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The Return of Excitement: how Arteta’s Arsenal won the crowd and the game [ARS 3-1 TOT]

The Return of Excitement POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES So much can be healed at home games if you are willing to start with energy that intimidates. You have the crowd already energized as they have hope. There is the expectation from your opponent that you will start fast and on the front foot as you […]

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Arsenal need polish: it’s time to visit the shoeshine boy [Positives, Needs & Hopes]

Time to visit the shoeshine boy POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’ve never been to a shoeshine boy. It’s on the bucket list. The ‘little bucket list’ which is different to the one where I plan on eating paella at Ikea with Santi Cazorla and Anders Limpar. I’m still nervous. You can probably tell. A home […]

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Why Arsenal’s success is dependent on Aubameyang, Partey and Tierney

As the dust settles after the summer transfer window, the Arsenal fanbase are left time to reflect over the international break. Often, we do not welcome the brief hiatus but on the this occasion the 2-week gap in the Premier League programme is warmly embraced. Right now, Arsenal fans and more particularly the coaching and […]

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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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New season, new hope: can Arsenal hit the ground running at Brentford? (They have to.)

So here we are, the summer has flown by (hasn’t even felt like it’s started if you’re in the UK) and now we reach the point of a new season to get our teeth into. A new season, a season that comes with a new hope, a hope that we can eradicate a lot of […]

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Ramsdale is better than you think – The Bournemouth informed inside track on the England Shot Stopper

Well yesterday on Twitter was unpleasant to say he least. The club’s will they, won’t they pursuit of keeper Aaron Ramsdale has half the fanbase in a real ‘tiss’ as my old mum would say. It currently appears to be off again with Arsenal reportedly valuing the shot-stopper (yes, he can do that,) at £20 […]

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New boy ready to impress?

Arsenal tipped for winning start at newly promoted Brentford

So here we are again, ready to kick off a new Premier League season and Arsenal find themselves part of the first match on Friday evening, against newly promoted Brentford. The Gunners have had a mixed pre-season with notable wins over Watford and Millwall but narrow defeats to Chelsea and North London rivals Spurs. Whilst […]

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New boy ready to impress?

Why the arrival of Ben White could signal a shift in approach from Mikel Arteta

  The signing of Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion may prove to be Arsenal’s most significant summer acquisition in more ways than one. The Gunners, whose purse strings have been notoriously tight in recent years, surprisingly splashed £50 million to secure the services of the Seagulls’ England international. Some Gunners fans will have […]

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Laca or Auba are not working the Rectangular Shaped Box but Tammy or Vlahovic would

A rectangular shaped problem POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES One of the joys of my coaching career was having the blessing of meeting and coaching a boy called Mark Sherrod. (Above) Mark drove 45 minutes four times a week to play on our team and did so for many years. Mark was not only a fabulous […]

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