Why Arsenal can take heart from Barca defeat

March 10, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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Barcelona are the best team in the world. We know this because we are told often enough by those in the know. Some go one further. For me, they are the best team ever Graeme Souness cooed in the post-match fall-out following Arsenals 3-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona on Tuesday. Before anything else, something needs to be addressed. Barcelona deserve their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and out-played Arsenal during the second leg. The first game was one of contrast  the... 

Bracelona preview – Do we sacrifice or plan ahead

March 8, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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It has been an odd couple of weeks for Arsenal. In the space of 14 days Arsene Wenger’s men have lurched from quadruple hopefuls to staring down the barrel of another 6 years without a trophy; from favourites to overturn Manchester United in the title race to no hopers and back again. But there has always been one constant lurking on the horizon, and now it is upon them. The Champions League 2nd leg tie against Barcelona has permeated every thought of Wenger since that dramatic night 23 days ago,... 

Mason made a meal but We had dessert in the end

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

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By the end of first half last night I was livid, worse if I could I would be screaming at the top of my lungs calling Mason all sort of names which I did in my head anyway. It had to be quiet my little Gooner was already asleep upstairs. Not only his fellow colleague linesman made the wrong call when Saha was miles offside and gave the goal he also failed to notice how Everton stopped us from playing at every opportunity. Now there are some mixed conclusions that Saha’s goal was either Onside and... 

Captain Fabregas looks to guide Gunners to trophy

January 31, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, FA Cup

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If there is one man who has symbolised Arsenal over the past five years, it is Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has enjoyed his fair share of highs as well as lows and will now look forward to ending the Gunner’s trophy-less run that extends back to 2005’s FA Cup win. Prior to the Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Ipswich the Spaniard warned against complacency and said that Ipswich would be a sterner test that most imagined. How right he was proved, not only in the first leg where a Tamas... 

Arsenal in dire need of defenders

January 28, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC

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Arsene Wenger is going to have to delve into the transfer market for a new defender if he wants to challenge Manchester United for the Premier League title. The Arsenal manager recently confirmed he would be looking for some cover at centre-half if it seems Thomas Vermaelen would not return from an achilles problem in the near future. The news has been bad for Wenger, as the Belgian defender has been ruled out for a further six weeks as he needs an operation to cure the injury that has seen him unable... 

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

December 24, 2010 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC

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This one is going to be short and sweet. A very Merry Christmas to every Gooner in the blog sphere and beyond. Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year. Big, Massive, Huge game on Monday evening and we all know this a must win game, but for now let’s enjoy this festive season. Have a great one everybody  Read More →