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Tag Archives: Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s Political Brilliance and Hubris Were on Full Display Again This Week

Posted on by Nels Johnson
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Arsene Wenger reminded Gooners again this week why he a man made up of equal parts sheer brilliance, and total daftness. Being an Arsenal fan this season has once again reminded fans that they are involved in an abusive relationship … Continue reading

Arsenal Goalkeeper Emi Martinez Making The Most of His Opportunity

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In most instances, when a team is forced to go to their third choice goalkeeper following injuries to the first two shot stoppers, there is a drastic difference in the team’s defensive makeup. In Arsenal’s situation, this is not the … Continue reading

Player Ratings: Arsenal 1 Southampton 0

Posted on by Chris Moore
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The Gunners left it late once again, as Alexis Sanchez scored the winning goal in the 89th minute of the match to get Arsenal within three points of third place Southampton. Arsenal mostly dominated many of the categories throughout the match, … Continue reading

How NFL Season Ticket Prices Compare to the Premier League: Special Report

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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While many soccer fans in England and Wales complain that season ticket prices at Premier League clubs are ridiculously high, the prices seem like bargains when compared to how NFL teams in the United States are fleecing fans. In a … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing West Brom’s Lack of Pressing

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When a smaller club plays a bigger club, it isn’t rare to see the smaller club play outstanding soccer for about 10 minutes before being beaten back by the better side. This was the case when Arsenal played West Bromwich … Continue reading

Thierry Henry’s MLS Retirement Sees Him Leave Behind an Unfulfilled Legacy

Posted on by Robert Hay
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I remember that night like it was yesterday; in April 2012 I had the privilege of doing a post-game interview with Thierry Henry. As a Gunners fan, I was salivating at the chance to put my microphone in front of … Continue reading

English Premier League Would be Better if ‘Smaller’ Teams Could Win Titles

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Admittedly I am a newer soccer fan. The 2006 World Cup helped me truly fall in love with the beautiful game to the point where I began to actively follow it online and on TV. Since that World Cup, I … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When talking about tactics, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than … Continue reading

Arsenal Has Dilemma With The Wenger And Klopp Situation

Posted on by Chris Moore
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At 65 years of age, Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger is most likely nearing the end of an outstanding career as a soccer manager.  Since going from a relatively little-known manager to being appointed as Arsenal’s leader in 1996, Wenger has … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow … Continue reading

2 Main Issues That Arsenal Need To Address

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Despite dominating both possession and shots, Arsenal fell to defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday at The Emirates.  The 2-1 loss not only saw the Gunners drop down to eighth in the Premier League standings, but it … Continue reading

Arsenal And Liverpool Among “Eligible” Teams For Rising Belgian Star Praet

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Anderlecht’s Dennis Praet is seen as one of the most promising young players in all of Europe. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder jumped onto the scene three years ago during the 2011 AEGON Future Cup in Amsterdam. The 2011 version of … Continue reading

Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere Silencing His Critics With Outstanding Play

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere always seems to find himself in the spotlight. The previous teenage soccer prodigy became Arsenal’s youngest ever player to feature for the storied club at just 16 years of age. Two seasons later, Wilshere’s … Continue reading

Arsenal Youngster Once Labeled the “Next Big Thing” Finally Hitting Stride

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Following five somewhat unsuccessful loan moves over the last four seasons, former Arsenal top prospect Benik Afobe is now firing on all cylinders during his time with League One side Milton Keynes Dons. Afobe, a England youth international, joined The … Continue reading

Arsenal Target Clément Grenier An Intriguing Proposition

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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With the January transfer window edging closer and closer, clubs are no doubt making preparations to ensure that they land their targets with a minimum amount of fuss. One such club is Arsenal who has been experiencing an indifferent season … Continue reading

Underrated Rosicky “Not Sure What’s Going On” With Playing Time at Arsenal

Posted on by Chris Moore

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky spoke to the Czech Republic press on Tuesday about his frustrations over a lack of playing time this season. The 34-year-old admitted that while he is currently on good terms with manager Arsene Wenger, he is … Continue reading

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Guzan – [Aston Villa] – Brad Guzan … Continue reading

Facts And Stats: A Look At The First 10 Gameweeks Of The 2014/15 EPL Season

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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The 2014/2015 football season in England is already 10 gameweeks old with ups and downs aplenty. Southampton have unquestionably been the surprise package thus far while the promoted trio all struggling to settle in the top flight. Louis van Gaal’s … Continue reading