Unai Emery’s first month evaluated
Jun20

Unai Emery’s first month evaluated

After Arsène Wenger’s departure, Spanish manager Unai Emery took charge of the club. As I wrote in a previous post, ‘big shoes where to fill at the Emirates’. To take over from the club’s most successful ever manager is not a task everyone would be capable of doing. If Unai Emery is capable of doing so remains to be seen. His first month however, has shown a lot of change already. Departing players In terms of the first team squad,...

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Next manager has big shoes to fill at the Emirates
May08

Next manager has big shoes to fill at the Emirates

After drying our tears after an emotional Sunday, it’s time to look ahead to who will be our next manager. Current manager Arsène Wenger had his well-deserved send-off. Although two games are still to go the wild guessing about his successor are now in full swing. Wenger’s final goodbye What a great way last Sunday was to say goodbye to an absolute legend. Because that’s what he is, whether you like him or not. Arsenal are where they...

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How bad would Özil leaving really be?
Nov13

How bad would Özil leaving really be?

I have so many questions since Mesut Özil‘s, and actually our whole team’s performance against Manchester City. The main one on everyone’s mind was of course: Why didn’t Wenger start with Alexandre Lacazette up front? Why are you not starting your record signing against probably the biggest team in the league right now? And when he did come on he showed his value immediately. Are Wenger and Lacazette having personal...

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Expectations until the transfer window closes
Aug25

Expectations until the transfer window closes

With once again a transfer deadline approaching, it has been quite clear to see that Wenger is removing dead wood from the first team selection. While Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolašinac joined the club, the Arsenal transfer news has mainly been about leaving players. Wojciech Szczesny left the club, along with Gabriel Paulista, John Toral, Yaya Sanogo and a number of other players. It is also expected that Lucas Perez might be on...

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Completion of Mustafi and Perez deals make for unusual deadline day
Aug31

Completion of Mustafi and Perez deals make for unusual deadline day

A strange transfer deadline day for Arsenal fans. Arsenal have officially announced the transfers of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez yesterday. Although both deals – especially the Mustafi one – were expected for a long time already, it was great news to finally see the moves completed. Easy day ahead for Arsenal fans The fans seem to be very happy with Wenger spending money, but still being able to strike these deals for a...

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A recap of the summer so far, and what to expect
Jun24

A recap of the summer so far, and what to expect

It is time for a little recap, as recently, my number of posts has decreased to an unacceptable low. I had my reasons obviously as I have bought a new house where a lot of work had to be done. Nonetheless the club has been going forward in the meantime, and here’s my view on all this. Probably the biggest thing was the signing of Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for a fee that is thought to be in the region of...

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