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Arsenal 3 – 2 Aston Villa Three goals, three points; on paper, we sit fourth in the Premier League, two goals behind Leicester City. Football, Brian Clough famously declared, isn’tContinue readingHelter-Skelter Arsenal, The Comeback Kings
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed we were giving away goals last weekend and then for 85 minutes looked like he couldn’t hit a barn door in Frankfurt. Tom Cleverley was stunned byContinue readingVilla Preview: Time For Emery To Step Up
Or just easing them a bit? The relief of Thursday Night Football is quickly swept away by the tidal wave of the Premier League crashes on our shores. Amy LawrenceContinue readingTierney, Holding, Bellerin: Problem Solvers
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 3 Arsenal You know you have a problem when immediately on the final whistle in Frankfurt, the computer screen flickers with APOEL’s surprise home defeat toContinue readingFrankfurt Review: Duck, You Saka!
Usually, matchday lifts the gloom but this one has the potential to darken it. The toughest group match in the Europa League comes hot on the heels of a diabolicalContinue readingFrankfurt Preview: Unai, The Mad Scientist
Image. Moving images. Image rights. Football contracts, in one form or another, involve images. Perceptions occupy a similar space in the football psyche as well. You can present all theContinue readingIs Time Running Out For Emery?
Watford is still fresh in everyone’s minds or is it raw, an altogether more visceral pain? A mix of both; some are venting their spleens at the coach but toContinue readingArsenal Must Go Back To Basics
Watford 2 – 2 Arsenal Arsenal stared the top four in the face and bottled it. The mental weakness which ultimately cost us a Champions League place haunted us atContinue readingWatford Review: What The Actual…?
The Premier League returns properly this afternoon with the short hop to Hertfordshire. Watford, sitting bottom of the table and without a win all season, against Arsenal, who with aContinue readingWatford Preview: Sting Like A Butterfly…
You’ve got to be a certain age to understand that one. And, of course, watched British kids TV. Crackerjack! was a national institution; the list of presenters was a Who’sContinue readingIt’s Friday, It’s Five to Five…It’s Laca-Knack!
Proper football returns with the trip to Watford inexplicably set to 4.30pm on Sunday. We know why; Sky thinks we’re ripe for the picking. Sadly, the Hornets aren’t living upContinue readingThe Young Ones: Exciting Times Ahead
It’s a game which is almost as popular as Arsene’s ‘Nearly Signed XI’. Wenger’s list is so long that he could field a different line-up every season. Of course, theContinue readingPer on Transfer Hits & Misses Plus Ozil
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One more round of matches to go and the international break really is over. Most of them are pointless; the number of nations who are already in the playoffs isContinue readingWhat Is A Good Points Return Between Now & October?
The end is nigh! Millions of sandwichboard men and women wandering the streets declare the message. Not the end of the world, just the end of the international break. TheContinue readingOn Cheats, Injuries and 2019-20 So Far: The Attack
It’s international fortnight and everybody’s desperate for the return of club football. Thank god we haven’t got to wait until Monday night for our trip to Watford. Almost but notContinue reading2019-20 So Far: Midfield Questions Still Waiting For Answers
So, darling, how was it for you? 2019-20 is four games old and we have seven points. Comparatively, we’re two down from the same games last season. It isn’t aContinue reading2019-20 So Far: Defence Improves But Can Get Better
Alas poor Henrikh, I knew him well. Which, of course, I didn’t. Suffice to say, I do not mourn his passing as an Arsenal player and despite exhortations otherwise, willContinue readingRoma Take the Mkhi & The State of the Squad
It was a North London Derby which highlighted the good and the bad of modern Arsenal. A game of two halves, where the energy and purpose of the second halfContinue readingSpurs Review: Two Points Dropped
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The players get a quick shot at redemption following last weekend’s defeat at Anfield and a chance to make the international break seem a lot shorter. Defeat is unthinkable butContinue readingSpurs Preview: Turn Up, Tune In, Do Not Cop Out