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How much longer can Arteta ride on past glories? Time is definitely running out for the beleaguered Arsenal boss.

As soon as I saw the team selection for our game against Burnley, I felt deflated before a ball had even been kicked. Judging from the lack of noise from our supporters inside the stadium, I wasn’t the only one. Our starting lineups are as predictable and unimaginative as the majority of our league performances […]

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Arsenal Hit New Low. Dressing Room Unrest as Club Drowns.

Outrageous. Arsenal’s dreadful loss highlights the underlying issues at the club. Beaten by Burnley for the first time in 46 years, Arsenal’s shocking fall from grace continues. Relegated from European Football’s most prestigious competition, to the dismal depths of the Europa League, Arsenal’s standards have lowered considerably. Once one of the Premier League’s finest teams, […]

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In the Short term Arteta sacrificing flair and unpredictability for structure and balance [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Structure 3 Balance 1 Positives, Needs and Hopes  Arsenal are in a period of sacrifice. It looks to me that the new coaching team has sacrificed needed work on our attacking game to focus heavily on defensive structure. I’m not necessarily disappointed as Arsenal haven’t had a proper defensive structure for almost half my life. […]

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Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: Ceballos controls Clarets as Gunners signings hit ground running

Ceballos Controls Clarets Arsenal 2-1 Burnley Arsenal got off to the quick start they needed, with Lacazette getting the goal; with his back to goal (and defenders in tow) he swiveled whilst falling to get a finish away – nut megging keeper Nick Pope for the goal. Burnley equalised before the break through Ashley Barnes […]

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Heroes are born quickly: decisive team selection gives Arsenal perfect season start

‘HEROES ARE BORN QUICKLY’ Part of the unrest in previous seasons was not just the results or the lack of style but that the fans didn’t have a hero. Heroes can be frustratingly inconsistent but they offer a fan the breath of their footballing existence…. hope. When I started watching Arsenal seriously Anders Limpar had […]

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Ozil and Kolasinac “mentally ready” as Arsenal host Burnley at Emirates – Preview

Emirates Stadium – August 17, 2019   Last time out Arsenal won their last game away to Newcastle 1-0, a rare clean sheet on the road after only recording one all of last season. It was a makeshift team with a few first-teamers missing. Youth was also given a chance and there were good performances from […]

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Burnley 1-3 Arsenal: The frustration of motivation as Auba shows his Gold [Positive Needs & Hopes]

THE FRUSTRATION OF MOTIVATION Positives, Needs and Hopes Sometimes a moment or a performance can sum up a whole season. Sometimes it’s a player. I’ve watched Aubameyang the last two games play with literally double the motivation that he normally does. I’ve felt excited by this, on the edge of my seat when he’s around […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Burnley: a more comfortable discomfort [Positive Needs & Hopes]

A more comfortable discomfort POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES When we look back on Emery’s first season I’d say that our first memory will be how he made us a team of men. We bought ‘men’ in the summer and the coach had us working like a team of ‘men.’ Today was uncomfortable throughout but a […]

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Clarets score 9/10 for their dives but Gunners leave with points that count: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

(more…) Alex BaguzinRussian Gooner. No, it’s not always cold in my home country 🙂 A staunch Arsenal supporter since 2004. Started writing about the Gunners in 2013. Currently in London to get a degree in journalism.

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Justice served cold to biased and belligerent Burnley fans

Watching the Burnley vs Arsenal game yesterday, I was struck with the incredible partisan nature of the crowd. I don’t mean fervent, passionate get-behind-your-team partisan, I mean boo-the-other-team-and-every-single-decision-that-is-given-or-not-given-against-you. It was absolutely remarkable. Handball shouts every 2 minutes, baying for blood with every Arsenal tackle. It got me thinking about the basis of football support. Do […]

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