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Free speech is a right, not a right to hate

There are two statements that appeared on my feed recently that sum up a depressingly, growing number of our fan base at the moment. Anonymous (supposed Arsenal fan) on Twitter: ‘When you play well you get zero abuse. They deserve everything they get and more” Granit Xhaka: “I’m the guy on the pitch, not my […]

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Arsenal 4-2 Leeds: A quality performance seals the deal, as Auba snatches the Match Ball {Detailed Analysis}

A line-breaking pass from deep, positional rotations and a smart finish; elements that were on display in Arsenal’s first goal against Leeds (described below). In this piece, I provide a review of the game.  Formations in and out of possession Arsenal continued to persist with the 4-2-3-1 that has brought greater levels of consistency in […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – In-depth Review and Analysis [Formations, Tactics, Player Performances]

It’s been a catastrophic season so far. But perhaps yesterdays performance may just be a catalyst for change. In this piece, I provide an in-depth match review, discussing the formations/tactics deployed by Mikel Arteta, a general review of the game followed by highlighting individual performances. Initially, it seemed that the hybrid 3-4-3 would be retained […]

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How much longer can Arteta ride on past glories? Time is definitely running out for the beleaguered Arsenal boss.

As soon as I saw the team selection for our game against Burnley, I felt deflated before a ball had even been kicked. Judging from the lack of noise from our supporters inside the stadium, I wasn’t the only one. Our starting lineups are as predictable and unimaginative as the majority of our league performances […]

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Brought back from the brink: Granit Xhaka’s miraculous transformation from outcast to linchpin

Since signing for Arsenal in 2016, Granit Xhaka has been a polarising figure for Arsenal fans. From literally picking his nose as Watford scored a goal back in 2017, to his ability to score goals at long range, to being praised for recent performances, Xhaka is an interesting and perhaps misunderstood player. Some Arsenal supporters […]

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