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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Who is Mesut Özil?

Of course we all know “Who” he is, but who is he really? What’s the story of the man behind the Social media image? The flawless, veneer of a carefully crafted media personality. The simple stuff Full name Mesut Özil[1] Date of birth 15 October 1988 (age 30)[2] Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, West Germany Height […]

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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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One from the drafts 5th Jan 2018: Who’s leaving? Arsene want’s them all to stay..except that one…

Discovered this the other day… interesting reading…. WG We all know Arsene can be stubborn, he’s media-savvy and uses spin like a cloak of invisibility to protect the club from criticism. People have been listening to it for too long though, they’re now tuned in to his politician-esque swagger and can see right through it. […]

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Unai Emery’s Arsenal

We’re here and we’re the other side of the transfer window, in the UK at least. No more incoming transfers. There is outbound business still to be done I suspect, involving Elneny, Mustafi, Nacho or more likely, Kolasinac. Watch this space. Kolasinac is on big money, as is Mustafi and I’m certain we want to […]

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A Clear Statement of Intent

Well, what a day yesterday was. I don’t think I’ve had a transfer deadline day (which never used to be a thing..but is now a thing… a terrible, screen refreshing, frantically swiping on twitter thing that ruined a potentially productive day with incredible excitement and occasional boredom) like it. Over the course of the transfer […]

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