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Nketiah and Akpom – The Next big thing and the Nearly was our Next big thing?

Two and a half years have passed since Arsenal demolished Aston Villa 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium. In a routine Sunday afternoon stroll on February’s first day, Chuba Akpom was given 20 minutes to impress, replacing Olivier Giroud off the bench. Within five minutes, some intelligent play saw Akpom dragged down, winning a penalty which […]

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Chelsea, Man U, Man City & Liverpool 42 v Arsene Wenger 1 – The Prize for Stability or Stability the Price?

Some interesting information can be gleaned from an article by John Stanton of BBC. He poses some topical questions – is Wenger a reluctant spender? Has his second decade been a let-down? Has he transformed our national game? How will he be judged? On the silverware front he follows just one manager – Alex Ferguson. […]

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Wojciech Szczesny was set to become our Gianluigi Buffon – but it doesn’t look like he will anymore

Wojciech Szczesny has completed his move to AS Roma, the guy himself announced the deal via his Instagram account. Although all reports do not agree about the formula of the deal, John Cross of the Mirror believes that the initial loan move could be made permanent for as little as £ 5m. If confirmed, that means […]

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Time for Wenger to toughen up.

Time for Wenger to finally be firm with his players – Drop Szczeny and play Opsina Surely it is time for Arsene Wenger became firm with his players? In today’s football world, with access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram along with teenage players already having wages of thousands and thousands of pounds, it isn’t always […]

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A Farewell to Podolski- Regrets? I have a few

Lukas Podolski has completed his loan move to Inter Milan, where he will spend the next six months before leaving the Arsenal permanently. His career in London is all but over, shall we have any regret seeing this world champion leaving? I don’t have any.   Honestly, I am not dazzled by his goal-scoring record; he […]

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I am still Cross End of Season Comedy Awards – Not to be missed!

Good evening, and welcome to the annual ‘End of Season Cross Awards’ night, hosted by Greg Cross (several well-known celebrity Gooners passed up on this). Please join me as we celebrate the last eight months of Arsenal-related awards and acknowledgments.   ‘The Abou Diaby Kicking John Terry in the Face Schadenfreude  Award’ This award was […]

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The EIGHT summer signings stuttering Arsenal could make to retain momentum

So then, Stoke City, away. An almost perennial nadir for Gooners. A tried and tested script that contains all the predictable tropes; like an old Bond film on the box during a Sunday afternoon… –          Ultra-defensive set up from the home side to counter the (non-existent) Arsenal attacking threat. –          Arsenal players spitefully kicked by […]

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Arsenal to assess on-loan starlet before spending in the summer transfer window; the need for momentum and FA Cup glory

Hello and welcome back to my Gunners Town blog. Don’t adjust the date on your phones, it is a Thursday, and it is the work of me (Matt Cotton) appearing before your very eyes. You see, I’m kind of the Mathieu Flamini of the Gunners Town team; not particularly attractive, but willing to fill in […]

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ARSENAL RATINGS: Mesut Ozil better, Santi Cazorla the best but Jack Wilshere poor again against Manchester United

Nerves, fear, trepidation gripping both teams – robbed the watching public of a football match where expression is a required component of which gives a feeling that you are being entertained. Fear of enjoying the experience of playing football took over two professional teams and reminded us that the stakes are really high in the Premier […]

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Ruthless Arsenal Progress With Ease and Zelalem enters the 1st team fray

Arsenal eased into the 5th Round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Coventry City at the Emirates Stadium last night. Two goals in the first half from Lukas Podolski and two more from substitutes Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla wrapped up the encounter, with Arsene Wenger making several changes to his […]

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