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Archive for July, 2009

It’s hard to remind yourself you are lucky to have a job when for the second time in three days you have to rush to get home in time for the kick-off of a pre-season friendly! I can’t lock myself away in the office so I set up the laptop in the kitchen, but the […]

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So good were Arsenal’s strike force in their toughest test to date that not even Richard Clarke, reporting for Arsenal.com could keep track of the scoreline. Against the same  Hungarians who last season held us to a 1-1 draw there were braces for Nicklas Bendtner and Eduardo. Richard thought Robin van Persie had matched his […]

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Listeners to Sportsweek, on Radio Five Live this morning, will doubtless have been fascinated by what was apparently a carefully choreographed interview between David Davies and Farhad Moshiri, ‘business partner and London representative’ for Alisher Usmanov. Moshiri was invited to contribute his thoughts on Arsenal’s ability to compete with the ‘biggest clubs’, and fed a […]

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SC Columbia 1 Arsenal 7 A jittery ATVO stream gave us a view of the Gunners first game in Austria. Those expecting Arsenal to dominate possession against their amateur opponents were not to be disappointed, but there was a marked lack of urgency for much of the opening half. That was rectified after a freak […]

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Just gone twelve, we pull into Barnet and head for the Red Lion. ‘Any chance of having the cricket on the telly?’ ‘What channel is it on?’ ‘Sky.’ ‘Er, we’ve got the news on next door.’ I should have realised this is a portent of things to come! Anyway, as the afternoon warms up I […]

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The names revealed on Arsenal.com for the trip to Underhill reveal a couple of things. Firstly it would appear that Mikael Silvestre is still an integral part of the squad, but Philippe Senderos will not feature this season. Perhaps the latter is no surprise, but there have been rumblings that the former United defender would […]

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What a day this had been. I suppose it was only a matter of time before Manchester City, with so much money to spend, and so little time to spend it, came calling for Emmanuel Adebayor. Snubbed by the likes of Kaka and Eto’o, the Middle Eastlands club have turned their attention to the apparently […]

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A week to football. My Arsenal are back. Oh yes. I can’t believe I’m getting excited about spending an afternoon sunbathing in Barnet! Of course when you make arrangements to go to the game you have that little hope in the back of your mind that three major new signings will be making their debut […]

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I was going to start by saying that there can’t be an Arsenal fan who won’t be delighted by the news that Robin van Persie has put pen to paper and extended his Arsenal contract. Who am I kidding? A good friend is one who would take me to task for that particular assertion. For […]

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Well, this was supposed to be a piece about the youngsters retained, and those let go this week. Events have overtaken that aim, however, with the news breaking on the Fiorentina website seemingly confirming our pursuit of Brazilian midfielder, Felipe Melo. The story has the added attraction, for some, of offering Emanuel Eboue a fresh […]

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