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Arteta has some decisions to make for tricky but crucial Newcastle showdown…

The morning after the night before is usually a phrase related to having consumed a tad too much alcohol, but most Arsenal fans will relate today, whether they drank through Thursday night’s disappointment or not. Arsenal needed a win at the home of their fierce local rivals to secure Champion’s League football, and as we […]

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Could the Chelsea/Abramovich drama be the start of a bigger sportswashing reckoning?

News that the UK government had placed a freeze on the assets of Chelsea Football Club’s oligarch owner Roman Abramovich threw the football world into a frenzy yesterday. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of the ramifications of the sanctions, or wax lyrical about who may end up buying Chelsea (and […]

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How Much Of A Threat Will Newcastle United Pose Next Season?

The £300m Saudi-Arabia-led takeover of Newcastle United was confirmed early in October of last year with the club now having the wealthiest owners in world football. In comparison, the next wealthiest owner is Sheikh Mansour of Manchester City who has an estimated net worth of £23.2 billion compared to the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund […]

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A case for stability: Is The Kroenke Way all that bad in a chaotic world?

Football’s link to money has been well-documented. From highly paid players to mega-money buyouts, our beloved sport has become more about business than ever before. While there are indeed many success stories for risk takers in both business and football, it is often a measured approach made by the most successful people. Perhaps it’s worth […]

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A Game for the Others: when unexpected players don the hero’s cape [ARS 2-0 NEW]

A Game for the Others POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Best laid plans. Sometimes you’ve got to bin them. Players you expect to make the difference could sometimes be out there all night. Not happening. Opponents drive your choices as much as you can. Then sometimes you win but only if you aren’t stubborn. You can’t […]

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Arsenal’s “30’s-Too-Old” Policy: do we move the clocks back for Laca?

What’s going to happen now with Alexandre Lacazette? It’s a nice conundrum to have and testament to how he’s turned around favour with the club and fans that it is now a valid question to be asked. Do we do all we can to keep him? Do we cash in? Should it be a long […]

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No room for sentiment, no room for Willock: Arsenal should sell Joe (for his sake and theirs)

Seven consecutive games with his name on the scoresheet, that’s quite an achievement for Joe Willock.If there’s one ideal example of a perfect loan deal, it has to be Joe Willock’s stint at St. James’s Park.…and that is why we should be selling him.When he left for Newcastle, Joe Willock was a peripheral figure in […]

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Martinelli’s display has created serious headache for Arteta! An analysis of Arsenal’s win against Newcastle

Despite the fact that this was a poor Newcastle side, it was integral that Arsenal would go into their season-defining game against Villareal with a positive mindset and the performance provided on Tyneside was definitely required. In this piece, an analysis of Arsenal’s win against the Magpies is discussed. In possession In the absence of […]

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Quicker, why quicker? How Arsenal’s pace overwhelmed Newcastle – the template for Thursday success

Quicker, why quicker? POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Watching that performance yesterday I had two main emotions…….. relaxed and frustrated. It was quite lovely to be able to watch a game with almost zero stress. It looked to me that Newcastle might just be the worst coached team I’ve seen in many a year. Probably the […]

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Mikel Arteta wants to help Nicolas Pepe succeed at the Emirates

  Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is willing to help Nicolas Pepe improve and succeed with his team, having picked out what the Ivorian forward has to do for their upcoming games. The Ivory international moved to the Emirates Stadium during the summer transfer window in 2019 from Ligue club Lille for £72 million, which […]

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