Tag Archives: Mertesacker

Has Lukaku found a way out of Koscielny’s pocket yet?

Match analysis and afterthoughts. Well that was one of the most exciting games I have watched all season. Credit to Roberto Martinez for building such a potent side. It was end to end stuff practically the whole game. In the … Continue reading

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Plucky, Plucky Arsenal – Szczesny, Koz and Mertesacker win us three points

I missed the first 25 minutes or so of today’s top;three game the Saints. So apparently, I missed our best period of football; but I don’t mind as I liked what I saw in the 65 remaining minutes of the … Continue reading

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Is it time to hand Per Mertesacker the armband?

  Leadership, whether in sport or business, is a fascinating topic. Some believe teams do not need to have one leader; that all can lead together. I guess the latter is true as long as things go well. The football … Continue reading

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Mozart shows his metal – BFG-Koz solid – Rambo’s knock-out – great team performance

Dortmund – Arsenal analysis and afterthoughts After lacking a bit of luck a fortnight ago at the Home of Football, last night we definitely had it back on our side. As expected, both teams played chessball in the first half … Continue reading

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Szczesny – BFG – Flamini – Ozil – Giroud: spine of a champion in waiting?

I love our spine: it is full of character, experience, ‘position experts’, and it oozes quality throughout. One Pole, two Germans, and two Frenchies; and we have some fine Spanish, German and English talents to add to it and support … Continue reading

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Who turned Arsenal into EPL title contenders?

Well, it is not just Ozil! Over the last month or so, ever since we made Mesut Ozil our record signing for the club, not a day goes by without some sort of news or article regarding how Ozil has … Continue reading

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Report & Ratings: Orcs slain, Rambo does it again, Özil is unbelievable

After a tough midweek away fixture in France, Arsenal faced a visit from Stoke this weekend. Today was set to be Özil’s home debut and the fans would not be disappointed by what he had in store. The game today … Continue reading

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Could Arsenal be in a better position right now to end trophy-drought?

Towards the end of last season, I wrote about the five things that Arsenal would need to look at if the club wanted to be serious in its pursuit of silverware.  A solid start to the new season (including a … Continue reading

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Szczesny commands, Per & Kos top class, Giroud a cut above, Flamini the grinder: player ratings!

So 107 million pounds later we are still better than the spuds…Anyway straight to business, the player ratings. Szczesny (8.0) – I have to say today he looked like the keeper we want to have between the sticks. Commanded his … Continue reading

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Fulham Preview: Podolski’s last time to shine – OG on bench?

Intro: Here we are again, one week after our disappointing season opener. Tomorrow Arsenal head off to Fulham, in a game that we really should, and have to, win. A victory tomorrow will put us back on track and help … Continue reading

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