Arsene Sets The Scene For Groundhog Summer


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Stop me if you’ve heard this song before, but apparently it’s so hard to buy players in a World Cup year that we might have to just wait until the whole gosh darned thing is over before is even trying. Here’s Arsene’s thoughts:

"I believe this year again you will have to wait until July 15 to start going."

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Did Injuries Really Derail Our Season?

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Hello! Me again. It’s currently four minutes to six in the morning, I’m jet-lagged to hell, and that, dear and constant reader, means I’m finally going to update this site with some Arsenal-related mots justes. It’s okay, you don’t have to say anything. But let’s not pretend you haven’t missed me either.

So, the last time I deigned to put finger to keyboard was after the Wigan game, a game which I remember with all the fondness of a complicated and painful but ultimately successful medical procedure. Actually, that’s not quite true. I remember the day itself fondly, because it was the first time I’d met Elliot/Yankeegunner, the third prong of our podcast trident, IRL. We didn’t kiss, but I’m pretty sure he wanted to. His wife’s feelings on the matter weren’t clear, but I got the sense she’d heard the “here’s why Giroud isn’t good enough…” story even mores times than I have. Which barely seems possible.

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I’m still in America, so obviously didn’t make it to Wembley for the gruelling win over Wigan. I don’t think there’s much to say about the performance that I haven’t already said repeatedly over the past few weeks, but what I will say is that you won’t find a team in world football that doesn’t celebrate winning a match – any match – on penalties.

The relief is universal, let alone when you factor in that there was an FA Cup final at stake. This video shows the scenes at Maggie McGarry’s, the San Francisco bar which acts as a base for the Bay Area Gooners, a few seconds after Santi struck the winning penalty. If felt that happy, then it would be insane not to expect the players too. Fourth is starting to look a big ask, but I suppose it’s at least a battle we’re used to. For now, I’m just glad to be in another final, so this season still stands a chance of having a happy ending.

Everton 3-0 Arsenal: Don’t Sign The Thing

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Getting up at 5.30am really does make for a different sort of disappointment. I couldn’t find anything new to say after the City draw, aside from the fact it was a decent fightback but honestly a game we ought to have been out of at half-time. So I didn’t say anything at all. I’m not sure there’s much new under the sun this time either, but here are my thoughts, including why whatever happens that contract should stay unsigned… 

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Arsenal 2-2 Swansea: Mouse’s Three-Point Manifesto For Change

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Okay chums, here’s goes. This is how I think it should play out…

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