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Bukayo Saka – will he stay put and become a genuine homegrown hero or jump?

Bukayo Saka has been one of Arsenal’s bright sparks this season. The youngster has emerged this season, and even as a deputy left-back has performed ably. His man of the match performance vs. Newcastle, and praise on Sky Sports no less, have seen his stock rise.   This is amongst contract talks, and rumours of […]

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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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Koulibaly to Arsenal after we beat Napoli, The Black Panther is a Gooner, Merson, Overmars and Dubai here we fly!!

Arsenal news round-up – 18th March 2019 With the FA Cup quarter-finals upon us and the coming international break, it will be a quiet time on the pitch for us. So let’s do another news-round-up, of intriguing events over the recent period. UEFA Europa League – Rennes win, Napoli is next, and the King of […]

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The captain, manager and match winner show off the Cup-Winners’ Cup to the Arsenal fans

Part 3; George Graham, The Manager, the Later Years

PART THREE: GEORGE THE MANAGER THE LATER YEARS     If you missed Part 2 you can read that first here. In 1991-92, George was expecting his side to reach at least the semi-finals of the European Cup. George was really looking forward to putting his wits against some of the top continental coaches. Nevertheless, […]

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The latest to succumb

Is the Curse of Arsenal’s Number 9 set to continue?

Has the curse taken another victim? He was supposed to be the antidote He was supposed to shake the disease But I fear, he has succumbed to the same fate as many in his position before Ever since Smudger adorned the shirt in the early 90’s, many have tried to undertake the duties meeting the […]

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Keown, Merson and Wright help a Gooner win £100k Sun Fantasy Football 20 Years Ago

That was then and this is now A massively self indulgent piece this week, but hey !! 20 years ago this happened   and these 11 players changed my life. Please note; the team name was originally ‘Arse and All FC’ but this was back in the day of telephone entries and apparently I wasn’t […]

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Anti Arsenal Media Agenda Beyond Ridiculous – ‘I am a lover not a fighter, but if one more pundit slags off my team…’

  I am a lover not a fighter, but if one more pundit slags off Arsenal… Ok so hey,I think it’s time I actually introduced myself, I’m James, a Leeds lad brought up around the blood and thunder football of Leeds United, I was taught many things growing up in Yorkshire, mostly to despise Manchester […]

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The Gargantuan Piss Wizard

The Outsiders Expert and Not so Expert View on Arsene Wenger as Arsenal Manager Exclusive

From the outside looking in A growing section of the Arsenal fan base are revolting. Some agree. Some agree with the sentiment, but disagree with the method. Some just disagree.   And then are those who have an ‘informed’ view. “I know the Arsenal fans are passionate but I don’t like the way some of […]

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Scorer of breathtaking goals: Highbury Hero Paul Merson

This week’s trip down memory lane features a player blessed with wonderful natural ability. A man who could produce the unexpected and the spectacular. A star of many talents, it’s Paul Merson. Very versatile in the forward positions, the Merse would be equally at home playing out wide or as a second striker dropping into […]

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Leaked document reveals new Emirates statues planned for coming year – EXCLUSIVE!

I had a conversation on Twitter yesterday about what constitutes a legend in Arsenal terms and in the conversation the possibility of the next Gunner great to be cast in bronze at the Emirates was raised. It brought to mind a blog I wrote in February 2013 for my old site. It was written around […]

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