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Don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone: has Ainsley Maitland-Niles blown his chances at Arsenal?

Previously, our Hale End graduate was renowned for lacking consistency when he had opportunities to cement a regular spot in the starting eleven. But under our exciting, young Spanish coach, he is another player who has raised his levels. If we analyse him under Arteta, there haven’t been many games where he has put in below […]

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Player Analysis: Aubameyang vs Chelsea at Wembley, the epitome of a Captain’s Performance

Ever since Aubameyang’s arrival in North London, the 31-year old has been the Gunners main source of goals, scoring 70 times and providing 15 assists in 109 games (the most of any Premier League player since his debut) which is even more impressive considering the dysfunctional and inconsistent nature of our current team, coupled with […]

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A Battle of Brilliant Young Coaches – FA Cup Final Tactics, Formations, Dangers and Predicted Team

This Saturday’s final seems to have similarities to last year’s horror show in Baku. Chelsea came into the final last year under no pressure since champions league qualification was already secured. The impetus was on us as only a win in Baku would be enough to secure a place in Europe’s most elite competition. We […]

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A Breakdown of how Arteta’s Tactical tweaks and flexibility are improving his Arsenal

Tactical tweaks and flexibility are key to Arteta’s Arsenal It’s clear for all to see that Arteta has improved us defensively. It was only a few months ago that this group of players was being described as ‘uncoachable’ and totally written off. Although I’m under no illusions as to our current standing as a top half […]

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Hoping Arteta has the patience for the rebuild project and does not rely on the ‘Over-Hyped’ Arsenal kids

I am afraid I am not entirely in agreement with the current positivity on our club. We have just completed two very shaky matches against Aston Villa and Watford. There was very little evidence of the dedication or talent I have seen described in recent Gunners Town blogs. 3- 0 up against the second worst […]

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles: If it’s a matter of trust… Arteta trusts his man

An exclusive report from the Athletic’s David Ornstein caught my attention last week. The subject was Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and his desire leave Arsenal in pursuit of playing time. Per the report, Maitland-Niles “senses a lack of trust in him from (Mikel) Arteta” and believes the time is right for him to sever his association with […]

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That Performance was Nine Years Coming – Thank you MIkel Arteta!

Nine years coming POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES   February 2011, I was truly impressed. Barcelona were peak. We were good but they were arguably the best team of all time. I always prefer to feel my football with my heart and the last time I was so impressed was this Barcelona game. We’ve won bigger […]

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It was Arsenal who played as a ‘Pack’ taming Wolves – How we should have played away for years!

We won way – again!! A complete performance. Wolves were tamed into dogs by the Arsenal.       This was one of the best away wins in some years. Everyone to a man was on their top form. There were no errors, and we were structured, disciplined, and professional throughout. It was an away […]

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Saka Laca Boom Boom stuns Wolves as Arteta has his Arsenal defending as a unit.

Arteta’s Arsenal shows physicality and strength in depth to beat Wolves Arsenal gave that extra 10 percent needed for victory against Wolves, as they beat an in form side boasting three wins in their last three matches 2-0. Critics might argue that Wolves were not at their best, but it was the Gunner’s defensive discipline […]

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Are NBA Style Player Trades inevitable? Lacazette plus AMN for Partey and Hermoso?

ITKs, eh? I always found them fascinating but reading their breaking news these days really is something else. I’m not against having some fun with rumours about this or that guy but you do need a fair share of creativity to be doing that when nobody knows how football will be when it resumes. The […]

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