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Ospina out for Anderlecht game + Wilshere update

Arsenal will be forced to rely on youngster Emiliano ‘I used to be called Damian’ Martinez [22] in goal  for their Champions League trip to Anderlecht this week after David Ospina was ruled out with injury once again. Ospina, who replaced Wojciech Szczesny when the Pole was sent off against…

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[VIDEO] Arsenal 2 v Hull 2 – Manager reactions [inc press conferences]

Arsene Wenger met with the press after Arsenal’s draw against Hull at the Emirates on Saturday. Here’s what the manager had to say: Interviewed by the BBC’s Jacqui Oatley immediately after the final whistle, the Arsenal manager was clearly tetchy as he fielded her questions: Meanwhile, here is what his…

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Arsenal drop more points in one Hull of a poor performance

When I wrote my preview, as I tend to do before these so-called ‘smaller‘ teams arrive at the Emirates, I said despite having excellent home form, we know all too well that if we fail to turn up, then a side like Hull are more than capable of punishing us….

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Time for Arsenal to get back to winning ways against Hull

The interlull is finally over and, as is usual, the games will come thick and fast once again. Arsenal will entertain Hull this weekend before travelling to Belgium to face Anderlecht in what is surely the first of the two easiest games of the group that Arsenal will face this…

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Ladies weekly news

First team The Ladies drew 3-3 with Liverpool in the penultimate League game. Jordan Nobbs scored twice and Casey Stoney added another goal to her tally.  Pedro Losa is still unbeaten with a win and a draw so far in his Arsenal career. The team was Emma Byrne, Alex Scott, Casey…

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Hazard Lights Out For Arsenal

There’s a very easy and, to my mind, logical place to start this afternoon’s blog. But going straight in with it would probably bum you all out. So, I’m going to hold back on that… for now. I once said that watching Arsenal trying to break through the Chelsea defence…

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Danny Does Gala

There is, there can only be, one place to start this afternoon. That is, of course, Danny Welbeck’s more than passable impersonation of a number 14 from our not too distant past. Last night, Danny Welbeck owned Arsenal stadium in much the same way as Highbury once became Thierry Henry’s…

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Arsene Wenger’s Chickens Come Home to Roost on Derby Day

It’s always frustrating not to beat Spurs. It’s doubly frustrating not to beat them at home. Not beating them is made even worse when you are faced with the almost certain knowledge that the Spurs team Arsenal failed to beat on Saturday night are, to put it kindly, not very…

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Three Million is the Magic Number

Three million pounds. That’s the number du jour as fans are criticising the decision to pay £3 million to Stan Kroenke’s holding company “for strategic and advisory services which relate to Arsenal’s broadband division”. That figure of £3 million matches the sum raised by the widely derided 3% rise in ticket…

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[Video] All the goals from Arsenal v Southampton

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Despite losing, Alexis Sanchez’s goal is well worth another watch, as is the Southampton winner from Nathaniel Clyne which was a superb hit. Annoying, but superb. Please share me by

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[Video] Arsene Wenger post-Southampton reaction

Arsene Wenger spoke with the press immediately after he saw his side crash out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Here’s what he had to say Please share me by

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Ladies weekly news

First team Pedro Losa got off to a winning start with a 4-3 away win at Bristol Academy.  He went for continuity and stability keeping the same 11  that started the County Cup semi-final v Notts : Emma Byrne, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Niamh Fahey, Emma Mitchell,  Jade Bailey, Jordan…

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Arsenal injury report 19th September 2014

The latest Arsenal injury news ahead of their game against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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Who was the worst Arsenal player against Borussia Dortmund?

It was certainly a night to forget from Arsenal as they got their Champions League group underway. Out-played, passed, classed and scored, they can consider themselves extremely fortunate that they only lost 2-0 on the night. How did the player’s fare individually? Wojciech Szczesny 6 If it wasn’t for Woj…

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Systematically Flawed?

A lot has been said and written about Arsenal’s new formation ever since Mesut Ozil returned from his post-World Cup sojourn. After leading the league for a lot of last season and eventually winning a trophy with a 4-2-3-1 formation, Arsenal have now adopted a more conservative 4-1-4-1 system. The…

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Arsenal injury report

On Saturday I made a joke no Twitter that it was a mini-miracle that Arsenal only had two players in their treatment room. I should have known it would never last. One game later and the medics are working over-time at the club once again. Here are the latest updates on…

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Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2: Jack In The Box

For me, Saturday afternoon’s highly entertaining encounter with Manchester City, was so typically Arsenal, a blog about the game feels almost redundant. I mean, a promising start, only to fall behind to the visitors first shot on goal, followed by a rousing, Jack Wilshere led, comeback and then the agony of…

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Danny Welbeck is Arsene’s Ideal

The machinery of the Premier League craaaanking back into life seems like a good opportunity to get reacquainted with you all. And, with the Premier League champions in town tomorrow lunchtime, the Arsenal are certainly being thrown in at the deep end. Of course, this Arsenal team- with Alexis and Danny…

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Football Isn’t Life or Death

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to write for DailyCannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to reach such a wide and knowledgeable audience on a regular basis with one is quite another. Some of you have agreed with my viewpoints, and some of you…

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Ladies weekly news

The Ladies will welcome finally a new manager in Pedro Martinez Losa who was assistant manager in the NWSL at the Western New York Flash and he will surely be busier than Arsene Wenger come the next transfer window as the current squad is short in numbers in certain areas….