Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa: Defenders lead the way forward

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If, as the orange and black banner draped against the North Stand is correct, and Robin van Persie does score “when he wants”, it was evidently his day off as he left it to the others to get the goals. On the face of it, perhaps it was a good thing as it showed Arsenal are not […]

Tunnel Vision – Shrinking van Persie and Loosening Bowels

So the Arsenal will be going on tour this off season. If you can call it an off season. After Euro 2012 has finished (two weeks after England have come home), and before the new season starts with qualification for Europe, there’s a window of about three days. In that time, the Gunners are, allegedly, […]

Tougher tests to come, but the confidence is flowing

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Arsenal made easy work of Aston Villa yesterday with a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. In doing so, the Gunners made it seven league wins in a row, and did not concede a single shot on goal to their opponents; they are the first team to do this on more than one occasion this […]

Keown hints at role as Wenger’s new No.2 at Arsenal

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Who would you prefer as the new No.2 to Arsene Wenger at the Arsenal? Pat Rice is calling it a day as the manager’s right-hand man and a new assistant will be recruited in the summer. It is generally accepted that Arsenal fans would prefer a former player, someone with a bond with the Gunners, […]

Arsene Wenger to Change Transfer Strategy in summer

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted of a major change in his transfer market strategy by saying that he might use his entire transfer kitty on a few world class players instead of just buying talented youngsters like he usually does. While he rubbished media reports that he has already wrapped up the signing of […]

Arsenal 1 – 0 Everton Match Report with Jules Wheeler

This evening, Arsenal won 1-0 against Everton at Goodison Park. Luckily, the other results also went our way with Chelsea losing to Man City and the Spuds managing a draw against the Neanderthals in the last minute of the match. Our win gave us the three points and took us to the third spot on […]

Everton are Verminated

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3rd place has never looked so good, has it? A win at Goodison Park last night continued an excellent recent run of form to move Arsenal above Spurs for the first time this season. Although there were many chances for Arsenal, this will go down as a hard-fought, scrappy 1-0 away victory, with a defender, […]

Wenger: Arsenal’s Resurgence a Result of Last Season’s Horror Finish

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Arsene Wenger has said that his team’s recent run of good form is a result of their failures in the 2010/11 season. Arsenal were on the verge of ending their six-year long trophy drought at this time last season when they faced Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final. But in a surprising turn of […]

Henry’s 5,000-mile visit to Muamba a credit to Arsenal family

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THIERRY Henry has got a lot on his plate it’s fair to say. A hectic professional life and a busy personal life. He’s a superstar footballer jetting all over the US of A to represent the New York Red Bulls in the MLS. So you would expect no more from Henry than to at least […]

Revealed: Is this new Arsenal away shirt?

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Is this the new away shirt that the Arsenal will be wearing for next season’s Premier League campaign? Well, according to various Gooners on Twitter is is. I am not totally against it but sit very firmly in the traditional camp so I will always prefer good old yellow and blue. You may remember that […]

Wenger to take Arsenal to Nigeria to face Dolphins

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It seems Arsene Wenger will indeed take the Arsenal to Nigeria this summer after it was announced that the Gunners will face a team who go by the name of Dolphins. They are the Nigeria champions and it is being reported that they have become the first team to confirm a fixture with Arsenal when […]

Sol Campbell Backs Resurgent Arsenal to Finish Strong

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Former Gunner Sol Campbell believes Arsenal have proven that they are gutsy enough to end their 2011/12 domestic campaign on a high note. The North London giants registered their fifth consecutive league win by defeating Newcastle United 2-1 at the Emirates on Monday. It was the fourth straight time that they came back from a […]

Wenger must deal with Wilshere’s Twitter rant

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Hic! Henry Norris is the rather squiffy football correspondent of the Bugle newspaper and an ardent Arsenal supporter to boot. Each week he’ll join us here at arsenalinsider.com to bring you his forthright views on all things AFC…please be advised, he hits the bottle early! Jack the lad… Now then, it occurs to me that […]

Why hero Van Persie will stay at the Arsenal

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  All this chatter about RVP leaving has a lot of people concerned. Not Arsenalinsider reader Brad Porterfield, who has sent us the reasons why he feels the Dutchman will stay at the Emirates. What makes him so certain? Well, see below…   Manchester City:He’s witnessed the villain Nasri has become. That greedy sod is […]

Walcott: Arsenal have got Spurs worried

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After Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United, Arsenal are only one point behind their bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the premiership points table and their winger Theo Walcott, who set up both the goals in that last-gasp victory, has said that the Gunners are brimming with confidence. Central defender Thomas Vermaelen’s 95th minute […]

Arsenal head for China, Hong Kong…and Saints

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Arsene Wenger will take Arsenal to play Hong Kong Champions Kitchee FC at the HK Stadium on Sunday, July 29, as part of the club’s Asia Tour 2012. The club says the game will give the Gunners’ huge fan base in Hong Kong the opportunity to see AW’s  team play live ahead of the 2012/2013 season. The […]

Same old story with Arsenal

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It appears to be the same old story with Arsenal… and that’s a good reason for supporters to celebrate and something for the other 19 English Premier League teams to be aware of. There are two familiar story lines with the Gunners. First, you can count on Robin van Persie to find the back of […]

What next for this team?

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There comes a time in every relationship where you have to wonder, “where is this going?”. That’s where I am with Arsenal right now. My love for the club is strong, but they’re so up and down I wonder how well I really know them. I think I’ll end the relationship metaphor there, as I’m […]

RVP: Bond with Gooners is so special to me

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Can the outpouring of love and support from our fans – aimed at the new, resilient Arsenal – help RVP stay at the club? I only ask because there are some intriguing quotes from the flying Dutchman in last night’s match programme for the dramatic 2-1 Premier League win over Newcastle. You could be forgiven […]

Rosicky ‘honoured’ to sign new Arsenal deal

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Tomas Rosicky says it is an honour to sign a new contract with Arsenal. The Czech Republic captain has committed his future to the Gunners and is delighted to do so. He said: “It’s a great honour to sign a new deal with Arsenal, I love the club and am proud to wear the Arsenal shirt. […]

Arsenal vs Newcastle preview

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Fortunately, Arsenal get an extra day of rest after their heroic efforts against AC Milan, with a crucial Monday night fixture at home to Newcastle United. The players were visibly exhausted by the end of Tuesday night’s game at the Emirates, a match in which they had truly given their all, but ultimately come away […]

Prinz Poldi for Arsenal

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There has been plenty of news this past week following Arsenals impressive win over AC Milan. We were so close to pulling off what before the match started seemed like an almost impossible task of scoring five goals without a goal from Milan in order to progress into the last eight. The first half was […]

Podolski and Van Persie Rumours add to Football circus

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After being involved in football and other sports for more years than I care to remember, I realize there’s something drastically wrong with the way the press has turned sports reporting into nothing more than an ongoing soap opera. This is especially true in football with the recent rumours regarding Germany’s Lucas Podolski and Arsenals’ […]

Backpage Roundup: AC Milan, transfer rumours and Robin van Persie

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On Tuesday night, after a heroic performance against AC Milan, Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League. Virtually every backpage were full of praises, complimenting Arsene Wenger and his side. However, the majority were also quick to point out that the Gunners had already thrown it away, after such a poor performance in Milan. […]

Podolski ‘to Arsenal in £140k-a-week deal’

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Lukas Podolski to Arsenal is said to be a done deal with reports suggesting the striker has agreed a contract worth £140,000-a-week. Bundesliga club Cologne are said to have accepted accepted a £10.3million bid for the Germany striker. German football expert Raf Honigstein has used his Twitter account to report that the deal is indeed […]