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Why were so many off their normal game on Saturday?

Rotation v Fatigue Rotation? Do it to beat fatigue? Or don’t do it and ignore fatigue as long as possible? Fatigue? Is it all in the mind? Or is it a genuine reason for under-performing? I must admit I do … Continue reading

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Mesut, Aaron, Jack, Santi, Tomas: ideal cure for PTB.

I don’t know about you but when I have to do tedious tasks, like completing spreadsheets, peel potatoes or listen to MotD analysts, my mind often wanders to Arsenal moves and goals as a coping mechanism. Our second goal against … Continue reading

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Reintroduction of Arteta has disrupted the squad

Now let me begin by saying that I like Arteta and he is a good player. The game against West Brom was a difficult one by all measures. I still think it is a game we could have won had … Continue reading

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Thierry Henry: Player-Coach?

Yesterday’s announcement that the 39 year old Ryan Giggs will become a player-coach for  MU with immediate effect, made me thinks once again about our need to have and retain experienced winners, who also embody the core values and traditions … Continue reading

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Forget about Higuain, Fellaini or Cesar, Wenger’s biggest decision is which direction to take

“Alas,” said the mouse, “the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the … Continue reading

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Why did Wenger change to Bould-ball, and will he stick with it?

I’m a fan of Wenger, but over the last 8 years, he has come into a lot of criticism for his unwillingness to change from Plan A; criticisms which not even the most ardent Wenger supporter could fully refute. On … Continue reading

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Is Wenger-ball being Bould-dozed over?

We have all witnessed a significant change in the way Arsenal played in our two most recent games against Bayern and Swansea. Arsenal have played more compact and conservative, and we are playing not too dissimilar from the way we … Continue reading

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Has there been a compromise between Bould and Wenger?

Arsenal’s performance against the Royals was just what the doctor ordered, and there were signs that Arsene and Bould are starting to find the balance between solidity at the back and a deadly thrust up-front. Of course, it is early … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s recovery will start against QPR – Time to get behind the team again!

It absolutely amazes me how much ‘structural’ dissatisfaction there is in Gooner-world at the moment. Just like anybody else, I am of course unhappy about the last two results, but for so many fellow Gooners this seems to have triggered … Continue reading

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No focus and disjointed all over the park: Arsene and Steve have a job to do!

We have all learned over the years that supporting Arsenal is a roller-coaster ride, but last night’s unexpected woeful performance against the Canaries was nevertheless a painful stab in our Gooner hearts. Away games after long inter-lull periods are often … Continue reading

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