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Arteta’s wingmen: Twitter poll gives insight into Gooner expectations

Out of interest: Would you rather sign a winger who got 15 goals and 5 assists last season or 5 goals and 15 assists? This isn’t a question about Arsenal. Imagine you’re put in charge of a team you’ve never seen play & you have to pick one to sign. — Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) May […]

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Arsenal non-British XI (All-Time): the greatest foreigners to have donned the Red and White

I did a British all-time XI a short while ago, featuring figures from the UK who helped us achieve great heights.     This piece now is the non-British all-time XI. My criterion here is all players who either played for non-UK national side (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), or were registered as non-British. Foreign […]

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All-Time Greatest Arsenal Home-Grown XI vs Other Clubs XI – can you do better?

I’m sure there are many of you who like me, love to pick your all time best Arsenal eleven. Also like me, I bet you have trouble picking one legendary player over another. I’ve decided to do something a bit different in this piece. I’m going to pick two Arsenal sides with seven substitutions for […]

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With the Arrival of Lacazette we look at Arsene Wenger’s French Conversion Rate

If Arsene Wenger were to make a list of what he loved most, the first would be “Arsenal Football Club” and “French Footballers” would be a close second. Few can doubt Wenger’s affinity and knowledge of players from this country, as he was born in Strasbourg, France, played amateur French football, and coached at Nancy […]

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Costa Rica's Messi? Hmm...

St. Joel? No. Soft Olli? Maybe. Tactics Fail? Yes. Plastic Fans? WTF!

As the start of the 2015-16 campaign approached, I suggested that winning the league title this season was a realistic possibility, even more so if we were able to add at least one more player of quality to the squad and following our victory against Manchester City, it had appeared that both the manager and […]

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