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From Hero to Zero to Hero – Granit Xhaka?

It’s three months but it feels like a hundreds years ago. It was June, 11th when I posted a blog bidding farewell to Granit Xhaka, a player that divided opinions since the very beginning and seemed certain to leave after five years.Today, the same Granit Xhaka is about to pen a new 4-years deal that […]

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“The leader’s always by himself in a time of doom.” – The Final Days of Unai Emery.

This piece is part of a soon to be released work on Unai Emery. To borrow a quote from the intimidating Mike Tyson in Dark Trade, “The leader’s always by himself in a time of doom.” As was Unai Emery. In his final match as Arsenal manager, fans held signs calling for change, “EMERY OUT […]

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The Next 7 Premier League Fixtures will tell us where Arteta’s Arsenal are

The dull internationals are over, and we can all get excited about the return of the Premier League, with the added spice for Arsenal’s fans anticipating the impact Thomas Partey will make on a team already sitting handily placed in fourth. Despite three wins from four, with the only loss being to the champions, it […]

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The Evolution of the Premier League since 1992/93

1992 was a milestone year for the English Premier League. The highly commercialized league was to make a break from the past once and for all. It was the turning point year when the gap between the best and the rest widened considerably. Since then the super clubs have become richer thanks to a combination of advertising […]

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Mourinho takes the bait – Deja Vu, nah, heard it all before!!

Deja Vu, nah, heard it all before At his latest press conference, Maureen was asked about a tweet posted on Arsenal’s twitter account. “So, Mo, did you see the tweet posted on Thursday.  ‘It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane… here’s how it’s done’.  Do you have any comments?” “Well, you know my […]

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Belated Arsenal Valentines Day Messages – If Arsenal make Top 4. I’ll eat my feet!

Valentines Day Messages I received only 6 Valentines Day cards this year, but the messages were all pretty unique; Roses are red Man City are blue Kicked out of the UCL  Until 2022 Roses are red  Tottenham are sh!te The last time they won the league TV was black and white   Roses are red […]

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No Mourinho here thanks – Despite his love of Classy Mesut

I cannot understand why so much paper is being foolishly stuffed with talk about Mourinho. He was audacious, self – opinionated and quick to disparage other managers, but he was successful which of course increased his Ego. He was brash. An Inter fan christened him “The Special One” when he joined them and thereafter he […]

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How Unai Emery’s Start to Premier League Life at Arsenal Compares with his peers

  We’re only a handful of games into the Unai Emery era, but have you caught yourself wondering how his start to life in the Premier League compares? The Spaniard is just the latest in a string of top coaches from Europe that have come into English football after establishing their reputations elsewhere. What does […]

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Wenger’s last Maureen Presser – The Alternative Transcription :)

  Sky Sports: “Arsene, over the past 14 years you’ve have had many battles with Jose. Have you anything to say about him before going into, potentially, your last confrontation?” Arsene: “Some people wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some are wrong because that do not know”   The Current […]

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Mesut Özil- Overrated or Underappreciated?

Since Mesut Özil became Arsenal’s record signing on transfer deadline day in September 2013, there has been plenty of talk over whether he was worth the £42.4m Arsenal paid for the German. Here I look at whether he has fulfilled his potential with the Gunners. Statistically, Mesut Özil has been exceptional in his four years […]

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