Classic away day blues as fans get disillusioned

The curse of the Champions League struck yesterday when a rejigged Arsenal side, devoid of Sagna, Vermaelen and Wilshire travelled to Villa for the late kickoff. Jenkinson came in for Sagna, Ramsey came in for Jack and Gibbs returned to the side for Vermaelen. So often after midweek games we struggle to find our game, […]

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Away with the Villains – preview

Off we pop once again to Birmingham, the land of the Villains, the home of the loveable Brummie”. Our teams fortunes are polar opposites at the moment, our form appears to be in the ascendency and Villa – despite spirited performances against both Manchester clubs are floundering at the bottom of the league. An uncomfortable […]

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Clattenberg shows class–Chelski unrepentant

Top-flight referee Mark Clattenberg has been through the mill recently in a race storm of almost Hurricane Sandy-like proportions. Hounded by the media, receiving hate mail and requiring security for him and his family, he has received treatment no less than what a Paedophile or Rapist would receive. Except he is innocent. Completely innocent. Chelski […]

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North London Derby preview–will it happen again?

Considering this is Arsenal’s worst start to a league season since 1982-83 when they had only 14 points after 11 games. Are we going to see a repeat of the 5-2 win from February 2012? I can imagine a similar amount of goals scored, but I expect the difference between the sides to be much […]

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Best time for an interlull?

So, for the WiganGooner, self-preservation media-lockdown is over. Thank you for your patience. We managed to capitulate against Fulham and sneak away with a 3:3 draw, undeserved based on the play and questions need to be asked of this Arsenal team.

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Are Arsenal players craven? Fulham preview

It is worrying when I look at the fixture list and see Fulham coming up and I wonder what the result might be. I look at the team-sheet for Fulham and I see the likes of Dembele (my apologies, it was early when I wrote this – WG) Diarra, Bryan Ruiz, Rodallega and of course […]

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Jack’s back–and he’s back in the saddle

There is a lot to be said about young Jack Wilshire. I think the biggest compliment that he can be given is a simple one. He was out for 18 months and the minute he stepped back on a pitch following his rehabilitation he was instantly a class-apart from everyone else on it. That isn

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Jekyll and Hyde Arsenal–Will it be enough?

We started like we all wanted us to, fast, dynamic movement and more importantly pace on the wings provided by Theo, whose miracle recovery from a stomach complaint saw him included for a rare start against the Germans. It was a sumptuous through ball (read;weak back-pass from Schalke) to Giroud who pounced, beat the last […]

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