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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: 1012
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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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VIDEO: Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil score in Germany win

Arsenal’s Germans Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil both started and scored in Germany’s 3-0 win over Faroe Islands on Tuesday night. Mertesacker poked in the opener from a couple of yards after an Özil cross, in the second half Özil scored from the spot, making it his 6th goal in World Cup Qualifying – meaning he tops the goalscoring charts. Thomas Muller scored ...

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Arsenal’s Academy Prospects 2013-14

Pre-Season & Season Outline Steve Gatting’s U21s side suffered a disastrous pre-season, losing three of the five games, only winning against Sutton United. Carl Laraman’s U18s travelled to Germany for a pre-season tournament held by Borussia Dortmund, competing against the National Chinese football team, Hamburg and Valencia. Unfortunately, the U18s only came home with a 5th place trophy, only managing ...

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

Arsenal beat North London rivals 1-0 on Sunday, and as part of a new feature on Fresh Arsenal, we kicked off our player ratings system. Coming soon will be a chance for you to rate the players yourselves. Wojciech Szczęsny – 7.5 Made some key saves, especially one following a tricky deflection from Koscielny, brilliant reflexes and showed more maturity ...

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Flamini – “I’m back home”

Mathieu Flamini told Arsenal.com he felt as if he was back at home after signing for Arsenal last week: “I really have the sensation of being back home, playing against Tottenham in a big derby, it was a great emotion, a great feeling.” The 29 year old versatile midfielder had a baptism of fire of the highest order, with Wilshere ...

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