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Reading between the lines: a translation of Arteta’s season summary

Reading between the lines  Translating Arteta’s summary of the season: Quote: “In the league we have two (five after Sunday) more points than last season” Translation: “Stop your bloody moaning, it’s more points than when Unai was in charge” Quote: “The fact that we don’t have a title so close to grab because we’re not […]

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Apathy, Arrogance, Naivety have caused Arsenal’s Demise – It’s the time to ‘Act not Talk!’

  The saying goes, “It may get worse before it gets better, but it will get better.”  Towards the end of Wenger’s reign, the majority of Arsenal fans weren’t naïve to the fact that things may have to ‘get worse’ before the glory days returned, but there was a general belief that they would return […]

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Has it taken Smith Rowe to be Arsenal’s Fekir for Lacazette to thrive again?

When Alexandre Lacazette signed for Arsenal in the July of 2017, expectations were high, the frustrations surrounding Oliver Giroud had reached boiling point and many hoped that a more clinical striker would ease the burden on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The ninety-one goals in his past three seasons did a lot […]

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The Ultimate Review of Unai Emery’s Reign. A Detailed Account of The Spaniard’s Rise and Fall.

Portrayed as a fraud. Painted as a failed genius by others, there is more to Unai Emery’s tenure with Arsenal than meets the eye. Charged with the titanic assignment of returning Arsenal to Champions League ascension, Arsène Wenger’s successor highlighted the arrival of a new era. For the first time in over two decades, Arsenal […]

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“The leader’s always by himself in a time of doom.” – The Final Days of Unai Emery.

This piece is part of a soon to be released work on Unai Emery. To borrow a quote from the intimidating Mike Tyson in Dark Trade, “The leader’s always by himself in a time of doom.” As was Unai Emery. In his final match as Arsenal manager, fans held signs calling for change, “EMERY OUT […]

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“You make me laugh!”: Inside Mesut Özil’s Fractured Relationship with Emery

This piece is part of a larger work on Unai Emery’s Arsenal tenure, which will soon be released… A magician on the pitch, Özil was an insanely talented Arsenal player but often inconsistent. A World Cup winner, the attacking midfielder possessed a tendency to alternate between incredible performances to then being known for, “going missing […]

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Zaha, Maguire and Partey: Inside Arsenal’s 2019 Transfer Window – Failed Targets and Lost Leaders

This piece is part of a larger work on Unai Emery – soon to be published in its entirety here on Gunners Town. Arsenal’s Champions League aspirations went up in flames. Torched by Wilfred Zaha, the dynamic forward brushed by Shkodran Mustafi with ease. As Zaha sped by, he scored his side’s second goal. On […]

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Europa League Final Fallout. A Glance Back at Arsenal’s Miserable European Finale

This piece is part of a larger work on the Unai Emery Era – Keep a watchful eye on Gunners Town for the entire upcoming project. Azerbaijan. The Land of Fire. Inside the Baku Olympic Stadium, one final match would make or break Arsenal’s season. Heralded as King of the Europa League, Unai Emery had […]

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Measuring Arteta’s progress solely on Premier League losses is bad for your Mental Health!

It is unfair to criticise other Arsenal supporters based on my own fragile state of mind but equally I need to block them out.  I find myself at a point in my life, for reasons unrelated to football, that I simply have no place for negativity that is avoidable but also in my own personal […]

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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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