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Sad Truth: The ‘Leader’ Arsenal Seeks May Not Even Exist

During the thrashing at Bayern, a commentator remarked on the lack of leadership in the Arsenal squad – something we’re all well familiar with – as he rightly pointed out there was no one on the field who was willing to calm the players down or ensure Arsenal maintained their structure; which they had done […]

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Wenger’s Captains – From Leaders in the Trenches to Losers on the Benches

  To inherit Mr Arsenal a blessing indeed A Doctor of Defending and man born to lead An angry snarl and a die-hard will to win Winning a habit and losing a sin Retiring the finest, this great club had seen But the heir in waiting, his Vice in the team We called him Paddy […]

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Two great Arsenal goal scoring Legends 

The Greatest Finisher Highbury ever saw was Wrighty not Henry

The time machine is taking another trip down memory lane and going back to the 1990’s for this week’s Highbury Hero. A massive Highbury favourite, who was one of the most popular players ever to play for The Arsenal. A phenomenal striker so passionate about the game who played his football on the edge. The […]

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Nutty coming away with the ball

Arsenal’s very Own Nutty Boy – A True Gunner Legend

We are taking a trip in the time machine back to the late 1980’s for this week’s Highbury Hero. Arsenal have had some brilliant left backs over the years and this man is no exception. Such a consistent player and a member of the famous back four. It is Nigel “Nutty” Winterburn. Nigel was highly […]

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It is not Tactics, Formations or Players to Blame, it is Poor Mentality and Weak Mindset –

The Watford defeat hurts big time. It doesn’t go away. Three days on and the frustration at missing the opportunity remains and the questions remain unanswered. Why were we not “mentally prepared” as Wenger admitted? How could Watford, with such a poor run coming into the game, be sharper, quicker and more committed? Was the […]

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LAURENT KOSCIELNY – From Boy to Man to World Beater and New Mr Arsenal?

In the week that our skipper commits his future to Arsenal one of  columnist pays tribute to the man from Loreint…… LAURENT KOSCIELNY – FROM BOY TO MAN TO WORLD BEATER. From time immemorial, man has always sought acclaim and praise for performing actions or tasks with class, panache and divergent human abilities. Since the […]

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Time still on his side?

Chelsea, Man U, Man City & Liverpool 42 v Arsene Wenger 1 – The Prize for Stability or Stability the Price?

Some interesting information can be gleaned from an article by John Stanton of BBC. He poses some topical questions – is Wenger a reluctant spender? Has his second decade been a let-down? Has he transformed our national game? How will he be judged? On the silverware front he follows just one manager – Alex Ferguson. […]

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When Wenger last had a winning Captain

Will Wenger see that this Arsenal Team reflects his Calmness BUT lacks an on Pitch Leader?

It matters not if we play Iwobi rather than Perez or Coquelin instead of Ramsey. This is an experienced squad who until the Everton/City setbacks were going well. Not a steam roller – not flattening the opposition or running up big scores but showing an all round solid performance week in week out. We were […]

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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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Coach and Captain 98

Why does Wenger no longer see the need for a ‘On Pitch Leader’?

  There is a nice story about Colin Bell – one of the very best Box-to-Box players in the late 1960s/early 1970s. He was physical stamina personified. Endless energy – a player who played extra time in every First Division match. He was trained by Malcolm Allison at Manchester City who watched every step of […]

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