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Old rivals: Liverpool's Klopp and City's Guardiola go head-to-head for Premier League honours

6 into 4 – 4 into 2: the Premier League’s ‘top six’ battle it out for lucrative Champions League spots

With 15 games left to play in the Barclays Premier League, the race for Champions League positions is tightening up. It would be fair to say that, as it stands, it is a 6-horse race for the 4 places allocated to English sides in Europe’s top football competition, and the wealth it offers. As the […]

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AFCvsCity

So come on you Gunners. Make us all proud again – Carabao Cup final preview

It’s amazing to think that, despite the atrocious season we are having, some saving grace is still possible. Yet, going into today’s game, it’s exactly where we are. While the Europa League as a possible scalp for Arsene Wenger’s side remains a remote possibility for now, the League Cup final can provide some balm for […]

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Cinderella

Wenger’s Shoes – though out of style – will still take some filling: who will be Arsenal’s Cinderella Manager?

  Not “If”, but “When” Nobody can say for sure when Wenger will leave Arsenal -except Arséne himself, of course – but the beleaguered manager has to go eventually. Surely? Most, it would seem, would prefer sooner rather than later. A bigger question might be: who is going to replace him? Events this summer indicate […]

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arsene-wenger 2.0

Wenger 2.0 – Make It Real, Not Fantasy

Is Wenger changing? The stereotype of Wenger, at least before this season, has been: A (formerly) great manager A manager who seldom ever changes his team to suit the opposition A manager who cannot motivate his players for the big games A manager who believes that tactics is moot, and that sexy football conquers all […]

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A replacement of the Guardiola ilk wouldn't need Wenger to be upstairs

Does Arséne have Pep in his Step?

They hang over us like a cloak of impending doom: big games against our top-of-the-table rivals which have given Gooners little joy in recent years. Many cite the reasons for our shortcomings as style of play only being conducive to beating bottom half teams, lack of tactical flexibility, or even lack of overall quality/team depth. […]

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City vs AFC

Early hope, hope dashed then hope shattered: Arsenal (except Alexis) roll over (again) for their title rivals

It’s exactly 6:03 pm GMT as I type this up. I have never typed up a column so soon after a game, because I want my columns to be bereft of any rashness and thoughtlessness. Case in point, today. After sitting through 94 minutes of what was an appalling, heart wrenching and devastating loss to […]

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