Monday 29 August 2011

8-2? Losing 1-0 in injury time would have been more painful

Man U 8 Arsenal 2
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Yes, the scoreline is shockingly dreadful but with the team we had to field yesterday it’s not bringing tears to my eyes.

Friday 26 August 2011

Stepping back from the brink

Udinese 1 Arsenal 2
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From the second it happened, Wojciech Szczesny’s wonderful penalty save had an air of ‘defining moment’ about it.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

When you walk through a storm...

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The lyrics of anthem adopted by our conquerors on Saturday have never been more appropriate for Arsenal than now – but Wenger must feel he’s walking alone at the minute.

Friday 19 August 2011

Where's Scott Parker when you need him?

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A week into the season and the depth of our squad is already being tested to the limit.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Forget the red cards, the defence is the real story

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After an uninspiring summer and week of doubts about our top-four credentials, our point at Newcastle was encouraging.

Friday 12 August 2011

Flawed transfer policy leaves us Robin-reliant

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It feels like the start of Arsene Wenger’s last season as Arsenal manager and I’m not hopeful he’s going out with a bang.