Is Emery brave enough, or foolish enough to play 4-2-3-1 at Anfield?

In the last two fixtures Unai Emery has plumped for a stable 4-2-3-1, with a midfielder in the number 10 role behind the front striker, using two advanced wide forwards either side. Against Newcastle it was Nelson and Mkhi, with Aubameyang up front. Against Burnley the fit-again Lacazette started up front with Aubameyang switching to […]

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Is Xhaka even a guaranteed starter?

Bouncing off the back of an excellent 2:1 victory against Burnley, Dani Ceballos is naturally getting the plaudits after a star-studded home debut but it was the performances of Willock and Guendouzi that again provided the platform for our performance. I feel like I am going to write similar articles all season, but was pleasantly […]

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Those first home game jitters

It’s on. Like really on. Arsenal vs Burnley, tomorrow at 12:30. That is very exciting. More exciting than that, our new players and returning players have had another week of fitness work and preparation and are likely to see an increased involvement. But, what will that mean for Willock and Nelson, who both in different […]

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Can Willock and Guendouzi handle it?

Fast forward a year. Just one. Hover boards are in, we’ll be able to summon food via Alexa and it will materialise in front of us. Technology is king and VAR rules our very existence. Was I late for work, VAR reviewed it and said Yes, were there mitigating circumstances, did VAR care? No, you’re […]

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Did we learn anything from Newcastle?

I was excited to see what happened at Newcastle, not simply because it was the first game of the season, but actually because this is Emery’s team now. Newcastle wasn’t the whole picture and we probably won’t really be seeing what his team looks like until October, when the majority of the players are back […]

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It begins! Arsenal Vs Newcastle

Finally, as if it’s not bad enough that we had to watch them idiots conspire to beat Villa in the most annoying way possible, we are here today to kick off our Premier League season. Robbed of the silky skills of Ozil today due to some late night incidents (which is abhorrent by the way), […]

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