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Monthly Archive for October, 2020

A Clean Slate

Arsenal vs. Manchester United is the rivalry that made the Premier League. That is not to trivialize the intensity or significance of many of the other traditional contests in the English football with roots of enmity deep in the collective psyche of a football-crazy nation, but since the current incarnation of the Premier League broke […]

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I dreaded the prospect of Thursday night football before it eventually arrived at the Grove. The level of the Europa League is substantially below the Champions League and the game with Dundalk illustrated this graphically. But the chance to refresh our line up and to play with less pressure meant that this was a game […]

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Arsenal v. Dundalk FC Europa League Group Stage Round 2 Thursday, October 29, 2020, 8:00pm, Emirates Stadium Having seen off Rapid Vienna a week ago thanks to a Luiz/Aubameyang second half salvo after we struggled in many of the same ways we suffered against Leicester on Sunday, Arsenal’s second Europa League group stage contest features the challenge […]

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Déjà Vu

After the pedestrian display midweek that was nonetheless efficient enough to get us all the three points away at Vienna in what would most likely be our relatively toughest match in the Europa group league, we reassembled back at our home ground in the league against a team who finished above us last season and […]

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Gunners To Outfox The Foxes

How time flies? It seems like only last month that I was writing a Leicester preview. In fact on checking I find that it was last month for a Carabao Cup tie that we won handily 2-0 at their place. This time of course it is a Premier League fixture and, as we showed against […]

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