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“The best 11 will play tomorrow so that we can continue to improve in our way both tactically and individually. What’s important for us is to produce a winning performance but also to continue to improve… Tomorrow we are going to change things to give players the opportunity to find minutes, to find confidence on the […]

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I’ve been back an hour from almost a week north of the border in which I have seen zero news about football, The Arsenal or otherwise. A hasty glance at Arsenal.com informs me that the international break hasn’t cost us any more injuries. How did England get on against Switzerland? Seriously, I haven’t a clue […]

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Another Saturday, and of course television has moved our away match at Cardiff to Sunday lunchtime. Today’s action highlights the importance of us getting a result in Wales. Chelsea and Liverpool retained their one hundred percent starts to the season, and the reigning champions are also undefeated and following them menacingly. Newly promoted Cardiff lost […]

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Huge apologies to all for the lack of a post or two this week. That wasn’t the intention but WiFi is a hit and miss affair in Cornwall, and miss is invariably the winner. Luckily, although at times today it seemed a distant prospect, I am back in time for the reunion with Jack Wilshere. […]

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Normally on the eve of our visit to the bus stop in Fulham I would be plotting my day. A pint or two in the Cock Tavern has taken over from lunch in Bodeans. Last year the post match festivities involved the becoming-traditional bottle of champagne in the Cock before decamping to the ‘Sloaney Pony’. […]

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How very strange it feels to be writing the first preview of the Premier League season on the third day of the second test at Lord’s. It seems like only last week, not last month, we were enjoying the World Cup. Now an historic day has arrived. Our first competitive fixture under a new manager […]

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That was a long week, but it is so good to be able to do a proper match preview again ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Real Madrid by the Arsenal. OK, the Arsenal Legends then. The two squads read like a who’s who of world football in the eighties, nineties, and noughties, with thanks to […]

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Huddersfield Town away, not just the last match of the season. It’s also the last match of an era. The man who has managed our club for over a third of my life, who really brought me back to the club in a big way. In the last of the George Graham years and the […]

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Arsene Wenger spoke of his desire to win the last two matches at his press conference ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Leicester. For that to happen we need to gain our first two away wins in 2018, and with no possibility of improving on or losing sixth place you could be forgiven for thinking that […]

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The timing is right, but lest we forget. The ‘holic pound The Arsenal 4-1 Burnley, available at 22/1 if  you shop around.

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