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Arsene Wenger opted to start Santi Cazorla alongside Granit Xhaka and recalled Mesut Ozil for the visit to Vicarage Road. It was a bold statement of intent. Clearly we were setting up to attack with more purpose and pace than we have seen in the opening fixtures. After a quiet start Arsenal were given an […]

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This was a match which neither side could afford to lose, and it showed. As early as the first minute the recalled Laurent Koscielny gave us a taster of what was to follow as he snuffed out the first attack of the match. Last week without him we shipped four goals at home but his […]

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The opening weekend of the Premier League season. Every year the anticipation is the same. Surely we have learned from the past? This is our season? I’m looking forward to seeing the new boys. Yesterday add to that list I am watching the game with the future of the club, Junior Gunners both. Come on […]

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That was one way to spend a Sunday. England rather thoughtfully wrapped up an unlikely third test victory at Edgbaston just before Arsenal and Manchester City took to the field in the Ullevi for our final pre-season warm-up match. I won’t call it a friendly as some of the challenges were of a very physical¬†nature. […]

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For the first leg of a Scandinavian weekend for the Gunners we warmed up for Sunday’s match against Manchester City with a match against Norway’s Viking in Stavanger. It would prove to be a very different two halves of football. We missed an early opportunity to lead when Mathieu Debuchy went to ground somewhat theatrically […]

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Arsenal Player has allowed a look back at Arsenal’s clash with Chivas de Guadalajara in the early hours of this morning (UK time). The Mexican Super-Cup winners were weakened by national team call-ups ahead of the Olympics, but in the first quarter of the contest you would not have thought so. Benitez volleyed over from […]

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Unable to catch the action due to an obscenely early start to my golfing Friday, I am so grateful for one of ours, Dr Faustus for sharing a unique look at Arsenal’s win against the MLS All-Stars. I owe you, my friend. Thank you. The year is 2070. There is a football match being held […]

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Arsenal’s pre-season preparation stepped up a gear with the first team’s opening friendly of the season in Lens. With many players still absent it was very much a squad eleven on view and an opportunity for some of the youngsters to impress alongside experienced heads such as Matthieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, ¬†and Nacho Monreal. The […]

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“I’m Rosicky” “No, I’m Rosicky” A guard of honour forms The morning after the night before. Ouch. The last match of the season invariably results in a tour of Highbury pre-lunch. It doesn’t get any less emotional with time. The old girl looked gorgeous, resplendent in the spring sunshine. Then on to join those who […]

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The Arsenal Ladies have won their fourteenth FA Cup Final this afternoon, but their first at Wembley in front of a record crowd of 32,912. I saw lots of Arsenal supporters (including some ‘holics!) took the opportunity of going along and if Twitter was anything to go by even more watched the BBC coverage of […]

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