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9 Arsenal Thoughts: cutting Laca loose, anti-social celebrations, the next Ems statue (and more…)

9 Arsenal thoughts  1. The common reaction to a player potentially leaving is to find a transfer to replace him. If Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal, which is looking more likely, then comfort tells me we need to sign a replacement. Odsonne Edouard looks most likely. Due to the talent and age of Martinelli, Nketiah and […]

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The Key Area for Mikel to Address

The Key Area for Mikel to Address Football’s unscheduled break has given managers in Europe’s top leagues the time to assess their squads and look ahead to the new campaign. At Arsenal, Mikel Arteta is no exception and, among a number of key areas that need addressing, the centre back position is believed to be […]

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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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#CHE2-2ARS: Martinelli wonder goal joins other “Do You Remember..?” moments [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Do you remember…….? Arshavin’s one touch vs Barcelona. Henry’s rare late header vs Utd. Fabregas from kick off vs Spurs. Kanu going solo vs Chelsea. I remember where I was, who I was with and the level of mad-crazy I went. Fans love moments. They are important. Martinelli vs Chelsea has now become one. A […]

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All Together Now! Arsenal in February – Part 2: Tactics, Improvements and Innovations)

Arsenal in February (part 2)  Tactics, Improvements and Innovations How incredibly weird this season is. Fans started the summer happy for a sabbatical as Arsenal had upset us in April and May. We then got excited as Edu returned.  Then we panicked, got angry, #wecaredoyou, then we got a handful of shiny signings. Started slowly but […]

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Arsenal in February (Part 1: The Players): a detailed analysis of how the Arteta Era could affect the team

Arsenal in February Part One: The Players I’ve had this theory for months that Arsenal will run out of energy in February onwards, as Emery had us playing end-to-end basketball for 4 months. As with most everything I’ve feared would happen, I’ve either dialed that back or believe the opposite now due to everything Mikel […]

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