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Arsene Wenger opted to play a flat back four in Milan. David Ospina returned between the posts behind the back four that struggled at Brighton on Sunday. Aaron Ramsey returned to the midfield in place of Alex Iwobi, and Danny Welbeck came in for the ineligible Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang. The manager said ahead of the game, […]

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Well, Arsene Wenger did ring the changes and for whatever reason Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, and Danny Welbeck made way for Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere, and Alex Iwobi. With a trip to Milan looming on Thursday the Arsenal were seeking a confidence boosting three points. The visitors started well and had the first meaningful effort, […]

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Arsene Wenger reverted to a back four and as expected relegated Calum Chambers to the bench. Petr Cech returned behind Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, ¬†ans Sead Kolasinac. Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka lined up behind Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, and perhaps surprisingly Danny Welbeck. Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang was retained up front. Those players owed […]

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The beauty of being at Wembley yesterday was not being able to post a review of the match last night. Looking at the press and other blogs today it seems that nearly everybody saw the same game that I did. Let me take that a bit further. The beauty of yesterday was the taxi turning […]

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The Arsenal went with a stronger eleven than was expected by some. Ahead of David Ospina was a back four of Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, and Sead Kolasinac. Ainsley Maitland-Niles got a second opportunity to partner Mohamed Elneny behind a trio of Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Danny Welbeck was given […]

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Just 200 miles from the Arctic Circle Arsene Wenger chose a strong mix of first team and cup team players to take on Ostersunds in the Europa League. The Gunners started with a flat back four of Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Skhodran Mustafi, and Nacho Monreal in front of David Ospina. Ainsley Maitland-Niles finally got […]

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As I start this piece I should warn you I suspect it will be brief. Ahead of the North London derby the Gunners suffered the loss of Aaron Ramsey with ‘a minor groin’ problem. Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny came in for Rambo and Alex Iwobi. The first-half appeared to be an attempt by us […]

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A day that made our away woes even more mystifying unfolded at the Grove as Everton were the first to discover that we have invested rather wisely in the January window. It was a day that will live long in the memory, from the pie, mash and liquor lunch, to just making it home for […]

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There was an unexpected recall for Aaron Ramsey for the trip to Swansea as the manager revealed that Jack Wilshere was ill. The only other change to the team that beat Chelsea was the anticipated switch to Petr Cech in goal. Olivier Giroud and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were both named on the bench giving the travelling […]

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The manager opted to stay with an unchanged formation from that which accounted for Crystal Palace at the weekend. The only change of personnel was the recall of the cup tie ‘keeper, David Ospina, for Petr Cech. Chelsea opted to start without a recognised striker, but with a triple mobile threat of Willian, Hazard, and […]

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