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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26:  Mikel Arteta of Arsenal issues instructions during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Even Great Players need a Great Leader on the pitch – But Who?

  Ever-present. Long-serving. Commanding. Here are the three qualities any captain should have, in my humble opinion. I am quite sure you already know where I’m going with this piece, so let’s cut the introduction short: why are the Arsenal missing proper captain material so badly, recently? Leadership was never an issue during Arsène Wenger’s early […]

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NLD Review – It is time for more mobility in attack, it is time for Chuba.

After the loss to Tottenham with no chance of a response again this season, I will honestly admit I’m enraged! It means that we have failed to beat them this year that is always damaging to our pride as the far superior club. It’s hard to pinpoint where we went wrong but being the world […]

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Villa too easy but the real test of the New Arsenal is at the Lane tomorrow

Captain’s Log, star-date 1,0,7,9 point 12. We’re interrupting our 5-year mission to head back to Earth for the North London derby. Exploring the final frontier can wait.  Aston Villa Watching the game at the weekend I couldn’t help but think that this is the worst Villa side I’ve seen since David O’Leary was in charge. […]

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Don’t Board The Outrage Bus!

DB’S SILLY SEASON DIARY 2014 The great thing about doing this fortnightly is that it gives me more of a chance to observe how our moods and reactions can change during the Silly Season. For instance, when I started jotting down stuff for this instalment, the end of the world was nigh, as Cesc Fabregas […]

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