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Loss to Brentford

No time for Gunners to dwell on Brentford loss: it’s time to stick or twist with Chelsea

Ok Gooners, so we’ve had a couple days to digest that match from Friday, the anger levels will have reduced, the red mist cleared enough to reflect a bit more objectively and draw some positives that we can build on. No? Fully understand. It still hurts doesn’t it? A whole weekend ruined. I don’t know […]

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Internal Solutions versus External Additions: how Arteta and Edu can still turn this transfer window around

A few weeks ago, before the Euros had started and before the dust had settled on Arteta’s first full season in charge, I called for ruthlessness in this summer’s transfer window. A shout that while having the best intentions, was likely a naïve take on a transfer window that is truly unlike any other in […]

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Preparing for the absent: how Arteta prioritized strategy over personnel [ARS 1-2 CHE]

Preparing for the absent POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’m normally not in the camp of folk who say pre-season is just for fitness and rhythm. I’m still not. As a coach it is pivotal, not just for players to get in the groove but to try out the most important tactics/strategies that you want to […]

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Season Review: The Conductor and His Part-time Rock Band [Positives Needs & Hopes]

The Conductor and his part time Rock Band POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES End of season review   This is a tale of the unnecessary. There once was a really good music teacher. He had been given the opportunity to work with a fairly talented but unbalanced rock band called ‘Unexpected.’ The music teacher had taken […]

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No room for sentiment, no room for Willock: Arsenal should sell Joe (for his sake and theirs)

Seven consecutive games with his name on the scoresheet, that’s quite an achievement for Joe Willock.If there’s one ideal example of a perfect loan deal, it has to be Joe Willock’s stint at St. James’s Park.…and that is why we should be selling him.When he left for Newcastle, Joe Willock was a peripheral figure in […]

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What will be the fate of Arsenal’s seven on-loan stars?

With one match remaining and Arteta already fielding questions on his loanees, ahead of the summer, it seems a logical time to offer a considered view on those still under contract, yet not with us at present. Joe Willock No better, place to start than with Willock, who’s headline grabbing displays for Newcastle have had […]

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Quicker, why quicker? How Arsenal’s pace overwhelmed Newcastle – the template for Thursday success

Quicker, why quicker? POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Watching that performance yesterday I had two main emotions…….. relaxed and frustrated. It was quite lovely to be able to watch a game with almost zero stress. It looked to me that Newcastle might just be the worst coached team I’ve seen in many a year. Probably the […]

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Should he stay or should he go? Arsenal’s Balogun is at a crossroad on a well-trodden path…

Yesterday, news broke through the Athletic that our own Folarin Balogun was due to sign a pre-contract agreement with an unnamed foreign club. Now that is a bit gutting to many Gunners fans as it is clear as day that this kid is a talent and has the potential to be a top player. The […]

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Highs and lows: that's what draws us to football

Come on Mikel – First team places at The Arsenal have to be earned

              The Fanbase is willing you to make this work We have your back after that other berk It’s like homegrown talent, a fact well known: Supporters are more patient with one of their own   We know financially you have one arm tied behind your back We know […]

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Europa League Joe Willock – A Profile of Arsenal’s Progressive Midfield Talent

Ever since the era of UCL football ended and the era of UEL came in, the managers have used the Europa League for a chance to give minutes to the upcoming youngsters. In his final season, Le Professeur – Arsene Wenger, introduced the likes of soon-to-be England U21’s record goalscorer – Eddie Nketiah, and the […]

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