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The STARTeta of transformation – First Month’s Coach’s Report

The STARTeta of transformation. The last game versus Bournemouth was the real beginning of Arteta’s reign as manager, and it’s what all us Arsenal fans have been crying out for. I reiterate that it is the beginning, and we don’t need to be getting carried away as it’s a long way to get to where […]

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Wenger’s Arsenal had no Plan B – Emery’s seems to have no Plan A!

I am a realist, and after the highs of the transfer window it’s back down to Earth. There is still a lot of work to be done at the Arsenal. There is still no identity to our team. There is no cohesion and we no longer have our own style of football. This stems from […]

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Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: Ceballos controls Clarets as Gunners signings hit ground running

Ceballos Controls Clarets Arsenal 2-1 Burnley Arsenal got off to the quick start they needed, with Lacazette getting the goal; with his back to goal (and defenders in tow) he swiveled whilst falling to get a finish away – nut megging keeper Nick Pope for the goal. Burnley equalised before the break through Ashley Barnes […]

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Ozil and Kolasinac “mentally ready” as Arsenal host Burnley at Emirates – Preview

Emirates Stadium – August 17, 2019   Last time out Arsenal won their last game away to Newcastle 1-0, a rare clean sheet on the road after only recording one all of last season. It was a makeshift team with a few first-teamers missing. Youth was also given a chance and there were good performances from […]

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Arsenal can’t defend and need to spend before the window slams shut on Top 4 aspirations.

Arsenal can’t defend and need to spend The Gunners are running out of time to fix their problems at the back. The English window closes on Thursday, and they are yet to sign a single defender. It is common knowledge among football fans everywhere that Arsenal have major problems at the back. This was highlighted […]

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