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You could be forgiven that the only topic of conversation in Arsenal circles this week concerns the supporters undeniably split opinions on Arsene Wenger’s immediate future. Given that his immediate, and probably medium term future, is remaining in situ I thought I would scour the sports pages for other Arsenal news. Yes, even the speculation […]

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Anybody who wondered if the international break had come at a good time for Arsenal has probably had their answer now. The feeling that most of the squad would spend time away forgetting the Chelsea defeat and return ready to start all over again against Hull has been replaced by yet another massive inquest. It […]

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The Three Amigos?

The first of the dreaded international breaks for this season is in full flow. Just days after the transfer window has closed we are still being linked with players by sites desperate for hits. That highlights the lack of real news. It isn’t entirely barren out there, however, with Steve Stammers in the Mirror, and […]

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A Brief Friday Round Up

A long week has passed, and in truth has there been much concrete news to comment on? The only thing you can say with any certainty tonight (Friday) is that we will face Besiktas in the Champions League qualifier. On the face of it the draw has been kind, but are there any easy games […]

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Open Eve And Community Works

As Ian Poulter goes through his final preparations for The Open this weekend, the Englishman experienced a rather unusual encounter from a passionate group of Arsenal supporters.  The Golfing Gooner was given a little help from his fellow fans who brought some terrace atmosphere to the normally quieter golfing fairways.  The day became even more […]

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The Final Boast

“I will stand accused of donning my rose tinteds when I tell you I have grabbed the 13/2 available for Jogi Low’s boys.” Nobody likes a smartarse, right? I wrote that before a ball had been kicked in anger. What is so wrong about saying “I told you so”? Guilty, your honour. The squad comprising […]

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The heavens have opened and so my advice to get out in the garden is rendered rather pointless. Twenty-four hours before the first semi-final I have a chance to look at the World Cup once more as the pointed end looms into view. It is a strange tournament too. I missed much of the early […]

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The Last Eight Take Shape

Two matches per evening, glorious sunshine, absent neighbours, and an iPad. I have digested all of the ’round of sixteen’ matches, and half of them without compromising my ‘get out in the garden’ advice. The result is a quarter-final line-up that tantalises. Arsenal feature heavily in the first. Germany v France is unmissable as Per […]

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Brazil Spot On, For Now

Force yourself to watch. Have a bet. The inner demons were persuasive. 2-1 to Brazil was 15/2. Too tempting. The hosts are the only side I have seen at least part of all four of their matches. Those of us who watched them in their pomp in 1970 will always have a soft spot for […]

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No football blogger should confess that he has yet to see a full game in the World Cup. No Englishman should own up to not having seen a second of our own humilation thus far. I should be casting an eye over potential signings and following the latest tactical trends, shouldn’t I? A week of […]

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