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There is no more time to go over the Champions League exit. The priorities for the remainder of the season are to finish as high in the Premier League as we can, and retain the FA Cup. The title bid that the repugnant Mourinho says we are still in continues at St James’ Park (or […]

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I am indebted tonight to ‘one of our own’, Thundertinygooner, who has stepped into the breach at short notice to preview the Champions League clash in Monaco. Thank you so much Ttg, it is massively appreciated. Hope really does spring eternal  A few weeks ago we experienced one of the most gut wrenching nights of […]

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West Ham In Brief

The confidence must be high as Arsenal prepare for another London derby. West Ham arrive at the Grove having enjoyed a good season until hitting the buffers in recent weeks. The visitors contested a top four berth in the first half of the season, but are without a win in seven league and cup matches. […]

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The much criticised Monday night meeting of old foes is all but upon us. At the point at which Manchester United’s number was followed out of the drum by Arsenal’s I found myself having a strange reaction. I hissed a very audible “yes”. After all, on our last trip to Manchester had we not finally […]

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The hunt for a Champions League qualifying place moves on to Loftus Road on Wednesday night. For many that means a top three berth because nobody wants the burden of another qualifier in August, and Arsene today set his sights firmly on second place, which most definitely would be a progression on recent seasons. “The […]

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A week that started with us back in the Premiership top three and looking forward with great anticipation ends with yet another bout of navel gazing. Not immune from that I spent a chunk of last evening watching the new Invincibles documentary. In this of all weeks that was probably a mistake. I make no apology for […]

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Storming The Palace?

I was chatting to a mate last week about my first visit to Selhurst Park in November 1969. It was the first League meeting of the two clubs. We stood at the back of the Whitehorse Lane end, sold in 1981 to make way for a Sainsbury’s supermarket. The pre-match read of the programme was depressing, […]

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“At least we will not have the excuse to be surprised because they beat Manchester City in a convincing way. That is a good warning for us. In the Championship, any team that plays at the top is a danger for any Premier League team. They are well organised, play good football with good pace, […]

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And Leicester

After a string of free midweeks the visit of Leicester on Tuesday could not be better timed. Very quickly the mood that has followed Saturday’s tame defeat can be improved as the pointed end of the season looms into view. Arsene Wenger is under no illusion about the size of the task facing Arsenal in […]

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Let’s Get It On

As Marvin Gaye once said, “You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout.” It’s them versus Arsenal. It doesn’t need building up. So straight into the team news. Alexis is out, no wait, he might not be. Confused? You will be. Danny Welbeck is back in the squad after a lengthy lay-off and will surely make the […]

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