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Even now, Arsenal’s Young Stars can learn from Cazorla -The Ever Evolving Midfielder.

“We lost a good player, a world class player – I don’t deny that. It is a massive challenge to replace him and therefore we have to be even more of a team and work even more to together to compensate.” Sadly, that Arsene Wenger quote could be applied to many players over many different […]

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Arsenal non-British XI (All-Time): the greatest foreigners to have donned the Red and White

I did a British all-time XI a short while ago, featuring figures from the UK who helped us achieve great heights.     This piece now is the non-British all-time XI. My criterion here is all players who either played for non-UK national side (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), or were registered as non-British. Foreign […]

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7 thoughts on #Arsenal: transfers, mass moping, and the one rule I’d change in football…

7 thoughts on Arsenal  Can’t stop thinking. Here’s 7 more… 1) I recently wrote an article where you could create Arsenal 20/21 from a list of 10 options in every position.  It was amazing to me that we could sell 9 players that mostly sit on the bench and totally revamp and upgrade.  I sold […]

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Your votes were cast, the results are in: here’s the Arsenal Emirates Era XI you picked

  Boredom, eh? Eleven days ago I randomly launched a series of polls to find out who are your favorite players to have played at the Emirates Stadium, by position. The ground rules I imagined were quite easy: Players must have played at least two full seasons at the Emirates Stadium Players are selected on […]

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The very best of the Arsenal at the Emirates Era (Part 3)

Welcome to the third and final part of the Emirates Era questions with answers from the GT writers team. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. 5) Who are your top three players from this era? MarbleHallsTV: Alexis, Cazorla, Aubameyang. Alex Burns: Sanchez, Fabregas, Özil. Matt Lorrimer-Roberts: Alexis, Fabregas, Toure. Mike McDonald: Cazorla, Fabregas, Diaby. […]

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Build Your Arsenal 2020/21 Squad: 9 in, 9 out, £30M budget (plus sales)

Build your Arsenal 20/21 squad! What if you were the decision maker this summer? Sell Bellerin or trust him to find his game? Patience with Guendouzi or cash in to find a different profile? Lacazette was player of the year 18/19. Sell one year later? Spend most of your money on Jadon Sancho or find […]

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Next Season’s Arsenal: ruthlessly balancing the team, while carefully balancing the books

Next Season’s Arsenal  Better for Nothing How do you improve Arsenal’s team for the 20/21 season? Can you do it and end up with a zero balance? This wasn’t my goal, but this is what has happened. Read on….. I’m a bit of a dreamer. I love to wonder. Being a football fan my wonderings […]

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Looking back on the Gooner Decade: highlights, lowlights, best and worst signings, memorable moments

It’s a new decade. So to get into the mood (like with our current managerial change) here are a few reminders of what transpired in the previous Gooner decade – highlights, lowlights, players, matches and of course, personal memories. First: some of the bad times. Let’s get those out the way. So first up a […]

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The Top 3 Santi Cazorla Trademark Skills and Top 3 Santi Goals – Gracias you Spanish Magician.

It was the drop of the shoulder. Yeah, definitely that. The bit of misdirection done by contorting the body with the utmost authentic intent. Sometimes it helped him dribble the opposite way; other times it meant catching defenders off balance with a hypnotizing shot feint. This was Santi Cazorla to me, and this “sleight of […]

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A Wilshere In Time: Take Joy in a Celebration of Jack’s Arsenal Career Thus Far

I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise really. Even from an early age, my eyes were focused on midfield flair and technicality. The ability to dictate a game without scoring fascinated me. Very much a product of the “Fifa Generation,” the likes of Nedved, Deco, Zidane, Ronaldinho, and Figo became my favorites. Mercurial talents […]

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