The international break may work in Arsenal’s favour for once
Nov16

The international break may work in Arsenal’s favour for once

It is always difficult to find inspiration to write about your club side in the middle of an international break. That is even truer perhaps when your club side had so few players featuring for their countries. However, it is with a touch of delicious irony that Arsenal’s lack of players on international duty is actually the inspiration for this article. I know many Arsenal supporters may not actually care about England or their own...

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Is this the week that will make or break Joel Campbell’s Arsenal career?
Nov02

Is this the week that will make or break Joel Campbell’s Arsenal career?

Having been abroad for a week, I am catching up with all things Arsenal. I did see the whole of Tuesday’s poor showing in the League Cup, and have now seen the highlights of the hard earned victory at the Liberty. There is so much to discuss/write about, but I will concentrate on a few points and themes. Firstly, it would be impossible to scribe on the Gunners this week without commenting on the growing injury list at the club,...

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History suggests only Arsenal can challenge Man City for the title
Oct19

History suggests only Arsenal can challenge Man City for the title

Today will be the first of a few blogs written at key stages of the Premier League season using some research and historical precedent to assess Arsenal’s progress. I am writing this one now as we are effectively at the quarter-way mark of the season after nine matches. Most of the teams including Arsenal will have played a few of their rivals and we are perhaps almost at the stage to take stock. I will revisit this after 19 games...

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How Arsenal can get the best from Giroud
Oct05

How Arsenal can get the best from Giroud

I find myself in a tricky position and having to write ahead of Man United’s visit to North London when, ideally, I would have course sooner scribing post match. However, I will not arrive home until late on Sunday and have to be out early on Monday, the editor’s deadline. So what you are reading now is written on Saturday before the big match and in essence follows on from my last piece. Previously, I suggested Wenger might...

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Arsenal must learn from Chile to see best of Alexis
Sep21

Arsenal must learn from Chile to see best of Alexis

Welcome back to my bi-weekly Shoot column, where once again I find myself again faced with an easy option of dwelling on negatives. At the end of a week that saw Arsenal record two equally frustrating defeats, where would I start with only 800 words at my disposal? No I will leave others to depress themselves with the thought of Flamini or Arteta covering for the injured Coquelin and to preview a midweek visit to White Hart Lane in...

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Time for the Central and South American influence at Arsenal?
Sep07

Time for the Central and South American influence at Arsenal?

It is highly tempting as an Arsenal fan writing this column now to focus on the end of the transfer window with no outfield additions for the squad. Particularly when the closure of said window was immediately followed by the announcement that Danny Welbeck, who we all expected to return next week, would instead require an operation that would keep him out until the New Year. However, so much has been written about it already and...

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