Ok, I kind of expected that….

What I didn’t expect however was I didn’t expect Tomas Rosicky to head a goal, ever. It was well placed and really saved a drab performance, until the last few minutes. I’m not going to trash the team, it was what it was, wholesale changes proved too many changes to keep a fluid follow-on performance […]

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O to be a Gooner!

We take on the O’s today in the FA Cup in a clash that sees us very much the favourites following a great performance midweek. Its no time for continental hangovers, we require a professional performance. I expect the usual squad rotation with Bendtner and Eboue starting in place of Walcott and Sagna. It also […]

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Form is temporary, class is permanent.

Without wanting to go overboard in what was merely 90 minutes of out 180, it was an awesome performance when at times it looked like we were being swamped. Every player came out with credit and lets not be fooled into thinking that Barca lost the game rather than us taking it from them. There […]

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A clash of two footballing titans

I find it difficult to find words to describe the football euphoria that is taking over me today. Work is going to take so long when all I want to do is be sat ready to watch the game with beer in hand. A match where I’d kill to be at the Emirates and none […]

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The muscle drain of African players into Europe: Trade or Trafficking – by Jonas Scherren

I came across the above thesis when researching my Johan Djourou article, I’ll quote a bit below and put a link to it. Its an awesome look into the way African footballers have taken football and moved it light years forward. A great read. The below quote is from the introduction to his thesis, but […]

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Johan Djourou – the missing link?

I said earlier this season I wanted to see Djourou given a shot this season. The reason behind this is that Arsene allegedly told Djourou that when he sold Kolo (and bang on time it seems, another astute sale Mr Wenger) Djourou would be the player to step up into that first team role. Looking […]

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Domination that would put Mubarak to shame, a day for heroes

I’m hitting Political Satire too now…. anyhoo…. So we welcomed Wolves to the Grove with an ounce of trepidation considering their win against ManYoo. However that trepidation was unfounded with a performance that put down a marker for the rest of our season. Arsene went against form by picking the likes of Cesc, RvP, Song […]

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Gonna have some Wolves in our back yard..Injury news and lineup

This weekend we welcome the arrival of Wolves to the Emirates in the Premier league. With ManYoo and Citeh playing each other tomorrow and Chelski playing on monday its another important opportunity for us to get the three points and catch up on ManYoo. Honestly I fancy Citeh for the game against ManYoo. ManYoo aren’t […]

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Capello finally listening to Arsene?

England played a solid game last night against a determined and skillfull Denmark. The Danes played well and certainly a young Christian Eriksen, who currently plies his trade at Ajax. Denis Bergkamp recommended this player to Arsene last year and its clear to see why. He would fit in immediately into our squad and style […]

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JD – I’ll be fit for Saturday

Johan Djourou has said he’ll be fit for Saturday in an interview for the BBC. This is absolutely awesome news. With the Verminator still coming back from injury and being wrapped in cotton wool and Squillaci suffering a bit of poor form and lack of confidence I find it difficult to express how critical how […]

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