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Start at the End: how Arsenal’s poor finishing is dictating where they’ll finish

Start at the End POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES How are we going to approach the game? How do we deny them? Defensive structure. Combinations. Passing patterns. Etc… The above is a list of 5 of the most regularly practiced topics at a professional club. All are important. The first three might just be vital. Here’s […]

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Arsenal 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Ozil and Alexis the glory boys but Flame and Joel rock and roll

Well, that was fun. A sound thrashing, order restored and a great performance on top. Also, Bayern hammerred Olympiacos at at Allianz, which means the second team to go through will be determined in Greece a fortnight from now. Wenger made two changes to the side that went down to West Brom on Saturday: Flamini for the […]

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An Amusing, doing things the hard way look at what Arsenal must do to get our of the Group

What could be more Arsenal than losing at the Emirates to a team that had never won in England before (step forward Olympiacos), before beating arguably the best team in the world at the moment. Yes, I’m looking at you Bayern. Not only did Arsenal beat Bayern, but they stopped them scoring for the first […]

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Arsenal 2-3 Olympiacos: a different kind of same old?

In my 11 years of supporting Arsenal I’ve seen us lose a lot of games. Home and away, by a fine margin and only just, to big teams playing crap football and small sides rising to the occasion. Every defeat was, and still is, different. Simply because you can’t play two identical games even against […]

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It’s a Coq and Bull Story – Coquelin and Oxlade return to Bully Greeks

We face Olympiacos in the 2nd game of the group stages and, needless to say, this game is a must-win: “You have to win your home games if you want to qualify from the group stage, it is simple as that. We cannot afford to drop points now against anyone at home.” While I have […]

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb preview: all about building up momentum

Well, this is awkward. A few times a season such a thing happens: we play a team I know nothing, or next to nothing, about. And yet I have to write a preview. In such cases I try to concentrate more on what we do and how we approach the game and this is exactly […]

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