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


Nat Phillips: From Stuttgart Loan to the Taking of His Liverpool Opportunity

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When Virgil van Dijk received the news that his season was over, the search for an adequate replacement instantly began and, but for Fabinho, that search would still be underway. And it looked as though the Brazilian, who has previously been without many injury concerns, would be able to do a more than capable job […] READ MORE


Diogo Jota Needed to Settle in Quickly at Liverpool and Has Done Just That

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One of the few hindrances to having an established, world-class talent in your team is that when you need to rest them, the player coming into replace them often cannot perform to the same levels. Tottenham Hotspur have had it for years with Harry Kane, but will be hopeful that the addition of Carlos Vinicius […] 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


Neco Williams: Abuse of Liverpool Youngster Points to Wider Societal Issues

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When a football Goliath-like Liverpool comes up against its own David in the cup, you would expect the Reds would march on. This was the case last week as the Premier League champions romped to a 7-2 victory over Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup. Yet, despite advancing to the next stage with ease, fans […] 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