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In Arteta We Trust – a legacy Arsenal fan weighs in on “The Process”

Our manager isn’t the finished article. He has made mistakes in the past and he will make mistakes in the future. However the bumps in the road are becoming further and further apart. For a young coach who’s never managed before at any level he is doing a remarkable job. When he arrived at Arsenal […]

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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s form of positional play – Positions, systems and methodology

On the 20th December 2021, Mikel Arteta completed two years as manager of Arsenal Football Club and to say he divides opinions amongst the ever opinionated fan base is an understatement. Prior to his appointment, the club went for experience in Unai Emery. A man whose CV suggested that more trophies would be added to […]

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Even now, Arsenal’s Young Stars can learn from Cazorla -The Ever Evolving Midfielder.

“We lost a good player, a world class player – I don’t deny that. It is a massive challenge to replace him and therefore we have to be even more of a team and work even more to together to compensate.” Sadly, that Arsene Wenger quote could be applied to many players over many different […]

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The Ultimate Review of Unai Emery’s Reign. A Detailed Account of The Spaniard’s Rise and Fall.

Portrayed as a fraud. Painted as a failed genius by others, there is more to Unai Emery’s tenure with Arsenal than meets the eye. Charged with the titanic assignment of returning Arsenal to Champions League ascension, Arsène Wenger’s successor highlighted the arrival of a new era. For the first time in over two decades, Arsenal […]

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“You make me laugh!”: Inside Mesut Özil’s Fractured Relationship with Emery

This piece is part of a larger work on Unai Emery’s Arsenal tenure, which will soon be released… A magician on the pitch, Özil was an insanely talented Arsenal player but often inconsistent. A World Cup winner, the attacking midfielder possessed a tendency to alternate between incredible performances to then being known for, “going missing […]

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Ozil Misery Over – Highs and Lows of Mesut’s time at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil’s misery at Arsenal has officially ended after the midfielder completed his much-anticipated move to Turkish club Fenerbahce, exactly a week after he traveled to Turkey. The former German international said he will be a “Gunner for life” after sealing his free transfer from the North London club to Fenerbahce, after being reduced to […]

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Three Arsenal players who could fill the Ozil-shaped hole.

Mesut Özil is gone, we can all move on.When in the mood, he was one of the most creative players in the league, someone whose qualities we could do with at present, but sadly he hasn’t been in the mood for quite some time and now he’s gone.Emile Smith Rowe is in desperate need of […]

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Mesut Ozil was gone long time ago – About the time he stop taking risks in his game

That goal against Ludogorests!That assist against Swansea!That game against Leicester!The other game against Leicester! Oh boy, we should have won the league that year!”Mesut Özil is no longer an Arsenal player, finally.I don’t say it with joy, I don’t say it with regret either: it was long due and the best outcome for both parties.The […]

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Four into 10 won’t go: Buendia vs Auoar vs Ozil vs ESR shootout for the Arsenal playmaker position

The recent upturn in Arsenal’s results has given Mikel Arteta some tasty food for thought. The goals are flowing, and – coupled with sturdy defensive performances by our B-string Holding-Mari defensive axis – the Gunners have managed to string together some meaningful and convincing wins against tricky opposition. Much of this success has been attributed […]

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The January Transfer Window is a Casino – Who will Arteta and Edu Gamble on?

We now firmly in the mad January Transfer Window season and the media are full of stories linking clubs to various loans and signings. The BBC Gossip Column is an excellent page to visit each morning for a quick summary of the morning papers but even they can only provide a synopsis of the stories, […]

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