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A case for the Arsenal defence

Written by Joe Simon: I decided to write this after the announcement of the Ozil transfer. Arsenal spent over £40 million on one of the top attacking midfielders in the world, and whilst most fans were shouting out with joy, or putting little dots over their o’s in their twitter name, it seems many people think the money should have ...

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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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Aaron Ramsey – A transformation

I, like most Gooners, can remember smashing my face into the palms of my hands on numerous occasions in recent years; the cause was the familiar sight of Aaron Ramsey needlessly giving away possession. He was constantly running into a crowd, putting the wrong amount of weight on a through-ball or just scuffing his shot wide of the post. Whatever ...

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Arsenal Need Suarez, Not Suarez

Much has been made of Arsene Wenger’s failure to buy a world class striker this summer.  With Podolski out injured, Walcott misfiring, and Sanogo looking for a job with the Royal Mail, we are short of options upfront.  However, lacking options in no way means we lack quality.  Oliver Giroud has been a revelation so far this season.  With four ...

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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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Does Arsène deserve a new contract?

A few weeks ago, Arsenal fans were pulling their hair out in frustration as a result of one of the most dismal transfer windows in recent memory. We had scraped 4th place at the end of the season and with only a few weeks left before the transfer window closed, there was an ever-growing fear that no money would be ...

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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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Mesut Özil Scout Report

Name: Mesut Özil Age: 24 (15/10/1988) Height: 6”0 Nationality: German International Caps: 48 (as of 09/09/2013) Current Club: Arsenal Previous Clubs: Real Madrid, Werder Bremen, Schalke Preferred Foot: Left Position: Attacking Midfield, Right Wing Player Profile:                       Technical: Özil’s technical ability is regarded as one of, if not the cleanest ...

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The future is bright for Arsenal

Astonishingly, and to the surprise of not just Arsenal fans, but most of the footballing world, Mesut Özil is now a Gunner. The surprise comes from the inexplicable decision by Real Madrid to sell one of their star players, not that us Arsenal fans will worry too much about that. It is a joyous time to be an Gooner, much ...

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