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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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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Inviting the Orcs to come in and play

2015 began with a confidence denting visit to Southampton where our performance showed signs of fatigue after a hectic Christmas period. Given the points dropped elsewhere by our rivals, it was a reasonably successful return in what is such a crazy time where games come thick and fast and bodies are swiftly tapped of all […]

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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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Wigan believes, but so do I – Arsenal v Wigan preview

I have been an Arsenal fan from the minute I could distinguish colours on the television screen and comprehend why Dad and my Grandad were screaming at the television on when the football was on. I enjoy football, so I enjoy watching sides that play good football as well as my own beloved Arsenal and […]

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What a difference a game makes

90 minutes can mean a hell of a lot in football. You can win Championships, get relegated or change the fortunes of your team instantly. You can change friends to enemies and back again. You can be a king, a pauper, a hero or a fool. The game against Villa promised much. A Villa side […]

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Resurgent Ramsey : Arsenal beginning to click?

Aaron James Ramsey, born december 1990 has often shown himself to be a real talent, but never has a player polarised the Arsenal faithful with such vigour. His ability has often been questioned in recent months with some suggesting he just isn’t good enough, whereas others are begging for him to be given time to […]

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Smacking the Mackems

History has indicated that Arsenal are not always great travellers across the north/south divide. Trips to the frozen wastes of Sunderland have not always ended in victory for us gunners so it was imperative that we applied ourselves in the appropriate manner. A manner that is similar, in fact pretty damn identical to trying very […]

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Welcoming the Scousers to the Emirates

In last season’s corresponding fixture, Liverpool won their first game over Arsenal in eleven attempts over eleven and a half years. Needless to say it is critical that a repeat of that blip doesn’t happen tonight.   In terms of our squad we are looking pretty healthy. Available for selection tonight after resting at the […]

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