25 Oct 2016

Rotating the bollix out of it for EFL Cup + AGM 2016 stuff

We’re back in the saddle tonight with EFL Cup action. The last time we played Reading in this competition it produced one of the most incredible games I think I’ve ever seen. We were 4-0 down within 37 minutes. In the end we won 7-5, Marouane Chamakh scoring a glorious

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24 Oct 2016

Weekend round-up : Giroud returning : Arsenal AGM today

Hello, and happy Monday to you all. Yesterday’s football saw us knocked off the top of the table, but only on goal difference after Man City drew with Southampton. Was there any other football yesterday? I can’t seem to recall any. I was sure there was something though. Hmmm. OH

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Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough: Gunners fall flat without midfield spark
23 Oct 2016

Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough: Gunners fall flat without midfield spark

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video This morning was one of those ‘Oh I’m awake. Ouch. What happened yesterday with the football? Oh yeah. 0-0. I wish I wasn’t awake’, kinda mornings. Not because a 0-0 is particularly bad or the worst thing ever, but

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Arsenal v Boro 2016
22 Oct 2016

Boro preview: Players can give Wenger the perfect present

It’s Boro today in the Premier League and a game that gives us another chance of building this momentum we’ve got going. It’s 9 wins from the last 10, unbeaten in the last 11, 23 goals in our last 7 games with just 4 conceded – it’s set up for

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Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets: Ozil nabs a hat-trick as Gunners hit them for six
20 Oct 2016

Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets: Ozil nabs a hat-trick as Gunners hit them for six

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Highlights A 6-0 win is always jolly nice, and there was a lot to enjoy about last night’s Champions League outing. Arsene Wenger made changes to his starting XI, but not too many, clearly unwilling to upset the balance of

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Ludogorets preview: A chance to take 3 points and rotate the squad
19 Oct 2016

Ludogorets preview: A chance to take 3 points and rotate the squad

Champions League action tonight as we face Ludogorets at home. It’ll be the first time we’ve faced the Bulgarian side, and on paper it’s one of those games for which we’re clear favourites. You don’t need me to tell you we’ve had fixtures like this before which haven’t gone as

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18 Oct 2016

Just nod if you can hear me

Staring at a blank wall. Just looking at the wall. The wall with its imperfections like almost every wall. Some walls are plastered by master plasterers, and appear to be smooth, but even those walls have their flaws. Maybe they’re hard to notice at first, but when you spend time

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17 Oct 2016

Ozil contract isn’t just about money + Ox wants to play

Morning all, hope you had a good weekend. We’re straight back into it though, in one of those periods where there’s so much football there’s barely time to think. We face Ludogorets tomorrow night on Wednesday night in the Champions League, so there’ll be plenty to look forward to there.

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Arsenal 3-2 Swansea 2016
16 Oct 2016

Arsenal 3-2 Swansea: A big win made a bit difficult

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video “Hello, we are Arsenal. We have a job to do and we are going to make hard work of it for no good reason other than that’s what we do.” That was a big, big win yesterday, make no

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15 Oct 2016

Swansea preview: Time for a little payback

Morning. Sometimes a game is just a game. Sometimes a game has got an added frisson because of an long-standing rivalry, or because their manager is evil and should be shot into space in a rocket filled with highly combustible materials (and a bomb, just to be safe). It would

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xB - Expected Blog
13 Oct 2016

xB – Expected Blog

Despite the Interlull being over, statistics show that the Thursday after an international break and before the weekend’s football is always the quietest day in terms of news. The players are returning from their respective travels, the club haven’t yet had any time to make a medical assessment of them,

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carl jenkinson arsenal
12 Oct 2016

Interlull speeds into the distance + Carl Jenkinson’s chance

So that’s it. The internationals are done and dusted. Hurrah. Except there are more next month. Booo. But for now they’re over. Hurrah. There were people expressing concern that Mesut Ozil came off at half-time during Germany’s 2-0 win over Northern Ireland, but the Arsenal man ‘took to Twitter’ to

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