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Tactical Breakdown – Why Arteta can’t keep using restrictive 3-4-3 formation and add creativity.

One step forward and two back seems to be the story of Arsenal’s season so far, as they failed to build on any momentum gained from their accomplished display at Old Trafford, by losing 3-0 at home to Aston Villa. Arteta chose to stick with the same personnel and formation that worked so effectively against […]

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Arteta to retain 343/433 Hybrid vs Aston Villa: A Tactical Preview

The Gunners come into Sunday’s fixture full of confidence, after their impressive performance at Old Trafford was followed up with a convincing 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night. Arteta will be hoping his players can execute his game-plan as effectively as they did against United, as their organised and versatile […]

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Wenger was a Reptilian and talked to Aliens!! – Top 8 Arsenal Conspiracy Theories- Buffetgate, Lasagnegate and so many more

Plots. Sinister dealings. These words may come to mind when you think conspiracy theories. In our everyday lives we are surrounded by conspiracy claims, from the Moon landing, to Religion, to Government laws. Anywhere you look, a conspiracy could arise. In Football there are many conspiracies at play, from a simple ‘’they cheated’’ or ‘’everyone […]

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Arteta takes the L as Arsenal prove second best in the second city. (AVL 1-0 ARS)

Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal Premier League Review   I must say – I like Villa. Like Arsenal, the biggest club in their city and region. And have won the European Cup no less – let’s be frank, we haven’t. And we had one of our greatest FA Cup wins against them in 2015. Arguably the greatest, […]

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Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa: Wonderful. Painful. Awful. Vital. [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Wonderful. Painful. Awful. Vital   Here’s some facts…. 1) We rarely win when Chelsea, Spurs and Utd lose. We did. 2) We are 3 points ahead of all three of them after 6 games. 3) We played over a half with 10 men and won. 4) From a losing position too. Twice. 5) We are […]

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Highs and lows: that's what draws us to football

A Season of Sighs Ends on a High

Arsenal Circular 146 It was “drama” on Sunday. One of the most over-used media words had meaning and resonance during the last 30 minutes of Sunday’s matches. It went right and we celebrated but it could have gone wrong and given us long faces and grouchy moods. In life “you win some and you lose […]

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Time to finish the year in style starting at Villa before investing in a midfielder ASAP in January

We travel to Villa Park to take on Remi Garde’s Aston Villa and, needless to say, three points is the acceptable result. After a downright disastrous November we’ve only recently notched our first league win (in 4 games) and considering how hard of a January we are about to have, picking up as many points […]

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Villains expect to be Gunned down, but Gunner Garde can keep them up still

Arsenal visit Villa Park on Sunday chasing a perfect week to kick off the busy December period. Yes, beating two teams fighting for relegation and sneaking into the Champions League last 16 shouldn’t constitute what you’d a call a perfect week for a team aiming to be crowned champions but given all that transpired during […]

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Keep Calm And Support The Arsenal or PANIC!!! (It’s Your Call)

A little perspective… Let’s get straight to the point: Sunday was disappointing, demoralising, and every other negative adjective you can think of. Seven days earlier, we played a game that defied the statistics, shamed the haters and lost some unfortunate souls a bit of money. How did we then lose to a team against whom […]

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Not our Club. Not our problem: 2014/15’s Relegation Dodgers.

A Gooner’s View Of Other Clubs Of The 2014-15 Season Part 2 by Timothy Hargreaves Hi everyone. This is part two of my series of blogs about the status of the Premiership Clubs of the 2014-2015 Season following the conclusion of the League season. In this, the second part of the series, I’ll be focusing […]

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