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3D day for Arteta’s Arsenal at Anfield as Determination, Discipline and Direction shut out Liverpool

A day for Arteta This isn’t just good form you know. Step back for a minute and admire this new team. That performance last night wasn’t just dogged. You can’t play Liverpool at Anfield, one of the best teams in world football, and shut them out with 10 men with no shots on target if […]

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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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The William Saliba narrative – Are controversial decisions favouring Arteta of late?

William Saliba. Another man that just divides opinion. “He’s just another CB.” “Saliba is a generational talent.” “Arteta should be sacked for sending him out on loan.” “What is Arteta thinking for playing him in the reserves for 6 months.” The twittersphere absolutely loves the narrative that is William Saliba and Arsenal. It’s the gift […]

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Arsenal Bingo: The Unpredictables seize the Win over So’ton in vital confidence boost [ARS 3-0 SOU]

Arsenal Bingo POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Is it fair to say that Arsenal are hugely unpredictable? Without fail my son asks me “What do you think the score will be today?” Without fail I say, “I’ve no idea, Max.” Then we go to the NBC predictor app and I quickly guess at the 6 results […]

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A deeper dive into Tomiyasu and his role in Arsenal’s victory against Watford

Prior to the season commencing, there was no denying that Arsenal were in desperate need of a right back. But not just any right back, someone who possessed a profile that stylistically suited the plan Mikel Arteta had in mind. Max Aarons and Emerson Royal were linked with moves to the Emirates, but neither of […]

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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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A Different Kinda Thing: Arteta’s Arsenal muddle through in presence of Evil Overlord [ARS 1-0 WAT]

A Different Kinda Thing POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES This post was going to be called ‘Scruffy something.’ I sat annoyed at myself trying to find the word that went with scruffy for way too long. The performance was definitely scruffy so i was locked into the headline. Then it dawned on me that not all […]

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A deeper dive into Lacazette and Tavares’ vital contributions at Leicester

Three games into the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign, Arsenal were in disarray. Zero goals scored, zero points on the board and rooted to 19th in the table going into the first international break of the season. Performances were incredibly underwhelming and pressure was mounting on Mikel Arteta, with many Gooners across the globe demanding a […]

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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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How to change last night’s limpness before Aston Villa on Friday – More Questions than Answers….

More Questions than Answers Last night’s limp display, on the back of the previous outing at the Amex, left me stunned to be honest. I found myself with so many observations and queries, some linked and some not but I thought I might jot them down. Firstly, doing so might help me make sense of […]

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