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Think You’ve Got Football Smarts? Try this Gunners Town 3-minute Footy Quiz [Difficult]

invinciblogI was eleven-and-a-half. My family had just emigrated from Rhodesia to South Africa. All the kids on my street supported United or Liverpool, because of their Southern African goalkeeper connections: Bailey for United and Grobbelaar for ‘Pool. Problem was: I didn’t like the colour red – so when FA Cup Final day came around in […]

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Top 5 Things we learnt from Arsenal’s Community Shield Triumph

  It was a very good performance from Arsenal again yesterday. Chelsea seemed off the pace but nevertheless it was a solid all-round display from the squad. 5 things we learnt 1. Arsenals squad depth is exceptional and far greater than that of Chelsea. Players that did not play yesterday: Ospina, Mustafi, Koscielny, Chambers, Cazorla, […]

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Community Shield Preview – Arsenal looks to repeat FA Cup victory in glorified friendly

  Arsenal vs. Chelsea – 6th August 2017 – Wembley Stadium So it’s the first (kind of) official game of the season, where we play our West London city neighbours at Wembley. This summer has been….well average, in my opinion. Lacazette is a plus, as is Kolasinac. Sanchez staying (even if it’s for just a […]

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Fake Mourinho Honourability – It was Never about the Handshake

So, Sunday happened. The often spurned, depending on whether your team wins it or not, FA Community Shield was taken by Arsenal for the second year in a row following last season’s successful defence of the FA Cup – another trophy that seems to be given less value depending on who wins it. The club […]

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3 into 2 Won’t Go — Wenger’s got a (golden) problem but Santi must play!

The monkey is off his back. Arsene Wenger has finally beaten Jose Mourinho and no doubt he’ll have walked into the dressing room after lifting the Community Shield and told his players to defend it next year as champions. The line-ups The goalkeeper and back four along with Cazorla and Coquelin were nailed-on starters for […]

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Is there anybody there?

Wenger finally destroys his Nemesis: Arsenal retain Community Shield

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed”. As I counted down the minutes left till the final whistle, the thought that it was so much more than a glorified friendly once again crossed my mind. It was Arsenal vs Chelsea, Arséne Wenger vs Jose Mourinho, empowerment vs man-management. In short, it was a battle of […]

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Of Course This Game Matters! (Community Shield Preview)

Supporters from both Arsenal & Chelsea seem to be dismissing the importance of this game either through fear or general disinterest. For me this game has a lot of importance to it, not that I think it will be defining to either side’s season as we won comfortably last year then got off to a […]

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Not just a hubcap.

Less than a trophy, more than a friendly – the Community Hubcap

I’ll start my preview for the Community Shield game with the good news: Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have both signed new long-term contracts with the Club, worth 140k and 130k per week respectively. Frankly, I consider these numbers reasonable. Theo becomes 2nd highest-paid (behind Ozil) and Santi is tied in 3rd with Alexis Sanchez. […]

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Is there no end to his crazy?

Community Shield showdown: who’s the REAL ‘specialist in failure’?

Hello fellow Gooners. The weekend was very interesting and the season is almost upon us. I won’t dwell too much on the Emirates Cup because it’s already been covered so well, so just a few quick thoughts on the two games from me. Lyon The first half of the game was a demonstration of immediate […]

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Calum Chambers

We already have a Younger DM in Arteta’s mould – we didn’t need to buy Schneiderlin

Are you scratching your heads after reading the title? Or do you think yours truly has completely gone off the rails and thinks Bielik is ready for the step-up? In fact the answer is much simpler – and it doesn’t involve a 17-year-old to making a breakthrough anytime soon. Though I’ve heard reports about him […]

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