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Five Arsenal players who should start packing their bags for when/if the transfer window opens.

As much uncertainty as there is at the moment, now is a good time to look at some of the Arsenal players and figure out if they have a future at the club. Here are my suggestions, using stats, additional information (from Transfermarkt) and perhaps some misjudgement and prejudice of my own… looking at four […]

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Dozen hurt to dream: 12 Potential SWAP deals for Arsenal

12 potential SWAP deals for Arsenal  If you like fun transfer speculation based on some detective work read on….. The clues are out there. Guillem Balague said it first and a few others have repeated. Most transfers will be loans or swaps. I’ve been doing some thinking and put the following together based on teams […]

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Countdown to the Big Kick-Off but still more arrivals required at Arsenal

The countdown to the premier league has begun and with it our transfer business. The last few weeks has been like a small rollercoaster in a theme park. There have been many ups with incoming players of Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Martinelli (Saliba is not included as he returned to St Étienne to learn […]

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Arsenal beats the best to Pepe’s signature, finally replacing Alexis

Arsenal’s record-breaking acquisition of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe ahead of some top European clubs stunned many. It looked for a long time as if Wilfried Zaha would be the man making the move to the Emirates before news broke on the 27th July that Arsenal had agreed an €80m fee for Pepe. So what does […]

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Overtaking or Overtaken? Arsenal 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion [Positive Needs & Hopes]

OVERTAKING or OVERTAKEN? Positives, Needs and Hopes I watched Watford today. I’ve been watching Everton recently. Wolves and Leicester I’ve seen even more often. Not just in action but on paper all these teams have at least half their first eleven that would get in ours. They just need more belief to play like a […]

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Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion: Hope and Fear – great motivators in tricky fixture [Match Preview]

Arsenal vs. Brighton – Premier League preview   A former Spurs player no less, Brighton’s manager Chris Hughton, comes to our place to help his side stay in the Premier League. We got a 1-1 draw on the southern English coast earlier this season, but both us and them have much to play for. Brighton […]

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Everton 0-1 Arsenal: Outthought and outfought, leaving Gooners distraught [Match Review]

I wrote a blog after the last time Everton beat us at Goodison and I said that they deserved to win because they outhought, outfought and generally wanted the result more than us. I sat down with my son to watch the match and I could not beileve that Emery had selected Elneny and Guendouzi […]

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THE RECIPE FOR IDENTITY – When Emery Plays his best players in their best positions and to their strengths

Positives, Needs & Hopes from Arsenal 5 Bournemouth 1           The Recipe for Identity POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES As a coach I have always held the belief that your identity should be a by product of your ability to find the best system for your best players enabling them to play […]

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Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth – Sexy football returns as Cherries are pitted at Emirates (Incl. Player Ratings)

Cherries pitted at the Emirates This was sexy football again. We had snippets vs. Southampton but we had more of this vs. Bournemouth. The line-up featured our German maestro Mesut Ozil, and a recall for Guendouzi. Auba played up top by himself, but Jenkinson started a as a right-wing back. Monreal started as a centre-back […]

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Arsenal 2-0 Southampton: Gunners’ first half frolic sees them break into Top 4 [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Did I see Intent, Rhythm and Fun? POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES As the season was about to start I remember wondering what I was going to see. I remember thinking that we would quickly try to impress our new coach with a fluid, typical Arsenal rhythm combined with the obvious initial need of a more […]

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