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Archive for July, 2016

Unable to catch the action due to an obscenely early start to my golfing Friday, I am so grateful for one of ours, Dr Faustus for sharing a unique look at Arsenal’s win against the MLS All-Stars. I owe you, my friend. Thank you. The year is 2070. There is a football match being held […]

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The completion of the first pre-season warm-up fixture leads into the second phase of our preparation for a renewed onslaught on the Premier League. Today the squad, such as it is at present, jetted off to the United States for matches against MLS All-Stars on Friday and Chivas de Guadalajara on Monday. It is starting […]

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Arsenal’s pre-season preparation stepped up a gear with the first team’s opening friendly of the season in Lens. With many players still absent it was very much a squad eleven on view and an opportunity for some of the youngsters to impress alongside experienced heads such as Matthieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, ¬†and Nacho Monreal. The […]

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A perfect start to the holiday at Lord’s yesterday has left me fighting the laws of gravity for much of today. That has given me an opportunity to catch up on the news, if one can call it that, as far as Arsenal are concerned. Regulars will know I don’t enjoy transfer speculation but there […]

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The smoke has cleared after the conclusion of Euro2106 and at last it feels as though the football season is officially over, even though the non-tournament players at most clubs now have reported back for training for 2016/17. Let’s allow ourselves a little time to relax and recharge the batteries, and what better way for […]

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Les Miserables

So it all boiled down to three questions tonight. Would Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud crown a fine tournament with victory in the Euro2016 Final? Would home advantage be decisive against a team containing no Arsenal players – yet. Finally did the plague of moths in the stadium come from Arsene’s wallet? (Sorry, low-hanging fruit, […]

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A Tale Of Two Countries

It was the night we couldn’t lose. It was the night we couldn’t win. Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud versus Mesut Ozil and reported target Julian Draxler. France hosting Germany in the Euro semi-final. France started the stronger and as the clock ticked past six minutes an astonishing passage of play, in which Antoine¬†Griezmann was […]

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And Then There Were Four

The weekend is already becoming a distant memory, and not an entirely unpleasant one. As usual at this time of year there was some cricketing goodness as Joe Root and Jos Buttler put an inexperienced Sri Lankan team to the sword again. The visitors tour comes to an end with a 20/20 match in Hampshire […]

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Friday night draws to a close in this neck of the woods and the mood on social media is much improved from a week ago. I know that not all non-Welsh will have thrown their lot in behind Wales in their Euro quarter-final against Belgium tonight, but it certainly looks as though a large number […]

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