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Alexis MOTM but another 8/10 from Wilshere will see Southgate call and Wenger offer a contract

Palace 2-3 Arsenal This was good. Yes, we showed more mistakes in places. But overall, this was a good performance. And befitting of our manager’s record-equalling game. Palace huffed and puffed a bit in the opening minutes, and Zaha looked strong throughout. However, we bossed this period, with sharp passing, pressing, and incisive inter-play. Our […]

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Slow, Slow, Sideways, Slow – Arsenal need new tactics after failing to breakdown Hammers

West ham 0-0 Arsenal It really seems we’re in the Twilight Zone. Wasn’t this akin to the Southampton performance? Or the United one to some extent? More “pass, pass, pass”, and not enough “shoot, shoot, shoot”, and “score, score, score”. The overview here is very like recent games, however: Our clear-cut chances were limited. Wilshere, […]

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Right Man - Wrong Place?

Granit Xhaka – Right Player in Wrong Place? Does Structure need to change to 3142 to see his best?

Xhaka………right player, wrong place? The title is confusing, but I’m not saying we should sell him. I don’t think he has been stellar since he joined us. However, he is a good player, and it’s possible that his billing has been off. He’s not the Swiss Vieira, nor the Arsenal Dembele/Wanyama/Kante. He’s his own player, […]

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Where do we go from here?

Hornets sting ‘Same Old Arsenal’ – Mentality and Attitude Issues Remain

Watford 2-1 Arsenal Hornets sting Arsenal…… So….is this the same old Arsenal? Is it? I think so. Without complaints of sour grapes, I don’t believe Watford overly dominated. It was a mix of Watford’s clinical finishing when it mattered, and Arsenal’s slackness. First half Both teams had some good inter-passing, but created few clear-cut chances. […]

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