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Back 3, Front 2, Ozil? So many decisions for Emery for visit of Man United

This fixture inevitably brings up comparisons of yesteryear, when Wenger was in his peak, and Sir Alex Ferguson was in his pomp. This was arguably the greatest title rivalry in Premier League history – bigger than United/Blackburn, United/Newcastle, or United/Chelsea, or United/City. Both us and United have similar values, attitudes, and history of success (albeit […]

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Will Arsenal be a post-Sir Alex Man United 2.0?

I don’t think so….(really I don’t….)   So it’s been decided. Wenger is leaving. I’ve been Wenger out for a while now. But then I hold strongly mixed emotions in this context. I’m both surprised and unsurprised. It had to happen, but I didn’t anticipate it at this time. Moreover, whilst the latter years were […]

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The Talented Mr. Welbeck

After seeing Welbeck play well and finish poorly vs. AC Milan, and seeing “The Talented Mr. Ripley” from my film collection, I’ve been musing on the “Talanted Mr. Welbeck”. Is he a bad player? Did Man United sell us a dud? Is “Dat Guy Welbz” ‘not Arsenal quality’? Let’s see, shall we? No, he’s not […]

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Then and now

Is Arsene Wenger the answer or is Arsenal, Arsene Wenger’s answer? – A Picture of Legend who cannot let go

 I have placed this wonderful heartfelt article in Victor’s column. Howver the author is Victor’s son. also named Victor – Over to Victor Junior with his: ‘Confessions of an Arsenist’ As we enter Arsene Wenger’s twenty-first year at the helm of Arsenal Football Club, the glories of times gone by have become all too distant […]

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Crossroads Again

With Arsenal at a Crossroads now as they were in 1995 – Which is the Right Road for the Future?

1995 and today…..some key parallels. 1995 was the last truly “bad” year for Arsenal. Things weren’t good. Maybe it’s being spoilt by Wenger, I don’t know. But good or bad are relative terms. Compared to pre-Graham even, it was in some ways our worst season since the mid-1970s. Namely: We finished 12th place Bar Seaman, […]

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