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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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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When 4th becomes a trophy – just for a day

It seems a ridiculous concept that 4th position in the league could cause such happiness for the Gooner faithful. However it wasn’t just 4th that we were able to celebrate yesterday, it was also St. Totteringhams Day. Arguably the best day of the year. It wasn’t a remarkable performance yesterday from Arsenal. There were no […]

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One giant leap for Arsenal, one trapdoor for brave Wigan

The twitter fallout after the game was telling, naturally the Arsenal faithful were delighted with the win, but there was a definite sense of sadness at knowing it came at the expense of Wigan Athletic. Martinez’s side were brave, tenacious and lucky at times, but overall you feel ┬áthat it was their ability to self-destruct […]

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Spectacularly inconsistent–how to find a 5ft striker

I spent the New Year break away at the folks, so was completely unplugged from my blog for a few days which was at times frustrating, but also refreshing. In that short period, Arsenal have played twice and given a sharp, digitally enhanced insight into our season. We have been spectacular at times, mediocre in […]

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