You can put a player on the pitch, but you can’t make him play.

Before the game on Saturday I felt surprisingly positive – Arséne had put out a strong side filled with players of real ability. Players that would make the first 11 week in week out, with perhaps Coquelin being the only exception. Pre-match I struggled to find anyone who could knock the line-up. Relief was almost […]

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Rover’s return to the Emirates

Blackburn Rovers return to the Emirates for the first time since relegation in the FA Cup 5th round fixture. Arsenal are fighting on three fronts right now so we can expect to see an unfamiliar line-up. We need silverware though, so there needs to be focus on this game and the BFG has been exercising […]

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Killing eleven Seagulls with three bullets

Momentum is hard to generate when you are under pressure and every performance is examined, dissected and picked at liked volovants on a 1970’s party buffet. Arsenal have made a recent history of making things hard for themselves in games, starting off games and refusing to play until the second half begins. As a fan […]

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An unwanted replay

It is what it is. I think if you would have sat down both managers before the game and suggested that it was just a single game, played on through 90 mins, extra time and then penalties if necessary they would have accepted that gladly. As it is, both teams face a replay in the […]

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Revenge – it could be so sweet.

We play Swansea today in the FA Cup. Recent history suggests Swansea are a dangerous opponent and need to be taken seriously. Good news then! No Chamakh or Djourou. Being serious for a moment, this fixture could not have come at a worse time for Arsenal FC. We are coming in off the back of […]

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