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Saturday Night’s Alright: have Arsenal’s Street Fighting Years returned?

There has been a lot of talk about Arsene returning to The Arsenal in some capacity and just maybe this has happened sooner than we think. Similar  to Wenger’s infamous spat with Maureen back in 2014. Mikel came close to blows with Klopp on Saturday night. Presumably NOT the after effects of an afternoon on […]

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Composure and Confidence: Arsenal have their pockets picked by relentlessly intense Liverpool [LIV 4-0ARS]

Composure and Confidence POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’m writing this late in the day. Had to take time out from being disappointed. I just wasn’t expecting a return to shooting ourselves in the foot and quietly I thought that our momentum could sneak us a 1-0.  I admittedly floated off to my dream state of […]

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A Tale of Two Cities – Liverpool and Arsenal 2015-21 – Where we were, are and are headed!

I remember being in the concourse of a bustling Liberty Stadium in October 2015, eagerly awaiting team news for Arsenal’s match against Swansea City, hoping for a Joel Campbell start, of all things. As I was waiting in hopeful expectation of the Costa Rican continuing his run in the team, I watched and enjoyed the […]

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A Window to the Future: Six things Arsenal needs to Level Up (Positive Needs & Hopes)

A Window to the Future Saturday at 5pm I sat down to make a coaching plan based on what I’d just seen. My son’s team had just been beaten 4-1 and I’d been asked to guest coach a session this Thursday. When deciding what to teach I always try to analyze what the root of […]

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If he calls them, they will come: how Arteta is building Arsenal’s bright future.

  I’m not sure about you guys, but the last week, the Wembley success and the aftermath have caused me considerable reflection on exactly what Mikel Arteta is doing at my club, and what it might mean in the short and medium term. That reflection has drawn me to an inescapable conclusion: one which surprised […]

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Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: The Game of 7 Truths – the hidden lessons in yesterday’s loss

        ‘The Game of 7 Truths’ Sometimes we watch and it’s obvious what went right and wrong. Sometimes we watch and it isn’t because there were so many components to what happened. That was Liverpool vs Arsenal. So much truth and it comes from all directions. 1) Arsenal were dangerous going forward […]

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After Emery goes defensive and loses to Bate – Do we Trust this man ‘with no style in our Transition.

Arsenal suffered one of the worst results in their European history by losing 1-0 in Borisov to Belarusian side BATE. Lacazette was sent off for violent conduct in a game that summed up the Arsenal performance. The Wrong Man? There’s no hiding that Unai Emery inherited a very weak and poor Arsenal side in comparison […]

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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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Worst. Season. Ever. How Wenger’s swansong season will end, and it isn’t pretty.

At present, we are lying 6th in the Premier League table with 45 points, 8 points behind Chelsea and 12 points behind Tottenham in 4th. We are a remarkable 30 points behind league leaders Manchester City, who put us to the sword for the second time in a week at the Emirates last night, having […]

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Wenger’s Shoes – though out of style – will still take some filling: who will be Arsenal’s Cinderella Manager?

  Not “If”, but “When” Nobody can say for sure when Wenger will leave Arsenal -except Arséne himself, of course – but the beleaguered manager has to go eventually. Surely? Most, it would seem, would prefer sooner rather than later. A bigger question might be: who is going to replace him? Events this summer indicate […]

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