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  • Arsene Wenger; the Failed Gambler

    Throughout a league campaign every manager takes a gamble. Most gambles are calculated and thought out, some pay off, some don’t. Last year, Jose Mourinho took a massive gamble, going into the campaign with the smallest squad out of the traditional top sides. He gambled players would stay fit and in form, and for…

  • MATCH PREVIEW: Sunderland v Arsenal; A Little Too Late

    If you’re an Arsenal supporter, there is good news and bad news. The good news? Everyone is getting healthy. The bad news? It doesn’t matter. As Arsenal step on to the pitch for match day 35, there’s very little left to battle for, except that ever elusive fourth place trophy – Champion’s League Qualification.…

  • Losing the Scintillating Santi Cazorla Cost Arsenal the Title

    In the opening match of the 2015/2016 season, Arsene Wenger started Aaron Ramsey alongside Francis Coquelin in the deep lying playmaker role only to have to switch to Santi Cazorla in that role at half time. By that time however it was too late, the damage was done. Arsenal would go on to lose…

  • Bad Genius. Is Arsene Wenger’s Brilliance His Downfall.

    It is said that geniuses lack no ego. They are arrogant. No matter where you look, arrogance and genius walk hand in hand. Literature, music, science – the list goes on and on.There’s a story that Beethoven and German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe encountered some royals strolling toward them. Goethe moved…

  • Keep, Sell, or Loan, Part II: Arsenal’s Muddied Midfield

    Keep, Sell, or Loan, Part II: The Muddied Midfield Before everything went to hell for Arsenal, we chatted about the merits of the club’s defenders and goalkeepers — mainly to decide whether or not their tenure in London should continue. For the defending lot, the decisions were easier, perhaps even cut and dry. As…

  • Per Mertesacker and the Art of Defending

    “I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art” – Arsène Wenger. Any article opening with a Wenger quote is subject to almost immediate dismissal these days however let us look past the source of the quote and focus of the meaning of…

  • Match Preview: West Ham v Arsenal; Iron On

    When I woke up this morning, It was raining Yeah, it was pouring again Still I think the birds were singing I couldn’t hear them through the din Couldn’t hear them Will you send me a picture, so I can remember? Will you send me a picture, so I can? – Superchunk, “Iron On”…