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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Arsenal’s Flavor of the Week: Danny Welbeck

    Born November 26th, 1990, Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck was a hot commodity throughout the Manchester United youth system, hailed as another home-grown English talent that might, finally, put the starved country out of their International misery. After a couple loans at Preston North End and Sunderland, Welbeck broke through into United’s senior team…

  • Keep, Sell, or Loan the Arsenal Edition: Goalkeepers + Defenders

    In light of this past weekend’s miserable and, let’s be honest, perfectly predictable demise against Manchester United, Arsenal fans are on the verge of another massive coronary. After seven months of effort and travel, the draw against Hull and the losses versus Barcelona and United are set to unravel the entire campaign. While many have…

  • Gabriel in the Middle – Why He Fits Into the Arsenal Back Line

    Since joining Arsenal in the 2015 January window, Gabriel has had a few short runs of games. He has very much felt like a supplemental player, adding needed depth to the center-back position. Koscielny and Mertesacker have been Arsene’s mainstay pairing, but as we know all too well, injuries and other circumstances necessitate that…

  • Arsenal’s LANS Players Can Only Help the Title Push

    We are now a few days removed from a January transfer window that was more or less what we expected. It’s typically pretty uneventful, as most clubs aren’t willing to let critical players go mid-season, especially when they’re in the midst of looming cup/title chances. The two most prevalent moves related to Arsenal came…

  • Just Who is Arsenal New Boy Mohamed Elneny?

    For many Arsenal fans, the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Elneny probably came as a bit of a surprise. Of course I’m not referring to the actual announcement of the signing, which came weeks after the initial rumors hit and reportedly stalled due to the work permit process, but rather the relatively unknown aspect of…

  • Joel Campbell Makes the Most of His Moment

    From the time that Joel Campbell arrived at Arsenal, he has been an enigma. Work permit issues saw him go on loan straight away for three seasons with three different clubs in three different countries. On loan from Arsenal, he had 25 appearances for Lorient, 28 for Real Betis and 32 for Olympiacos. Campbell…

  • Trouble on the Wings: What’s gone wrong with Theo & Ox?

    After back-to-back FA Cups, there was mounting pressures on Arsenal to finally put together a full, 38-game run at the Premiership title. While many knew it was the talents of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez that compelled them to the cup titles, it would likely take some serious health and growth of the squad before…