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Gunners Back With Aubang

There is nothing like that apparently meaningless first friendly of pre-season to wake up the ‘Come on The Arsenal’ gene in most of us. The side that started, or indeed finished, the match at Boreham Wood is unlikely to feature in anything other than a Europa League or League cup fixture but we got a […]

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The years were rolled back in Madrid this evening as the Legends of Real Madrid and the Arsenal renewed rivalries once again. The pace may have been a little slower than these players were capable of in their prime, but the quality of the passing on view was still impressive. David O’Leary would have a […]

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If Arsene Wenger’s last match in charge of the Arsenal was not to be at Ashburton Grove then Huddersfield, from where we poached Herbert Chapman in 1925, was the second best option. The atmosphere surrounding the fixture dripped in nostalgia at what both of the great managers have contributed to The Arsenal. The boss selected […]

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For his penultimate game in charge Arsene Wenger went with a strongish looking squad team. Petr Cech got the nod in goal behind a back four of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Sead Kolasinac. Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey were selected to support Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck. Pierre-Emerick Aubamayangwas charged […]

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Is yours gold? Despite Network Rail’s various attempts to frustrate us a full-house turned up for what was always going to be an emotional day. Friends old and new came together in the various drinking establishments around the stadium and created a warm atmosphere in the glare of a glorious sun over N5 and N7, […]

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Arsene Wenger sent out a team unchanged from the first leg of the Europa League in his bid to earn a place in the Lyon Final. His last words to the pre-match interview spoke of his team playing with the handbrake off. It’s been a while since he has plucked that one out of his […]

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Arsene Wenger went into the match with a slightly stronger than expected team. Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka were retained, and Henrikh Mhkhitaryan was afforded a start to get some match-fitness. Selected for his debut was the mid-season signing Konstantinos Mavropanos, promoted ahead of Rob Holding to partner Calum Chambers in the heart of the […]

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During this season of stumbling to a likely sixth place finish in the Premier League, losing our grip on the FA Cup attempting the first hurdle at a second tier club, and our no-show at the Carabao Cup Final we have all experienced many lows, so many disappointments. The Europa League semi-final draw at home […]

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The ‘farewell to Arsene’ tour started with a flattering 4-1 win over a West Ham team who battled hard for eighty minutes before falling apart in the final eight minutes of the match. There were still some empty seats, but fewer than has become the norm of late and the crowd gave the departing manager […]

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I am truly indebted to our very own TTG for his eye witness report on the FA Youth Cup Semi-Final tonight (Monday) against Blackpool. Having drawn the first leg 2-2 away we certainly sealed the deal tonight and booked a two-legged Final with the highly rated Chelsea youngsters. Thank you so much for an excellent […]

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