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A Tale of Roma’s Rejected Bid, Arsenal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was quite a household name in his days at Shakhtar Donetsk but he came under the spotlight when he moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2013, scoring 41 goals and creating 38 assists in three seasons with the club. In the summer of 2016, Mkhitaryan had only one year left on his Dortmund deal […]

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Arsenal Europa League build-up news – Cech and Mkhi Dominate the headlines

Arsenal news – Europa League build-up    In the run-up to Baku, some intriguing news has come up on various fronts:   Cech Sky Sports announced that Petr Cech is to become Chelsea’s new technical director. I have some thoughts, some of which are conflicting on this. Petr Cech is a Chelsea legend and attained […]

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Emery Vindicated as Monreal, Mkhi, Sokratis, Monreal and Leno are NLD Heroes

What is the definition of ‘cruelty?’ I am too bummed to find out but it feels like it should be that game. Rather than whine about an offside goal I want to acknowledge that Arsenal had some players that played like real heroes today and were possibly a penalty kick away from being legends. I […]

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The Saints Decanonized as Arsenal go Fourth – Impressions and Player Ratings as Xhaka runs the Show

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton – Premier League Review   Saints decanonised and beaten at the Emirates…..       This was a return to a fluent Arsenal, in large part. After the comfortable win and clean sheet in the Europa League, Southampton offered some fight, but not enough to seriously trouble us. The starting line-up featured […]

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Missing Key Defenders or just poor defending? Report and Player Ratings SFC3AFC2

Our supposed bad record at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton is continuing, since we lost this game 3-2. The new Southampton manager, Ralph Hassenhutl, managed to get the win here, and in his first home game. As for us, it was in essence more of the same. We played well in parts, but weak […]

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Buy pace in Almiron

Arsenal loss at St Mary’s suggest they need Four Types of Pace and to buy Almiron’s Pace is one

POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES   Firstly, it was rumoured that both Arsenal and Bayern looked closely at Saints new manager. That was the best-coached game against AFC this season. We never breathed today. We were smothered with intelligent tactics. Important that we recognize the needs we have but also that game was made very difficult […]

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Sexy football is BACK for now… Fulham 1 Arsenal 5 – Report and Player Ratings

Fulham 1-5 Arsenal  PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEW   Today was always going to be tough, considering our trip to Azerbaijan, and then an early kick-off albeit in London and not far away. However, today was sexy football. Yes, Fulham is a promoted side, which whilst with much historic PL experience, may go down again this season. […]

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The King is Dead but is Emery so far just just the same Emperor in New Clothes? – Has anything changed yet?

  The following is a guest blog from a GT reader Chris Ferguson (@ChrisFergy) who is not buying the Emery transition so far……   Six games in and 12 weeks on the training ground. Where are we and we have we seen and learned to date? Before I get to that, I’d like to mention […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Brentford – League Cup review and player ratings- Bees stung by Danny..

Arsenal didn’t get stung by Brentford…. Overall, Arsenal was the better team, though Brentford put up a good fight in the second half. We started off strongly and got an early lead via Danny Welbeck. We then had many other chances following, through Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, and Smith-Rowe, who made a capable full debut on the […]

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20:  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Promising play but clean sheet amiss…..Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla Poltava Player Ratings and Report

I’m happy we won of course. But at this rate, I’m beginning to think the only clean sheet I can know of is in my laundry….. Them scoring two late goals kind of dampens what was a good win and a good performance. Wenger in his prime would have been proud of some of the […]

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