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Killing yourself trying not to get killed: Arsenal slide out of silverware chase (ARS 0-2 LIV [0-2])

Killing yourself trying not to get killed POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Football has trends. It always has. When I was younger the trend was 4-4-2 with a tall target man and a penalty box striker. When the Premier League came along and Arsene Wenger showed up we introduced the trend of short passing and high […]

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How to fill a Partey Sized Hole without a new Central Midfield signing during AFCON

The Arsenal community, whist bitter at the referring and VAR calls in the narrow defeat to Man City are still reveling in the performance of their young team. Without their manager to cajole and instruct them from the touchline, Arteta’s boys out thought, our fought and in truth, whilst with 11 men, outplayed, the champions. […]

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Arteta Rejoices

A Different Kinda Thing: Arteta’s Arsenal muddle through in presence of Evil Overlord [ARS 1-0 WAT]

A Different Kinda Thing POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES This post was going to be called ‘Scruffy something.’ I sat annoyed at myself trying to find the word that went with scruffy for way too long. The performance was definitely scruffy so i was locked into the headline. Then it dawned on me that not all […]

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Has Ainsley Maitland-Niles done enough to stop Arsenal buying reinforcements ahead of AFCON?

As has become the norm for Arsenal in recent times, last Tuesday’s League Cup fixture gave the management an opportunity to rotate the squad and offer valuable minutes to current fringe players. In the past, under Wenger, this might have been very young players but under Arteta it has been more squad members normally on […]

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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s hybrid 4-2-3-1/4-4-2 – The Debating Point of the Weekend

To say it’s been a turbulent start to the 2021/2022 Premier League season for Arsenal is an understatement. A combination of below-par performances and abject results have left Gooners incredibly frustrated with the manager’s tactical decisions. Mitigating circumstances were present in the opening day fixture at Brentford as the unavailability of Gabriel Magalhaes, Thomas Partey […]

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Aubameyang Celebrates

Arsenal nicks a stealthy win: when good makes good bad [ARS 3-1 AVL]

When good makes good bad POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Let’s pretend you are reading this and you don’t know who won. You know it was 3-1, but you don’t know who to. Let us be honest here, you wouldn’t confidently be able to say. It would be 50/50. Exactly 50/50. Why? Because that’s who we […]

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A game for the future: Arsenal lack crucial tools to dismantle a soggy, stubborn Brighton. [Positive Needs & Hopes]

A game for the future POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Did we simply not play very well? Were we pressed beyond suffocation? Were we a little lucky to get a point? Are we a ‘prime conditions’ team? Are we still a team that needs ‘perfection’ to create chances? Did we play to Brighton’s strengths? Are our […]

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Sambi, Maitland-Niles or Elneny if Arteta stays 4231 at Brighton?

  Today we take the trip up to Brighton for the early evening fixture. Given the events of Guendouzi/Maupay-gate a little bit of a feud has built up between Arsenal and Brighton fans and players alike. Nothing sinister of course but Arsenal fans certainly remember the challenge by Maupay which resulted in a long term […]

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Arsenal need polish: it’s time to visit the shoeshine boy [Positives, Needs & Hopes]

Time to visit the shoeshine boy POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’ve never been to a shoeshine boy. It’s on the bucket list. The ‘little bucket list’ which is different to the one where I plan on eating paella at Ikea with Santi Cazorla and Anders Limpar. I’m still nervous. You can probably tell. A home […]

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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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