Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part Two

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To read Part One of this article, click here. Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves The Second Half In our time of plague (or at least pandemic), it can be easy to forget what life was like at the start of 2020, let alone at the start of 2018, when Arsenal faced the […] READ MORE


Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part One

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The Premier League returns this weekend, but of course, Mesut Özil will not. Having been left out of both Arsenal’s Premier League squad and Europa League squad, Özil is not eligible to play for Arsenal again until January at the absolute earliest, but by then he will be able to speak to foreign clubs about […] READ MORE


Mikel Arteta Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Arsenal Defeat to Aston Villa

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has taken “full responsibility” for his side’s 3-0 loss at home to Aston Villa – admitting that the Gunners failed to play as a team. Mikel Arteta Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Arsenal Performance Gunners Slip to 11th Going Into International Break An own goal from Bukayo Saka along with a brace […] READ MORE


Alexandre Lacazette Importance to Arsenal Merits New Contract for Frenchman

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Alexandre Lacazette notched his second goal in as many Premier League games to help an unconvincing Arsenal earn all three points against West Ham United last Saturday. After last week’s announcement that his partner in crime, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, penned a new deal with the club, it’s time for the Gunners to tie Lacazette up for […] READ MORE


The Odds of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Leaving Arsenal This Summer

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Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in the transfer headlines quite a lot recently. Normally he is making headlines for scoring goals, but this time he is being linked with a move away from his current club. What are the Odds of Aubameyang Leaving Arsenal? The Player’s Situation Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is coming off […] READ MORE


The Annals of Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities in Europe: 2000-2003

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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


Five Famous 0-0 Draws

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Famous Five: This series looks at a match or event from the world of football which is making the news and draws comparisons with similar players, matches or events from football history. This week, after France astonishingly failed to beat Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier (or even score against them), looks back at five other famous 0-0 […] 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-ifs’ 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


Why Arsenal Should Go All in for Virgil Van Djik

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Since switching to a three-at-the-back system, some of Arsenal’s defensive frailties have started to go away. The Gunners have defended deep and narrow, with their wing-backs dropping into full-back positions to form a back five when out of possession. With four midfielders in front of them, it has been hard for opponents to find space through the […] READ MORE