Rocky – We salute you

Today is the 10th anniversary, if thats the appropriate word of David ‘Rocky’ Rocastle’s untimely departure from this earth after being diagnosed and succumbing to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. In an Arsenal shirt he showed everything we wanted to see, pace, flair, an eye for a pass and an engine to leave all of his opponents gasping […]

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Thank the lord thats over! Injuries ahoy!

As our players return from international duty, the treatment room is again going to be busy as Bendtner and Van Persie both picked up knocks for their respective nations. Bendtner has played in both international fixtures, so this suggests its something he’s been able to work off, required minimal treatment or, like his groin injury, […]

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What it is to be a fan

In the middle of this international break the dearth of actual news consumes me and I tend to get a bit philosophical. Being a football fan is about passion, belief, fanaticism, desire and the basic human need to be part of something. Its about one-upmanship, its about bragging rights and its about joy, sadness, frustration […]

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What made the Spanish Waiter run out like that?

I’ve been pondering this since saturday. What on earth made Almunia run out like that? Has he forgotten that his job is to stand between the sticks and stop goals? In credit to him, he was reasonably quick over the ground but he should never have been there in the first place. With a defender […]

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Whatever happened to Denilson Pereira Neves?

Captain of the Brazil under 18s, once considered a solid first teamer, the decline of Denilson has been meteoric. As fans we must take our part in this, our support of him has waned and his selection is met with a groan and not a cheer. His confidence is shot to pieces, I’m not sure […]

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Survival of the fittest?

It seems this isn’t a football season anymore, its a war of attrition. Our well documented injury crisis is rapidly being matched by ManYoo in the bizarrest game of one-upmanship I’ve seen in a long while. In their game last night, first John o’Shea and then Rafael (who came on as a sub for o’Shea) […]

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Ignasi Miquel – another wonderkid on his way?

..to the first team? Ignasi Miquel is now training full-time with the first team to provide cover during this defensive crisis we find ourselves in. Whilst I find it abhorrent that again we are hamstrung by injuries in crucial areas of the pitch I hope the players use it to drive them on to put […]

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World exclusives? You get ’em here first!

As reported by me on March 11th, 2011 at 1:28 pm, ‘Mad’ Jens Lehmann is returning to Arsenal for a short spell as cover in the Goalkeeping department. Jens has been in London working on his coaching badges and had this to say when interviewed; “I know this Arsenal team and I am sure we […]

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