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Arshavin’s Future Still At Arsenal?

Monday 20th April 2009 – Andrey Arshavin shows English football what he can do by scoring four goals against Liverpool at Anfield to dent their title chances. Fast forward to 2012 and Arshavin is an unwelcome sight to Arsenal fans. His lusterless performances and disinterested figure had made him a distant shadow of his former […]

Scout Report: Is Yann the Man?

Scout Report: Is Yann the Man?

For Arsenal fans, the love affair between them and Yann M’Vila is a rollercoaster of on again off again intensity. One day he’s signing, the next day he’s on vacation, after that he’s had a tour of Colney, and then he realizes he left his stove on at home. Progress has been unbearably slow and […]

Squad Depth Will Be Key As Injuries Hit Arsenal Hard

Arsenal and Injuries, two words which have gone hand-in-hand over recent seasons. It’s part and parcel of the modern game, though, and clubs are making steps to combat such squad issues. Some clubs go down the uncertain path of promoting youth – a policy which Arsène Wenger has been all too fond of – while […]

Arsene’s 4-4-2 Hint Directed At Theo Walcott?

Arsene Wenger is a very private man. Those who have watched every second of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will testify that Wenger has seldom given away much in the past 16 years. But there is a difference in the Arsene Wenger of the summer of 2011 and the Arsene Wenger of the current summer: a visibly […]

Why The Proposed Şahin Loan Makes Sense..

Less than a year ago, 23-year-old Turkish midfielder Nuri Şahin must have felt on top of the world. After Borussia Dortmund shocked German Football and overthrew the giants that are Bayern München, winning the Bundesliga by 7 points, Nuri, who was considered by many to be the best player in the league, secured a €10M move to Spanish giants […]

Klopp: “Reus’ Cheap At €17.5 million” – Here’s Why…

It’s been an exciting, almost magical couple of years at Borussia Dortmund. The Deutscher Meister have been a revelation over the past three seasons, and, in the process, taken many people by surprise. No one could have predicted the uprising in the Ruhr valley, an uprising which was non-existent when the club were on the brink of […]

Olympics 2012: Brazil For Gold?

With the Olympics officially starting today, despite the Men’s football starting yesterday, I decided to give a look into Brazil’s team. Yesterday’s Game: Brazil 3-2 Egypt – Brazil set up with a very strong lineup against Egypt, Thiago Silva, Neymar and Hulk all starting. Brazil began the game very quick out of the blocks, on the […]