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


Steve Bruce Desperately Needs to Rethink His Newcastle United Tactics

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Newcastle United’s form before the international break was inconsistent if anything; encouraging signs in their opening day performance against West Ham United fizzled quickly after lacklustre showings against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. Beating Burnley brought some confidence back, but it also highlighted a lack of innovation in the tactics Steve Bruce deploys. […] READ MORE


Manchester United: Coaching at the Heart of Defensive Woes

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Manchester United served up a disastrous defensive performance in their 6-1 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. What’s more, it was all so entirely predictable. In the club’s previous Premier League encounter, Brighton & Hove Albion hit the woodwork no fewer than five times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gave up chance after chance. Adding […] READ MORE


Roy Hodgson: Forty-Four Years a Football Manager

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Against the odds, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace toppled Manchester United in their own backyard last weekend to make it two wins from two this campaign. Having been among the favourites to go down, it appears there is still plenty of life in 73-year-old Hodgson and his South London squad. His longevity certainly makes you wonder where […] 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


West Ham United and the Continuous Sapping of Optimism in East London

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There have been so many reasons why football in its current Covid-laced state – without fans – is a bit bland. There’s no real atmosphere – however much they pump in fake crowd noise – to aid a sterile game and augment a great one. There’s no roar, yell, or rally cry after a fourth […] READ MORE


Betting Sites Thriving in a Busy Summer of Sports

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The sporting schedule may have been depleted through the spring, but many top sports have returned and things are about to get a lot busier through the summer and the rest of 2020. As announced on June 26, the NBA is set to become the first of the four major professional sports leagues in the […] READ MORE


What Are the Most Popular Sports by Betting Volume?

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With the rising popularity of sports betting, many sports fans are now seeking to enter the betting market. During the sports season, established sports bettors spend billions of dollars collectively every year while betting at licensed online betting sites, casinos, and local betting shops. From the total volume of bets estimated from online betting, local […] 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