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Why Arteta’s decisions cost Arsenal a place in the 4th Round of the FA Cup

In hindsight perhaps yesterday was not the best day to opt for my first away trip of this season. However, I was looking forward to Arsenal and Arteta building on the magnificent team performance against City and starting another glorious run in the competition we have won in 4 of the last 8 seasons. Obviously. […]

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Post Forest Defeat Rant!!!

This was a bad day at office, a really really bad day at the office. There’s just no scope available to defend it. We were terrible from the first whistle to the end and can have no complaints about the final result. We are out of the FA Cup; we started the day talking about […]

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How to fill a Partey Sized Hole without a new Central Midfield signing during AFCON

The Arsenal community, whist bitter at the referring and VAR calls in the narrow defeat to Man City are still reveling in the performance of their young team. Without their manager to cajole and instruct them from the touchline, Arteta’s boys out thought, our fought and in truth, whilst with 11 men, outplayed, the champions. […]

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Has Ainsley Maitland-Niles done enough to stop Arsenal buying reinforcements ahead of AFCON?

As has become the norm for Arsenal in recent times, last Tuesday’s League Cup fixture gave the management an opportunity to rotate the squad and offer valuable minutes to current fringe players. In the past, under Wenger, this might have been very young players but under Arteta it has been more squad members normally on […]

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Arteta’s Dilemma – 4231 or 433 without Xhaka?

There has rarely been a player in recent years to divide the Arsenal fanbase in the way Granit Xhaka does. Perhaps only latter day Ozil in the last few seasons. However, whether you are in the pro Xhaka camp, or in the camp that feels he represents years of under achievement, you will acknowledge that […]

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Sambi, Maitland-Niles or Elneny if Arteta stays 4231 at Brighton?

  Today we take the trip up to Brighton for the early evening fixture. Given the events of Guendouzi/Maupay-gate a little bit of a feud has built up between Arsenal and Brighton fans and players alike. Nothing sinister of course but Arsenal fans certainly remember the challenge by Maupay which resulted in a long term […]

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DB’s Season Diary Week 2: Tales from Twitter Jail – A Week in the Life of an Incarcerated Arsenal Supporter

Welcome to week two of my Season Diary, which comes to you this week from The Twitter Penitentiary. My crime? A crime of passion. Well, that’s the way I see it, anyway. Anyone that knows me, knows how passionate I am about The Arsenal. I’m not sure exactly when this became something to be mocked […]

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Arsenal have a garden ready to bloom but is Arteta the best gardener to see it flourish?

As I wake up early to read the gossip and my Twitter TL, it is safe to say I will not be drawing any Arsenal positivity. It is a tough time to be a fan of our great institution, or so I keep reading. Of course, that is not true, it is as it always […]

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It’s 3421 to beat Chelsea with Saka and Maitland Niles as Wing-backs

Since the opening day defeat, given the quality of the opposition, in the next 2 matches for Arsenal, I have been pondering whether Arteta might opt for the comfort of three at the back for the Chelsea match. Of course, he has done so before, matched up his West London rivals and with some degree […]

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Arteta’s Closing Window of Opportunity – Key Signings needed urgently but time for AMN to embrace right back role

Well Saturday morning (AEST) was a depressing start to the season. Many others, more eloquent than I, will dissect and critique the players, manager and board on that one. Now I’ve chilled out a bit, I thought I’d look at the next two weeks and what we can hope for / need / realistically achieve […]

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