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Man City away: Recent history suggests this will be a difficult day – Football Article

It’s Man City at the Etihad today and it’s a game I’ll be delighted and a bit surprised to take anything from. If it sounds negative, it’s not necessarily meant to be, simply a reflection of what we’ve done and how we’ve performed in these kind of fixtures in the recent past. I think it was the 2-0 win over City in 2015 when we last won away in a game against one of the other teams from the ‘big…

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What can we expect from Denis Suarez? Thoughts on the January window – Football Article

So transfer deadline day came and went, and there were really only two significant deals done by Arsenal. One in: Denis Suarez. One out: Emile Smith Rowe on loan to RB Leipzig. There was some hope at one point that we might also bring in Christopher Nkunku from PSG but that never came to fruition so the squad we have right now is the one we have until the end of this season, the one that will have to get…

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Episode 510: On the pitch – Behind the scenes – Football Article

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. After a week which has tested the patience of many, I’m joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the Mesut Ozil situation and the revelation that Unai Emery has told him it would be best to leave the club. Is there a solution? We also chat about the Sven Mislintat departure rumours, the lack of investment in January, what way Emery might change things around for Chelsea, his performance overall…

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Episode 509 – Money | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog – Football Article

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this week’s show I’m joined by Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman, and we react to the news that we can only loan players in January. Does it mean we have no money at all? Is it part of more long-term strategic transfer thinking at last? How much is down to the bad spending and bad selling we’ve been complicit in for the last few years? Should we throw…

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A Monday morning stream of consciousness – Football Article

Just a few weeks ago we were 8 points better off than Manchester United. Their 1-0 win over Sp*rs yesterday saw them draw level with us, we remain in fifth thanks to slightly better goal difference, but what looked like a two team scrap for a place in the top four is now very much an unpleasant threesome. On the one hand it’s an illustration of how quickly things can change when a team puts a run of good results…

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Is January’s short-term pain for longer-term gain? – Football Article

Well, there’s only one place to start this morning, and that’s the comments by Unai Emery which had people up in arms yesterday. At his pre-West Ham press conference, he dropped the ‘bombshell’ that Arsenal couldn’t buy players in January, only loan them. For the sake of clarity, these are his exact words: We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players. Only loan players. I should also point out that this is something we discuss at some length in…

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Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog – Football Article

As an evil shareholder in a number of exploitative businesses, and the inspiration for the humorous character Mr. Burns from Yankee animation The Simpsons, I object wholeheartedly to the whole notion of ‘holidays’. I remember the glory days of the Empire, when school holidays were required merely because children were needed to toil in the fields picking fruit and vegetables. This is no longer the case, and the miscreants now spend the summer staring at their confounded hand-held telephonic devices,…

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