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The Curious Case of William Saliba – will he ever play for Arsenal? Here’s what we know.

Is there anything we don’t know about the William Saliba affaire? It was only a few days ago that Arsenal were reportedly interested in Brighton and England international Ben White, whom the Seagulls value at £40 million. The former Leeds player, who has seen his value double in the space of just one season in […]

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What will be the fate of Arsenal’s seven on-loan stars?

With one match remaining and Arteta already fielding questions on his loanees, ahead of the summer, it seems a logical time to offer a considered view on those still under contract, yet not with us at present. Joe Willock No better, place to start than with Willock, who’s headline grabbing displays for Newcastle have had […]

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Rob Holding and his potential signing of a new contract – Is it deserved?

FA Cup final, 2017. The match was barely underway when Rob Holding was already hustling and hounding Diego Costa – Chelsea’s ‘A’ class shithouse. As the two tangled together, the Spaniard brought him down and wildly flailed a leg, just missing the defender. Holding, having been warned by Per Mertesacker of Costa’s antics before the […]

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It’s time to get in the ambulance before Arsenal Rot v3.0 sets in

It’s time to get in the ambulance The Positives, Needs and Hopes will return but I don’t think they are relevant today. I think this is more relevant… Over the last few years I’ve been avoiding the doctor. I didn’t feel right and knew I needed to go but fear and the hope for a […]

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From disheartening to depressing to enlightening: a Gooner’s journey to Arsenal Optimism

Disheartening, Depressing, Enlightening To be brutally honest, this is the first time in about six or seven years, with the new season about to start, that I actually have some real optimism. Wenger’s decline was disheartening. Unai’s one and a half years were depressing. Arteta’s 6 months have been enlightening. It helps that Saturday’s kick […]

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It’s 343 until Arteta gets his Creator – Tactical review and standout performers

Our first pre season game was underway against MK Dons yesterday. In this article, I will provide an in depth review of our 4-1 victory against ‘The Dons’ and analyse certain individual performances. First half Unsurprisingly, Arteta set us in a 3-4-3 system. It’s clear to me that we will continue with this formation until […]

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Arsenal’s Centre back surplus: Who stays and who goes?

With the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille imminent, Arsenal have a surplus of centre backs in their squad. The arrival of the Brazilian and the return of William Saliba from a loan spell at St. Etienne mean that we now have a whopping NINE centre backs on our roster. How we got here is […]

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Revealed – Arteta’s Three Year Champions League-Winning Plan

The 3 year plan As ever, there has been a small bucketful of Arsenal news and rumours every day this summer. By far the most interesting and insightful piece of Arsenal news has been washed over. I think it’s the core of Mikel Arteta’s plan. Five days ago a journalist asked Willian what persuaded him […]

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William Saliba: What will he bring to Arteta’s back line?

Although signing for Arsenal in the August 2019 transfer window, William Saliba has yet to pull on the famous red and white jersey. This is because the defender was loaned straight out to St Etienne for the remainder of the season. However, the exciting French defender has now training with his new teammates ahead of […]

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Why Change a winning formula Arteta? – 343 might not be the formation we like but it is the formation we need!

343 might not be the formation we like but it is the formation we need! The imminent arrival of Willian from Chelsea sparkled lots of debates about his age profile, role, suitability, wages, resale value and Gooners all over the world had lots of different opinions about it.There seems to be one thing everyone agreed […]

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