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Archive for July, 2015

A Tale Of Two ‘Keepers

I have just caught up with Arsene’s press conference from yesterday. The topic of Petr Cech came up, not surprisingly, and the question of whether or not he could improve given the different training regime at Arsenal. “Petr Cech was already at the top but I believe that you can never deny that you can improve. He’s […]

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Arsenal landed their second tournament trophy of this pre-season by lifting their own Emirates Cup for the first time in five years. Only Mesut Ozil remained a starter for the second of the Emirates Cup fixtures against Wolfsburg and not surprisingly the rhythm of yesterday was lost in the early stages, partly as a result […]

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Proper football returned to the Grove this afternoon with Arsenal hammering Lyon in the wake of Villarreal’s narrow victory over Nicklas Bendtner’s Wolfsburg, our Sunday opponents. Arsenal, as expected, started a mixed eleven at the start with Emiliano Martinez selected behind a back four of Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Kieran Gibbs. The […]

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Most of you will remember a very popular piece on here by our resident sports physio, Trev, back in October. I’m delighted to say he has written another informative look at the changing approach to pre-season conditioning. Trev, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.  So with the trip to Singapore done and the […]

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Arsenal are to host Lyon, Wolfsburg and Villarreal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July for Emirates Cup 2015. There will be two games on each day of the pre-season curtain raiser, with Arsène Wenger’s team taking on Lyon on the Saturday and Nicklas Bendtner’s Wolfsburg on the Sunday. Goonerholic has teamed […]

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Another Ned classic, for which I am enormously grateful. The one reason why I wish I was around, and a Gooner, three years prior to the arrival of ‘holicdad. My Pop must have been spitting feathers. Thanks Ned, you are a star. Regular sufferers of these histories may remember that I said at the tail […]

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A big apology is due for the somewhat haphazard nature of the blog in recent days. I had no idea Cornwall was such a mobile broadband black spot. Anyway, something seems to have improved the wifi situation in the hotel. Can atmospherics really be the reason? At least that means I can now share a […]

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Away Kit Launch Live Stream

Well, if this works there will be champagne drunk in Cornwall tonight. In the far south-west the mobile web is an infrequent option! Anyway, grateful as I am for two bars of GPRS this morning what follows may or may not be the live stream of the launch of the new PUMA away kit for […]

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Aside from the usual flood of unsourced and wild speculation there is not too much concrete news to comment on. Unless you count the tale of the experienced club captain who extended his contract, and the inexperienced little boy who caused his greater self to crash and burn spectacularly. Arsene today confirmed yesterday’s reports that […]

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It’s Sunday, and the weather that has kept me in the garden for days has temporarily been replaced by wintry showers. So at last I have a chance to catch up with what is happening. The main story appears to be the departure of Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray after just three years with the club. […]

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