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“…And then I put my goggles on…” – Arsenal clash with Real Madrid brings much-needed clarity for season ahead

‘…..AND THEN I PUT MY GOGGLES ON’ Do you have anything in your football world that you really don’t understand? I do. I don’t understand fans that think friendlies are pointless or that pre-season is just for fitness. From my vantage point friendlies are for making BIG decisions about the upcoming season and who stays […]

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“I’ve pressed Pause, Arsenal haven’t.” (How the Domino Effect explains our Summer dealings.)

‘I’ve pressed pause, Arsenal haven’t.’ by Mike McDonald I have 9 summer thoughts including an explanation for Arsenal’s transfer dealings. Let’s start with the latest twitter angst…. why have we not signed players yet? 1. Lack of signings explained Complaining about a lack of transfers in preseason is a little bit like complaining because you […]

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I’m Still Standing – Jenkinson picks up the pieces of Arsenal’s British Core

I’m still standing (With apologies to Elton John) With the recent release of Rocketman (not sponsoring this article but if Paramount are reading ???), I started humming some Elton John tracks. Then ‘I’m still standing’ popped into my head and then so did Carl Jenkinson.   I’m Still Standing: Starring Carl Jenkinson You could never […]

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Gunners without key midfielders must not come unstuck v Toffees – Everton vs. Arsenal – Premier League preview

Everton vs. Arsenal – Premier League Preview       We travel up to Goodison Park, and face off with the Toffeemen on Sunday. Everton’s form has improved over the past few weeks, with some wins against Chelsea and a strong victory over West Ham to boot. Everton is a traditionally great club in English […]

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The British Core In Singapore – can v2 succeed where v1 failed?

The squad flew out to Singapore last week and there was a noticeable absence on the plane, Carl Jenkinson. With the exception of Rambo (more on him later), this appears to be the final nail in the coffin of ‘British Core 1.0’. Back in 2012, these 6 players were supposed to represent the future of […]

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Arsenal switches from British Home Stores to French Connection

From British Home Stores to French Connection In December 2012, Arsene looked into providing a Grahamesque British spine to the team, but things haven’t worked out that way and he now appears to be reverting to form and is back shopping at French Connection. Wenger stated that Jack was, “The leader of the group of […]

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How Will Arsenal Fare With An Increasing Injury List?

Arsenal is powering their way through the Champions League, but not without issues. As well as many injured players, could Arsenal’s manager be getting cold feet? Arsene Wenger has admitted that he had been repeatedly courted for the PSG job, conceding that their president Nasser al-Khelafi had offered him the job on three separate occasions. […]

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Arsenal’s British core – an endangered species, fighting for survival…

by Liam Twomey No one would blame Arséne Wenger for picking the same starting XI that destroyed Hull City in thrilling style a week ago when Swansea City visit the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. Arsenal are the Premier League’s form side, unbeaten in 10 games since losing to Tottenham in early February as they […]

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Lucky Breaks, Unlucky Breaks and Heartbreak: Arsenal’s Right Back Dilemma

Funny thing life is. Had someone told me a year ago we’ll have a right-back dilemma I would have laughed. At the time we had Sagna as our only recognised full-back. He had a pretty good season along with Koscielny, Mertesacker and Gibbs and, despite some sound thrashings, Arsenal’s defensive record was one of the […]

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