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A Strong Second String v AFC Wimbledon, with with a debut for ‘You know who?

How do you predict a line up for a game like this? AFC Wimbledon are the visitors to the Emirates for the Carabao Cup Third Round tie and there is a clamour for one or two exciting prospects to get some much anticipated minutes for the first team. This type of fixture was the very […]

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Four Arsenal stars who went from hero to villain…

FRANK STAPLETON (1975-1981) Frank Stapleton was one of the three outstanding Irish talents that came through the youth system and became massive stars for The Arsenal in the 1970’s. The other two being  David O’Leary and Liam Brady. Cultured centre back David O’Leary stayed and played for the Gunners for 18 years and became our […]

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Waving goodbye to the solution – the 2 players Arsenal can’t afford to lose

Waving goodbye to the solution  In 41 years of supporting Arsenal I’ve been gutted just a handful of times when certain players left the club. Limpar, Santi, Overmars, Petit, Song, Aliadiere, Bielik, Amaechi and Yunus Musah spring to mind. Strange list, perhaps. Henry, Fabregas, Vieira, Sanchez etc… I understood. Their reasoning made sense to me […]

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Saka to be the Alternative Internal Creative Solution to Houssem Aouar

I wrote this on Sunday morning, but it has been on my mind for ages. Those who chat to me privately will know that I was never overly concerned about the signing of Houssem Aouar, not because I don’t admire him, more that I don’t see the pressing need. Yes, I acknowledge the lack of […]

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Scouting Report – Is Houssem Aouar a perfect fit for Arteta’s Arsenal Rebuild?

Reports broke on Friday from the reliable French source, L’Équipe, that Arsenal have made an approach for highly-rated Lyon midfielder – Houssem Aouar – in an attempt to bolster Mikel Arteta’s creative options in the middle of the park. Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, is thought to be the driving force behind the deal which would […]

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Orkun Kökcü would be Arsenal’s new Fabregas not their new Özil – Scouting Report.

It is no surprise in these quiet times that the media is rife with transfer speculation and our beloved Arsenal and our pro-active young coach seem to be linked to a ludicrous number of players in various positions. At this stage most seem baseless either because we are being linked to players in positions that […]

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Exclusive Expert Insight Interview on rumoured Arsenal target, Carlos Soler

When you think of Spanish players representing Arsenal, many will think of Cesc Fabregas, others may think of Santi Cazorla, maybe you’re a Nacho Monreal fan? I wonder how many think of Jose Antonio Reyes. The Seville speedster, with a penchant for destroying Real Madrid teams almost like he took extra pleasure from it. Reyes […]

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The Very Best of Arsenal at The Emirates Era – Part 1

As a lack of football and Arsenal continues and times look bleak, we at GT decided we would do a three part special on our memories so far of the Emirates era, 14 years after moving to Ashburton Grove from Highbury.  It would be fairly safe to say I think that no one is placing […]

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EVERYTHING JUST CHANGED – Mikel Arteta, positives, needs and hopes!

EVERYTHING JUST CHANGED Positives, Needs and Hopes   What have you based your opinion on Mikel Arteta on?   I’ve been coaching for 30 years this January. I’ve learnt over my years that there is an endless list of qualities in a great coach. I’ve also learnt that some are deal breakers that should instantly […]

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Can you name all of Arsenal’s Spanish Stars since Reyes became an Invincible?

Given the nationality of our head coach, Mr.Emery, I wanted to pick out some of the most noted Spanish players in our club’s history. Denis Suarez, whilst only a loan signing, also adds to the Spanish vibe we have currently. So who else from Spain has either helped us or even hindered us, over the […]

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