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We perhaps surprisingly started with no new signings at Newcastle but they do have to acclimatise to a new club, and in some circumstances a new league. Steve Bruce had no such reservations about giving a debut to new boy Joelinton. Not surprisingly it was a cagey start but the voices of the travelling faithful […]

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A full house saw the Joan Gamper Cup at the Camp Nou between Barcelona and The Arsenal. Once again some of the youngsters were given a chance to impress by Unai Emery. What felt like a very good first-half of football produced little in the way of goalscoring opportunities. It was midway through the half […]

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The Arsenal visited Angers this evening to help celebrate the French club’s centenary at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The presence of Jeff Reine-Adelaide in the host’s line-up added to the interest. A young Gunners team included only one new signing at kick-off, Gabriel Martinelli. After a slow start we fell behind after unlucky 13 minutes […]

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A Surreal Day

It really was. I enjoyed a couple of pre-match Guinni with Matt (good to meet you) and James, and gratefully received a ticket for the Burnley game, for which thanks, Tone. That there were few other people there I knew was a bit of a surprise. Matt and I had intended to watch the second-half […]

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A typical game of two halves played out as The Arsenal surrendered a commanding lead and stumbled to a penalty shoot-out defeat against Real Madrid. We were ahead early when Alexandre Lacazette rounded Navas and pulled the ball back which hit Nacho’s hand with the defender on the floor. Astonishingly the referee decided it was a red card offence and […]

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Eddie Nketiah struck a quarter of an hour into our match with Fiorentina this evening (Saturday but ending Sunday!) and it was no more than we deserved. Having put our mark on the match we wondered if and when the first choice starters would appear, The young Guns have certainly made an impression on this […]

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The Arsenal stepped up their pre-season preparations with a match against old foes Bayern Munich at the Dignity Health Sports Park. Through these bleary eyes at 4am I thought the first-half an entertaining affair. Bernd Leno had the first save of any note to make when denying Thomas Muller, and a second followed from Ontuzans. […]

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Quickly into tonight’s post as it will be a full one. Our 2019/20 season kicked off in the early hours of this (Tuesday) morning with a less than taxing fixture against another of Stan Kroenke’s clubs, the Colorado Rapids. A young Arsenal side put a stranglehold on the fixture early on. Debut boy Gabriel Martinelli […]

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Although the team picked itself really I could at least say I had nailed it again. I’m sure Unai reads the previews. Also as predicted Kante started for Chelsea. The mood ahead of the London derby in a ridiculous location was said to be good with Chelsea and Arsenal supporters mixing peacefully. Let’s hope it […]

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An extremely rotated Gunners starting eleven lined up for the final match at Turf Moor. Only Nacho Monreal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang survived from the team that started at Valencia on Thursday. We know the reason why, but clearly we had given up on producing the goal fest that might have made for a remarkable day. […]

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