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Belief, Hardship and Bigger Ambitions – Or Smith Rowe, Saka and Martinelli will go the way of Fabregas, Nasri and van Perise

I recently watched “The Dawn Wall”, a superb documentary about one on the most epic sporting ventures of recent times. A truly inspiring watch.Although I’m not into free-climbing at all, I found it quite inspirational and started thinking about the two main psychological aspects of this adventure: belief and hardship.The goal that these two young […]

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Your votes were cast, the results are in: here’s the Arsenal Emirates Era XI you picked

  Boredom, eh? Eleven days ago I randomly launched a series of polls to find out who are your favorite players to have played at the Emirates Stadium, by position. The ground rules I imagined were quite easy: Players must have played at least two full seasons at the Emirates Stadium Players are selected on […]

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Boo a snake. or a skunk. But don’t boo the Ox.

The Liverpool game was noteworthy, in my mind, for some key points. Firstly, we attack well, and so do Liverpool. Secondly, we defend atrociously. And so do they. Third, it was one of the games of the season. Lastly, we were wrong to boo the Ox. That’s right; I don’t believe he warranted that treatment. […]

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“We’re a big club so we deserve to win the league” – Those Days are Gone Gunners, as Money Talks

Premier League (and Arsenal) fans are in for a shock this season. I honestly believe that 2017/18 is going to upset a lot of people. Any sense of entitlement will be severely challenged. “We’re a big club so we deserve to win the league” is a thing of the past. The EPL is traditionally dominated […]

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A lot of players need to play regularly and in their preferred position to be effective.

Arsenal’s Premiership Template for Success -It’s not what you’ve got – it’s how you use it that will win you this league

The FA Cup win in 2014 was a relief, yes; but, it was unconvincing. Both mental and football flaws were still evident. I didn’t see how that Cup win would be used to build a challenge for the Premier League in the following season. The first half of last season saw performances that verified my […]

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