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Emile Smith Rowe is not for sale. Or is he?

There’s something about him that I cannot quite explain.While Bukayo Saka steals the show with his flashy runs and moments of magic, another youngster is quietly stamping his mark on the team.Since his introduction to the starting XI against Chelsea last winter, Emile Smith Rowe has been a mainstay for Mikel Arteta and one of […]

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A little glimpse, but not enough – Arsenal’s future, and Arteta’s role in it…

A little glimpse, but not enough POSITIVES,NEEDS and HOPES There was so much about yesterday that could’ve been better. Happier. Perhaps, hopeful. I was trying to feel more excited but couldn’t fake it. All 3 goals were ordinarily seat jumpers but my son and I only managed a token fist pump. Perhaps like you, I […]

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Should he stay or should he go? Arsenal’s Balogun is at a crossroad on a well-trodden path…

Yesterday, news broke through the Athletic that our own Folarin Balogun was due to sign a pre-contract agreement with an unnamed foreign club. Now that is a bit gutting to many Gunners fans as it is clear as day that this kid is a talent and has the potential to be a top player. The […]

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When the least is the most: why Arsenal’s ‘dead rubber’ Europa matches may be the most important of the year

When the least is the most  POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES It would be beautiful if one time in my life Arsenal would have a period where they had a bottomless pit of cash. That they would have a couple of transfer windows where they bought everyone they needed. Just once. It’s not going to happen, […]

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Folarin Balogun: locked and loaded to replace Arsenal’s misfiring strikers

Since signing for Arsenal as a 10-year-old back in 2011, 19-year-old Folarin Balogun (known also as ‘Flo’), has netted 53 times and has 15 assists at the U18 and U23 levels for Arsenal. His future, however, is a major uncertainty as Balogun has entered the final season in 20/21 of his contract as a Gunner […]

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Which Arsenal youngsters are closest to breaking into Arteta’s First Team Squad for 2020/21?

Miguel Azeez Profile Age: 17 Name: Miguel Azeez Position: Box to Box Midfielder/ CDM Joined Arsenal: 5 years old An extremely talented player who is comfortable playing multiple roles in midfield, whether he’s asked to play a deep-lying playmaker role or a box-to-box role, Azeez has all the tools in his locker to be the […]

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Arsenal and the trip to Magaluf [Positive Needs and Hopes]

Arsenal and the trip to Magaluf  (End of Part one of 19/20) I was trying to think of what Part 1 of Arsenal’s season reminded me of…. Back in 1995 my mates and I booked a trip to Magaluf. We were 21. No parents. We were all moderately good looking. Let’s go! The trip started […]

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Arsenal’s future is bright if they give their young stars a chance to shine [Positive Needs & Hopes]

‘HOPE IN THOSE WITH THEIR SHINPADS IN THEIR HANDS’ Positives, Needs and Hopes END of SEASON REVIEW I’m sure we all have this childhood memory… We build a Lego Tower. Our sibling comes along as we near completion of said tower, and knocks it down. I may have been 6 but at the time this […]

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