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FA Cup Final: Match Preview, Predicted Line-up. Last Game for Ozil, Alexis, the Ox or Maybe the Manager. Can the Cup Final Save Arsenal’s Worst Season Under Wenger?

That all depends on your perspective, and, of course, we actually have to lift the trophy, no mean feat against a Chelsea side that won the league title at a canter and seem well poised for the domestic double. We … Continue reading

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The pain and joy of Manchester

On Monday afternoon I was standing in a queue at a Manchester post office. A lady was saying she would love to go to the UEFA cup final but just did not have the money for it. The post office … Continue reading

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Arsenal-Everton. Match Preview, Predicted Line-up. Beat the Merseysiders–Both Blue and Red (Go Boro)–and CL football is Ours.

It’s the end of the season–but it isn’t–given that we’ll be playing in the FA Cup final next Saturday.  We cannot look ahead, however, and Arsenal must focus on our home match vs Everton–which we must win, while perhaps keeping … Continue reading

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Wenger In In In In In In In!

Weird time to be a Gooner right now. My good friend E keeps texting me before games with: ‘Hope your team wins, Wenger Out Out’. E is a bright and loyal Arsenal supporter but he clearly has had enough of … Continue reading

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Xhaka the Controller, Rambo the Connector, Ozil the Creator and other post-match Observations

You have to give it to the boys. It is not easy playing catch up when the games are running out. Sunderland had nothing to lose and Moyes showed that he can still instruct a team to give a much … Continue reading

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Arsenal-Sunderland: Match Preview, Predicted Line-up. Back at Home, Winning on the Pitch is Only Half the Battle.

It’s out of our hands, but winning our remaining games gives Arsenal the slimmest of hopes of retaining a top-4 league finish and what many consider to be “minimum requirements” for an Arsene Wenger managed team.  There are two league … Continue reading

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Stoke City-Arsenal. Match Preview, Predicted Line-up. The Beat Must Go On.

And Arsenal must win at the always difficult Britannia Stadium if they wish to keep their hopes of Champions League Football alive.  If we can grab all three points at Stoke, Gooners will watch Sunday’s West Ham-Liverpool match with a … Continue reading

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