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Bank Holiday weekend is drawing to a close. Curses. Tomorrow morning it’s back to the workhouse but with some memories of the winding up of another season of club football. Real Madrid triumphed over neighbours Atletico to secure the Champions League in the cruellest of penalty shoot-outs. Hull City secured the richest prize in Championship […]

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Hello again from an unusually warm and pleasant West Country. Don’t forget we have a competition running at the moment. Our friends at Art of Football have launched another outstanding range of teeshirts for the upcoming European Championship. The theme is inspired by the 50 blank years that have followed England’s World Cup triumph in […]

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Well, out of the blue Arsenal today announced the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Who could have seen that coming? The undisclosed fee has been rumoured to be an initial £25m possibly rising to £30m depending on how successful his stay at the Gunners is. The Arsenal social media team showed good humour […]

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Our friends at Art of Football have launched a new range of teeshirts and prints celebrating the exceptional skill and contribution of some of the greatest exponents of the beautiful game. There are ten players honoured in this initial range which is called simply, the Artists. You will know one of them very well. Check out […]

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After Arsenal successfully progressed past the first group stage of the Champions League for a sixteenth consecutive season with a 3-0 thrashing of Olympiacos, we have prizes to give away this weekend courtesy of Paddy Power Bingo. The Gunners start the weekend two points behind surprise leaders Leicester City but only one point ahead of Manchester […]

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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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This week culminates in the visit of Liverpool for an important match in the chase for Champions League places next season. We have enjoyed some memorable matches against them in the past, and two of the most treasured Arsenal shirts in my collection are the yellow and blue one in which we won the 1971 […]

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On the day that Thierry Henry retires from football I have the good fortune to get a look at the latest biography of the man that was so influential in his career to hit the shelves. I say late, but Arsene Wenger, The Unauthorised Biography Of Le Professeur, is in fact an updated reissue of […]

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We’ve teamed up with Arsenal to offer a lucky 12-16 year old reader a pair of tickets each to the Gunners’ Premier League game with West Brom on Sunday 4 May 2014. The tickets will be in Arsenal’s ‘Young Guns Enclosure’, which has given thousands of young supporters the chance to watch each Category B and […]

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We’ve teamed up with Arsenal to offer a couple of young Gooners and their parents the chance to watch a live screening of Chelsea v Arsenal  at Emirates Stadium on Saturday 22 March. The screening will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the club’s young supporter scheme the Junior Gunners, and lots will be going […]

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