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Odegaard and Saka – Best on-pitch telepathy since Dennis and Freddie!

Let’s be honest, other than a slightly less than exemplary defensive showing by Arsenal at Watford it was as fluid and exciting at times as we have seen the attacking play under Arteta. There is so much to be happy about, not least the fact that the Gunners now sit fourth, with 3, yes, 2 […]

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Take a Seussy trip back in time to celebrate Arséne’s Double Double [Book Review]

In the few months since he left us I have had time to reflect On the legacy of a man that earned all of our respect With his mission to make football art I believe he even out did The style and free flowing fair of 1960s Real Madrid This man gave us football the […]

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It’s Only Ray Parlour! Highbury Hero: Arsenal’s Romford Pele

All aboard the time machine we’re going back to the early 1990’s for the latest instalment of Highbury Heroes. A natural comedian off the pitch, but don’t be fooled by that, because on the pitch he worked as hard as anyone, a winner who gave his all for Arsenal Football Club. It’s only Ray Parlour, […]

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A clinical finish from Overmars against Peter Schmeichel

The Legend many would like to see back at The Arsenal – Marc Overmars

It has been a while but its time for another trip back to Arsenal’s past. So without further ado let’s take the dust cover off the time machine and go back to the summer of 1997. When a devastating Dutch winger arrived in North London. This week’s Highbury Hero is our Flying Dutchman Marc Overmars. […]

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Ray Parlour opens Arsenal Foundation funded football pitches in North Jakarta, Indonesia with Save the Children.
General view of action on the pitch at RPTRA Semper Barat.

Ooh Ah Jakarta – The Romford Pele Opens an Arsenal Foundation Programme in Indonesia

At a time when not all new that comes out of Arsenal is positive we are happy to promote the excellent work done by the Arsenal Foundation in conjunction with their partner Save the Children. This year the money raised at the Arsenal Foundation Ball was used to open a new project in Jakatra. And […]

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The Romford Pele surprises local Gooners

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour recently travelled to Romford to surprise some lucky supporters. There are a number of fans living in his home town in Essex who have been Arsenal members for over 10 years. To thank them for their continued support, Ray dropped by to deliver their new official membership packs in person. […]

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There’s Only One Keown – Ask Ruud van Nistlerooy about this Highbury Hero

This week’s trip down memory lane takes us back to the mid 1980’s, when a young centre back emerged at Arsenal. A man you’d always be thankful he was playing with you, rather than against you, my Highbury Hero this time is the magnificent Martin Keown. Martin was a wonderful defender. He was as tough […]

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Arsene Who?

Part one -The first 10 years…. 20 years? 20 years since the unknown French manager walked through the door and who would have thought he would still be manager to this day. Wenger arrived at Highbury in October 1996 and Arsenal fans didn’t have a clue who he was. Wenger had a lot to prove […]

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Having a narrow squad and a strong fellowship can backfire but it gave us the INVINCIBLES

I was reading “Invincible” by Amy Lawrence last night, I read the whole book in one go because I simply couldn’t stop turning one page after another: the feeling of pride was overwhelming, as was the amount of details given away by Amy. The importance of chemistry in the building of a team, the innovations […]

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Come on Gunners – There is No ‘I’ in Team so don’t blame individuals

It’s interesting how, considering football is a team sport, we tend to idolize or castigate individuals on a regular basis. Why is that? This thought and question entered my mind during pre-season when Arsenal Twitter went gaga over a certain Jeff Rene-Adelaide and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.  I would have written about this earlier but at that […]

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