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  • Arsenal 2 Palace 3 – Player Ratings
    It seemed a strange team selection which smacked of gross underestimation of the opposition. Jenkinson, Elneny and Guendouzi in tandem through the centre  plus twin strikers for a must win game at home. Hmmmm. On the positive side, pre-match drinks with the boys and Peaches were excellent listening to updates ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-22By chas
    7 hours ago
  • Palace at home – In Brief
    A must win game especially with the spuds just losing the hardest of their remaining five fixtures. It’s given us the chance to go two points ahead if we can win and give them some cause for concern, while also giving us extra hope of seeing out these tricky aways ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-21By chas
    1 day ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our home record against Palace
    In 1895, the Football Association had found a new permanent home for the FA Cup Final at the site of the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building. Some years later the owners, who were reliant on tourist activity for their income, sought fresh attractions for the venue, and decided to form ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-20By chas
    2 days ago
  • Napoli 0 Arsenal 1 – Player Ratings
    The team selection looked ideal for an away game, compact in midfield and some heavy duty firepower up front to hopefully snatch that crucial away goal. First Half Napoli had a few half chances but many of their attacks were halted by the lino’s flag. Rambo pinged a hammy and ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-19By chas
    3 days ago
  • A Massive Night ahead in Naples
    The prize of a semi-final spot (probably against Valencia) awaits the winner of tonight’s showdown in the Stadio San Paolo. Having won fairly comfortably last Thursday in North London, we must be favourites to progress so why is there such an air of trepidation about Gooners everywhere. Was it the ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-18By chas
    4 days ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our away record against Napoli
    We have only ever played one away game against Napoli – it was in Group F of the 2013/14 Champions League. We lost the game 0-2 after winning the home leg by the same score. The San Paolo Stadium is a fearsome fortress and Napoli’s home record proves just how ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-17By chas
    5 days ago
  • Watford 0 Arsenal 1 – Player Ratings – Deeney’s Misdemeaney
    A very interesting team selection – a back four with Mavro partnering Kos and Shkodran and Nacho full backs. Heavy duty midfield with Xhaka fit, Torreira back from the sin bin , Rambo, Wobbly and Micki. Will Unai have got the balance right to see us do better away from ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-16By chas
    6 days ago
  • The Siege of Troy – Watford preview
    In Greek mythology, Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen of Sparta (who was already married) and it all kicked off. Ten years of war later, a trick involving a massive wooden horse full of soldiers finally ended the siege of Troy, amid scenes of ransacking, pillaging and destruction. Wouldn’t it be ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-15By chas
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal’s Century Club – Dennis Bergkamp
    Nineteen players have achieved the feat of scoring 100 goals for the Club over the past 96 years. The players are sorted by the number of games taken to reach the 100 goal mark. DB10 sits at number 16. Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp – Born: May 10, 1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-14By chas
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our away record against Watford
    The beginnings of the club can be traced back to 1881, when Watford Rovers was formed by Henry Grover and a group of fellow teenagers who had been given permission by the Earl of Essex to kick a football around in Cassiobury Park. Friendly matches began in 1882, with various sites ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-13By chas
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal 2 Napoli 0 – Player Ratings
    Ramsey and Ozil play together again along with our most prolific goal scorers up front. Wingbacks and three at the back. Mustafi on the bench – no sign of Xhaka. First Half A brilliantly constructed opener saw A. M-N set up Rambo for a pass into the far corner. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-12By chas
    1 week ago
  • Forza Arsenal!
    Exciting night ahead. And who would have thought that many fans would not be sad if we lost this two-legged tie? Given the choice of a Top 4 spot and reaching the semi-finals (again) of the Europa with the prospect of a nerve jangling final against the Chavs, many would ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-11By Big Raddy
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our home record against Napoli
    Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. It was first settled by Greeks in the second millennium BC. In the ninth century BC, a colony known as Parthenope was established on the Island of Megaride later refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-10By chas
    2 weeks ago
  • How to Balance the Squad?
    I still feel that one of our major problems is that UE has inherited an unbalanced squad that had been getting more steadily unbalanced over the latter few seasons. In many ways it could be argued that UE is over-achieving with this current squad, but I also wonder if at ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-09By Big Raddy
    2 weeks ago
  • Everton Arsenal – Player Ratings
    Torreira banned, Xhaka not quite ready plus Rambo eased back slowly (perhaps because he’s in the red zone) means that Elneny and Guendouzi got the gig in centre midfield. Mkhitaryan there to help and with the wingbacks we should have enough in midfield? Kos is still out so the back ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-08By chas
    2 weeks ago
  • Time to Improve the Away Form
    If I was unlucky enough to live in Lancashire (or is it Merseyside?), Everton would be my team though wearing blue and white would be an anathema. There is something regal about the red and white. I mentioned in an earlier comment about Everton being a proper English club. What ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-07By Big Raddy
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal’s Century Club – John Radford
    Nineteen players have achieved the feat of scoring 100 goals for the Club over the past 96 years. The players are sorted by the number of games taken to reach the 100 goal mark. Big Raddy sits at number 17. John Radford was born on 22 February 1947 in Hemsworth, ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-06By chas
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our away record against Everton
    Everton was founded in 1878 by the St Domingo Methodist New Connexion Chapel in Breckfield Road North; it was named St Domingo FC and was created so that members of the congregation could play football as well as cricket. The club was renamed Everton in November 1879 to allow people ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-05By chas
    2 weeks ago
  • The Run In
    Can anyone explain the fixture list? Why do Spurs have five home games remaining (4 after last night)  and we have 5 away? I know they play at Wembley which could have affected their programme but surely not to this extent. Man Utd: 4 home, 2 away. We all know ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-04By Big Raddy
    3 weeks ago
  • Is Guendouzi really lightweight, Mesut really lazy, Mustafi an accident waiting to happen?
    One of the topics of discussion from the Arsenal Toon game was Matteo Guendouzi and how different spectators see different things when watching his performances. This brings me to ‘confirmation bias’. Basically we choose what we want to see and, one would imagine that in terms of football fans, this ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-03By chas
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 – Player Ratings
    No Xhaka, no Kos, Curly is last man standing with Torreira banned. Iwobi gets a run with Auba and Micki as firepower off the bench. First Half Consider the Benitez Bus well and truly parked – the wheels were off and it was being shoved backwards and forwards across the ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-02By chas
    3 weeks ago
  • Magpies Munificence?
    Firstly, thank you to all those who wrote posts during the interminable interlull, you are heroes to a man. Tonight we get a proper game of football. None of that International nonsense – IMO the World Cup is interesting but the rest … mwaah. Yesterday saw Spurs get Spurssy and ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-04-01By Big Raddy
    3 weeks ago
  • What does April hold in store for Emery’s Arsenal?
    Three Monday night games. Two home games, four aways in the Prem and a Europa quarter final against Napoli. Pretty exciting maybe? Of the three Monday night games only one is at home, which just so happens to be tomorrow night against Newcastle. On April Fools’ night the UK parliament ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-31By chas
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal FC – Our home record against the Magpies
    Newcastle United Football Club (based in Newcastle upon Tyne) was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Their home ground has been St James’ Park since the club’s foundation the ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and has a ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-30By chas
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal’s Century Club – Joe Hulme
    Joseph Harold Anthony Hulme (26 August 1904 – 27 September 1991) was born in Stafford. Early on he played for the Stafford YMCA usually on the right wing. He started his career in non-league football in October 1922 with York City and moved on to Blackburn Rovers in February 1924 where ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-29By chas
    3 weeks ago
  • Shkodran Mustafi – give the man a break!
    This post was prompted by yet more whingeing from Arsenal fans about Mustafi after a failed block in a friendly in Dubai, for heaven’s sake.  Shkodran Mustafi signed for Arsenal from Valencia in August 2016 for a reputed fee of £35m. In his first two seasons under Arsene Wenger he ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-28By chas
    4 weeks ago
  • What makes a great Coach?
    I have been watching with jaw agape the massive improvement in Raheem Sterling and wondered what has happened. This chap went from being a raw, undisciplined teenager at Liverpool into becoming, one of the best players in the PL. He excites. Then the penny dropped … Guardiola. One of the ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-27By Big Raddy
    4 weeks ago
  • 8 games to go – how’s Senor Emery getting along?
    So where are we with Emery after three quarters of a season having passed? It is probably easier to reflect on this as we are undoubtedly in the ascendency right now and finishing third looks like a realistic possibility. This might all sound a bit rich coming from someone who ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-26By LB
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal’s Century Club – Theo Walcott
    Today we start to look at the players who are members of – “The Arsenal Century Club” Nineteen players have achieved the feat and they played for the club over the past 96 years. The players are sorted by the number of games taken to reach the 100 goal mark. ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-25By chas
    4 weeks ago
  • Granit for Captain?
    Granit Xhaka is a marmite player. There are those who think he only ever passes the ball sideways or backwards or, at least, rarely forwards. Some believe Xhaka is an accident waiting to happen, either by dwelling on the ball in our own final third, making ill-advised passes or by ... read more
    Source: Arsenal ArsenalPublished on 2019-03-24By chas
    4 weeks ago