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The One Move Arteta Could Make to Beat the Villas and Brightons of the PL

Arsenal have been awesome against the top teams under Arteta with wins against MU, the Chavs, Pool and Citeh in various competitions, but there is a feeling amongst some supporters that we have struggled against the ‘lesser’ teams (and absolutely … Continue reading

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Mikel Arteta: A Wenger, a Klopp or a Guardiola? Or?

Ooh to, Ooh to Be… Yes fine fellow Bergkampesquerers, it is great to be a Gooner again. Imagine being a Spud and having to contemplate travelling to Bulgaria for an EL pre-qualifier after another trophy-less season: BBC a few days … Continue reading

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Beast of a Defender: Gabriel Offers Arteta Mouth-Watering 3-4-3 Formation Options

Arteta got his Beast of a Defender! Gabriel Magalhaes has finally signed for the Arsenal and according to he is all that we want in a left-sided and left-footed defender: Gabriel is a tactically-flexible defender. He can perform as … Continue reading

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Mikel Arteta’s Biggest Dilemma

The dilemma of squad size: rich tactical and rotation options vs. access to playing minutes. This post is not about statistics, but will involve some – very basic – calculation. Don’t worry if you don’t like playing with numbers, that … Continue reading

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Arsenal Player Reviews: Duo MOTM, A New Ozil, A Moving Wall and a Black Panther

Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool: Arsenal win 5-4 in Penalty Shootout. After having had some great momentum towards the end of last season, it was important to not get embarrassed by Pool in this game for which they were the … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Liverpool Preview & Line-Up: Can we Make it 16-in-23 wins?

Arsenal v Liverpool – 2020 Community (Charity) Shield The FA Charity Shield was founded in 1908 as a successor to the Sheriff of London Charity Shield. It was a contest between the respective champions of the Football League and Southern … Continue reading

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Who Was Faultless, Who Had a Touch of Class and Who Underwhelmed? Arsenal Player Reviews

The word that springs to mind when describing this game vs MK Dons is perspective, because it was in their previous friendly that MK conceded six goals against Norwich, so let us be supercool about what we saw. It was … Continue reading

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Is Arteta Weakening our Full/Wing Backs Cover by Selling Kola and Bellerin?

Rumours, rumours rumours. Apparently, we are on the verge of letting both Bellerin and Kola, two great Arsenal personalities, go. Is that a clever thing to do? It all depends on what Arteta’s plans are regarding formation and roles within … Continue reading

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Arsenal Developments: Auba, Gabriel, Greenwood, Dennis and Ainsley

Just five days before the season-opener v Pool and things are starting to move forwards. We are all hoping for the announcement of Auba finishing his career at THOF, but maybe he is waiting for some particular signings coming through … Continue reading

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Three Big Dilemmas for Arteta: Nr3 – Who Will Be Arteta’s New Alex Song?

Until now I have covered two dilemmas for Arteta: who to pick from Leno and Martinez and what to do with the xx-large talents of Saka and Martinelli. Both are in reality luxury dilemmas: we have quality in goal and … Continue reading

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