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Wake up, Arsenal

I’m not going to talk much about the Villa game as we’ve all done enough of that, but what I am going to talk about is Arsene, Arsenal and the mess we have found ourselves in. In the next paragraph Tottenham will be discussed, so there’s your warning. EARLY in the summer Spurs recruited Franco Baldini to assist the pro-active ...

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Suarez: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It has been confirmed that Arsenal have had a bid somewhere in the region of £30million for Suarez rejected, Brendan Rodgers himself has discussed it. Since that initial bid, nothing else of any certainty seems to have happened. Whether or not Arsenal will land Suarez is yet to be seen, with Liverpool’s valuation of the striker seemingly rising by the ...

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Arsenal to step-up Rooney chase

Arsenal could be about to step up their interest in signing Wayne Rooney after the player revealed he was confused and angry following David Moyes’ comments about the England striker being a back up to Robin van Persie. The comments have left Wayne feeling as valued as a squad player and he wants to be the star. With two years ...

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What do Arsenal need? – more than a position

It’s the transfer window and it is widely accepted that Arsenal need to improve the spine of the team. However I’m growing tired of seeing the club linked to every striker, centre-back, keeper and central midfielder on the planet. This article is called ‘more than just a position’ and I will look at what types and styles of players I ...

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Analysing features of 4-2-3-1 and Arsenal’s usage of the formation

After watching some of the best collective performances this year with Bayern Munich’s and Brazil’s total pressing whilst keeping a disciplinary structure and beating arguably one of the most memorable teams the world has ever seen – both Barcelona and Spain – the defeated Spaniards came unstuck against the perfectly set 4-2-3-1 formation that their opposition used. Arsenal have used ...

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‘Success goes in cycles’

Growing up, the Arsenal I knew was a successful, cup winning, and league title challenging team of Invincibles. By the time I’d reached the ripe old age of 18 and football banter at school had transfigured to insightful discussions at the pub, Arsenal were well in to their 8-year baron run. I could not boast of the silverware we held ...

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