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In the Short term Arteta sacrificing flair and unpredictability for structure and balance [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Structure 3 Balance 1 Positives, Needs and Hopes  Arsenal are in a period of sacrifice. It looks to me that the new coaching team has sacrificed needed work on our attacking game to focus heavily on defensive structure. I’m not necessarily disappointed as Arsenal haven’t had a proper defensive structure for almost half my life. […]

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Burnley 1-3 Arsenal: The frustration of motivation as Auba shows his Gold [Positive Needs & Hopes]

THE FRUSTRATION OF MOTIVATION Positives, Needs and Hopes Sometimes a moment or a performance can sum up a whole season. Sometimes it’s a player. I’ve watched Aubameyang the last two games play with literally double the motivation that he normally does. I’ve felt excited by this, on the edge of my seat when he’s around […]

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Justice served cold to biased and belligerent Burnley fans

Watching the Burnley vs Arsenal game yesterday, I was struck with the incredible partisan nature of the crowd. I don’t mean fervent, passionate get-behind-your-team partisan, I mean boo-the-other-team-and-every-single-decision-that-is-given-or-not-given-against-you. It was absolutely remarkable. Handball shouts every 2 minutes, baying for blood with every Arsenal tackle. It got me thinking about the basis of football support. Do […]

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