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RvP, Denilson, Diaby, Theo and some bitterness

Yesterday saw RvP complete the personal honours set by being named Football Writer’s Player of the Year.  I know many people think that in a team game individual honours mean nothing but in a season where we won’t be winning anything it’s nice to see his tremendous year rewarded somehow. …

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So here it is folks, back for the season, and as that’s a long ‘aul haul I shall be breaking it up in to two competitions.We have a mid-season ‘winner’ but now the league will continue on, so all points won up until December 31st will carry forward and the…

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Deadline Day, Done Deals, and Denilson

No time to dwell on yesterdays match, we have another one tomorrow (nice scheduling FA, thanks) and the prospect for people without tickets in the UK of watching the next three Arsenal matches on an illegal stream as none of them are on the TV. I guess it’s not like…

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Arsenal ride their luck in to the fifth round

Well that was all a little bit embarrassing wasn’t it? It all seemed so routine until Nasri pulled his hamstring (meaning two to three weeks out and missing the Barca first leg). Then we just fell apart. It was all going so well. Sure, we weren’t looking perfect, we never…

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Arsenal’s new attitude will lead them to glory – if they remember it every week

What a difference an attitude adjustment makes. A team starting with practically all the same players as the one which was so atrocious at Ipswich, yet they swallowed a large dose of ‘give a f**k’ and look at the difference it made. I can have no complaints about anyone last…

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Arsenal must grasp their second chance at Leeds

Leeds tonight in the FA Cup replay and most of the news around today is about Denilson and his comments regarding a lack of leadership at the club. Mass confusion reigned on the internet this morning as everyone and anyone accused people of stealing content while others were tearing Deni…

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Wenger Leeds us to believe it will be all change for tomorrow’s match

God my head hurts today. I’d love to say it’s the result of a massive bender, but alas, it’s just the result of dodgy genes. Pah. This is likely to be a quickie today as each keystroke is agony. Tomorrow we have the joy of Leeds arriving at the Emirates…

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It’s snow fun believing you can’t win

Snow is very pretty, but it doesn’t have f**k things up in the UK. No football at the weekend, well, none that really interested Arsenal fans unless you felt like reminding yourself how good Barcelona are, and we now have another week to go before we can watch Arsenal take…

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So here it is folks, back for the season, and as that’s a long ‘aul haul I shall be breaking it up in to two competitions. We will have a mid-season ‘winner’ – so whoever is top of the league on December 31st will win a Tshirt. The league will…

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Arsenal – The good, the bad, and the ugly

One day, it the not too distant future, I envisage a utopia, a land where Arsenal fans no longer need cardiac care when Arsenal take to the field against so-called ‘weaker’ opposition. Perhaps it was my own fault, after all, I had the temerity to expect Arsenal to brush Partizan…

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Time for Arsenal to take back The Emirates

So, Carling Cup, a trophy that is hard to take seriously after so many years of refusing to do so, but seriously we shall take it. We are, by all reports, playing a relatively experienced team tonight, although Wenger is insisting that the average age of the team will still…

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Arsenal hint at ‘Henry’ Syndrome as they get back to winning ways

Arsenal Subs: Szczesny, van Persie, Walcott, Denilson, Djourou, Gibbs, Bendtner Aston Villa Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Delfouneso, Beye, Hogg, Lichaj, Herd ——————————- Arsenal don’t like to make it easy on us, but today, the reason for the nerves came not from Arsenal but because of one single decision by the officials….

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Arsenal caught between a rock and a hard place

I’m glad I didn’t start to write this immediately after the final whistle. There was an anger that was hard to control from the moment that Braga player sprinted over the halfway line to finish expertly while surrounded by Arsenal defenders. I was incandescent with rage, probably not helped by…

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Braga v Arsenal Chalkboards

I have just selected a few players from Arsenal last night – the midfield because Cesc and especially Denilson came in for a lot of abuse (Denilson actually played more forward passes than either Jack or Cesc) and Bendtner because his ‘centre forward’ play was a large reason why we…

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Arsenal need a point v Braga, but, more importantly, they need a commited performance

So, here we are, Champions League and a match that we need to win to stop some serious doubt setting in. Given that we have failed to win in Portugal, and our tendency to go in to cruise control if we manage to get a single goal (a la Shakhtar)…

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Coulda Woulda Shoulda Will Not Help Arsenal

Sometimes, after a football match, I can get very angry, It usually comes with a warning, a rising intensity as the 90 plays out. After these matches I have a tendency to rant and sometimes over-react, but I hope, even on my worst days, that I never come close to…

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LadyArse Arsenal Caption Competition 3.100

So here it is folks, back for the season, and as that’s a long ‘aul haul I shall be breaking it up in to two competitions. We will have a mid-season ‘winner’ – so whoever is top of the league on December 31st will win a Tshirt. The league will…

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Everton v Arsenal Report with Stats

Everton subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Gueye, Yakubu, Rodwell. Arsenal Subs: Szczesny, Rosicky, van Persie, Walcott, Denilson, Eboue, Gibbs. Referee: Howard Webb. ————————————————————————————– It’s not pretty, it’s not conducive to a healthy heart, but my word it’s certainly not dull. As the teams were announced the only thing people were…

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Madness as RVP called in to Dutch squad and a quick preview of tonight’s match

It has seemed like a long time since we headed in to a match with 11 players out injured. In fact, the sad truth is that is has only been since the end of last season. Yes indeedy, we managed to make it to November before we lost the equivalent…

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Arsenal injuries, outbursts, and awards

Injuries are, once more, the order of the day. Well, it wouldn’t be Arsenal really if they weren’t. Cesc’s hamstring, you know, the evil one, has flared up again and while his removal from the squad for the trip to Shakhtar is being touted as precautionary rather than necessary you…