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Is Revitalisation Around The Corner For Andrei Arshavin?

Aside from a brilliant run of form in the first 6 months of his Arsenal career, Andrei Arshavin’s Arsenal career has often been outshone by his play for his national side, where he has been able to have a greater … Continue reading

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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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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 2-3 West Bromwich Albion: Thomas excellent against Arsenal

Arsenal expected to beat West Brom on Saturday, but instead West Bromwich Albion pulled off a shock, deservedly winning 3-2. Both teams lined up in a similar 4-2-3-1, with WBA playing with a more compact midfield with the pace of … Continue reading

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Are Arsenal playing a 4-2-2-2?

With the absence of Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky came into the first XI on Saturday. Rosicky is a different player to Walcott, and looks to come inside more than Walcott.At times, it looked like Arsenal were playing a Spanish like … Continue reading

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Subsittutes change the game for Arsenal

It took Arsenal a long time to break down the organised Liverpool defence on Sunday afternoon, but the introduction of Robin van Persie, Tomas Rosicky and Theo Walcott changed the game for the Gunners.The introduction of that trio gave Arsenal … Continue reading

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Death of the Poacher or ode to Kevin Phillips

Many positions in football have died over the years. Wingers became useless in the 4-3-1-2, the 3-5-2 became rare and so did the sweeper, and now the poacher is joining them on the scrap heap. Poachers aren’t completely dead, but … Continue reading

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