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A Wilshere inspired Arsenal De Starred Crvena Zvezda

Crvena Zevzda 0-1 Arsenal Europa League Group Stage   Red De-Starred Belgrade…..   A comfortable win for Arsenal. Despite immense differences in resources, global scope, fanbase, and finances, Crvena Zvezda has won the European Cup, and Arsenal never has. So we should give them some due respect, despite their comparative “lowly” footing. However, Arsenal looked […]

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Don’t let the Win over Cologne Disguise another Poor Display and Odd Selections ahead of a the Real Test

The result of the match should not disguise that this was another poor performance. The first half was a copy of the game between Spurs and Borussia Dortmund except that we were the dominant force and we should have punished Cologne as Dortmund who had 63% possession should have punished Spurs. The similarity of approach […]

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Could Wilshere be the alternative Xhaka partner to Ramsey (Getty Image AFC Sturat Macfarlane)

Wilshere ‘No.10’ rather than Ramsey ‘Wannabe 10’ could be a better link to Ozil ‘At 10’

Brilliantly inspired by Dave’s blog about Jack Wilshere (by the way: it’s not Wiltshere, it’s not Wilshire, it’s Wilshere. The number of times his name is misspelled is appalling), I started thinking about how our former academy gem could actually re-build his career at the Arsenal. Our man has quite some way to go after […]

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Could Wenger try a 352 System in ‘Big Games’ with Coquelin added to Central Midfield in 2017/18?

Arsenal Expectations for 17/18 We are all awaiting new signings (Lemar?), and the Leicester game in the coming weeks. The Charity Shield* may be interesting, but then it is just a friendly, and an actual trophy win vs. Chelsea in May was better than any prospective glorified friendly “win”. Mourinho called it “half a trophy”, […]

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