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Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich: Parked Tractor Finally Gotten Around

Arsenal are through to Wembley after beating Ipswich Town 4-3 on aggregate. It took a long time coming, but goals from Nicklas Bendtner, Laurent Koscielny and Cesc Fabregas sending the Gunners through to Wembley. Ipswich set up in a similar … Continue reading

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Arsenal 3-1 Partizan: Subs prove crucial

Arsenal qualified for the knockout round of the Champions League for the 11th straight year after a 3-1 defeat of Partizan Belgrade. (Average positions. Source: soccernet.com) Major changes made from Saturday’s victory against Fulham were that Robin van Persie came … Continue reading

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Arsenal 2-0 Wigan: Lopsided 4-2-4?

Arsenal are through to the last 4 of the Carling Cup after dispatching Wigan 2-0. A comfortable, if not wasteful, performance, with the most interesting part of the match being Arsenal fit 4 strikers, Carlos Vela, Robin Van Persie, Nicklas … Continue reading

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Shakhtar 2-1 Arsenal: Eduardo sinks Gunners

Arsenal lost a tough away game to Shakhtar 2-1, but, having played a weakened team, they were thoroughly outplayed. Arsenal lined up in a 4-2-3-1, with Craig Eastmond and Jack Wilshere holding. The two lineups. Credit UEFA. Arsenal went into … Continue reading

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Arsenal 1-0 West Ham: Width and Alex finally get Arsenal on Song

Arsenal left it late, but finally got the 3 points home to West Ham. Arsenal named almost the same team that beat Manchester City, with Laurent Koscielny replacing Johan Djourou. With Alex Song operating as a box to box player, … Continue reading

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Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City: Width Key and Newcastle 0-4 Arsenal: Counter Attack

Arsenal beat City 3-0 on Sunday, a scoreline that hides the fact that City were in large parts of the game.After the sending off of Dedryck Boyata, City played a 4-3-1-1 formation, with the 3 sitting very narrow. Arsenal played … Continue reading

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Arsenal 5-1 Shakhtar: Arsenal Rout Pitmen

Arsenal are all but through to the knockout stage after thumping Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1.Arsenal welcomed Cesc Fabregas back and Tomas Rosicky replaced Andrey Arshavin as Arsenal played their usual 4-2-3-1, but with Nasri and Rosicky providing more width than normal. … Continue reading

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