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A Fan’s Firsthand View of Arsenal’s 70/71 Historic Double – The Prelude

This week marks the 50th anniversary of The Arsenal winning their first ever historic Double. I’m 64 years old and back then as a 14 year old living in South Woodford recently moved from Hackney. I used listen to The Beatles singing “When I’m Sixty Four” and couldn’t imagine being that age as that seemed […]

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A Transfer window to ensure the right experience to blend with the Best Arsenal Youth since George Graham inherited in 1986.

It is ‘that’ time of year again, crazy season, the January Transfer Window. Because of the unusual end to last season and the consequent later summer window we find ourselves back here swiftly. The mid-season opportunity to strengthen is of course, always trickier for clubs, with value harder to find and for Arsenal, Edu and […]

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No risk, no reward: will Arteta let Arsenal’s creativity off its leash?

It was a familiar sight, back in the Wenger era: Arséne glued to the manager’s throne, watching the game along with the rest of us, knitted brow, shaking his head, letting his team muddle their way to a solution to their on-pitch problems. I’d scream at him through my TV set – implore him to […]

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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution mirrors the the calm, ruthlessness of George Graham 1986-88

I suggested in a social media post the other day that I felt Arteta was showing a similar calm, assured ruthlessness as a young manager that Arsenal supporters witnessed in the early tenure of George Graham. I thought I would try and elaborate in this week’s column. Arteta – like Graham – arrived with a […]

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Silent, but Deadly – Stan is killing Arsenal: Kroenke Must Go.

I agree with Lario3, who replied to Callum Perret`s excellent article. I am not willing to accept that we as fans should be expected to stand idly by while the club disintegrates. Next season Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and Newcastle will quite possibly finish ahead of us and Leicester will be right on our […]

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Arsenal: Under-Achievers Of Europe – a (painful) stroll down Memory Lane

With just a couple of days now till the Europa League Final in Baku. I thought I’d take a stroll down memory lane to take a look at our previous endeavours in Europe. All in all it has to be said for a club of Arsenal’s stature we’ve underachieved in European competition. Just two trophies […]

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“THEO GIVE US A BALL” – The Autobiography of Arsenal Legend Theo Foley [Book Review]

By Gary Lawrence THEO GIVE US A BALL is the autobiography of Theo Foley co-authored by Theo and his son Paul. When Paul sent me a copy of their book he told me that once I start reading it I wouldn’t be able to put it down and he wasn’t wrong. It’s a cracking read […]

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Part 3; George Graham, The Manager, the Later Years

PART THREE: GEORGE THE MANAGER THE LATER YEARS     If you missed Part 2 you can read that first here. In 1991-92, George was expecting his side to reach at least the semi-finals of the European Cup. George was really looking forward to putting his wits against some of the top continental coaches. Nevertheless, […]

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Part 2: George Graham, The Manager – The Early Years

We pick up the George Graham story right at the end of his playing career. George was relatively free of bad injuries during his career but had a couple of bad ones during the twilight of his playing days. The first was when he was on loan to California Surf. George turned his ankle and […]

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Highbury Hero: Arsenal’s Suave 007 “Stroller” George Graham

It’s time to take the dust cover off the time machine and transport us back in time to the swinging sixties. When one of Bertie Mee’s earliest signings arrived at Highbury in September 1966, he came as a striker from Chelsea but ended up as a stylish midfielder at The Arsenal. It’s the man nicknamed […]

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