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Exclusive – Ex Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte on Viera, Ashley Cole and The Invincibles

Two first half hattricks from Jermaine Pennant and Robert Pires, leading Southampton 6-1 and the clock strikes to the 89th minute of Southampton’s miserable visit to Highbury in May of 2003. The Arsenal faithful arise to applaud the efforts of hattrick hero Pennant as he leaves the field of play to be replaced by a […]

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A young fresh faced Pat Rice

Arsenal for life: local lad and Highbury Legend – the one and only Pat Rice

It’s back once again to the swinging sixties in the time machine for the latest Highbury Hero. In December 1964 a young local lad signed Schoolboy forms to join The Arsenal. Never has a player been so determined, so driven and worked so hard at his game to reach the standard to be an Arsenal […]

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Arsenal’s European finals – An Historical Pedigree that needs improving!

The coming Europa League final will be our seventh European final in total. The previous six have had two wins and four defeats, though we obviously will look to make it three from seven very soon. But what’s the story of our European finals?     For a club of Arsenal’s global size, our European […]

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The FA Cup's most successful manager

Just why the FA Cup will always be a Major Trophy for Arsenal and me

After two successive FA Cups in 2014 and 2015, Arsene Wenger became the manager who had won the famous old trophy the most. For me this was hugely gratifying after a long period of him deciding to disrespect the world’s oldest football knockout competition. I could just about handle Arsenal using the League Cup to […]

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He knew what it meant to represent Arsenal

A Freddie Ljungberg and David Rocastle inspired Gem of a Gooner Interlull Blog

Hello there, what a week it has been so far. India outlawed higher denomination notes in a bid to end black money on 8th November and America elected Donald Trump as leader of the free world on 9th,  in a bid to end the world as we know it. All week we’ve been hearing about […]

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From Despair to Glory and back to again – The Terry Neill Years 1976-79 – Part 1

With the interlull upon us, I thought now was as good a time as any to take another trip down memory lane. Following on from The Rise and Fall of Bertie Mee I thought I’d talk to you about The Terry Neill Years. So without further ado here we go. It was the long, hot, […]

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Arsene to Step aside gracefully and Arsenal v Sunderland Previewed with a Difference!

Gunners Town Co-Editor Dave Seager was asked by Sunderland Blog ‘Salute Sunderland’ to chat about this Saturday’s visit to the Emirates of the Black Cats. Our thanks to Colin Randell who has allowed us to reproduce Dave’s interview and thoughts here: Dave Seager* is the man (One of!) behind the popular Arsenal fan site Gunners […]

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Arsenal’s 1971 FA Cup Final – The first of many special Arsenal memories for this teenage Wembley debutant

The 2015 FA Cup Final is almost upon us & once again The Arsenal have made it to the final, our 19th and this final is my 13th. There is no doubt the FA Cup Final regarded by a lot of people as not as important as it once was. But for fans of a […]

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Invincibles Doc Premiere Exclusive

Last night saw the premiere of the much anticipated ‘Invincibles Doc’ the inside story of Arsenal’s historic unbeaten league season in 2003/2004. The documentary, which has taken over two years to put together, includes contributions from Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Jens Lehmann and Sol Campbell and other key squad members.     In the film […]

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Legends at Arsenal; What is or should their role be?

Global Gooner Sundays It’s been a while since I’ve written but I was keen to accept the open invitation from Dave Seager to write for Gunners Town. The drought was born out of lack of inspiration and a good topic to work on. Chalk that up to the slow crunch of the transfer window, the […]

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