Arsenal tactics
31 Dec 2012

Tactics Column: On Theo Walcott and Arsenal’s passivity

At the end of Arsenal’s 7-3 win, it didn’t feel like a 7-3 win. It was exhilarating yes, for the sheer surprise, and goals that were delivered in fast-food fashion. But chaotic? End-to-end? Not even close. If anything, the real anomaly was that Arsenal didn’t dominate – Newcastle United accrued

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31 Dec 2012

The last good blog of the year and a small Spanish town

Good morning, it’s an odd Monday given that tonight is New Year’s Eve and we’ve got a game against Southampton tomorrow. We don’t seem to have much in the way of team news for that particular game but it didn’t look as if we picked up any problems against Newcastle

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30 Dec 2012

Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: The best, and a bit of the worst, of Arsenal

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video It’s difficult to analyse a game as crazy as that in any coherent way so I’m going to go at it goal by goal. This could take a while! 1-0 (Walcott): The only player on our team who could

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29 Dec 2012

Arsenal v Newcastle – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of Arsenal v Newcastle in the Premier League, kick off 5.30pm. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile specific theme which

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29 Dec 2012

Newcastle preview : Walcott unconvincing up top as yet

Football is back! It seems like an age since our last game, mostly due to the festitivies and what not, and today is an opportunity to keep the run we’re on going. We’ve won our three last Premier League games, something we hadn’t achieved this season until the win last

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28 Dec 2012

Injury updates :: Cazorla on Jack and Tommy

We’re still in that weird post-Christmas bit where you’re not quite sure what day it is, but it’s Friday which means football tomorrow and Arsene’s press conference today. There was some early team news ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Newcastle and it’s positive stuff. Tomas Rosicky and Olivier Giroud return

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Tim Stillman 2012-13
27 Dec 2012

Travel brochures and bullshit tsunamis

I carry on my person a small notebook which services my blogging efforts. As a sufferer of dyspraxia, I have a short term memory that Ozzy Osbourne would take pity upon; so much of my life is constructed around hastily pencilled memos to self. Therefore, when I come to write

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27 Dec 2012

News round up: Xmas football, Chamakh, Arshavin and new Arses

Good morning, it’s still very quiet. Almost Interlull quiet. But obviously there’s no Inter bit to define this particular lull. A Christlull doesn’t quite work either, does it? Lullmas? I dunno, and I don’t think it’s that important. I saw little of yesterday’s football, only about half an hour of

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26 Dec 2012

Sky ruin Christmas : Jack, AW and other guff

Morning all, hope your day yesterday was as pleasant as can be, and not like some poor urchin who wanted a Nintendo games device but got a cup of wee and the news that John Terry was his real dad. Be thankful for what you have. We should have been

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25 Dec 2012

Merry Chris Whyte

Whatever you’re doing today, celebrating or not, I’d like to wish you and yours a very merry Festivus. Back tomorrow.

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24 Dec 2012

Killer footballs! And how to get Theo to sign his new deal

Good morning to you, and I offer you this festive *boilk* I have found that after a couple of pints my dreams become more insane. This morning I was dozing and in my dream I was in therapy because I supported Arsenal and this was seen as some form of

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23 Dec 2012

Wigan 0-1 Arsenal: Mik nicks it

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video It’s not a game about which there’s a great deal to say. Wigan played quite well, certainly tenaciously, Arsenal stood up to them pretty well, had the better of the few chances that the game produced and won through

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