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Arsenal Squad 21/22

Arsenal Squad Cull: these 5 (out of 20) current players should get the chop

So much work to do in this summer window I was looking at our squad sheet on the back of yesterday’s match programme and started to tot up how many players we’d have for next season and it adds up to Arsenal having to do as much as they did in the last summer window […]

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Not with a bang, but a whimper: Arsenal tear up golden Champions League ticket in timid Newcastle display [Positive Needs & Hopes]

How should I feel? Positive Needs and Hopes What’s the name of that place in the Caribbean that everybody thinks is the ultimate luxury? I’ve forgotten so I’m going to go and ask my wife…… OK, it’s Atlantis.  At least to me as a young adult I always saw the commercials for Atlantis and thought […]

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relieved fans

Not fun, don’t care – Arsenal grind out ugly but vital win to keep Top 4 dreams alive

Not fun, don’t care Positives, Needs and Hopes Well, actually I did care during the game. I didn’t necessarily need to be entertained but I did need to feel like we were trying to win. So, let’s get the honesty out of the way. During the games I make copious notes. I make columns based […]

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Spin The Wheel: Fortune smiles on erratic Gunners as they stun United [ARS 3-1 MUN]

Spin the wheel POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I feel like a mug. Well actually I don’t now because the game is finished, but I felt like a mug after 15 minutes of the game.  Like you, most likely, I have friends who support United. They are everywhere. I don’t normally flash my feelings about Arsenal. […]

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Arteta mistakes

Arteta’s Five Biggest Mistakes in Saturday’s Brighton Loss

Anyone who knows me or reads my articles will know that I am an admirer of Mikel Arteta but even the best coaches get tactics and decisions wrong. On a lucky day the odd poor call may not cost your team, or you may have time in a match to readjust or even reverse a […]

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The Wink of Clarity: Black Cat’s luck runs out at Arsenal – Ohhhh Charlie Patino! [ARS 5-1 SUN]

The Wink of Clarity POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Before we start I want you to try to not get annoyed at how many pictures of Charlie Patino I’m going to add to this blog. I’m excited. Got Patino fever. Pretending I’m 30 years younger than I am and I make no apologies 😉 There’s the […]

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Martinelli Joy

A Game for the Others: when unexpected players don the hero’s cape [ARS 2-0 NEW]

A Game for the Others POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Best laid plans. Sometimes you’ve got to bin them. Players you expect to make the difference could sometimes be out there all night. Not happening. Opponents drive your choices as much as you can. Then sometimes you win but only if you aren’t stubborn. You can’t […]

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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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Auba Laca

Frustratingly delightful: Arsenal discover the wonder of speed as they bag six against the Baggies

Frustratingly delightful POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES What a delightful reminder that Arsenal can be fun! Not just the score but the attacking performance. As soon as the game was over I sit back to write this and get my analytical head on and start to feel frustrated. I feel frustrated not because I feel we […]

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Damned if they do, damned if they don’t – Arsenal dodge tricky West Brom banana skin [WBA 0-6 ARS]

In what seems at the eye of a very turbulent, virulent storm the Arsenal had a chance to potentially break a run of goalless winless games with their Carabao third round tie against West Brom. A game you would be forgiven for having fresh memories of Premier League West Brom of last season rather than […]

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