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Lens Midfield Star Doucouré – An underrated gem who Arsenal should ‘Cheick’ out!?

The 22-year-old Malian is making waves in the French Ligue 1. Who is he? What is he good at? What’s his profile? Why do I liken him to a young Thiago Alcantara? All will be answered. Read on and Enjoy. Disclaimer — All data used for the radar plots is normalized to per 90. Then […]

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3 things we learned from the Arsenal vs Manchester United rollercoaster ride

  Yesterday Arsenal beat Manchester United at the Emirates stadium and took a further step towards their top 4 finish. The 3-1 win was far from a good performance from the Gunners, but at this point of the season, what is most important is the results and Arsenal got the results. Let’s have a look […]

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Gunners Edge a hard fought scrap – MOTM and full Player Ratings

  Good day to all the jubilant and flamboyant Gunners all over the world !!! Its been a wonderful week. After 3 absolute substandard performances, (Ok- the Southampton one wasnt that bad- we were just unlucky), we are back with a bang. First we beat Chelsea in their own backyard. The performance was so gutsy […]

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The Football Association set to release an Arsenal celebration clause – Exclusive

Following the submission of official complaints from a number of players , the FA are to hold an extraordinary committee meeting to bring in a change in the rules regarding celebrations. My insider at FA HQ managed to take a photo of the agenda and faxed it to me this morning. As President, Prince William […]

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Fabregas, Cazorla, Fabian Ruiz – Arsenal chase their next Spanish Midfield Maestro

In a recent column I ventured three realistic summer targets to improve Arsenal’s first 11 and squad. Of the three names I suggested, two – Calvert-Lewin and Douglas Luiz – would be first team starters, but I also suggested Philip Billing as a surprise package. I like Billing and he offers differing attributes to the […]

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RB Leipzig’s Poker Face as Arsenal bat eyelids at Christopher Nkunku

For the whole of the January Transfer Window, Arsenal were linked with a central midfielder, they obviously needed, in Arthur Melo. At that time, with Partey and Elneny away on international duty and Xhaka serving a three-match ban, the need was obvious. Now with all three players available again, and with Arteta having all four […]

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Transfer Deadline Day: More lean than mean – Is Mikel content with his Arsenal machine?

So we have reached Transfer Deadline Day. That dreaded day which plays Russian Roulette with football fans mental health when activity has been non-existent throughout the month. The transfer window is a time which I hate the most as it almost feels like daily a new name pops up as a potential target. The usual […]

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word: The Granit Xhaka Red Card Saga

With a couple of free weeks on his hands, Granit’s social media manager, Terrance Witter, decided to call an emergency meeting. Meeting up for a socially distanced juice at the local London Colney Costa Coffee, T.Witter arrived first, due to Xhaka having to prove his vaccination status to be allowed on the premises. Finally, they sat […]

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With Arthur prove a winning ticket in the January Loan Lottery?

The January transfer window has always been one that is trickier for the Premier League clubs to navigate. Good value is notoriously difficult to find, particularly with sellers often in a stronger position, knowing that there may be a hint of desperation from the English top-flight buyers. It might be a club desperate for new […]

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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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