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Auba going – If so let’s get over it and move on

The title may be brusque. But the issue for me is that angst over this is misdirected. It’s not Auba at fault, but our unambitiously failing culture.   There are many ways to analyse this situation, in my view:   – We need to sell to buy   Our revenues have dipped due to a […]

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Nicolas Pepe – Long Overdue speed and dancing feet, to get us Gooners out of our seat

Liverpool’s dominance at Anfield on Sunday acted as a reminder, not that anyone really needed reminding, that the Premier League is a two horse race. Following the team’s lacklustre performance, to be considered anything other than also rans would be an insult to the shadows which Arsenal chased on Saturday. And yet, the mood remains […]

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Arsenal conceded less goals in the Money Restricted ‘Banter’ Era – How to sort our Leaking Defence?

This may seem like an odd discussion point. But then how many goals should we concede? In 17/18, only City, and Liverpool scored more goals than we did. We scored as many as our good friends from the Borough of Haringey. But our goals against tally was poor, especially vis a vis the top six. […]

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Kristian Bielik

Kristian Bielik: Real Deal or Arsenal Hype (From The Horse’s Mouth)

By James Howson (Gunners Town Scout) Over the years Arsenal have had some of the best centre backs in English football, players like David O’Leary, Sol Campbell, Tony Adams. Of recent times Laurent Koscielny has been a key figure at the back but although he’s been a top performer, Arsenal have struggled to be as […]

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Why Arsene?

Wenger – If you are Criticising your Own Central Defence, you are Criticising Yourself

7 days and counting… Arsene’s quotes directly after our defeat to Stoke RUFC “First we lose the ball in the middle of the park, and after that we gave them too much freedom at the back through the middle and basically gave them a goal. You need to improve the connections with the players but […]

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Have we bought Lemar yet?

Have we bought Lemar yet?

This is one of those completely off the wall blog ideas, the seed of which was planted by the phrase – “Have we bought Lemar yet?” A phrase that for some obscure reason brought to mind, well my mind at least, the equally annoying question, often posed by children in the back of a car, […]

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