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Eight early-season Arsenal conclusions and line-up v Urawa Red Diamonds

Whilst the transfer shenanigans continue without any let-off, Arsenal’s current team has actually been playing some very watchable footie. It is fair to say that the opposition has not been much to write home about until now, but nevertheless our … Continue reading

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TR7, TV5, BS3: Three leaders on the field Arsenal cannot afford to lose

It’s been a while since I delivered a post, partly due to the fact that the season is over but mostly due to my ever increasingly hectic schedule. So I felt I should write about what’s been on my mind … Continue reading

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Keeping Sagna, TV and Koz is paramount – time to show our class!

I have been reading ‘What money can’t buy’ by Michael J. Sandel, a normally rather dry and far too serious book for the football blogging world. It explores the moral limits of market thinking, and one of the subjects it … Continue reading

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What if Arsenal bought no new defenders? Time to promote Miguel and Yennaris.

What if Arsenal bought nobody this season? I know this is sacrilege to the transfer horny hordes out there, but it is a necessary question to ask in my opinion. The paint on the old season has not even dried … Continue reading

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Arsenal already have a ‘new’ CB: the ideal partner for Vermaelen

Come the summer transfer window, most Arsenal fans are expecting to see Wenger bring in a new defender, as it is clear that Johan Djourou, André Santos and Sebastien Squillaci are no longer in Arsène Wenger’s future plans; with Djourou … Continue reading

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Did you see Sagna celebrating our victory? Time to sign him up!

When referee Taylor blew an end to the game at the Stadium of Light, nobody was more pleased with having kept a clean sheet than Sagna. Bacary’s celebration was only partly captured by the TV cameras, but when I paused … Continue reading

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Sunderland Review: Szczesny & Sagna our Fiercest Warriors in Impressive Team Display

We always knew Sunderland would be a tough, physical matchup considering their track record of being a solid defensive squad, and the pointless International friendlies that were scheduled midweek.  Fortunately, Arsenal were able to escape the Stadium of Light with … Continue reading

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Dean spoils it, Jack and Bacary immense, none the wiser about Theo, Diaby rustier than Titanic!

Post- match thoughts: Arsenal v Man City. Today’s match was totally spoiled by referee Dean at the very start of the game. Koz should have known better, but who would have thought he would be given a red card by … Continue reading

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Bacary Sagna – the 2013 victim of Fans Fulfilling Prophecy?

How can we expect loyalty of our key players, if we don’t remain faithful to them? Sagna will become 30 on Valentines Day, and his current contract will run out by the end of 2014. He suffered two broken legs … Continue reading

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Swansea preview: Sagna or Jenkinson, Rosicky or Cazorla, Theo or Giroud (or both)?

Regular readers of Bergkampesque will have noticed my glass half full attitude towards Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. I  remain confident in Wenger’s ability to turn things round for us this season, and I also believe in the squad of players … Continue reading

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