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Following a recent turnaround of performances and results — inspired primarily by Hale End graduates — in the league to drag Arsenal up into a less catastrophic position on the table, last Thursday, Mikel Arteta’s team came up against what has been their most troublesome nemesis this season: a low block of dogged defenders at […]

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One Point When We Needed Three

With a chance to make it four Premier League wins on the bounce Mikel Arteta rang the changes from the Cup team that played last weekend: Bellerin came back into the team after he was rested against Newcastle, and the newly re-signed Holding replaced Pablo Marí in central defence where he was partnered by Luiz.  […]

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Drama is part and parcel of the FA Cup and was very much present in a pretty mundane tie tonight. Emile Smith Rowe was sent off and then reprieved and then perhaps inevitably scored the decisive goal as the holders progressed through to the fourth round on a cold North London night. If you were looking […]

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The tumultuous and disturbing Two Thousand Twenty Common Era finally gave way to a new number in the Gregorian calendar, and contrary to our worst fears time’s steady and irreversible march didn’t get caught in some kind of infernal loop where we are forced to relive the surreal nightmares of the last few months. If […]

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Saka, Laca – Boom!

I have never been to the Amex stadium, although I had a ticket for the game that was postponed before lockdown. We had it all planned, fish and chips on the seafront before the game and a curry in Lewes on the way home but sadly it was not to be. I did however visit […]

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