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Mikel Arteta: The Soul to Success

While wallowing in the heartbreak from the defeat to Manchester City, I decided to distract myself by picking up a book and reading Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings: The Soul to Success. For those unfamiliar with Phil Jackson, he holds the NBA record for the most NBA championships as a player and coach – famously known […]

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A Game of 3 Headlines: careless and unfocused Arsenal fall to Imaginary Opponent [MUN 2-3 ARS]

A Game of 3 Headlines POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I love to write these post match thoughts. I find it cathartic. It’s my pub in a largely pub-less country. I’ll tell you what I love the most about the posts. It’s choosing the headlines and then the opening thoughts. I drove home yesterday after watching […]

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Happy Birthday Danny Welbeck – An Arsenal Tribute.

Former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck celebrates his 30th birthday today. Welbeck was a hardworking, likeable and perhaps underappreciated player. Remember that dramatic, do-or-die goal against Leicester City? That’s what Welbeck was all about. Sadly, injuries to an extent tarnished his career. A trip down a Welbeck themed Memory Lane. Signed from Manchester United in September […]

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Arsenal look to steady ship and exploit Red Devil’s Old Trafford shakiness (Match Preview)

Match Preview Arsenal travel to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in the hope of not only turning around their wretched record away record at Old Trafford, but also steadying the ship after losing three of their last four matches in the Premier League. Arteta will be looking for a much needed reaction after last week’s […]

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Wenger was a Reptilian and talked to Aliens!! – Top 8 Arsenal Conspiracy Theories- Buffetgate, Lasagnegate and so many more

Plots. Sinister dealings. These words may come to mind when you think conspiracy theories. In our everyday lives we are surrounded by conspiracy claims, from the Moon landing, to Religion, to Government laws. Anywhere you look, a conspiracy could arise. In Football there are many conspiracies at play, from a simple ‘’they cheated’’ or ‘’everyone […]

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Why it’s important that Wolves or Manchester United don’t win the Europa League. An Arsenal perspective.

  Arsenal’s season may have ended but for two of their fellow Premier League clubs, Wolves and Manchester United, their campaigns are still ongoing in European competition. With both clubs in the late stages of the Europa League, I will be explaining why it is important from an Arsenal perspective that neither club lifts the […]

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What has Mikel Arteta Changed at Arsenal Since his Arrival?

What has Mikel Arteta Changed at Arsenal Since his Arrival? Mikel Arteta was hired as Arsenal manager less than a week before Christmas to mixed responses from the footballing world. To many, the task of transforming a lacklustre Arsenal side was too big for someone so early in his managerial career. To others, including, evidently, […]

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United 1-1 Arsenal: The Confidence Platform – on the plus side: it could have been worse

‘The Confidence Platform’ I saw two teams who have good players. I saw two teams who have a few great players. I also saw two teams lacking in confidence and beside Aubameyang, the great weren’t even good and the good were mediocre. I do however remind myself that football is 50% attacking and 50% defending. […]

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Arsenal for life: local lad and Highbury Legend – the one and only Pat Rice

It’s back once again to the swinging sixties in the time machine for the latest Highbury Hero. In December 1964 a young local lad signed Schoolboy forms to join The Arsenal. Never has a player been so determined, so driven and worked so hard at his game to reach the standard to be an Arsenal […]

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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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