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Positives Needs & Hopes

Results fan hopes, performances calm nerves as Arteta’s Arsenal digs in [AVL 0-1 ARS]

Don’t be nervous POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Me: We need another one Max: Yeah, we definitely need another one Me: Has Leno made a save? Max: No, but we need another one Me: Do we need another one? Max: They don’t look like scoring so… Me: I’ve seen this before though. One isn’t enough.  Max: […]

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A Place To Dream: inspired by Arsenal’s rhythm and confidence as Gunners tame Foxes

A place to dream POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Everybody went back to the bus and I stayed for a few minutes. I sat at the top of the world in Meteora, Greece on a cliff where a monastery sits, and I dreamt. A short dream. Short but meaningful. I’d being sweating it all day as […]

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How does Arsenal solve its midfield problem? It all depends on Thomas Partey…

It has become abundantly clear over the course of the season that Arsenal is targeting a new midfield player to replace Granit Xhaka as part of their big summer recruitment drive; the profile and identity of this midfielder however, is less clear. Debates have raged over whether Arsenal should be targeting a 6, an 8, […]

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A Deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s flexible long term system for his Arsenal

With Manchester United and Tottenham both dropping points throughout last week, Arsenal took the opportunity to capitalise on their rivals’ slip-ups with both hands, defeating Wolves at Molineux by one goal to nil. It was a relatively comfortable evening for the Gunners following Gabriel Magalhaes opening the scoring in the 25th minute, notching his third […]

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Granit Red

Sorry seems to be the hardest word: The Granit Xhaka Red Card Saga

With a couple of free weeks on his hands, Granit’s social media manager, Terrance Witter, decided to call an emergency meeting. Meeting up for a socially distanced juice at the local London Colney Costa Coffee, T.Witter arrived first, due to Xhaka having to prove his vaccination status to be allowed on the premises. Finally, they sat […]

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Saka Surrounded

Big fat respect points: Arsenal’s bright future shines beyond controversy [Ars 1-2 MCI]

Big fat respect points POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES There are certain games that are even more important than the points and performance. New Year’s Day, the only game on TV in the world, the beginning of the transfer window and a chance to confirm the rumor that you are good. If you aren’t an Arsenal […]

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Arsenal Bingo: The Unpredictables seize the Win over So’ton in vital confidence boost [ARS 3-0 SOU]

Arsenal Bingo POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Is it fair to say that Arsenal are hugely unpredictable? Without fail my son asks me “What do you think the score will be today?” Without fail I say, “I’ve no idea, Max.” Then we go to the NBC predictor app and I quickly guess at the 6 results […]

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Penalty Shout

A Game of 3 Headlines: careless and unfocused Arsenal fall to Imaginary Opponent [MUN 2-3 ARS]

A Game of 3 Headlines POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I love to write these post match thoughts. I find it cathartic. It’s my pub in a largely pub-less country. I’ll tell you what I love the most about the posts. It’s choosing the headlines and then the opening thoughts. I drove home yesterday after watching […]

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Aubameyang Celebrates

Arsenal nicks a stealthy win: when good makes good bad [ARS 3-1 AVL]

When good makes good bad POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Let’s pretend you are reading this and you don’t know who won. You know it was 3-1, but you don’t know who to. Let us be honest here, you wouldn’t confidently be able to say. It would be 50/50. Exactly 50/50. Why? Because that’s who we […]

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Arsenal the Moody Teenager in frustratingly disjointed Palace draw (Positive Needs & Hopes)

Arsenal the moody teenager POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I remember being 13. An absolute whirlwind of emotions. I was dealing with realizing that my parents needed to be shunned as all my friends were doing the same. Girls were on the scene and so I had to activate my sweet side for them. My friends […]

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