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What’s Up Arsene Wenger’s Sleeve?

And other musings…. A question of class Reflecting upon wild journalistic speculation about the future of our undisputed best-ever manager (regardless of what people may think about his current suitability for the job), and considering the repulsive conduct of Manchester … Continue reading

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Arsenal start games too slowly and need to be more aggressive: debate!

Remember how we blitzed Napoli almost five months ago? 15 minutes of fantastic, high-tempo and aggressive football and the game was more or less in the bag with two fine goals by Ozil and Giroud. And what about our recent … Continue reading

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23 December 2013: the day Arsene mastered and embarrassed Mourinho

Wenger turns Machiavellian to expose Maureen’s Achilles Heel Last month’s game against the Chavs was one of the most boring we have seen in a while. Many fellow Gooners felt we should have made a ‘statement of intent’ by giving … Continue reading

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How can Arsenal win the title? Your advice to Arsene Wenger

Isn’t fantastic, even a bit surreal, for Arsenal to still be top of the league at the start of 2014? I am always hopeful – even confident – we do well at the start of the season but to be … Continue reading

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Were Arsenal hurt by conservative tactics and rotation?

Arsenal-Everton 1-1: Great match, disappointing result? Sunday’s line-up: High flying Everton, fresh off victory at Old Trafford came to North London full of confidence and with nothing to lose.  From the kickoff a pattern of Everton pace and width with repeated … Continue reading

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How can Arsenal improve further? Transition, Transition, Transition!

  It’s all about the transition! There has been recent commentary on a range of tactics and what makes us succeed or appear to be less successful. In particular, the area around defense and how we defend has arisen with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Arsenal after watching Dortmund v Bayern

I watched the Dortmund – Bayern German ‘Super Cup’ game yesterday to see how they would get on and what sort of system of football they would play. If anything, it proved to me once more that both managers and … Continue reading

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Wilshere B2B – Rooney ‘in the hole’ – Theo ST: a mouth-watering prospect?!

Let’s take a break for a day or two from the ‘what if Arsenal do not sign anybody’ posts, and indulge in a bit of transfer window fantasy football. I don’t know what to make of the rumours re Rooney … Continue reading

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Van Gaal – Klopp – Wenger: The good guys haven’t lost yet!

Call me a romantic fool as much as you like, but football should never be totally ruled by money. It saddens me that clubs like Everton, Villa, Newcastle United, West Ham, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and many, many more will probably … Continue reading

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THE revolution Arsenal cannot afford to miss out on this summer

It was back in days when Serie A was the strongest league in the world, season 1999-2000. Alessandro Del Piero only returned from a horrible injury and desperately needed a goal from open play. Referees in Italy – as you … Continue reading

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