Author: Imbuedman

Perfect anniversary present for Arsene as ‘stylish and steely’ Gunners crush Chelsea

Follow me Stylish and steely: those are words that together you don’t often associate with Arsenal, but those were also the exact words Arsene used to describe our team’s performance against Chelsea in his post-match interview, and it was so apt. It was such a complete and accomplished showing, one which was vital for the pride of Arsenal Football Club, the team and Arsene himself, against a fellow London team that has dominated us for the best part of a decade. First Half The match started tentatively with both teams sizing each other up and offering no wholehearted attack,...

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Hull vs Arsenal: Is Sanchez starting to resemble RVP? Iwobi continues to impress…

Follow me Isn’t it strange that after a convincing win (did I just say convincing! well… the score-line), we are still none the wiser about the chances of our darling Arsenal team this season. We are unbeaten in five in all competitions, won our third straight Premier League game, yet there remains that lingering feeling that we are yet to find a trusted winning formula. Our next two fixtures at home should tell us more. Both fixtures, against Chelsea in the league and Basel in the CL, are at the Emirates where our performances have been most suspect. In the first match...

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PSG vs Arsenal: Ospina truly world-class, Iwobi ahead of Theo

Follow me About this time last year, in the second match of the Champions League  group stages precisely, David Ospina and especially Arsene Wenger were roundly criticized for their respective contributions to an embarrassing and ‘costly’ defeat to less-fancied Olympiakos at Arsenal’s home ground, The Emirates Stadium – the former for his goal-keeping errors and the latter for selecting the former. Fast-forward 12 months, this time in Paris, against PSG in the first match of the Champions League group stages, Ospina and Wenger would again make the headlines and this time for the right reasons. The goalkeepers performance was so...

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Arsenal vs Southampton: Koscielny, an Arsenal Legend; 4 other talking points

Follow me Arsenal vs Southampton at what ever venue was never going to be a gimme. So, winning it even with a last minute penalty must be thoroughly satisfying. The performance wasn’t very impressive both in an attacking and defensive sense, but crucially, the result helps us stay in touch with the neighbours and the Manchester teams – indeed we reduced the gap from United.   THE MITIGATING FACTORS International Break: Fixtures home or away after the international break, especially against teams who just sit back and defend as Southampton did all afternoon, are always tricky. It’s the kind...

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