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Why Arteta and Gabriel Jesus reunited makes sense for Arsenal and the player

I wrote this on Tuesday for my Sun Football, weekly column ……… The most trusted Arsenal sources have reported that Edu and Arsenal have been talking to Gabriel Jesus’ people and that the deal to bring City’s Brazilian international to North London is highly probable. If the player is keen then given the friendship between […]

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Mikel Arteta: The Soul to Success

While wallowing in the heartbreak from the defeat to Manchester City, I decided to distract myself by picking up a book and reading Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings: The Soul to Success. For those unfamiliar with Phil Jackson, he holds the NBA record for the most NBA championships as a player and coach – famously known […]

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Negativity flows, can Mikel cure Arsenal’s woes? He must start by picking Ramsdale today

At times it can be extremely difficult not to find yourself becoming completely engulfed in the waves of negativity that frequently flow amongst the Arsenal fan base. Particularly after our results against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City in our opening three league fixtures. Over the years I’ve learned to acknowledge that voices of discontent will […]

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Do we have any excuses left for Arteta? – We need to win a match because of him and not in spite of him

It’s time for the excuses to stop and some of our fans need to finally accept that Arteta’s poor management has been part of the problem so far this campaign. I sat there for the duration of our first leg encounter with Villarreal believing that we have the players to beat them but sadly, at […]

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Thanks for the memories, Heccy – You have not become the player we all believed you would!

  Is Héctor the last name on the exhaustive list of players we hang on for too long? Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Joel Campbell, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Nicklas Bendtner and Denílson are the prime examples of players towards whom the Club has been too loyal, despite the evident gaps.“Yeah but on his […]

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3 Key Things Arteta will have learned from Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at the Etihad

Arsenal travelled to the Etihad with the belief and optimism that they could turn their fortunes around on the road against the top 6, especially after Arteta confirmed new signing Thomas Partey and key defender Kieran Tierney would be included in the squad, roughly at the same time Guardiola ruled out several key players for […]

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The Next 7 Premier League Fixtures will tell us where Arteta’s Arsenal are

The dull internationals are over, and we can all get excited about the return of the Premier League, with the added spice for Arsenal’s fans anticipating the impact Thomas Partey will make on a team already sitting handily placed in fourth. Despite three wins from four, with the only loss being to the champions, it […]

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That Performance was Nine Years Coming – Thank you MIkel Arteta!

Nine years coming POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES   February 2011, I was truly impressed. Barcelona were peak. We were good but they were arguably the best team of all time. I always prefer to feel my football with my heart and the last time I was so impressed was this Barcelona game. We’ve won bigger […]

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Arsenal Taking a Hybrid City and Liverpool look? Early indication of whats to come from Arteta

Arteta has certainly shown his adaptability in his use of different formations and systems since he took over. Pre COVID-19, Ozil was a regular feature in the side. 4-2-3-1 with Ozil in the whole was the way forward to get the best out of him. He’s the best player at the club who can drift […]

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Great scope for innovative avant-gardest coaches like Arteta in new 5 substitutions rule

Wiltooooooooooooooord! Arsenal have scored yet again, in the Premiership, and it might well be the most important one of the lot! Nice times when the Frenchman, the first to react to a loose ball in the box after a shot from Freddie Ljungberg, hit the back of the net for what would prove to be […]

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