Tactical homework and big decisions to make this week
Aug26

Tactical homework and big decisions to make this week

The first real test was upon us this Saturday. Liverpool away was on the menu. Anything could happen but we were surely not the favourites for that game. A 3-1 loss was the outcome. And although it still didn’t feel good to lose that, we can’t be too surprised. We are not fully ready We had a great start to the season. Winning the first two and signing some great players in the transfer window. But as I wrote last week we have a team...

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An awesome transfer window and six from two, where will it take us?
Aug21

An awesome transfer window and six from two, where will it take us?

Such a headline has not been linked with us for a very long time. It’s quite rare, just like me writing a blog on this website (sorry for that). The last time we won our first two league games was in 2009. Our only first-team signing that summer window was Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax. He was good, but for the rest it was not a transfer window as good as the most recent one. The last time I was really excited about an incoming transfer...

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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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