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View image | gettyimages.com Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle Utd Arsenal’s best league performance of this season? I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. And so very Arsenal that it should come straight after our worst. Welcome to Arsenal! Which is why to me there is no real hypocrisy in booing the manager one week and […]

#460048954 / gettyimages.com Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal It’s impossible to make any sense of this season, because you have absolutely no idea what Arsenal will do when they step on the pitch. Good luck anyone trying to second guess how we might play. We might make light work of a seemingly hard game (Dortmund), we […]

Nacho Monreal and his family Not a great recent record at Stoke, with two draws and a defeat in our last three seasons, so given that and the narrowness of our last two league wins, I’m not expecting a festival of goals and free-flowing football. Arsenal are learning to tighten up out of necessity. The […]

West Brom 0-1 Arsenal I could trawl back over my blogging years and find dozens of examples of my morale hitting rock bottom, only for Wenger to shed some ballast on HMS Crisis, refire the boilers and steam out of trouble. He is an absolute expert at that – he’s outlasted every manager in the […]

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester Utd Taken in isolation, that was a crazy defeat against a team that we mostly dominated. But in the end, it was the same old Arsenal, fashioning plenty of chances but taking none of them, then Arsenalling the whole thing up with archetypical naïvety. The trouble is, you can’t really take this […]

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal You know, at times like this it’s quite hard to come up with even the lamest pun to make me feel better. Something about whales, I thought, given the location. Blowholes. Blue. A bunch of planktons. Surrendering minkely. But I don’t need to tell you how terrible these are, and then I […]

Something I tried out today – hope you enjoy. Took a lot of snapping and a bit of luck catching the right piece of video…

#457835232 / gettyimages.com   Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal It’s been three weeks since I asked the question ‘Which Arsenal will we see on Sunday?’ before the Chelsea game, a blog title that can be recycled prior to every match at the moment. That’s efficient writing, right there. It’s a pertinent point of course, because we’re in […]

A fine midweek dismantling, preceded by a possession-heavy, goal-light draw at home, which came after an underwhelming cup exit, itself just after a four-minute three-goal salvo that assuaged a dismal loss in Germany. The pattern here is clear; we’ve spent much of the season veering from excellent to average and back, and to be honest, […]

#456203642 / gettyimages.com Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham It’s hard to know what to make of this Arsenal side at the moment. In terms of personnel, we’re stronger than last season. But as a team? It’s just not working properly, as two wins in nine testifies. All the possession in the world, but what’s the point of […]