Recently I composed a piece regarding the ongoing curse of the number 9 and Arsenal’s continuing failure to fill the void left by Alan Smith. But there is another shirt that has suffered the same fate over the past few years, but it looks like that the curse on the 1(+)8 shirt may have finally […]
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After the ‘Best Arsene Wenger Arsenal Signings’ post, I just had to do a ‘worst signings’ post. And again, entirely subjective; these are my own opinions and factor in the transfer fee paid, their impact (or lack of) on the team and the general ‘meh’ that I felt when they were announced. Or they […]
Just before the deadline of the 2011 summer transfer window a tall, rather thin blonde German by the name of Per Mertesacker signed for Arsenal in an £8m deal. The signing wasn’t a complete surprise as he had been linked to Arsenal before but many did not see him as an Arsene Wenger type centre […]
Far Side View As summer slowly descends on Northern Europe, Gooners all around the globe are planning their summer holidays & thinking of that once in a lifetime around the world trip. As we know, in the last 16 years, Arsene Wenger is a past master of such jaunts, but there are some places we […]
Far Side View “Hi my name is Vernon O’Leary and welcome to EPSN 8’s new game show – ‘ASHBURTON OR GONE FOR A BURTON’, brought to you in conjunction with ‘Duffmeister – the official beer of game shows about football’. Over the next 12 weeks we will be asking the question, based on their performances […]
Despite our season being in turmoil, Arsenal find themselves in the League Cup, or Capital One Cup if you will, against League Two minnows Bradford City tonight. The Gunners are just three positive results away from winning the competition and picking up their first piece of silverware since 2005.
Since beginning the journey to become Arsenal’s most successful manager in it’s 126 year history, Arsene Wenger has changed not only the face of North London, but English football as a whole. Bringing with him the philosophy that the right way to run a football club is to produce world class players rather than […]
Laurent Koscielny for all of his goals and excellent performances last year, he has truly lacked polish and defensive acuity, or defensive awareness for those of you who are FIFA nuts from back in the day. Now I know I’m going on a rant, but yesterday I managed to squeak in a half of Champions […]
I’m sure that you, just like I am, have been shocked and impressed by Arsenal’s defensive displays so far this campaign. This time last season, we’d just been humiliated 8-2 at Old Trafford, had already conceded 10 goals in the Premier League, and we looked a million miles away from even finishing in the top […]
Feels longer doesn’t it? In fact, you would be entirely forgiven for thinking it had been months since Arsenal were last in action, securing that precious third place against a resilient West Bromwich Albion.