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After three draws in four matches The Arsenal have an opportunity to return to winning ways and raise the spirits after the ankle injury sustained by Danny Welbeck when Wolves arrive for Sunday’s late kick-off. Stephan Lichsteiner is also ruled out but to be fair I think Unai Emery’s preferred starting eleven will start the […]

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“It’s a very important match because if we win we’re first in the group. That’s our clear target. This competition is very important for us. It’s one way to win a title and get into the Champions League next year.” Unai Emery is anticipating us clinching Europa League Group E with a couple of games to […]

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It would appear that we have reached something of a fork in the road. Thirteen games undefeated, twelve of them won, and all the time we have been told we are beating teams we should be beating. Wait until Liverpool has been the warning from a section of the support. They have a point, of […]

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There was a time when The Arsenal at home to Blackpool played out before a Highbury bursting at the seams. Those days are long since gone and the mid-table League One club will arrive to a less than full Ashburton Grove for the Carabao Cup fourth round tie. Working out who will feature for the […]

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Three pints of Abbot and a large cod and chips have raised the sprits, and delayed the preview! Apologies. After an extra hour of sleep Crystal Palace away kicks off on a Sunday-ruining lunchtime (or breakfast time if you are on the east coast of the USA and indeed worse than that in so many […]

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October in Lisbon, Sporting and Arsenal play out a goal-less draw. In the return fixture in London The Arsenal win comfortably by 3-0 in November. That’s not what the ‘holic pound is on. It is what happened when we met this week’s opponents in our triumphant European Fairs Cup run in 1969/70. A good omen? […]

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It seems a long time ago that we thumped Fulham to cement fourth place in the Premier League. It seems odd that television was allowed to make us wait until the Monday night of a Europa League week. Leicester have to be beaten if we are to reclaim that fourth berth. In fact if we […]

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Pining For Putney!

I’m jealous, I don’t mind admitting it. The first thing I did when Fulham won promotion back in May was to text a mate pleading for a ticket to Craven Cottage, simply the best away-day there is. Sadly I won’t be able to make it. Those of you who can, have an absolute blast. I […]

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“Last year here, Atletico Madrid, there were two matches against them. They could not win. It’s for me, two very good examples for us to have the respect for them.” Unai Emery making sure that we do not underestimate Qarabag FK ahead of our second Europa League group stage match (courtesy of arsenal.com). A strong squad […]

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Watford are fourth in the Premier League having won four and drawn one of their first six matches. The sole defeat was against Manchester United and those wins included a 2-1 defeat of the Middlesex Nomads. They are probably the strongest side we will face until the visit of Liverpool in November. This is a […]

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