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Mikel Arteta: The Soul to Success

While wallowing in the heartbreak from the defeat to Manchester City, I decided to distract myself by picking up a book and reading Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings: The Soul to Success. For those unfamiliar with Phil Jackson, he holds the NBA record for the most NBA championships as a player and coach – famously known […]

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A deeper dive into Lacazette and Tavares’ vital contributions at Leicester

Three games into the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign, Arsenal were in disarray. Zero goals scored, zero points on the board and rooted to 19th in the table going into the first international break of the season. Performances were incredibly underwhelming and pressure was mounting on Mikel Arteta, with many Gooners across the globe demanding a […]

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How Mikel Arteta is Changing Arsenal Football Club – Part 2 – Mikel has a way of making you want to follow him!

Very early into his appointment, Mikel Arteta made a careful, well-thought observation about the kinds of players needed in the Premier League. This quote, laced with nuance, was soon going to prove prophetic. “For City, or any top side, it’s obviously great to have players who will give you control of the ball, control of […]

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The Impressive New and the Depressingly Familiar Arsenal win well in Greece

The New and the Familiar POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Arsenal are sneaking up on us. As we have seen ourselves as a dominant possession team for the largest part of the last 20 years, I don’t think we give this current group the credit they deserve for their current improvement. For at least the last […]

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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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Man United Pundits choke on their own bile whilst praising Arteta’s Gabriel Partey

Respecting Gabriel’s Partey It’s very rare that pundits have anything nice to say about The Arsenal and our players.  It’s as rare as rocking horse excrement that ex United player pundits have anything nice to say about The Arsenal and our players, but after Monday night’s performance, the unthinkable happened and Red Pundits FC had […]

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Arteta at a Crossroads with Key Creative Decisions to make

Even the most ardent of positive Arsenal fans have taken the home defeat to Leicester badly and the questioning of Arteta’s methods and tactics is on the increase. It would be fair to say the Spaniard’s honeymoon period during which he basked in FA Cup glory and to a degree the Community Shield triumph, is […]

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3 Key Things Arteta will have learned from Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at the Etihad

Arsenal travelled to the Etihad with the belief and optimism that they could turn their fortunes around on the road against the top 6, especially after Arteta confirmed new signing Thomas Partey and key defender Kieran Tierney would be included in the squad, roughly at the same time Guardiola ruled out several key players for […]

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Why Partey allows Arteta great flexibility in midfield – Detailed Impact analysis of our new signings for future systems/tactics

  With the window closed, at least for international transfers and for those within the Premier League, now seems the perfect time to assess Arsenal’s Transfer Window.  Deadline day signing Thomas Partey may be a game-changer as it will impact how Arteta can play but this article examines not only the late additions but all […]

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An Honest Assessment of the Positives and Negatives from 2 Anfield Trips

Our 3-1 league defeat at Anfield was an unusual one to analyse and consisted of several ifs, buts and maybes. Had Sadio Mane been sent off following the early incident involving him and Kieran Tierney or had Alexandre Lacazette taken his clear opportunity in the second half for example, we would obviously have been discussing […]

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