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Oli Price-Bates

Oli Price-Bates

Founder and creator of Fresh Football back in 2012. Editor of Fresh Arsenal. Big Arsenal fan. Favourite player has to be Alexis. I enjoy writing and reading about the tactical side of the game.

Website: http://www.freshfootball.co.uk
Total Posts: 1019
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Latest Posts From This Author:

Where is Jack Wilshere’s best position?

As the gruelling 2013/14 season enters it’s fifth game-week, Jack Wilshere is already well in to another demanding domestic and international campaign. However one question is hanging in the fans minds, where is his best position? With the wealth of talent in the Arsenal midfield Jack needs to find his position and make it his own, or risk missing out. ...

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Player Ratings: Marseille 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal managed a very impressive 2-1 win away in France on Wednesday night, with Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey on the scoresheet. Below you can see my player ratings, have your say in the comments at the foot of the article. Woijech Szczesny – 7 Some very good saves, but handling was not the best. Bacary Sagna – 7 Solid when called ...

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EXCLUSIVE – Official Arsenal photographer Stuart MacFarlane talks to Fresh Arsenal

Fresh Arsenal exclusively spoke to official Arsenal Football Club photographer Stuart MacFarlane. He answered some fascinating questions for us which can be read in the transcript below. Enjoy. The main response when I asked my followers for questions for you was how did you get the job at Arsenal? What experience did you have and what advice would you give ...

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Demba Ba: “I was ready to join Arsenal”

Demba Ba was very close to joining Arsenal on deadline day this summer in a season long loan deal – the player has now come out and confirmed these reports. Ba told the media ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League group-stage opener against Basel: “I think the boss [Mourinho] spoke about it,” “I spoke to him before [the move] and I can’t tell ...

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Official: Defender joins Arsenal on 2 year-deal

19 year-old defender Semi Ajayi joined Arsenal today on a two-year deal. The teenage centre-back has been on trial with Arsenal for over a month and has impressed enough for Arsenal to offer him a contract. The defender follows in the footsteps of Carl Jenkinson by making the move from Charlton to Arsenal. Born in Crayford Ajayi is able to ...

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Arsenal’s injury list and return dates

There are a lot of players out for Arsenal at the moment and it’s left lots of fans wandering when they’ll be back. Fresh Arsenal has searched the best sources to find you the most accurate return time for each player. Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud (illness and knee) Both players look set to return tomorrow night in Marseille. Expected ...

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Olivier Giroud: Adaptation Complete

Since his arrival I’ve been a big fan of Olivier Giroud. When he joined the club it was obvious he had the quality and right attributes to be a very valuable player for our club. Despite this he struggled to convince many – but media and fans quickly forgot it was his first season in a new league, the best ...

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Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 away from home on Saturday afternoon, with goals from Giroud and a brace from Ramsey with Özil impressing on his debut. Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla were ruled out late on due to illness and injury. Below, Andre Lam shares his thoughts and match ratings. Woijech Szczesny – 8 A solid performance, some good saves kept Arsenal ...

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Match Preview: Sunderland v. Arsenal

The International break is finally over and Arsenal return to Premier League action tomorrow, with a busy schedule in no less than three competitions coming up over the next few weeks. First though, it’s Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, a team who have picked up just one point from their opening three fixtures – but with ...

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