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“I knew that in the League Cup that could happen, but it was more disappointing to lose the game than the run we had. We want to keep the run in the Premier League going now.” Arsene Wenger November is now a memory, a collection of statistics. Three draws were bookended by victories we needed and so […]

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First things first. On the other side of the Atlantic an air crash has rightly grabbed the headlines today. That event means much to me in a number of ways both personally and professionally. If I am being totally honest I had not heard of Chapecoense until this happened. Now I know people like me, and […]

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That was an interesting set of results on this Saturday as our title rivals set out their stall. Manchester City took over at the summit with something of a fortunate come from behind win at Burnley, and with Vincent Company out for another six weeks they do not look convincing leaders. They didn’t stay there […]

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In the last post I pointed out that match day provides both Arsenal and PSG with a ‘winner takes all’ opportunity to clinch top place in group A. Only a repeat of the draw in Paris will lead to a decider on matchday six. However that prospect may not be quite as attractive as it has […]

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The annual visit to Old Trafford is upon us. As in February, when in our preceding Premier League fixture we had completed the double over Leicester City, we go to Manchester in better shape than the hosts. However the 3-2 defeat we suffered that day to a weakened United had a far-reaching effect on our bid […]

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With the North London derby being put back to Sunday it has been a mixed Saturday for us. Middlesbrough, having held us at the Grove in their last away fixture, repeated the achievement at the Emptihad. That gave the bus stop in Fulham the opportunity to leapfrog Liverpool, ourselves, and Citeh, to top the table. […]

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A fortnight ago we did rotate a little bit out wide and eventually put six goals past a Ludogorets team that started brightly but faded badly in the second-half. Arsene Wenger kept the spine of the team intact that night but Santi Cazorla joined Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, and Theo Walcott in the stay at […]

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So, you have listened to this week’s Arsecast, right? So I don’t really need to do a preview of the trip to Sunderland, do I? So I can just let you know what the ‘holic pound is on and carry on drinking this wonderful Guinness? I have to say I seem to be in the […]

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Middlesbrough are next up as we complete three home games in eight days, and we are looking for a clean sweep after a narrow defeat of Swansea, and eventually an absolute thrashing of Ludogorets. Arsene Wenger has some difficult selections to make tomorrow. There is little doubt that Petr Cech will return between the sticks, […]

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I wanted to have written this preview by now, but a good Gooner sent me a copy of an upcoming book to review, and I couldn’t stop myself from reading it for a while. More to follow on that later this week. Now, let me see. What do we know about Ludogorets Razgrad? Not surprisingly […]

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