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Exclusive Scouting Interview on David Brooks – Should Arsenal challenge Man U and Leicester for the Creative Midfielder?

The transfer window officially opened last Monday, and as Mikel Arteta begins to make his plans for the future, one man who seems certain not to be a part of them is Mesut Ozil. Relations between the two have gotten so bad that the luminous blonde mane of academy youngster Mathew Smith was chosen on […]

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#BOUARS 1-2: How you know the Coach is good… [Positive Needs & Hopes]

When you know the Coach is good Positives, Needs and Hopes  Besides good results, how do you know if you have a good coach? Clues are found in various places. a) consistent effort. b) game winning alterations. c) bad runs of form don’t last. d) understanding of importance to build team based on their qualities […]

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Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth: Fortune favours the brave. And Arsenal. [Positive Needs & Hopes]

‘WHAT MATTERS?’ The points and performance debate…. No argument that the points matter. They matter more than the performance. That’s not what this question is about though. It’s about how the present is making us feel about the future. It’s fair to also say that Emery has been given the squad to produce far better […]

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THE RECIPE FOR IDENTITY – When Emery Plays his best players in their best positions and to their strengths

Positives, Needs & Hopes from Arsenal 5 Bournemouth 1           The Recipe for Identity POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES As a coach I have always held the belief that your identity should be a by product of your ability to find the best system for your best players enabling them to play […]

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Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth – Sexy football returns as Cherries are pitted at Emirates (Incl. Player Ratings)

Cherries pitted at the Emirates This was sexy football again. We had snippets vs. Southampton but we had more of this vs. Bournemouth. The line-up featured our German maestro Mesut Ozil, and a recall for Guendouzi. Auba played up top by himself, but Jenkinson started a as a right-wing back. Monreal started as a centre-back […]

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Alas! Poor Wenger: What to do about Arsenal’s Ailing Manager. (Shakespeare Said It Best)

I have been writing for Gunners Town now for two years and sending comments in for a year before that. I have varied between ecstatic praise to gut wrenching despair and utter frustration. We are now in a position of desperation which I did predict about 18 months ago. The comments from fellow contributors have […]

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Cherries 2 – Gunners 1: Even Super Jack Can’t Stop The Records Tumbling

Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal Premier League Matchday 22 Vitality Stadium – January 14th, 2018   Bournemouth grabs first ever win over Arsenal More bad news? Seems like it. It doesn’t rain, but it pours, seemingly….. The starting line-up didn’t include Sanchez, amidst the speculation of him joining United (over City no less). Iwobi, despite his recent […]

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Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal – this Club is Broken, and Wenger Broke It.

It was my timid hope before the game that the 0-0 draw against Chelsea in midweek was a bit of a turning point. A kind of springboard into league games, a platform, defensive first and foremost, which we can build on. This timid hope was squashed as Arsenal reverted back to type. Without the departing […]

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Will Ramsey return and push Jack upfield or will we see AMN in midfield today?

The trip to the south coast in on the cards for the Gunners and it presents Arsene Wenger’s men with a chance to finally win a league game and somewhat improve their away record in the process. Last year’s game was absolute bonkers. Eddie Howe’s men expertly capitalized on our slow start and susceptibility to […]

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Danny Welbeck’s new found form gives Arsenal a good type of a headache

Danny Welbeck’s new found form gives Arsenal a good type of a headache There were quite a few positives to derive from the 3-0 win over Bournemouth over the weekend. The quality of the squad and the fact it was played at the Emirates means they would win the fixture 9 out of 10 times […]

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