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The Admirable Resilience of Wenger

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5 differences between Arsenal and Manchester City

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A Tale of Two Halves

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arsene wenger retiring

Dear  Arsène, I became an Arsenal fan in 1999 and you are the only Arsenal manager that I have known. You stepping down is quite the shocker for someone like me, Arsène and Arsenal were synonyms for fans like us. People may talk about the trophies you won, pin you down to winning stats, however …

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Arsene Wenger Arsenal Manager 2018

You might have mixed feelings about his management, or the current direction of the club. However, I cannot help but admire the resilience shown by Arsene Wenger. Faced with a barrage of criticism, under performing team, every headline discussing his replacement, and yet Arsene Wenger has maintained decorum, quite statesmanlike. Imagine a Murhinio facing such …

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Arsenal Manchester City

It is ludicrous to compare Arsenal and Manchester City,  Manchester City are 15 points ahead of the pack, while Arsenal languish at 6th place, 8 points from fourth place. Well, there are two main reasons for this. Firstly, Similarity in Intent of football style, -Arsenal claim to play beautiful football, intricate passing, possession, movement, and …

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Ozil, Wenger, Wilshire against Liverpool 22 dec 2017

Breathtaking game has ended in a disappointment for Arsenal, for not getting away with three points. It was a game of two halves, first one Arsenal were timid, not much in control, lots of chances given to Liverpool. Thankfully Arsenal were just a goal behind in that half. Then came the second half, Arsenal felt …

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The heart that Arsenal displayed in match against Manchester United was of a different zone. Can’t believe the same team got run over by Liverpool, gave a scintillating performance. The spirit, the grit, the character, was superlative. Some say I am an eternal optimist, however what I have seen from Arsenal in the last few …

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From 1995 to 2005, this would have been the marquee clash, title decider, however things have moved on, and today may be a Manchester City v Spurs is elevated to that level. But with the form of Manchester City, and slip ups from Spurs, Chelsea, Liverpool, the likelihood of a title decider this season are …

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Huddersfield Town were at the receiving end of brilliance. That 5 minute period where Ozil came to life and just swept away the opposition, sublime, easy on the eye, beautiful football.   The cynics may say, he is doing it for the contract, for the big transfer, however since the Spurs game, Ozil and Sanchez …

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Leicester City That Magical seasonI I was one of the earliest adopters of the liecester dream, around late September 2015, all because of one man, Claudio Ranieri. The season, 2015-16 begun on a promising note for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger managed to get over the Murhinio Jinx for the first time, as Arsenal defeated Chelsea in …

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Regardless of the history of Arsenal defeating Burnley in the last minute over since Burnley’s rise to the premier league, and that Alexis Sanchez has always either scored or assisted in those last minute wins, it still is nerve racking to watch a last minute penalty , three points at stake over a single kick …

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Emergence Football is in a continuous flux, Just as Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool threatened to become permanent top clubs, with the odd Leeds, Newcastle, Chelsea, in competition for fourth place, we had the Abramovich era which changed the landscape. The La Liga has stagnated under the dominance of Real, Barca and Athletico, rendering most of …

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