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An All-time British Arsenal XI – What’s yours?

Just a random post in this pandemic-initiated lockdown….. If looking at British players (from the four UK FIFA-registered associations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), which players would feature?     We’ve had many top foreigners. Some of the best ever non-British players to grace the country’s league at any period have been at […]

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Remember to Support The Arsenal through ‘thick and thin’ as Class is Permanent

Glory hunters? Yes, most of us are down at the state of our club at the moment. Still, I’ve seen and read a lot of interesting comments lately. Maybe it’s just me, but then they are things I take issue with. Namely, that fans “won’t support the club again” if we don’t improve. Or “they […]

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The Making of 89 – ‘A fabulously serendipitous game of dominoes’ with Amy Lawrence and Lee Dixon

Arsenal supporters of all ages and from all over the world are keenly awaiting the general release of ’89 The Film’. The new movie, inspired by the unique climax to the 1988/89 Division One season, that saw The Gunners, having seemingly thrown the title away, travel to Anfield for the last match of the season […]

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1989 BP (Before Premier League) – Memories of the 26th May 1989

1989 BP (Before Premier League) SkySports won’t talk about because it’s pre-Premier League and therefore didn’t actually happen. But for us Gooners, 26th May 1989 was the most traumatic, dramatic and euphoric 90 minutes of our lives. With the release of the documentary ’89’ on 20th November (29th for us in Australia 😟) https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/oct/11/89-trailer-documentary-recounts-arsenal-dramatic-title-win-at-anfield-video I thought […]

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Mesut Ozil vs The Ex Arsenal Pundits

Mesut Ozil vs the pundits Recently, Mesut Ozil put out a lengthy statement in regards to criticism ever since he joined the club four years ago. In the statement, he mentioned that ex-players should not criticise, but instead support the team, and since then pundits have bitten back. Was Ozil right to “out” pundits? The […]

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Arsenal’s very Own Nutty Boy – A True Gunner Legend

We are taking a trip in the time machine back to the late 1980’s for this week’s Highbury Hero. Arsenal have had some brilliant left backs over the years and this man is no exception. Such a consistent player and a member of the famous back four. It is Nigel “Nutty” Winterburn. Nigel was highly […]

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Chelsea, Man U, Man City & Liverpool 42 v Arsene Wenger 1 – The Prize for Stability or Stability the Price?

Some interesting information can be gleaned from an article by John Stanton of BBC. He poses some topical questions – is Wenger a reluctant spender? Has his second decade been a let-down? Has he transformed our national game? How will he be judged? On the silverware front he follows just one manager – Alex Ferguson. […]

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Alan ‘Smudger’ Smith Interview Part 2 – Punditry, Media, Giroud, the lost art of defending and Goals Galore!

This is Part 2 of Lord Hillwood’s exclusive interview with Alan Smith. For Part 1, click here.   Alan Smith commentating on Arsenal v Chelsea at the Emirates   After a glittering career at Arsenal, Leicester and playing for England, Alan Smith at the age of 32, hung up his boots and retired due to […]

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Captain’s leaving, BFG to be given armband,new Right back coming and Bentley retiring

O Captain, your subconscious has wrecked my Bentley “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! […]

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Per Mertesacker better than Tony Adams? Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil hit back at Arsenal critics during November to remember

Ram, Flam, thank you ma’am. Job done in Wales as the Arsenal go marching on in the Premier League and Europe. Saturday was just the latest in a recent series of enjoyable days to be a Gooner, thanks to a big win against a Cardiff City side that triumphed over Manchester City as well as […]

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