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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s new signing Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal need strikers. It’s not rocket science. Both Manchester City and Liverpool comfortably surpassed 90 goals over a 38-game Premier League season. Meanwhile, in north London, the Gunners merely scraped over the 60-goal mark, a substantial difference when compared to the elite.  To suggest Arsenal can increase their tally by an additional third is unrealistic, […]

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Arteta’s conventional 3-4-3 vs the hybrid 3-4-3

Arteta’s conventional 3-4-3 vs the hybrid 3-4-3 Guardiola, Klopp, Rodgers, Solskjaer, Bielsa and now Tuchel; a list of impressive managers who have come up short against Arteta. Whilst it’s been a horrendous season for the Spaniard, he once again showed his capabilities in setting a team up accordingly to nullify one of the top teams […]

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Beating Champions: how Arsenal did it on Wednesday (and how they can do it again on Saturday) – [Episode 11]

Episode 11 “Beating Champions” Dave, Mike and Woz discuss how Arsenal managed to beat Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this week, and what they need to do to beat the reigning FA Cup Champions, Manchester City, at Wembley on Saturday. Another bite-sized chunk of Arsenalness delivered fresh to your cranium. Tune in and see […]

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City 3-0 Arsenal: The Sun will shine when the habits change [Positive Needs & Hopes]

The Sun will Shine when the Habits change Better players will certainly help. A balanced team is imperative. We as fans could always offer more patience. Regardless of all that though, Arsenal have had the habit of self implosion for a long time. That game was certainly swinging City’s way as it approached half time. […]

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MCI 3-0 ARS: Normal service resumes as inferior Arsenal is battered by City (With Player Ratings)

Man City 3-0 Arsenal Premier League • Etihad Stadium • June 17th, 2020     We got gunned down at Man City – and let’s be frank it’s what was coming to us. They’re a better side with better players. Kevin de Bruyne proved his world-class status with a man of the match performance. And […]

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Can Arsenal pip Chelsea at the post and grab the 64 points required for 4th?

  Back in January before the world boarded this awful coronacoaster, I proposed that Arsenal would need 64 points to qualify for a 4th place Champions League spot. At that stage, we were in 10th, with 27 points, having played 21 games. Liverpool were unbeaten, with 58 points, Leicester behind them with 45 points and […]

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Arsenal’s Miki takes on Pep’s City – who will step up to help the student school his master?

It’s only a few days before we kick off vs. Man City. And Guardiola and his former assistant Arteta will face off to boot. Let’s not forget that both Pep and Arteta had varying experiences during the pandemic/lockdown. Pep sadly lost his mother, and Mikel had the actual virus. We could also meet in the […]

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What has Mikel Arteta Changed at Arsenal Since his Arrival?

What has Mikel Arteta Changed at Arsenal Since his Arrival? Mikel Arteta was hired as Arsenal manager less than a week before Christmas to mixed responses from the footballing world. To many, the task of transforming a lacklustre Arsenal side was too big for someone so early in his managerial career. To others, including, evidently, […]

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Old rivals: Liverpool's Klopp and City's Guardiola go head-to-head for Premier League honours

6 into 4 – 4 into 2: the Premier League’s ‘top six’ battle it out for lucrative Champions League spots

With 15 games left to play in the Barclays Premier League, the race for Champions League positions is tightening up. It would be fair to say that, as it stands, it is a 6-horse race for the 4 places allocated to English sides in Europe’s top football competition, and the wealth it offers. As the […]

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Arteta Arsenal Manager: A Bold Choice or a Foolish Gamble?

We now appear to be on the cusp of the Mikel Arteta era. Though the appointment of the Spaniard has not been confirmed, rumour is gathering pace aplenty. Of course, it may all be a smokescreen for a ‘bigger’ name, however unlikely that is increasingly looking. Odds with major bookies have gone from 20/1 last […]

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