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How to fill a Partey Sized Hole without a new Central Midfield signing during AFCON

The Arsenal community, whist bitter at the referring and VAR calls in the narrow defeat to Man City are still reveling in the performance of their young team. Without their manager to cajole and instruct them from the touchline, Arteta’s boys out thought, our fought and in truth, whilst with 11 men, outplayed, the champions. […]

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Why Elneny should stay and play ahead of Xhaka

I am not writing this article to be overtly controversial but given it seems quite topical this week, I am going to throw it out there – I like Mo Elneny, I always have in all honesty. It seems most of the fanbase are desperate for the Egyptian to be sold, as stories of a […]

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Atletico sold Partey the Destroyer – in 2021/22 Arsenal will see Partey the true Box to Boxer

Swapping the shirt number from 18 to 5 isn’t the main change for Thomas Partey.The biggest change for the Ghana international happened last summer and I’m not referring to his move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid: the biggest change for him was going from supporting actor to main lead.Arsenal triggering Thomas Partey’s release clause on […]

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Transfer Window Pending – To be Ruthless on the Pitch, Arsenal need to be Ruthless off it!

For years, we’ve stood by and watched our best players leave the club. Transfer markets were like grey clouds in the distance; they couldn’t be avoided, what was about to happen seemed inevitable; rumours circled, players agitated for their ‘big’ moves, they left and misery rained down on the fan base. From our perspective, the […]

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The Impressive New and the Depressingly Familiar Arsenal win well in Greece

The New and the Familiar POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Arsenal are sneaking up on us. As we have seen ourselves as a dominant possession team for the largest part of the last 20 years, I don’t think we give this current group the credit they deserve for their current improvement. For at least the last […]

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An Analysis of which combination gives the best balance to Arsenal’s midfield?

The engine room of the team. Regardless of whether Arteta decides to alter the system or not, it’s fundamental that the Spanish tactician finds the correct balance in midfield. With eight games completed in the Premier League, the Gunners have already tested five different midfield combinations, suggesting that no one has cemented their place in […]

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The ‘Arteta Knows Brigade’ won’t question the Manager but honest fans should

In the embryonic stages of my Arsenal related writing pastime, I chose Gunner Be Honest as my blogging pseudonym because I pride myself on my honesty and felt that many supporters allowed their views to be clouded by their love for their club. Those who know me personally will tell you that I love my […]

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Ozil, Lacazette, Mkhitaryan and Guendouzi OUT with Beundia, Van de Beek, Edouard and Partey IN – Squad Rebuild Part 2

With part one addressing the defensive issues, I now look at how we can improve our midfield and attacking options by bringing in players who provide quality and versatility. Midfield Over the last 10 years, this has to be the poorest midfield options available. Arteta’s recent comments suggested to me he’s looking to transition to […]

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January transfer window – are our hopes too high?

We’re all eagerly awaiting top players in the window.     We need players. Don’t get me wrong. But what players will we get? More to the point, the current window will see us not get the players we need. This may seem pessimistic – but whilst we do need top players we won’t necessarily […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Brentford – League Cup review and player ratings- Bees stung by Danny..

Arsenal didn’t get stung by Brentford…. Overall, Arsenal was the better team, though Brentford put up a good fight in the second half. We started off strongly and got an early lead via Danny Welbeck. We then had many other chances following, through Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, and Smith-Rowe, who made a capable full debut on the […]

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