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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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The Changing Language Of Football: What Is Fun? And What Does ‘Passion’ Even Mean?

In this age of supreme physical preparation, thorough statistical analysis and detailed tactical training, the standard of football across the world has gone through the roof. Players at the highest level are better than they have been at any other … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Entertaining Footballers Playing Today

10. Mario Balotelli [Milan and Italy] Obviously. The only problem with Balotelli is that his performances on the pitch are no longer as sensational as his antics off it, and even those have been wilfully exaggerated for years by hit-chasing … 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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