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Friends made, Arsenal’s makeshift squad departed New York having lost to the Red Bulls in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Sadly not all ticket holders reached the stadium but those that did gave tremendous vocal backing to the touring Gunners. In truth they got a very watered down Arsenal experience in return, but one that […]

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Arsenal Are Back, Again

3pm Saturday. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathers in Hertfordshire to witness the seasonal bow of the Arsenal squad, albeit with significant absentees in this World Cup summer. Arsenal are back, again, and hopefully to prepare for a season in which we build on the FA Cup triumph of a couple of months ago. Most […]

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There have been worse days in recent years. A glorious Wembley day, all sunshine and smiles. The match may not have started perfectly, but it certainly finished that way, memorable in so many ways. The afternoon began with a superb lunch, and a short tube journey later we were joining the throng marching up Wembley […]

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A strange day. Not so long ago this weekend had promised to be something unforgettable, and on the day Arsenal delivered with two goals, each special in their own way. That they didn’t mean more owed everything to past disappointments. The big one for the Gunners is now next Saturday. It cannot come quickly enough. […]

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So that was what a meaningless end of season encounter feels like. We can be forgiven for having forgotten. As with the opening home game what happened in the pub was more enjoyable than the couple of hours we left it for. With a Cup Final to prepare for, and fourth place secured on Saturday, […]

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As I type people will be struggling to find ways home from the Grove in the wake of a solid performance that yielded three important points. We are now just a home win away, against West Brom next Sunday, from a Champions League qualifier in August. Hopefully the final day at Norwich will not come […]

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“We looked like we had problems to score goals away from home recently. Him (Ramsey) and Ozil give us a cutting edge in the final third that makes us look more dangerous to score. You know as well as I do that football is down to quality of the players and we all know that. […]

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“See that man on the wall. He is why you are named Patrick.” It is pre-match, and Dr C is showing his young son around the Arsenal for the first time. I feel privileged to be a part of that day. It’s an emotional one for all sorts of reasons. The Hillsborough 96 were commemorated […]

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Again I owe a huge thank you to one of ours. Bathgooner, as some of you know, is great company on a matchday, but he has also been hiding his creative skills from you, until today. Thank you so much, bath, for helping me out of a hole this morning. Here is his take on […]

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Big thanks to the first of two guest posters today. Regulars will know Arthur the Gooner wears his Arsenal heart very much on his sleeve, and I am very grateful to him for contributing on this bleary-eyed morning. Enjoy, all, and thanks again Arthur. I’m no blogger, just someone who looks after the team and […]

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