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Arsenal need Podolski and Walcott back

Despite being able to put out a decent first XI on Sunday against Manchester United, Arsenal’s chances of getting back into the game, having gone behind to Robin van Persie’s goal, were restricted because of lack of options from the bench. From an attacking point of view they had Serge Gnabry, stricken with the same […]

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The Fan and the Footballing Spectacle

Stoppage time: where you’ll find frank assessments and comments of footballing states-of-affairs and philosophies. Find yourself tired of listening to football pundits saying the same thing over and over again? We take a different stance, talk about issues that may just be beneath the surface. Yeah, saying exactly the same things, but in different words. Visit […]

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Wenger – How I plan European away games

As Arsenal prepare to jet off to Germany for the crucial Group F fixture against Borussia Dortmund, Arsène Wenger has given us an insight into how he structures a Champions League away trip. The Gunners have travelled to various parts of Europe for Champions League matches in each of the past 16 seasons, and the […]

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Does Giroud Have the Potential to be World Class?

Written by: The Clock End: We prefer to produce in-depth explorations of the dimensions of Arsenal rarely Blogged about – the history, the personalities, and the club as a whole. Additionally, we post an in-depth match analysis along with descriptive player ratings after every competitive match. Less news, more Arsenal. Follow them on twitter: https://twitter.com/TheClockEnd_com Does Giroud Have the […]

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Arsenal enter squeaky Gun time

Arsene Wenger is facing the biggest test of Arsenal’s season with a midfield dilemma on his hands. Mikel Arteta is banned for the Gunners’ midweek Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea, while Mathieu Flamini is a major injury doubt for next Saturday’s crunch with Liverpool. Jack Wilshere was only a second-half substitute in Saturday’s win at Crystal Palace, […]

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6 weeks in….

United look scared Its not just the results that have gone against United; its their either attitude which will worry most United fans. I have never seen a United team actually look this hesitant and scared. With all due respect to WBA; who outplayed United at Old Trafford the result should have been a straight […]

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Dennis Bergkamp: ‘You climb one mountain and see a higher one’

What do you look for in the youngsters you coach now? “Well, you see straightaway who has drive. But it can come from different things. Let’s say this kid wants to be a millionaire when he’s 18. That’s drive. Is it bad? ‘By 28 I want to have three sports cars and the only way […]

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The best of the week (9-15 September)

Every Sunday I will publish the best articles that our team has complied or read from across from the last week. It will include blog articles; interviews, tactical information, fantasy football and others. Some of the articles will have been published on our very own website. Others will be linked to the main article. The […]

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Interview – Jens Lehmann

‘WE WERE WORLD CLASS IN EVERY AREA’ Jens Lehmann sits in one of the media rooms at the Arsenal Training Centre, with a photograph of the 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ team on the wall behind him. It’s an appropriate backdrop. A decade ago, Arsenal and their new German goalkeeper had embarked on a record-breaking campaign which would, […]

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Time for Jack to step up

Jack Wilshere, the player famously described by Arsène Wenger as having a “Spanish technique with an English heart”, will be captain and talisman for both club and country for a generation. Substituted after 67 minutes in Kiev on Tuesday night following his worst showing in an England shirt, Wilshere returned to the home comforts of […]

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