Stoke’s Schizophrenia, Statistics and No Shawcross Redemption

October 23, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! In about an hour’s time we will be watching the return to the Emirates of Stoke City, possibly the most schizophrenic club in Europe right now! With a run of results ranging from a 1-0 home win over Liverpool, a 1-1 draw with Manchester United to a 2-0 loss to Swansea and topping their Europa League group, this really is a team with no real consistency to their results. Hell, they even managed to rid the Carling Cup of the Spuds! So who or what exactly are Stoke these... 

Right Back Where We Started!

October 22, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC

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Greetings fellow Gooners! As only the mighty Arsenal can, we have managed to pile yet another defensive body on the pile in the treatment room! Clearly the football Dennises have decided that having Thomas Vermaelen, one of the best centre backs in the league, out for, well, forever, one of the best right backs in the league, Bakary Sagna, out until at least the New Year too, Kieran Gibbs still out with a stomach muscle injury (probably picked up laughing at conceding a goal like Rosicky!) and now... 

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... 

Frenchmen Under Fire

October 19, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! A terrible start to the season for a team managed by a Frenchman who finds himself under a mountain of pressure, fans screaming for his head and the board telling the world things like this: “[The manager] is not under threat, he has the keys to this place for the long term.” And the manager saying things like this: “I don’t want to be too pessimistic [about our situation]. I’m aware of the difficulties we are facing but we are working on that... 

Goals Speak Louder Than Programme Notes

October 16, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Sometimes you just have to come out and say something. Today Robin Van Persie did just that… TWICE! “I want to say something about my commitment to Arsenal because there have been many stories in the media lately. “I am committed to Arsenal, and that’s how it is, despite people [in the media] making up stories. For example, they said I was selling my house, but that’s nothing recent, I moved house last year. “I see stories which make me laugh, but I can see how frustrating... 

When Nothing Less Than A Win Will Do

October 15, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Well, that was a mind-numbingly, toe-curlingly putrid two weeks, wasn’t it?! Not a game worth seeing in sight, (the obvious exception being Oxlade-Chamberlain’s hat-trick for the Ingerlund U21’s of course!) and nothing, literally NOTHING new to read, hear, see or care about regarding our great club. And when I say nothing new, I mean NOTHING just as much as I mean NEW! The media has spent the past two weeks telling us the following: – We made a bid...