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Wrap Wilshere In Cotton Wool, But Don’t Give Him A Make-Over

William Abbs takes a look at Jack Wilshere – The original can be found here. Imagine, if you will, that England are a goal down to Montenegro with thirty minutes to play on Tuesday night. It’s not such a far-fetched proposition. The team from the tiny nation that borders the Adriatic have so far gained…

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October 11, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Spurs 1-4 Arsenal

Small wonder that Arsene Wenger accepted the punishment meted out after his shouting session against Sunderland afternoon with such a muted response. He’s down £8,000 financially (although clubs are usually held liable for fines run up by their staff) and he’s missing this evening’s League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur. Considering that Wenger has been…

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September 21, 2010

Football’s Latest Pointless Rule: The 25-Man Squad List

Arsene Wenger is today being quoted as stating that the new Premier League rule reducing squad sizes to 25, as being “a disastrous decision for football and for the players”. When the rule was introduced, the rules stating that Premier League clubs had to have a “Squad List” of just 25, with eight of these…

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July 31, 2010

The 2010/11 Premier League Previews 1 – Arsenal: How Long Is Too Long?

It’s that time of the season again, and we have time this year for a pre-season piece on all twenty of the clubs in this season’s Premier League. First of all, since we’re doing this in alphabetical order, Arsenal, where the big question over the next nine months may turn out to be what they…

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July 27, 2010

The Title That No-One Wants To Win?

English football season has had more than its fair share of madness this season, but the race for the title is starting to give off a hint of being the title race that no-one wins. Only one of the top three clubs in the Premier League have been able to manage all three points, and…

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April 18, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal

How, then, do Arsenal solve a problem like Lionel Messi? If he isn’t unquestionably the best player in the world at the moment then he is in the top two or three, and if this evening’s Champions League quarter-final proves anything, it proves that one player, in irresistable form, can win a match. Lionel Messi…

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April 6, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Porto 2-1 Arsenal

Sometimes, it feels as if Sol Campbell’s entire life might be scripted by someone that was laid off from the Eastenders’ writing team. In recent times, there doesn’t appear to have been very much in his life that hasn’t been accompanied with some sort of melodrama, and this didn’t let up in tonight’s match at the Estádio do Dragão.

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February 17, 2010
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