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Why Arteta’s decisions cost Arsenal a place in the 4th Round of the FA Cup

In hindsight perhaps yesterday was not the best day to opt for my first away trip of this season. However, I was looking forward to Arsenal and Arteta building on the magnificent team performance against City and starting another glorious run in the competition we have won in 4 of the last 8 seasons. Obviously. […]

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Former Arsenal defender, Justin Hoyte

EXCLSUIVE: Ex-Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte talks Mikel Arteta, 2007 League Cup Final and THAT game against Cristiano Ronaldo. (Part Two)

Onto the second part of this exclusive interview with former Arsenal defender, Justin Hoyte. If you missed the excellent part 1 it’s here. As mentioned in Part One of this exclusive interview, at the very beginning of his career Justin Hoyte trained with the Arsenal first team of 2003. Training with the Invincibles at such […]

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How Arteta can give us Martinelli, Smith Rowe, Saka and Odegaard in a Boxing Day Cracker!!

Today there seems to be much discussion around who Arsenal should buy in January as a long-term successor to Aubameyang, who seems unlikely to play gain in the near future, and Lacazette, who is out of contract in the summer. The name being banded around is Brentford’s Ivan Toney and I can certainly see how […]

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A Fairy Tale of Hale End – A Gunners Town Christmas Exclusive

If the Obi-Wan variant hasn’t brought international travel to a grinding halt, this should be coming to you from a sunny evening in Fiji. A Christmas song from meIt’s been emotional Drink and be merry …………     It was Christmas Eve mateIn the North BankThe Clock End said to me,it’s been a trying oneAnd […]

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A Carabau Cup win would provide huge platform for Arsenal’s English core

Mikel Arteta was under severe criticism after Arsenal’s poor start to the 2021/22 season, but the Gunners’ resurgence throughout September and October has eased the pressure and lifted the mood around the Emirates Stadium. A huge opportunity has presented itself for the club in the EFL Cup after overcoming Leeds United with ease in the […]

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ESR Celebrates

Can Emile Smith Rowe become an England regular before the World Cup?

This article amazingly was written before today’s news, which saw Emile Smith Rowe promoted to the senior England squad for this first time ….. Emile Smith Rowe rose through the England youth ranks and has played at every level since his breakthrough in the 2015-16 season. Few are doubting that he will eventually become a […]

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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s hybrid 4-2-3-1/4-4-2 – The Debating Point of the Weekend

To say it’s been a turbulent start to the 2021/2022 Premier League season for Arsenal is an understatement. A combination of below-par performances and abject results have left Gooners incredibly frustrated with the manager’s tactical decisions. Mitigating circumstances were present in the opening day fixture at Brentford as the unavailability of Gabriel Magalhaes, Thomas Partey […]

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Arteta Hyped

Arteta loves it when a plan comes together – The NLD illustrated how his Arsenal, with his players, can play

1) Formation Since boxing day, Mikel Arteta has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and it’s a formation that the former Arsenal captain believes is tailored to the current side and allows key individuals to be utilised in areas in which they can showcase their best qualities. 2) In possession During the build-up phase, Arsenal set up in […]

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Made in Hale End – An Ode to Smith Rowe and Saka

We watch the post-match interview and we all just know What to score and win THE Derby means to Smith Rowe It is a warm feeling that honestly is not overblown The sense of real pride watching one of your own   It is rarer these days, with instant success so desired The top clubs […]

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Tavares and Martinelli took the chance to impress Arteta, as Partey improved match fitness

Well it was surprising to learn that the Carabao Third round tie against AFC Wimbledon wasn’t televised and available anywhere. I cannot recall the last time this was the case; understandably this news didn’t go down well with many supporters who don’t have the opportunity to view Arsenal games without access to streams and television […]

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