights for who is the worst North London Team?

Normally a North London derby has attracted more attention i recent times, with both teams vying for more than perhaps they are tomorrow. However, it still is special. Now there is still a lot left to find out before the season is done between the two teams. In one corner, a team who’ve failed to […]

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3 Key Lessons to be learnt from Brentford Friendly loss before Man City Away!

On Wednesday afternoon Arsenal played their latest friendly at the Emirates before the restart. We lost the game 3-2 to promotion chasing Brentford. I don’t like doing analysis as much, but this is something that I must point out because something isn’t right. With myself being a grassroots player and knowing some of the rules […]

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The mood lightens as Arsenal football starts up: on charities and Charlton

The last few months have been strange… especially the last month or so. But this week has been a huge boost for fans of the red side of North London. If you didn’t know – famed actor and comedian Matt Lucas spoke to faces of the club (old and new) as well as some surprise […]

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Five Arsenal players who should start packing their bags for when/if the transfer window opens.

As much uncertainty as there is at the moment, now is a good time to look at some of the Arsenal players and figure out if they have a future at the club. Here are my suggestions, using stats, additional information (from Transfermarkt) and perhaps some misjudgement and prejudice of my own… looking at four […]

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Club contract renewal woes as coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc

There never seems to be a dull moment as an Arsenal fan these days.In light of our current situation, with suspension of all sport, the transfer wheel has been driven by many rumours. The current man at the helm of the Gunnership has expressed on SkySports News that – in terms of transfers – the […]

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Abandoning the Premier League is the worst option. Except for all the others.

Let’s face it: being stuck indoors is actually putting a downer on us all and our lack of football isn’t helping. We are filled with uncertainty when (or if) the season will continue once the pandemic has passed, and there’s a high possibility of it being frozen. Here are a few of the current options available: […]

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Arteta v Wilder – If it is David v Goliath who is David and who is Goliath?

Someone actually posted on social media the other day that it has been over a thousand days since Arsenal last lifted the FA Cup. Which stands out as an honour that has been passed around the country from Manchester to London over the past few years. Yes, there may have been other pit stops over […]

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City’s EUFA ban a definite boost, but can Arsenal still achieve Champions League qualification?

Last week news went round the entire world that UEFA had banned Manchester City from all European competitions for the next two seasons. There were a few things that came to mind. Firstly, that there is a fighting chance that Arsenal could qualify for Europe’s most prestige competition (the Champions League) – but only if […]

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