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“We need our supporters and we need to create a big atmosphere tomorrow and we are very excited and with big enthusiasm for the match tomorrow. We are looking forward to playing, to being with our supporters, to doing the first leg’s 90 minutes with a big performance and with a good result.” Former Valencia […]

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“Our focus is on the present and Sunday because if we think negative with the next matches we can’t think positive with the matches before against Napoli and Watford that we won.¬†Each match is a new history, a new test and confirm if we can or not but being positive, working and recovering the confidence […]

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“I want to keep all information we can have for tomorrow, sorry.” If you were hoping for an insight into who might be available against Wolves tomorrow then you would have been disappointed by Unai Emery’s press conference. Is he playing his cards close to his chest, or is he showing signs of feeling the […]

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It’s minty dark chocolate thin time on Easter Saturday. A full day in order that at last I can back to my beloved team. Could we complete the most enjoyable few days now that third place in The Premier League is again ours to lose. The win in Napoli was excellent too, but how much […]

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Finally I can settle down. This could take a while. I am starting the preview of our vital trip to Naples as the games at Citeh and Porto kick-off. Four paragraphs later there is a massive delete going on. How to put something together at half past ten after after half a litre of dubious […]

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Away to Watford. Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended, and Laurent Koscielny may not have two games in him this week, so how does Unai solve that little conundrum? Shall I get to the whacky idea first. Mohamed Elneny! When playing more often and in form he loved dropping into the back four to make a five. Oh […]

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Lady Luck deserted us in the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals when both the bus stop in Fulham and us were drawn away in the first leg. We were second in the pecking order so now face Napoli at home on Thursday night. If you want to put a positive spin on it then […]

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We have reached something of a fork in the end of season road. Seven matches to play, and third place is ours to lose, but five of those matches are away, our Achilles heel in the last couple of seasons. It’s hard to argue with that view. In 2019 our only wins on the road […]

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It’s a pretty good weekend to be a Gooner. It would be even if it was only us showing a degree of good form and belief in recent weeks with the restoration of Mesut Ozil or Aaron Ramsey, or even both as against Rennes. We are playing well at the pointed end of the season. […]

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A Thursday night in March. It must be the Europa League again, but we need to produce a performance to repair the damage done in Rennes last week if we are to book our place in the quarter-finals. Unai Emery seems to be in a positive mood ahead of the match. “We do have confidence […]

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