Would The Real Arsenal F.C. Please Stand Up?

October 2, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Ok, we can whine about handball, and with good reason. We can whine about Van de Vaart (or Van de Fart as Gary Neville hilariously pronounced his name!) even being allowed to stay on the pitch after two obvious yellow card offences, and with good reason. We could even whine about bad luck and even more about the freak goals that the Spuds continue to score against us. In fact, we could just whine because we damned well want to. But in truth, we didn’t get anything... 

Spuds, Away, Sunday? Yes Please!

October 1, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Well, nobody can claim that we haven’t had a tough start to the season. Losing to Liverpool, losing 8-2 to Manchester United, losing 4-3 to Blackburn, losing Cesc, Na$ri and Clichy, Champions League qualifiers against Udinese, 3 red cards, losing Jack Wilshere for most of the season, losing Thomas Vermaelen for something like 10 games in total (more on that developing saga later!) and now, just when we appear to be going in the right direction, the “anything... 

No Greek Tragedy As Saint Ox and Santos Lead The Way

September 29, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Well, nobody can say that Arsene Wenger doesn’t know how to pull off a surprise or two after that match, can they?! The inclusions of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santos and Chamakh were, I have to say, all shocks when the team sheets were announced. The Ox was not the worrying kind of shock in the slightest after he showed against Shrewsbury that he has both the game and the maturity to play in the first XI, but I felt that Wenger would leave it longer before “blooding”... 

Indian Summer or Greek Salad?

September 28, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Next up, Olimpiacos, who despite being a relatively well known Greek side, appear to have less internet column inches or video minutes devoted to them than chipmunks that look a bit “tasty”, or is that a hamster and who really cares anyway?! So, given the wealth of information regarding the most successful club in Greek history, sporting a trophy cabinet containing no less than 38 league titles, 24 Greek cups and 4 Greek Super Cups, it appears that focusing on... 

From 17th Best To 17th Best!

September 27, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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Greetings fellow Gooners! I know, you expected something directly after the game against Bolton on Saturday and your hearts were broken when I chose not to write a single word on the topic until now! The main reason for this is that for the last match report I broke the “golden rule of sports blogging” and wrote whilst I was angry which led me to decide that it was probably just a much a sin to write when I was happy too! In truth, the things I would have splurged onto the page on Saturday... 

I Don’t Know What To Say!

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

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Next up, the visit of Bolton Wanderers to our fine home and whilst Bolton have provided some nasty moments for us over the years, including a 2-1 reversal at the Reebok at the end of last season for some reason I am not expecting that this year. Seriously, I have a strange and, if I am totally honest, slightly uncomfortable sense that things are about to go right for us. Realistically speaking, this is yet another game that we really should be winning. There aren’t many...