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  • First Home Game of the Season … Arsenal vs Burnley
    Emery had some very complimentary words for Dyche and his Burnley team. He commented that they were among the best teams in the league when it came to long balls, physicality and fighting for the second balls. Emery knows their game plan and he knows their top players. Will ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-17By Rasp
    13 hours ago
  • Arsenal in The Middle of a Defensive Dilemma
    Let’s look at the best DM’s around and figure out who we’d take if we had our choice. Then let’s see who we have and what they’re capable of. Then come to a conclusion on how we should best set up. For me, past best was Busquets. Best now is ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-16By Rasp
    2 days ago
  • David Luiz Could Mean The End Of Ozil
    Arsenal’s signing of David Luiz on the final day of the transfer window divided opinion among the faithful. But love or hate the fuzzy-haired Brazilian beanpole, I fancy that few of us have fully considered the impact he’s likely to have on our style of play this season. It ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-15By RockyLives
    3 days ago
  • Do we need to play with a holding midfielder? If so, who?
    Liam posed this question to GoonerB… I agree that a Guendouzi/Xhaka midfield pairing isnt likely to work in big games, but what pairing would you prefer moving forward? This is the response from GoonerB … Liam, your question earlier about how to set up with the midfield behind our ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-13By peachesgÖÖner
    4 days ago
  • My personal Arsenal journey … and a taste for Marmite …
    I was not a natural football supporter. I came from a middle-class south London Jewish family with no sporting pretensions. At primary school, all my friends supported the big teams of the time, though I doubt if they ever went to watch Manchester United, Tottenham or Wolverhampton in the flesh. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-13By Rasp
    5 days ago
  • Double Pants Dilemma: Newcastle v Arsenal Match Report and Player Ratings
    The first game of a new season prompts a strange mix of emotions: excitement, anticipation, hope, nervousness. Perhaps fear. I imagine it’s the way a bride must feel on the morning of her wedding when everything has been planned just the way she wants it but she has a nagging ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-11By RockyLives
    6 days ago
  • The Other Three Have Won … Now Arsenal Need a Winning Start at Toon
    The day has come… The Arsenal are back! Our season gets underway as we travel to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle in their first competitive game under Steve Bruce. Newcastle are coming off a middle of the road season. They comfortably maintained their place in the Premier League with ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-11By peachesgÖÖner
    7 days ago
  • Football is back ……..
    We’ve made it …………….. almost two months with no football to watch and lots of discussions about who we needed to buy and who we needed to sell. Ultimately it was a pretty exciting Transfer Window in which many football supporters – Arsenal and others – think we’ve done rather ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-10By peachesgÖÖner
    1 week ago
  • Happy as a Mad Brazillian?
    I said before the window that our 2 main areas of concern last season were the defence and the attacking midfield areas. Fast forward a couple of months and we’ve signed 3 defenders and 3 attacking players. Very, very happy. I cannot wait to see Pepe and Tierney in ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-09By Rasp
    1 week ago
  • David Luiz in an Arsenal Shirt … Yes? … No? … Indifferent?
    When the news broke that Arsenal were considering taking a discontented David Luiz off of Chelsea’s hands, supporters heads were in a spin. Was this the best business we could do to replace Koscienly? Feels a bit like Sylvestre all over again. Luiz, at 32, is an experienced defender, ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-08By peachesgÖÖner
    1 week ago
  • Unai, Wake Up! … Xhaka + Özil + Mhki = Disastrous Defending
    My take on the pre-season is now focused on what we can expect from the coming season based on what we saw, how we ended last season and what improvements, if any, we have made. Summary of last season is that we had a very effective “new manager bump” which ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-07By Rasp
    2 weeks ago
  • Shock Horror … Mustafi is a Good Defender ….
    …. it must be true, the stats prove it! With only three days to go until the transfer window closes, many supporters want to see players leaving as well as arriving. For many, Mustafi is top of the list to be shown the door. With this in mind and to ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-06By Rasp
    2 weeks ago
  • Barcelona 2 Arsenal 1 – Match Report and Player Ratings
    This was the last game of our preseason and we fielded a strong side comprising Leno, Chambers, AMN, Sokratis, Monreal, Willock, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Rapinoe, Aubameyang and Nelson. I expect to see a side with similar players for our opening game of the season. Every time I see Mesut and Mkitaryan ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-05By Rasp
    2 weeks ago
  • The Shoehorn Stratagem … which of Arsenal’s ‘Non-Homegrown’ Players Should be Sacrificed?
    We are now approaching the climax of the silly season, or transfer window as it is wont to be known. Soon all the supporters of all the clubs in all the land will have presented to them their shiny new toys (SNTs). A Rodri here or a Ndombele there. Or ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-03By peachesgÖÖner
    2 weeks ago
  • Perfect Pepe … Ivan was terrible … Ian is Right Right Right
    First let us all rejoice in the news that the ‘big club with the smallest budget’ just signed the 4th most expensive player in Premier League history. Welcome Nicolas Pepe. Arsenal now have a front three to match the best in Europe. Every Arsenal supporter should be over the ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-02By Rasp
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 1 Lyon 1 – Player Ratings
    This was the seventh game of our preseason and we fielded a mixed side of ……. Martinez, Chambers, Mustafi, Medley, Monreal, Burton, Guendouzi, John-Jules, Martinelli, Nketiah, and Nelson. My initial thought was I was excited about the lineup but would have preferred Thompson over Monreal. Also there has been a ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-08-01By peachesgÖÖner
    2 weeks ago
  • If Only Granit was Rock Solid … The Xhaka Debate …
    Following our defeat last Sunday, the discussion began to focus on the role of Granit Xhaka. Why? In many ways it was a typical Xhaka performance. Could it be that with the new players arriving and consequently the quality of the squad improves, we are looking for the ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-31By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • Pepe to wing it for Arsenal
    We have been renowned as a predominantly attacking club ever since the start of the Wenger era, but over the last few years we have arguably seriously overlooked one area of our attacking department within the squad. Earlier Wenger teams seemed to be bolstered by high quality, attacking, goal-scoring, pacey ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-30By peachesgÖÖner
    3 weeks ago
  • The Emirates Hic-Cup … Arsenal 1 Lyon 2 – Match Report and Player Ratings
    This was the sixth of our preseason games. We fielded a mixed side comprising Leno, AMN, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Willock, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, and Lacazette. My initial thought was that I was glad to see Willock playing consistently in the first team and that we are moving away from ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-29By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • How the Nicolas Pepe deal was really done ….
    Despite being bombarded with stories that Arsenal could only afford the £40m offered for Zaha, it seems clear that the club is trying to buy Nicolas Pepe for a deal thought to be in the region of £72m ….. How? Past transfer shenanigans have shown that deals can be ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-28By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • 40 Million Lies … Vinai tells it like it is …
    Vinai Venkatesham was asked about the much touted figure of £40m as Arsenal’s transfer budget at a recent Q & A session with the Arsenal Supporters’ Club two days ago. His answers didn’t conform with the agendas of many news outlets and so were only reported accurately by those who ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-27By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • Bielik, Mavropanos or Mustafi? Which one should stay?
    Bielik is coming out of his best full season with Charlton and had a very good Euros with Poland. He is  home-grown and has 2 years remaining on his contract at age 21. He can play CB but was good at DM with Charlton. Mavropanos hardly played ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-26By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • Dani Ceballos … the ‘Real’ Deal
    The smoke has turned into fire … any moment the club will announce that Dani Ceballos has joined Arsenal from Real Madrid on a one year loan deal. The exact details of that deal are not known, the optimists will hope that there is an option to buy at ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-25By Rasp
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 2 – Real Madrid 2 plus penalties and Player ratings
    We started really well. Were deservedly 2-0 up inside 20 mins. First Laca scored from the spot after a clear handball on the line resulting in a Real red card. Auba made it 2 after a sublime flick from Laca and a neat if somewhat fortunate finish in the end. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-24By peachesgÖÖner
    4 weeks ago
  • Message to Mr Kroenke, “horses for courses Stan”
    This is a thought that I will bring to the table regarding the analysis of Stan Kroenke’s ownership of his other sporting franchises in the States compared to The Arsenal. The question is, can they be considered the same animal? I am no expert on state-side sports but I would ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-23By Rasp
    4 weeks ago
  • Why the Sky has Fallen in on Arsenal’s Finances
    There are eighteen days to go before the UK transfer window closes at 17:00 on the 8th August – the day before the new season starts. The performances of our young guns in the pre-season friendly games may have some supporters questioning whether we even need to bring in more ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-22By Rasp
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 3 Fiorentina 0 Match report and Player ratings
    This was the fourth game of our pre season and, as expected, we fielded some of our young players. The team lined up as follows Martinez, Chambers, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Olayinka, Burton, Neslon, Saka, and Nketiah. At first glance would seems to be a 343, I didn’t realize we ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-21By peachesgÖÖner
    4 weeks ago
  • Bernd Leno … next Arsenal Captain
    I totally understand people being annoyed with Koscielny and feeling let down, but I have a slight issue when people talk about him being captain and how a captain shouldn’t behave in this way. Let’s be honest, the captaincy at Arsenal has meant very little for nearly 10 years now. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-07-19By peachesgÖÖner
    4 weeks ago