Rosicky Needs 25 matches to Stay Another Year, Song Still Loves Arsenal, Milan’s Abate Wanted at Emirates, Ugandan Gooner Loses Home…

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Rosicky Needs 25 matches to Stay Another Year – Report Arsenal FC will have to offer a one-year extension to Tomas Rosicky if he makes at least 25 first-team appearances for the club this season. (Goal.com) The Czech midfielder, who was signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, struggled for several years in North London due […]

Cazorla signing brings a much-needed buzz

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When the club finally confirmed on Tuesday – after weeks of rumours – the signing of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla, it brought about an excitement in me, and seemingly Arsenal fans everywhere, that hasn’t been felt for a long time. Perhaps it is simply because he joins other exciting players, Podolski and Giroud, and because […]

What to expect from Wilshere next season

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The Wengerism ‘like a new signing’ will never be greeted with more excitement than when Jack Wilshere returns to action for Arsenal next season. The extremely talented 20-year-old missed the entire 2011/12 season with a recurring ankle problem after a highly impressive first campaign in Arsenal’s midfield. With the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir […]

There’s a talented player in there somewhere

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I have to admit that I naively raised an eyebrow yesterday when Roberto Mancini, chasing a much-needed win at Newcastle, took off attacking midfielder Samir Nasri for defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong. In the end, this turned out to be the masterstroke that won City the game, and possibly the league title. Having been largely […]

There is only the end of the season

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Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment. We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The bipolarity of Arsenal

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We had a bad day, AC Milan beat us 4-0; we had a good day, we beat AC Milan 3-0. This more or less sums up this Arsenal team at the moment. In my preview I suspected that last night would be anything but the non-game that was expected. The cushion from the first leg […]

Benayoun and Rosicky run the show in classic derby

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Sorry, Spurs fans. You’ll have to wait yet another year to attempt a league double over Arsenal, with the Gunners putting their neigbours to the sword with a superb 5-2 fightback at the Emirates Stadium today. The game continued the goal-crazy trend for games between the big sides in the Premier League this season, with […]

Tactical blunder sends us packing

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Arsene Wenger has never been a great tactician, but tonight his bizarre decision killed us from the start. The boss was looking, as we all were, at the state of the San Siro pitch. The wings looked deliberately battered to give us a hard time in one of our stronger positions. We’ve played on some […]

Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City All Want Van Persie

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Euro 2012 arch-rival Real Madrid wants Robin Van Persie. Look at my face: I am not happy right now. The prospect of Real Madrid acquiring Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie would be a major coup for that club, to be sure, but I’m left to wonder whether or not Van Persie would view that […]

2012 could be different

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Perhaps that should be, 2012 HAS to be different. More than some recent poor results, last night’s 0-0 with Bolton felt like it signalled the death knell for our season. I say this because for once we can’t hide behind conceding fluke goals or wonder goals. I say this because despite keeping a clean sheet […]

Arsenal lose three Premier League matches in a row

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For the first time in five years we have now lost three Premiership matches in a row. I am starting this story now Tuesday evening the 17th where the thoughts of last nights radio conversation on Talksports Drivetime between Adrian Durham and Ray Parlour are still fresh in my mind. The radio show host was […]