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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…

  • 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…

  • Arsenal – The Inconvenient Truths

    I am amazed as I read Arsenal twitter how little acceptance of either side of the Arsenal argument there are. If you disagree with one side or another you labeled a myriad of names and subject to abuse. And to be fair it comes from both sides. Neither side is void of self-righteous nutjobs…

  • The Campaign to Can Stan Kroenke Has to Start Now

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog (all 10 of you – hi dad!) you know I like to write. Sadly, I’ve fallen into a version of writer’s block that seems to go hand-in-hand with being an Arsenal supporter. The current run of form is so bad that it has literally sapped any…

  • Match Preview: Tottenham v Arsenal; The Vermaelen Moment?

    Since the trip to Liverpool in mid-January, our match previews have been exhorting Arsenal to stand and deliver. To stake a claim to the Premier League title. It’s no revelation that they haven’t done so. Eight points from seven matches is the proof. Now, the Gunners’ visit to the most threatening Tottenham side in…

  • Arsenal’s Problems Aren’t Mine

    If you’ve read any of my writing on Arsenal, you’ll have gathered that I approach the subject with an analytical eye and attempt to offer a reasoned perspective. This suits my demeanor and I hope makes my efforts distinctive, if probably not unique. This piece will be a departure from that style and outlook.…

  • Why Arsenal’s Attack May Just Be the Best in the Prem

    It’s a prevalent debate in practically every sport. There have been essays written, documentaries made, cases pleaded, heated arguments conducted and social media soapboxes stood upon. Who has the best offense? And more specific to Premier League Football, who has the best attacking rotation? It’s a question that may never receive a definitive answer,…

  • In Defense of Arsenal’s Defense

    There is a popular theme that many roll out when they want to beat Arsenal and Arsené Wenger over the head. That theme is that when it comes down to it Arsenal just can’t defend. In fact that old chestnut was once again rolled out by someone who knows a thing or two about…

  • Deciphering Wenger’s Public Relations Snafu

    The palpable outrage over the Arsenal ticket hike, which sees holders being forced to pay an additional fee of around £30 to attend the upcoming Champion’s League match against Barcelona, has dominated the social media airwaves the since it became. Right on top of that came that Premier League clubs will not cap costs…

  • Arsenal’s Problems in the Middle of the Park and Some Fixes

    Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Southampton highlighted a few glaring concerns regarding the Gunners going forward. The first of which is finishing. On another night Arsenal might have scored 3 or 4 considering the high volume of quality chances they produced, particularly in the second half. Mesut Özil alone created 10 chances by himself but…