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Coquelin’s Fairy Tale: From Charlton Bench to Arsenal’s DM Beast… to Future Captain?

Just over a year ago, Francis Coquelin came off the Charlton bench to play against Leeds. Our DM destroyer had just joined The Addicks on a month’s long loan and many of us, me included, thought we would sadly not see … Continue reading

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Better than Schneiderlin, Leiva, Fernand(inh)o| equal to Matic: Wenger already has a top DM

Why we should all love Le Coq! 🙂 For the last few years, I, together with many fellow Gooners, have been banging on for the need to sign a top class DM, but not this time round. Arsene grew his … Continue reading

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The Future is Bright – The Future is Red and White!

Steve, one of Bergkampesque’s favourite regulars and a recent Ozil-convert lol, posted a number of key questions late last night. I like to invite you all to respond to his questions, and in order to get the discussion going, I … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s Youth Policy: Does it Serve Our Needs as it Should?

Discussion Post–Arsenal’s Youth Policy; Does it Serve Our Needs as it Should? Thanks, in advance, for reading…As an “incentive” for getting through all these words, I’ll preview the conclusion… A shift towards a more aggressive (in my opinion) youth recruitment … Continue reading

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Festive Season: Time to Shine for Hayden, Akpom, O’Connor and M-N!

Interestingly, now attention is turning back to our Newcastle game: stories of who might miss out have even more relevance to the use of substitutes on Saturday and beyond… If Koscielny and Monreal both fail fitness tests then Stefan O’Connor … Continue reading

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Arsene’s bold shopping list

The future is out there. How we progress is right here …   The Shopping List: DM, ST, RB, GK and CB… I find these transfer windows both absorbing and time wasting. Absorbing for the possibilities. Wasting for the contradictions … Continue reading

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Who to replace Giroud? Clues: He is 18, born in Stuttgart, cost £100k

Is the squad too thin or Is it really that hard to rotate sensibly? I know I bang on about using the kids more often, but quite frankly, I think that time has past. We have a core of players … Continue reading

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At least three home grown players should start each EPL game? Think again!

REFORM PROPOSALS I see that popular theme of the moment was raised again – the number of players in the England squad who started in the premier league games was 9? Perhaps they should be forced to put Gibbs in … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s future: Ottewill, Hayden, Bellerin, Yennaris, Eisfeld, Zelalem, Akpom, Gnabry, Campbell, Sanogo, Lipman, etc?

To buy, or not to buy. That is the question? The big questions over transfers are: A; What position? i.e. to replace who? in the short/medium/long term, and with that comes B. B; Do we really need somebody if we … Continue reading

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Time for Ryo, Eisfeld, Hayden and Olsson to shine: WBA preview

We discussed the options for tomorrow’s line up more than enough in yesterday’s post, and to be frank, I have not got much of a clue who Arsene will play against WBA. Arsene is Arsene and he will do what … Continue reading

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