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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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The U23 Goalkeepers: Who Is The Next David Seaman?

With the majority of our better U23’s out on loan and with the heart of that squad playing elsewhere but at the same time gaining invaluable experience, we have had to endure some quite disappointing results at the under 23 … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Villa Preview/ Lineup: 3-4-3 and Probably Mikel’s Strongest 11

Aston Villa Football Club was formed in March 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth which is now part of Birmingham. The four founders of Aston Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William … Continue reading

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Has Arteta Finally Found Our New Ramsey?

Like many others I was very impressed with Joe Willock’s performance against Molde. He seemed to play in a free role behind the attackers and he added real penetration and ‘coordinated chaos’ – yes it’s an oxymoron – in the … Continue reading

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Arsenal Player Ratings: Four Players Wanted It; The Rest Went Through The Motions

Arsenal 4 – 1 Molde It was a typical UEFA Cup encounter in which Arsenal initially struggled to dominate the game in the attacking third but then gradually our quality started to shine through, and in the end it was … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Molde Preview/ Lineup and Why Arsenal Goalkeepers Always Wash Their New Shirts

Arsenal v Molde FC November 5th 2020 Let’s all take a sad walk back down memory lane. The year is 1925 and Arsenal were looking for a replacement for the sacked manager Leslie Knighton, Arsenal chairman Sir Henry Norris placed … Continue reading

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Manchester United 0:1 Arsenal FC – the good, the bad and the ugly

As an homage to Sergio Leone’s epic western I should keep the sequence in the order above, but if I end this post on a negative note you might disregard the positives from the beginning and will consider me a … Continue reading

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Arsenal Player Ratings: There Can Only Be One MOTM. He Was Stellar!

Man United 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings: Leno: 7 Not much to do but had presence and held the high balls well. Distribution could be better. Tierney 7.5 You don’t mess with Tierney. Not faced at all by the … Continue reading

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Arsenal v MU Preview and Lineup: 4-3-3 with Willian in Midfield and SLA in Attack

Arsenal v Manchester United – November 01. 2020 – A bit of history. With the end of WW11, the impending resumption of football led to the managerial appointment of Matt Busby, who demanded an unprecedented level of control over team … Continue reading

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