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Wenger’s Nearly Men 2007/8 – The Team that Shoulda, Coulda and didnae!

The date was the 25th of June 2007, Arsenal’s record goal scorer, long time talisman and skipper had just been unveiled as Barcelona’s new multi-million pound signing. The talk had been building for all of the previous season, Arsenal’s disappointing exit to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League round of sixteen only added fuel to […]

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#Xhakagate – A Dark day in the history of Arsenal Football Club

A dark day in the history of Arsenal Football Club  As Bob Dylan once said “The time’s they are a changing” I’ve been going to watch The Arsenal for well over 50 years now and must admit I was shocked and embarrassed by my fellow Arsenal fans reaction when Xhaka’s number was held up on […]

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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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It began with FA Cup Glory

Wenger’s FA Cup Journey – Loved, disrespected, needed, loved again and now ‘Last Hope for Glory’

It is a strange time to be an Arsenal supporter and the emotion or feeling that sadly most adequately describes my state of mind is ‘resigned’. It seems highly likely that come the summer now we will find ourselves entering a new era with a new manager for the first full season in 21 years. […]

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Arsene Wenger and the Emirates years: In search of silverware

      Part 2 -The Emirates years In Arsene’s last 10 years there have been a lot of low points at the club. There has been a long drought without a trophy and Wenger’s team been have been seen to bottle it under pressure. After moving into the new Emirates Stadium in 2006, Wenger […]

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Captain’s leaving, BFG to be given armband,new Right back coming and Bentley retiring

O Captain, your subconscious has wrecked my Bentley “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! […]

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Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta; Do Arsenal really need a captain?

Weekly Education Over the past few seasons Arsenal have had many a short-term captain, but not a stable, long-term leader. This is partially down to the fact that our captains have been sold one after the other for the past six or seven years, however there was also one horrific choice of captain in William […]

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Where the trophy drought could have ended

Arsenal’s trophy seven year trophy drought has become the Most Famous Trophy Drought English Football Has Ever Know (TM). Of course, it isn’t, but you wouldn’t think that with the way a lot of fans talk about it. It is because Arsenal once won trophies regularly and for many to see a ‘big’ club, as it were, […]

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Arsenal days sparked Gallas-Nasri feud, Podolski praised

It’s no secret that former Arsenal captain William Gallas and ex-Gunner Samir Nasri despise each other. There is little love lost between the French duo and many will remember Nasri’s refusal to shake Gallas’ hand in the North London derby a few years back. WTTGT

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