Author: Tobi Amoo

Cech clinches clean sheet record as Arsenal swat away Watford

Football is a weird old game. Supporting a football club for the love of it, even weirder. Just when you think you are done with it, you find that it has a way of pulling you right back in. Even when you feel justified in your disillusionment with the club. Even when you feel the club has let you down so many times, they couldn’t possibly disappoint you any more. So if you are one of those lucky enough to play live every week, you might stay away from the stadium register your displeasure at the current state of...

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Harry Kane makes the difference as Arsenal falter on North London Derby day

As North London derbies go, this was perhaps one of the tamest to begin with. Matches between the two London rivals have traditionally been quick starters, like gunpowder kegs with very short fuses. But this match failed to ignite, particularly in the first half. Both managers went with identical formations; electing to three in the centre of midfield; Wenger choosing Mohammed Elneny at the base with Jack Wilshere and Granit Xhaka either side of him. Upfront, new boy Pierre Emerick Aubameyang continued as the lone striker in between Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. This wasn’t the best game for...

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An Aaron Ramsey masterclass as Arsenal blow away Everton

Like a new team, this Arsenal football club seems to be right now. It probably is because of the new signings that arrived in this just past transfer window but there seems to be something fresh about this team and the way they play. Even watching them is a brand new experience. And that’s before even talking about how silkier and sexier the football has seemed. If you’ve watched Arsenal play enough times, it is usually very easy to tell players apart without even looking intensely, dodgy stream or not. But this was so different. With the manager electing...

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Nacho is the man as Arsenal swat away Palace at the Emirates

With all of the talk before the match against Crystal Palace at the Emirates being about the potential superstar goings and comings at the club during this transfer window, it was refreshing and perhaps unexpected that is was one of the underrated Arsenal players that would provide the impetus for a very comfortable win. He might not look like much but Nacho Monreal is surely one of the most consistent and under-appreciated (by many fans) players at the Arsenal over the past few years. Despite being deployed in various positions over the years – left back, centre back and...

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Arsenal show lack of vim and vigour at the Vitality stadium

With Arsenal, one goal is never enough. The players know this, the manager knows it, we fans know it. Even our opposition knows it. It doesn’t even matter  who the opposition is. We could be playing the best team in the world or a team that hasn’t won in a century, as long as the lead is solitary, you can never really rely on the Arsenal team to see the game out till the end. After using the three at the back formation exclusively during the beginning of the season, the manager has resorted only using it in big...

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