Premier League Legends: Thierry Henry

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Welcome back to the latest series of articles from Last Word on Football. This time we look back on the footballers who many class as Premier League legends; these are players who wowed the crowd, frustrated the opposition, scored great goals and inspired their team to glory. Today we look at a player who defined […] READ MORE


Premier League Legends: Ian Wright

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Welcome back to the latest series of articles from Last Word on Football. This time we look back on the footballers who many class as Premier League Legends. These players were superstars in their time, and left their mark on the league, engraving their names in its illustrious history. Many of these greats inspired their […] READ MORE



Never to Be Forgotten Grounds: Highbury

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Welcome to the new series of articles from the Last Word on Football. This series looks at the grounds that are sadly no longer with us. Grounds that are famous not only in their particular country but also around the world. Grounds that will always hold a special place in the hearts of a particular […] READ MORE


Abou Diaby: The Best That Never Was

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On Monday, 32-year-old Abou Diaby announced his decision to retire from professional football. At one point he was considered the natural successor to Patrick Vieira in the Arsenal midfield. However, a laundry list of injuries over the course of his career meant that Diaby never quite achieved his full potential. Abou Diaby: What Could Have […] READ MORE


Chapman And Cullis: Two Giants United By A Single European Vision

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Noam Chomsky, the great American linguist and theorist, once said that if the average American’s understanding of the complex mathematics of baseball could only be applied to other areas of life, then America would be a nation of mathematicians. The same is true of football and the rest of the world; if the average football […] READ MORE



Former Arsenal and Manchester City XI

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This week features a pair of fixtures between Arsenal and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men got the better of things on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final, but Arsene Wenger will have his chance at revenge on Thursday in the Premier League. Meanwhile, a plethora of players have switched between the duo in transfer windows past. […] READ MORE


The Annals of Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities in Europe: 1997-2000

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In many ways, Arsène Wenger’s career will be remembered for the ‘what-if?’ moments as much as the never-ending supply of entertainment, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculous; Arsenal‘s 1-0 win away to Real Madrid with a back four of Emmanuel Eboué, Kolo Touré, Philippe Senderos and Mathieu Flamini is just one example of both […] READ MORE