Arsenal tried but Barca far too superior!

March 17, 2016 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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So we here it goes, we are officially out of two cup competitions within a week, we all knew too well it would be Mission Impossible to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou. We did give it our best shot and if our players were ruthless in front of goal it could have been a different story, however it wasn’t the case as it hasn’t been for few months now. We started brightly and in the first 15 minutes I thought we could really do some serious damage, but that didn’t last and we paid the ultimate... 

John Cross: Arsenal need new direction and a new director!

February 20, 2013 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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We all saw the game last night including my disappointing comments on another blog, I think I have for once lost the plot but was I the only one? I don’t want to talk about the game or the previous one for that matter it was let’s honestly say total shambles! It pains me to say we are not good enough any more for the so called 4th spot trophy if you ever believed it was just that. Yesterday’s performance proved this to me as I have believed the team can lift themselves as they... 

Singing The Praises Of Song

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We all know Alex Song the tenacious, tough tackling defensive midfielder. Yesterday, however, he showed us a side to him that we had only glimpsed before. Song, 24, showed us that he’s not just a tough-tackling, knuckle-headed dm. In fact, he showed such incredible craft and vision so precise that he is on level terms with David Silva for most successful through balls. Defensive midfielder? Let’s see. We shall start at the beginning, where did he come from? Well, he was born Alexandre Dimitri... 

Dortmund, Diaby and THAT Dutchman!

November 22, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Up to 7th and within touching distance of the Champions League places again…Crisis? What crisis?!?! Of course, we all had our doubts at one point or another. We all had to listen to the media screaming about the end of Arsenal. We all had to listen to other “fans” crying out for the head of Arsene Wenger. We even had to sit through protests at the stadium before games (just what is needed when you have a team desperately low on confidence!). But, in the... 

Marseille, Muscles and Muppets!

November 1, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Marseille at home offers us the opportunity to guarantee our place in the knock-out phase of the Champions League. OK, it depends on the result between Dortmund and Olympiacos too, but with two games left to play in the group, it would be a nice touch to add to a fantastic couple of Arsenal weeks! Having already sneaked a cracking steal the points victory in France two weeks ago, one assumes that our confidence will be high heading into the return home match. Add to that... 

Smash n’ Grab – Just What The Professor Ordered!

October 20, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Well, if that wasn’t exactly what was needed I am unsure what was! Marseille presented tonight’s test and, in truth, they seemed happy to spend most of the match playing very defensive football and hoping to catch us on the break. This is not a new tactic against Arsenal and, as has proved in the past, one that tends to be quite frustrating for our players resulting in heads dropping and lapses in concentration which have a habit of lead to some quite horrible... 

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