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Arsenal Player Ratings: Pepe and Nelson Break the Molde, Mature Joe and Ainsley, Folarin Oho Folarin Ohohoho!

Well that was a dreamlike Thursday evening game of football in the City of Roses. Molde stayed in mold with some disciplined positioning and determined defending, but we had all the answers for it. The Gunners pushed up high and … Continue reading

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Molde v Arsenal Preview and Lineup: Five Youngsters In Front of Xhaka – Balogun/Eddie CFs

Not much time today so I shall be brief. The big question for our fourth UL group match is: do we go all guns blazing for a win and with that qualification for the next stage OR risk dropping points … Continue reading

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Is Mikel Arteta just a George Graham in disguise?

Unless you are old enough to remember first half of 1940s, it’s very likely that you live in the worst era of your life. Era of pandemic, lack of trust, paranoia, fake news, inflation of informations, Spuds managed by Mourinho … Continue reading

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Arsenal Have Steel and Saka And That Goes a Long Way

When reviewing an Arsenal game I take the wider picture, as I see it, into consideration: Arteta took over the team in very difficult circumstances, made much worse by the C19 crisis. After the football lockdown he worked with what … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Leeds Preview and Lineup: 3-4-3 with Starts for Three English Youngsters?

Arsenal v Leeds – November 22nd  2020 Leeds United Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City by the Football … Continue reading

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Arteta’s Got to Do Something: Time for 4-2-3-1?

It is time to consider experimenting While Einstein in fact never said that „the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different outcomes”, I would still argue that if you want different results … Continue reading

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An Ode to a Player Who Won Everything Including Gooners’ Immortality

Thierry Henry: 1999-2012. Thierry appeared in 377 games over a 13 year period and scored 228 goals. Thierry was born and raised in Les Ulis suburb of Paris which, despite sometimes being seen as a tough neighbourhood, provided good football … Continue reading

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Arteta May Already Have The Attacker to Solve Arsenal’s Goal Drought

I did touch on this whilst scribbling my last post, so I’ll kick off with it this time as it may explain the changes we are currently seeing. There has, so I’ve been informed, a wave of new thinking among … Continue reading

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Southgate’s Struggle is Like Arteta’s Struggle And They Both Need One Thing…

…Patience Watching the interlull footie over the last few days, I realised again how important system of football is AND how hard it is to change it. The Dutch play 4-3-3 in general and depending on the quality of players … Continue reading

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The Greatest Arsenal Defender Ever: Mr Arsenal

 Tony Adams: 1983-2002 Tony played in 669 games over a 19 year period. Born in Romford, London, Tony grew up in Dagenham before signing for Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980. He made his Arsenal first team debut in November … Continue reading

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