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Arsenal Football Club and official Club partner PUMA have unveiled a world first; the Left-Footed evoPOWER Football.┬áDesigned exclusively for Arsenal, the Left-Footed evoPOWER Football was created to increase the accuracy, power and precision of a left-footed player. In a game currently dominated by right-footed players and right-footed equipment, the Club felt it was crucial to […]

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I heard you all. You were saying “I wish Arsene would sign a central defender”. There were doubters amongst you, I know. “He won’t open his piggy bank. Come back in Ten Years Time.” Le Boss heard the debate and understood. “Sometimes it isn’t easy to get the deal done, but if I can find […]

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A Deadline Day Ode

‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, every brain was thinking, Arsene. Man or mouse? Some laptops were broken, their batteries dead; the ice bucket challenger had some ice on his head. What’s this? The anguished cry of so many, no central defender? the man is a Benny! No beast of a […]

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On a balcony in Rio Arsene sips at his morning coffee and chuckles to himself. He is reading just the first page of NewsNow. Aymeric Laporte, David Marshall, Calum Chambers, Carlos Vela, David Ospina, Loic Remy, Clement Grenier, Morgan Schneiderlin, Antoine Griezmann, Mario Balotelli, Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata, Danilo, Lorenzo Insigne, Karim Benzema, Iker Casillas. […]

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Another day, another Twitter storm about that Catalan bloke. It drives me nuts. Almost as much as people moaning about the fact that Twitter is all about that Catalan bloke. A contradiction? You bet I am. Over the course of the past season I got swept along with the highs of the 2013 part of […]

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It seems there is only one topic of conversation today. I am denying any responsibility despite having somewhat mischievously mooted the prospect of Luis Suarez as a potential target on the end of season Google hangout with Arseblogger, GS from Gunnerblog, and Andrew Allen. Generally forgotten, it seems, has been the second part of my […]

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In Other Words

In the absence of tangible news I have been out and about asking my musical influences what their take is on the Arsenal rumours of the day. Of course in reality they know no more than the rest of us, but they do have opinions that I respect. Some of them were clearly ahead of […]

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It’s an awkward time. I’m some distance from the place where the deal is likely to be concluded. I am having to wait to see what will happen as new arrivals are anticipated in July. That means I might not get my business completed by August. I have a budget which can be supplemented should […]

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He’s Gone

Now that it has happened it really is surprising that people find it so, erm, surprising. No more that grin, that cocky swagger. The way he body-swerved through the crowds time and again to deliver the goods. Visiting the Grove to see him consistently do what he was paid for became one of the highlights […]

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It’s been a sunny day. I have been quaffing large quantities of Chilean merlot in the garden. It could be any day this week as the wettest drought on record has turned into something even hotter than an Indian summer. Now that isn’t strictly true. This couldn’t be any day this week for it is […]

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