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Up for the Emery era – East Lower – Football Article

Like Arsène Wenger, I’ve almost certainly been going on too long, but I’ve convinced myself that I’ll be honest enough to bow out gracefully when I’m no longer delivering the goods. Except here I am, having another tilt at this blogging lark. Decent metaphor, except that Wenger had a really successful first period, and was one of the greats of the game *checks stats, coughs, shuffles off*. Well, anyway, here I am again. Blogging season number 16. Out with the…

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Out of the frying pan… – East Lower – Football Article

The god of fixtures really did get out of bed on the wrong side when he insisted that we should start this season – the one with the biggest change at the club since 1996 – with two of the hardest matches of the season. It’s certainly been a baptism of fire for the new man. If you pick your team based on form (form after one game – is that form?), then I think we’ll see Lacazette start today,…

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Are you a no wins in November or more of an unbeaten in 16? – East Lower – Football Article

I think my blogging absence may have rendered me incapable of writing a decent headline. Or maybe I never was any good at writing decent headlines? There’s one to ponder. What I meant by it – and the very fact that I’m having to explain it suggests that, yes, I do need to go back to the drawing board – is that while we’ve been doing pretty well under Emery, at least it appears that way through my own bespectacled…

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Emery fires up Arsenal in demolition derby – East Lower – Football Article

Arsenal 4-2 Spurs What a shot in the arm. I’ve been to many crackling, memorable matches at the Emirates, but there’s not much that’s got close to how yesterday felt. It was breathlessly exciting: absolutely relentless and exhausting. If this is the stamp of Emery, then quite honestly, it’s been worth waiting for. I’m sold. Not many players grow up near the club they end up playing for these days, which can lead to the accusation they just don’t ‘get’…

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Unai Emery gives Wenger credit – but wants a new Arsenal future – The Arsenal Blog – Football Article

Unai Emery is a quarter of the way into Arsenal’s first season without Arsene Wenger for absolutely yonks, and although the Gunners brought in five new signings, Emery has still got Wenger’s core for his squad and has somehow got them on a 13 game unbeaten run. So it is interesting to read his answer when he was asked whether this is Emery’s Arsenal or still what he inherited from Arsene Wenger. “I don’t know,” the Spaniard replied. “but for…

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Plenty to ponder as Arsenal self-destruct – East Lower – Football Article

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal It’s not lost on me that since it all came together so spectacularly against our old friends up the road on 2nd December, cracks have started to appear. Yesterday, those cracks became giant fissures, as all of our failings of yore came back to dance a merry jig. For all of Liverpool’s excellence (they’re not top and flying by chance), all five of their goals were avoidable from a defensive point of view, and that’s the grim…

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