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The Transfer Market Food Chain

  After a World Cup’s worth of transfer speculation, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward typically felt the need to offer some headline-creating words of his own. “Our financial position allows us to do things in the transfer market that most other clubs cannot do,” he said last week. It was quite a statement, especially […]

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Ferguson on Wenger reaching 1000 games

The LMA congratulates Arsène Wenger OBE, who will reach the significant landmark of 1000 matches as Arsenal manager when his side face Chelsea this Saturday. In doing so, Wenger will become one of only four men in the modern era of English football, including Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson and Dario Gradi to surpass […]

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Wenger – 1000 games

Arsène Wenger cannot believe he is on the cusp of reaching 1,000 games at Arsenal – but says he has learnt something from every single one. The Frenchman’s first match at the Club was at Blackburn Rovers on October 12, 1996 and he has gone on to oversee 998 more in his 17 years as […]

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Arsenal and Manchester City: the key Champions League lessons

Forget all the nonsense being written across the tabloids…. This by Michael Cox is what clubs and their fans should be concentrating on. Playing a more ‘English’ style can cause problems  … Bayern are a more powerful side than Barcelona, but they had no answer to Arsenal’s extremely forceful start at the Emirates, seemingly unable to deal with […]

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Why do Arsenal fans hate Piers Morgan

People retweet him, players talk to him, and others think that he’s the voice of Arsenal fans.  More people than is acceptable don’t know why he is so universally hated by Arsenal fans and a lot of those who do know we don’t like him simply think we don’t like him because we disagree with […]

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Arsenal 0 Bayern 2 (Arse2mouse)

When you come up against a bully, they best thing you can do is give him a swift punch in the nose.* Tonight, Arsenal faced the biggest bully in Europe and gave him a proper jab to the proboscis. But this German bully recovered, with a little help from the referee, and proceeded to give […]

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Özil is Arsenal’s luxury item struggling with everyday use

…Everyone had a view on Özil’s Champions League performance in the 2-0 last-16 first-leg defeat on Wednesday, and how it had slumped from the high point of the sublime trick that won the penalty in the eighth minute from the Bayern defender Jérôme Boateng. After the miss, Özil stumbled in a daze for a period that Arsène Wenger put […]

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Mourinho on Arsene – from the Chelsea website

… World Cup. Mourinho praised Hodgson for the clear and decisive nature of the decision, and the Portuguese also addressed Arsene Wenger’s words today (Friday) about why managers rule themselves out of a title race due to a ‘fear to fail’. ‘He is a specialist in failure. I’m not. If supposedly he is right and I’m […]

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Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies

Two great leaders, two men who would give everything to win and two captains who shared a mutual hatred of each other on the pitch, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira come face-to-face once again in a new documentary, “Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies,” which is being broadcast on British channel ITV4. The hour-long production […]

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Zonal Marking: United 1 Arsenal 0

…The word ‘cagey’ is generally used to describe matches that are slow to get going, but this was an interesting contest because it was simultaneously rather defensive, yet also played at a high tempo. With just one shot in the first half hour, neither side were attacking particularly dangerously, but this was partly because both […]

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