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Southgate needs Saka on the bench tonight

Well, as an Arsenal and England fan, Friday evening can only be described as frustrating in the extreme. To watch the Three Lions toil with no attacking flair and with a defensive minded double pivot, inclined to pass safely and sideways or backwards, was like, well like watching Arsenal. The evening was made even more […]

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Saka’s Flexibility must make Gareth Southgate take notice for the Euros

There has been a huge amount of revisionist hindsight amongst the Arsenal fanbase this week after Bukayo Saka’s stunning performance at left back against Newcastle. Suddenly, everybody had always wanted the young England International played there in Kieran Tierney’s injury absence and had Arteta played him there the previous Thursday, Arsenal might still be in […]

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Why perhaps you should be a backer of Saka for Southgate’s Euro Squad

I was fascinated to pop in and out of lively social media debates on Monday, among the Arsenal supporters inspired by James Benge’s Football.London piece on Bakayo Saka’s possible inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euros this summer. It seems that the Arsenal’s youngster’s form as a stand-in left back for his club, […]

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Playind for the Cannon on his chest

Has Wilshere done enough for his new 3 Year deal at Arsenal and gate crash into Southgate’s England Summer Party?

After a long season and much speculation about whether Jack Wilshere initially had a role to play this campaign and then into the future, it seems that speculation is about to end. The word is that Jack has or is about to, according to ‘my sources’ put the pen (Wenger thought he had lost) to […]

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Dominating form for England in 2015

England need Wilshere’s Creative Spark but do Arsenal need it first?

England missing Wilshere’s vision Looking ahead to a relaxing Sunday and it would be lovely to say in keen anticipation of watching England finish of their World Cup qualification in style. Sadly despite the pressure being off the Three Lions squad I am not hopeful of seeing an exhilarating creative display from Southgate’s team. Not […]

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Oxlade-Chamberlain to play in a 343 for England and maybe Arsenal?

There is an increasing trend it seems in the Premier League to play variations of systems that deploy three central defenders. Indeed, so far this season, it is only Wenger and Arsenal from the current top six that have not experimented with three at the back. Conte and Chelsea have stormed the league with a […]

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Farewell Andrei, welcome home Cesc, and the statistical truth on press transfer rumours

Anti Social-Media Behaviour Aww! That was nice. I’ve had a fine relaxing break.  A nice wee trip abroad.  I should be back now, all rested and relaxed; NOT A BIT OF IT! Just my luck, I chose to go to Istanbul, of all weekends, I chose the one when the majority of the city decided to protest […]

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