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  • A Song For Smith Rowe
    A player on song… Rumour has it that Emile Smith Rowe is about to sign a new five-year contract extension, which is truly excellent news. It’s important that we don’t get carried away with how ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-20By RockyLives
    18 hours ago
  • Auba’s Back in the House: Newcastle Report & Ratings
    Captain Happy There was lots to be encouraged about after last night’s 3-0 home win over an admittedly poor Newcastle United. Smith Rowe and Saka’s combinations, Cedric’s breakthrough game, a clean sheet, Partey bossing midfield, ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-19By RockyLives
    2 days ago
  • Let’s Swipe the Barcodes Again: Newcastle Pre-match & Predicted Line-Up
    Let’s get this show back on the road Just over a week ago Newcastle United held us to a goalless draw over 90 minutes in the FA Cup. We managed to beat them in extra time but there’s no extra time in the Premier League so we tonight we ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-18By RockyLives
    3 days ago
  • Ozil and Out?
    Thanks for the good times, Mesut Has the Mesut Ozil-Arsenal saga finally come to an end? Media reports suggest that the club and player have come to an agreement to terminate his contract after seven ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-16By RockyLives
    5 days ago
  • One of Those Nights: Arsenal v Palace Report & Ratings
    A middle-of-the-road performance In the 1970s the soft rock band Eagles had a hit with ‘One of These Nights,’ and that just about sums up our nil-nil draw with the Eagles of Crystal Palace last ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-15By RockyLives
    6 days ago
  • Who will be close to the Part(e)y?
    By all accounts and means, one of our starting central midfielder will be Partey. We hope that unlike Pepe and Willian, he will not disappoint and that he will hit the ground running like Gabriel or Tierney. He is super highly rated by Edu and Arteta and they ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-14By RC78
    7 days ago
  • Holding the Fort for the long-term…
    In the past few days, we have been discussing our Conundrum at full-back. Some very interesting discussions indeed. It seems that unlike last years, there is a bit more confidence in our Center-Back options. The general feeling is that Gabriel has been a good acquisition and that ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-13By RC78
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal: Conundrum at LEFT Back?
    Where’s the cover? Yesterday RC79 asked whether there was an issue with our right back position and whether or not we ought to be going into the market for a replacement for Hector Bellerin or ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-12By RockyLives
    1 week ago
  • Conundrum at right back?
    Bellerin, Soares, Maitland-Niles, Chambers – who should start at RB for us? Based on our discussions on the last post, I thought I would bring the Right-Back discussion on this post. In a nutshell, here were the different opinions: Some of us believed that if we were to ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-11By RC78
    1 week ago
  • Much Was Revealed About Arsenal’s Squad: Newcastle Report & Ratings
    If Mikel needed food for thought, yesterday’s game was a banquet Instead of a match report today this is a player report. Most of us, I’m sure, were able to watch the game live (in ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-10By RockyLives
    2 weeks ago
  • It’s Our Cup. How Much Do We Want to Keep It?
    Hands off, it’s ours They should really call it the AFC Cup, not the FA Cup. Arsenal are the most successful team in the history of the competition. We have won it 14 times, including ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-09By RockyLives
    2 weeks ago
  • Balogun likely to leave ?!?
    Arteta: “The club wants to make a deal, the manager wants to make a deal, the player wants to stay and I’m not sure about the agent. We are negotiating with an agent, with a player that wants to stay at the club and we need to find ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-08By RC78
    2 weeks ago
  • Ready, Willian and Able
    Willian the Conquered? Take this with a pinch of salt if you prefer, but I have heard that Willian is fully aware of how unpopular he is with Arsenal fans, is greatly distressed by it ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-07By RockyLives
    2 weeks ago
  • What about Draxler?
    The French press has indicated that AFC is looking closely at Julian Draxler. The 27 years old PSG attacking midfielder has been playing second fiddle to Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria and Sarabia in the last 2 years. Excelling in his first season, he slowly moved down the pecking order ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-06By RC78
    2 weeks ago
  • AFC Winter Clear-Out?
    Arteta has been very clear about the fact we first need to see some players go before we see some players coming in during the Winter Transfer Window. Kolasinac headed to Schalke on-loan and we wish him the best. He will basically leave us in ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-05By RC78
    2 weeks ago
  • January Signing Will ‘Kill’ Smith Rowe
    Don’t put Smith Rowe on Death Row If you had asked me before the Chelsea game how important it was to sign a really good creative attacking player during the January window I would have ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-04By RockyLives
    2 weeks ago
  • Goal Blizzard Buries Baggies: West Brom Report & Ratings
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow A hugely encouraging performance on a snowy night in the Midlands saw Arsenal come away with all three points, a clean sheet and four goals to ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-03By RockyLives
    3 weeks ago
  • He is the Walrus: West Brom Pre-match and Predicted Line-up.
    Allardyce giving a team talk in the home dressing room Temperatures have plunged, snow has fallen and ice clings to the nation’s trees and rooftops; and somewhere in the Midlands, squatting on an ice floe, ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-02By RockyLives
    3 weeks ago
  • Predictions for 2021 (Arsenal and Others)
    Happy New Year to all who read, write for, comment and visit Arsenal Arsenal. Whether you’re died-in-the-wool regulars or occasional drifters you’re all welcome here. As we enter a new year it’s fun to ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2021-01-01By RockyLives
    3 weeks ago
  • Is There An Aubameyang Problem? Brighton Report & Ratings
    Auba and out? Two consecutive wins in the league. A clean sheet. Further encouraging performances from our young players… all in all this was as a good a trip to the seaside as I can ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-30By RockyLives
    3 weeks ago
  • Brighton Away: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
    Mods and Rockers get stuck in during a previous fixture in Brighton It’s all well and good that we beat Chelsea at the weekend, but that game is over and done with and it will ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-29By RockyLives
    3 weeks ago
  • Martinelli & Smith Rowe: Rest Them or Unleash Them?
    The Future We’ll have a full pre-match report for the Brighton game tomorrow, but to stir the pot (as it were) here’s a big conundrum that Mikel Arteta has to grapple with: does he start ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-27By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago
  • Granit Xhaka: an Apology (plus Chelsea Report & Ratings)
    Xhaka – I’ve always loved him It has been brought to my attention that certain words in my preview of yesterday’s home game against Chelsea could be construed to have been critical of Granit Xhaka. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-26By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago
  • Balogun Off? Tuchel In? Can a Win Over Chelsea Ease the Sense of Crisis at Arsenal?
    Ex BBC journalist David Ornstein, whose reports are usually on the money, says that our promising young striker Folarin Balogun may leave on a free transfer, with Liverpool a likely destination. My thought on hearing the news was: “Well, why wouldn’t he go to Liverpool?” It’s a sad indictment ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-26By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago
  • A Fairy Tale of N5
    Merry Christmas to all AA-ers everywhere, past and present. May 2021 bring all your hopes to glorious fruition, both personal and footballing. And thank you to all those who have continued to support this ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-24By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago
  • Runarssaurus – Our New Comedy Mascot: Man City Report
    Move over Gunnersaurus, there’s a new comedy act in town. He’s there to amuse the kids and provide moments of slapstick fun for all the family. Yes, it’s Runarssaurus! Laugh, as he flaps his hands in the air while the ball flies off the head of an opposition striker; ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-23By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago
  • Up For The Cup? Man City Quarter Final Preview
    Ready for the Reindeer Cup? In a very seasonal fixture we entertain Manchester City tonight in the quarter final of the Caribou Cup. Caribou, as you all know, are also called “reindeer” and tend to ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2020-12-22By RockyLives
    4 weeks ago