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After the euphoria of Thursday night’s rout, the comedown was very quick indeed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has torn one, with his medial ligament damage reportedly keeping him out for a fewContinue readingMhiki-tears-one and Ramsey: Lost in Contract Mess or Staying Put?
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It must be October because the injury gremlins are here. The month when national teams borrow players and return them crocked for Arsenal. The time when we start trying everythingContinue readingSTONE COLD FRIDAY: Give Me October, I’ll Give You The Gremlins
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So that’s it then. International football is safely ensconced in front of the log fire, hibernating for the winter. Arsenal’s players return to training today with all eyes focussed onContinue readingNo Santi Clause Yet & United Hoodoos
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Mike Pence just said, “It’s hard for to express” and surprisingly he didn’t finish it with “how f*****g gullible you lot are”, but with a platitude to his new boss.Continue readingAlexis Doom, Giroud Joy & Turkeys Want Christmas Vote
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