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Messi will sign for The Arsenal……..after these 10 things happen 

Messi will sign for The Arsenal……..after these 10 things happen  So, apparently Messi has had enough and has handed in a transfer request and obviously, The Arsenal have been linked with him !?!?!?!? The latest odds provided by, have The Arsenal at 1,000,000,000 to 1 to sign Lionel, so I thought I’d look at […]

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The Arsenal conditional pay deferral – Is Ozil really in the wrong?

I’ll start this by saying I don’t see what Mesut Ozil has done wrong. He has reportedly refused to accept a conditional pay deferral, in which the players would take an initial cut but with full pay restored if Champions League football is regained. But is he really the bad guy here? Now, these are […]

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Football Stars and Endorsements – Huge Business

Football Stars and endorsements Athletes are extremely influential. A recognizable face in sports can go a very long way in promoting a product or a service. Having a marketable sporting figure can dramatically increase a company’s profit. On the other side, for the athlete, agreeing to endorsement deals can improve public persona, revenue and create […]

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Carlo Ancelotti et Arsene Wenger - Milan AC / Arsenal - 04.03.2008 - Champions League C1 - Huitiemes 1/8 - Foot Football - largeur attitude coach entraineur entraineurs fairplay fair play poignee de main accolade

Carlo Ancelotti – The Perfect successor to Arsene Wenger?

Mr. Wenger is now 67, and in a sense Arsenal  have to make plans for his succession, given his age. However, would Carlo Ancelotti be a valid replacement? I believe so at the least. He is 57 years old, though this shouldn’t be a major hindrance to hiring him. Ancelotti can bring: A major record […]

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At a crossroads

Not sitting on the Fence – The Case for Arsene Wenger’s Defence

  We are at the crossroads. Either Wenger goes or Wenger stays. Get two Arsenal fans together and that is the sole topic of interest – To Go or To Stay. The case for him going is strong. This season was ours. We had the squad; Wenger had spent on Cech, the much acclaimed final […]

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Arsenal vs Barcelona

Arsenal have done it before, can they do it again? #AFC v FCB

There have been quite a few articles this week on how we can beat Barcelona. I particularly liked this one from Michael Cox, where he argues the combination of early pressing and deep defending for the remainder of the game can do the trick. Then there were two, very similar in the idea they conveyed, […]

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Is Alexis Sanchez a potential centre-forward in an adjusted Arsenal system?

As I was watching Liverpool tear apart Manchester City at the end of November, a simple thought was playing at the back of mind: Liverpool hugely benefitted that day from having a mobile centre-forward. Yes, Roberto Firmino may not be your centre-forward of choice, he is far from a finished article, he had a lot […]

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The Curious Case of Mesut Ozil – Why the under appreciated genius?

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has attracted plenty of harsh criticism for going missing in games, and has even found himself under attack for being in a 16-year-old’s pocket after his poor performance in the opening day defeat against West Ham. The condemnations of Germany’s World Cup winner are odd, given how highly thought-of Ozil is by […]

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Ozil does not need to be the Arsenal Number 10 to use the space that a 10 Exploits

My axe first came to be ground shortly after England’s exit in Brazil during the World Cup when a national news station claimed England’s failings were due to a lack of a number 10! I then got further angst when the Arsenal twitterverse jumped on the #playOzil@10 bandwagon. I was finally forced to the power […]

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Ramsey is the Hero of the week as Borinhogate drags on and the Gunners mark a special 20th Anniversary in North London

TBIF – The Weekly Gunners Town Crew Review Friday The 8th May, 2015 Welcome to Thank Bergkamp It’s Friday – where members of the Gunners Town writing team gather to take a look at the Arsenal week that’s just passed. It’s a simple format, really – each week, a smattering of our eclectic scribes will select a HERO, a VILLAIN, a HIGHLIGHT, and a LOWLIGHT from […]

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