Author: Tobi Amoo

Arsenal leave it late but concede cheap points at St Mary’s

Shit, it’s back. Just when you had thought you had seen the back of such an abomination, it rears its ugly head again. And I am just not talking about Arsenal’s recent penchant to concede early goals as a result of playing the most comical defending. I would also include the playing of three at the back amongst the things we should never see close to the Arsenal. That particular formation, although it has been becoming more popular in recent years, is not exactly a new one. Also, like every other formation is not infallible and can be easily...

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Arsenal beaten but unbowed in crazy game against Man Utd

It is not every time Arsenal are two goals down by half time and the manager would not have much to complain about. But this was a special match. Arsenal versus Manchester United matches usually are. All the television promos before the match harked back to the great classes between the rivals in the early  noughties. Even now that both teams are no longer the only teams challenging for the league in the land, matches between them have still retained that sparkle. And when you add the Wenger-Mourinho rivalry into the mix, you can be sure the matchup will...

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Arsenal snatch three points at the death at Turf Moor

Arsenal is a really special club. Truly special. If you didn’t know that before, I am here to tell you. And it’s not just the way they take so much pride in how they carry themselves with so much class. It is mainly how with the club, the more things change (or don’t even sometimes), the more they remain the same. Sometimes to frustrating effect. If you follow the club long enough, you begin to notice some trends; injury crises that seem to affect only players of a particular position, surprise home losses to a mid-table side, a shocking...

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Arsenal rubbish all talk of a power shift in North London

All the talk before the game against Sp*rs was about there was a power shift on and the shitty neighbours were now the dominant club in north London. All the talk. Literally all the pre-match talk was about that. No regard given to how abysmally poor Pochettino’s team have been away from home against the big teams. Or how it has been so long since they won away in a NLD. Nope. All everyone wanted to say was how Sp*rs were leagues ahead of us and were getting ready to eclipse us. It wasn’t just that the away team’s...

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Michael Oliver lends Man City a helping hand against Arsenal

90 seconds. That is how long this writer looked at the Arsenal team sheet released an hour before kick off of the match at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City. That time was spent solely trying to figure out how the players starting for Arsenal fitted in and into what formation. With Per Mertesacker missing through illness and not even making the trip, Francis Coquelin replaced him in the starting lineup. Also missing but this time, dropped to the bench, was Alexandre Lacazette with Alex Iwobi replacing him. Had the manager ditched his favourite three at the back formation...

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