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Trusting the Process: An Optimistic Deep Dive into Arsenalʻs 21/22 Season

There have been a lot of hot takes on Arsenal, and rightly so, having lost six of our last twelve fixtures and being pipped to top four by Spurs. I took a bit of time out before writing this and have come to this conclusion: the season was in our hands, and we blew it on […]

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The Big 3 things Arteta has done to make ‘his’ Arsenal a top 4 contender

“What is the realistic target for Arsenal and Mike Arteta this season?” If you asked to an Arsenal fan before the season started(or the summer transfer window ended), the most common answer might have been 6th place in the league and getting back into the Europa League. It doesn’t sound particularly ambitious considering that Arsenal […]

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White to join Saka as an England Starter as Arsenal provide 4 Lions

What an absolute pleasure to be asked by Sun Football, for my thoughts on Arsenal providing four players for the England squad announced by Gareth Southgate last week. It has been a fair few years since the likes of Welbeck, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain were in and round the international scene simultaneously and I cannot imagine […]

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Headers and Volleys: vital win for careless Arsenal against in-form Wolves

Headers and Volleys POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Did you play Headers and Volleys when you were young? I did. Every day. At lunch break. Rising like a salmon at the far post with a salmon sandwich in my hand. Actually, I don’t like salmon. I made that part up because it sounded cute. For those […]

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Mikel Arteta: The Soul to Success

While wallowing in the heartbreak from the defeat to Manchester City, I decided to distract myself by picking up a book and reading Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings: The Soul to Success. For those unfamiliar with Phil Jackson, he holds the NBA record for the most NBA championships as a player and coach – famously known […]

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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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A Fairy Tale of Hale End – A Gunners Town Christmas Exclusive

If the Obi-Wan variant hasn’t brought international travel to a grinding halt, this should be coming to you from a sunny evening in Fiji. A Christmas song from meIt’s been emotional Drink and be merry …………     It was Christmas Eve mateIn the North BankThe Clock End said to me,it’s been a trying oneAnd […]

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A Carabau Cup win would provide huge platform for Arsenal’s English core

Mikel Arteta was under severe criticism after Arsenal’s poor start to the 2021/22 season, but the Gunners’ resurgence throughout September and October has eased the pressure and lifted the mood around the Emirates Stadium. A huge opportunity has presented itself for the club in the EFL Cup after overcoming Leeds United with ease in the […]

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Frothing At The Mouth: how Arteta’s Arsenal grab the W against a “Top Team” [LEI 0-2 ARS]

Frothing at the mouth POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Sometimes I find myself repeating thoughts in this blog. If there has been any thought that I’ve repeated more than any other it has been my insistence that bar the odd occasion, it is always best to try to win the game in the first 20 minutes. […]

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The Return of Excitement: how Arteta’s Arsenal won the crowd and the game [ARS 3-1 TOT]

The Return of Excitement POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES So much can be healed at home games if you are willing to start with energy that intimidates. You have the crowd already energized as they have hope. There is the expectation from your opponent that you will start fast and on the front foot as you […]

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