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The return of the ‘club’ manager

The classic rivalry between Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson is remembered as one of the key battles of the Premier League era. The war of wits between the two managers and the angry words often exchanged were almost as thrilling as the action on the field. But Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 broke up the rivalry, […]

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A Transfer window to ensure the right experience to blend with the Best Arsenal Youth since George Graham inherited in 1986.

It is ‘that’ time of year again, crazy season, the January Transfer Window. Because of the unusual end to last season and the consequent later summer window we find ourselves back here swiftly. The mid-season opportunity to strengthen is of course, always trickier for clubs, with value harder to find and for Arsenal, Edu and […]

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Four into 10 won’t go: Buendia vs Auoar vs Ozil vs ESR shootout for the Arsenal playmaker position

The recent upturn in Arsenal’s results has given Mikel Arteta some tasty food for thought. The goals are flowing, and – coupled with sturdy defensive performances by our B-string Holding-Mari defensive axis – the Gunners have managed to string together some meaningful and convincing wins against tricky opposition. Much of this success has been attributed […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – In-depth Review and Analysis [Formations, Tactics, Player Performances]

It’s been a catastrophic season so far. But perhaps yesterdays performance may just be a catalyst for change. In this piece, I provide an in-depth match review, discussing the formations/tactics deployed by Mikel Arteta, a general review of the game followed by highlighting individual performances. Initially, it seemed that the hybrid 3-4-3 would be retained […]

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Arteta’s slippery slope: looking ahead to Arsenal’s next 3 Premier League fixtures [with Banana Skin Ratings]

After being knocked out of the Carabao Cup in last night’s dismal display against League Cup bullies, Manchester City, Arteta and his bruised Arsenal team will have to pick themselves and dust themselves off for a brutal festive season and a tough start to 2021. Londoners find themselves in strict lockdown for the foreseeable future, […]

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How much longer can Arteta ride on past glories? Time is definitely running out for the beleaguered Arsenal boss.

As soon as I saw the team selection for our game against Burnley, I felt deflated before a ball had even been kicked. Judging from the lack of noise from our supporters inside the stadium, I wasn’t the only one. Our starting lineups are as predictable and unimaginative as the majority of our league performances […]

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