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Arteta’s coaching concerns now clear: lack of experience is not the issue, lack of humility is.

Coaching concerns clear POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’m not sure I can think of a new coach that has had one unfortunate circumstance after another quite like Mikel Arteta. We know the list. I won’t bore you. Yet again, he was confronted with another list of unfortunate circumstances with multiple key starters out and others […]

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An Open Letter to Ainsley Maitland-Niles

We are all very aware of the Arsenal being in the market for a first choice right-back, given the rumored appetite of Héctor Bellerín for a new experience abroad and the doubts surrounding his deputies, Cédric Soares and Calum Chambers.Mikel Arteta and Edu are reportedly looking for an athletic full-back with good defensive skills, comfortable […]

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Arteta takes the L as Arsenal prove second best in the second city. (AVL 1-0 ARS)

Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal Premier League Review   I must say – I like Villa. Like Arsenal, the biggest club in their city and region. And have won the European Cup no less – let’s be frank, we haven’t. And we had one of our greatest FA Cup wins against them in 2015. Arguably the greatest, […]

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Want diamonds? Make diamonds! How Arteta’s Arsenal can thrive… [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Polish the rocks to buy the diamonds POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Many years ago I was in Memphis sitting in a restaurant late at night. I was chatting with a local man who was imparting one pearl of wisdom after another. As is life, we only remember the odd thing here and there. For some […]

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Auba takes the headlines but Xhaka and Tierney also gave true Captain’s Performances – #Reviewandratings

    This was a pleasing performance. It wasn’t a stellar one, but we were comfortable, didn’t really look troubled, and seemingly Herr Farke and his Norwich side are going back to the Championship. The line-up seemed fair enough, though the inclusion of Luiz was for me a negative. All the same, it was steady […]

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Club contract renewal woes as coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc

There never seems to be a dull moment as an Arsenal fan these days.In light of our current situation, with suspension of all sport, the transfer wheel has been driven by many rumours. The current man at the helm of the Gunnership has expressed on SkySports News that – in terms of transfers – the […]

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Makes sense or saves cents: Arsenal’s transfer window scrutinized

  So… after links to Boateng, Lemar (deja vu??) and rumours of Auba leaving, we finally ended up with Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari as loaned defenders. Soares has PL experience with Southampton and won the Euros with Portugal and the GOAT (Ronaldo) in 2016. Pablo Mari was in the recent CWC final with Liverpool, […]

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