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Arsene Wenger’s biggest challenge is in midfield

Having had some time to reflect on our painful defeat on Wednesday, I am feeling a bit more positive now. I reckon it was a reality check for almost all of us.   We are still a team that is … Continue reading

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Chaos without Giroud, Ozil saves us, One problem to fix: Match Analysis

After the very disappointing defeat in the derby, we were all desperate for a five-star performance against bottom club Leicester City at the home of football. The combination of a good overall run of games, the 5-0 trashing of the … Continue reading

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Le Coq & BFG Solid, Nacho Fearless, Ozil Scores Again: 8 Positives from Game

Well that was a disappointing game and outcome. We sat deep and invited pressure, with the aim to beat the Spuds on the counter. Prior to the game I was very much for us sitting deep and playing compact, and … Continue reading

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Santi dances, Rambo and le Coq rock, Giroud head-bangs: eight positives from game

It was no Wengerball; it was no total football. But it was just the team performance the red and white footie doctor had ordered: solid, determined, energetic, predatory, and victorious. Many of us have argued that in the big games … Continue reading

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The Coquelin Miracle, Streetwise Alexis, Koz is back: Eight positives from game.

How easy was that? Easiest win of the season as the Orcs were scared into submission with all that bright light and unattainable football quality at the home of football. They tried to rough us up for a while but … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Saints Match Review: Giroud Is Not Afraid!

Arsenal 1 – 0 Southampton Now that was a game of football. It might not win many beauty awards, and the neutrals will only have liked the second part of the second half; but, from a tactical point of view, very … Continue reading

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Calum in Torture Chambers | Dreaming of Arsenal’s Best-11

Yesterday’s defeat against Swansea hurt less than the draw against Anderlecht, even though the former is a lot more costly. Somehow, I am getting used to Gunners-disappointment – I might even be finding some inner-peace around it all. Yesterday’s team … Continue reading

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We ARE The Arsenal And That Was Unacceptable

Soft Underbelly Allows Three Costly Wobbles We have known and been talking about it forever: Arsenal have a soft underbelly, and it is right in the heart of our defence and midfield. We strapped it over recently with the veterans of Flamini and … Continue reading

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Alexis, Chambers and Pod Show Wenger How Hard They Are.

Arsenal v Burnley: review and analysis. Before I went to the game this morning, I read Arsene’s views re the quality of European strikers versus South-American ones; the former being a lot softer than the streetwise and street-trained latter, apparently. … Continue reading

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Walking in an Alexis Sunderland

  Today’s game against Sunderland did not promise to be an advert for the beautiful game. Our hosts had been beaten savagely by the Saints only a week ago and were never going to play free-flowing attacking football in front … Continue reading

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