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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The magic of Santi Cazorla

He’s every bit the little magician isn’t he? The diminutive, two-footed schemer who has an eye for a pass and great movement off the ball. Would it be a disservice to also call him a battler? I don’t think so because it is the greatest compliment for a player of his type. Quite often similar […]

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You can’t say we didn’t have chances

Last night highlighted Arsenal’s biggest weakness this season, they don’t know how to start games. Be it up-tempo or patient, deliberate football we are skittish, nervous and wasteful. We make rookie mistakes and it costs us chances and sometimes, we concede early goals because of it. This exacerbates the vicious cycle and we start the […]

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Was it worth it? I hope so. Arsenal V Bayern Munich.

We sacrificed the FA Cup for tonight. I hope it was worth it. We face a rampant Bayern side in full pomp. Are we the underdogs? Probably yes. Is that a good place to be? Absolutely. No good comes from being the favourite to win. Arsène can call all of the big guns rested for […]

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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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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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Adiós Andre – a dilemma at left-back

Loveable Andre Santos has left London Colney for a stint at Gremio in Brazil. The timing of the loan deal is odd considering our current lack of depth at left-back, but perhaps it was the kindest, if not the most sensible thing to do. Andre always struck me as a guy who does have the […]

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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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