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Arsène Wenger, the Premier League and the Dearth of Elite Managerial Talent

The Premier League’s top clubs are in a strange place right now. With unprecedented amounts of money filling their coffers faster than they can re-route the cash to La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in exchange for the continent’s … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s Latest Collapse Makes This Summer ‘Now Or Never’ For Wenger

This summer’s transfer window is set to be among the most important in the history of Arsenal. As yet another title challenge went up in smoke as soon as the going got tough, it became clear to all observers that … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal: Tactical Preview

This article originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. Sunday’s North London Derby will be a strange one. While still a huge game for both sides, it is lacking the apparently epoch-defining gravity of the encounters of others played in the last few years. … Continue reading

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Five Thoughts On Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

Despite their start to the season, Arsenal remain a cut below the elite The Gunners have played some unbelievable football in recent weeks, having been galvanised by the arrival of Mesut Özil, the rise of Aaron Ramsey and the confident … Continue reading

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Five Thoughts After Arsenal vs Napoli

Mesut Özil: Phwoar The best player on the pitch by a considerable distance. What more can one say? Özil’s dramatic arrival and immediate effectiveness have transformed the club on and off the pitch and after yet another decisive individual performance, the … Continue reading

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What Signing Mesut Özil Means For Arsenal

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Arsenal’s capture of Mesut Özil was undoubtedly the shock of the transfer window. It was a bolt from the blue: an earth-shaking big-money deal, the symbolic strike that supporters have vocally demanded for years. … Continue reading

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Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur – Tactical Preview

This piece originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. It seems like we say this every time the two sides play, but this North London derby could well be the biggest ever for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. We are all familiar with the … Continue reading

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