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What a day, what a performance, what an experience. Here’s my take on the day in the shape of a Storehouse story. Bit late because I went to the parade – or at least part of it. Hope you enjoy!

View image | gettyimages.com Arsenal 4-1 WBA Walcott’s pootled along this season, slowly recovering his potency – oh so slowly – not always convincing on his infrequent forays off the bench, and nobody would have given him a cat’s chance in hell of making the starting eleven for the cup final on Saturday. Until yesterday. […]

View image | gettyimages.com Hull City 1-3 Arsenal There I was with my worry beads, thinking this could have been been a mouldy old banana skin, and here I am now looking a little bit stupid. Turns out the concentration was fine after all, and if anything, somewhat heightened. So much so that it was […]

Reading 1-2 (AET) So it’s the FA Cup final for the second year running, Arsenal’s 19th of all time – a record. And if we go on to beat the Villa, it’ll be another record – 12 wins. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Still, the grin on my face is only just beginning […]

View image | gettyimages.com Burnley 0-1 Arsenal Yesterday’s win was a gentle reminder that it’s not every week you fire off a three-goal, eight-minute salvo where all the goals were straight out ‘Dennis Bergkamp’s Little Book of Crackers’. It was a more prosaic win, a festival of free kicks and half-chances broken up by Ramsey […]

View image | gettyimages.com Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal Arsenal’s record after European games has not been too bad this season – DDWLWDWWW – but you never know how a team will cope both physically and psychologically after being dumped out of the competition, especially when coming so close to confounding the statistics. The Champions League holds […]

View image | gettyimages.com Arsenal 3-0 West Ham Ping, ping, dummy, flick, goal – it was one of those days when Arsenal’s build-up passing slotted together like one of those massive 500-piece jigsaws. When it works it’s bewitching, and when it doesn’t it’s infuriating, but yesterday – when it counted – we ghosted through West […]

View image | gettyimages.com   Manchester Utd 1-2 Arsenal Worth waiting for. A truly lamentable record at Old Trafford was put to bed, at last and deservedly, by an Arsenal side that worked its socks off until the last minute. Can we finally bid farewell to that big game hoodoo? Go on, be off with […]

View image | gettyimages.com Arsenal 2-0 Everton There should, ordinarily, be no reason at all why a 2-0 victory should not elicit a sense of complete wellbeing. So why did I leave the ground feeling a bit flat? I wasn’t the only one. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly, but the hangover element was certainly one […]

Spurs 2-1 Arsenal After three straight league wins and two cup victories, maybe I got lulled into a false sense of security. This side is clearly still a work in progress. I wouldn’t say the current goodwill (there’s a Gabriel honeymoon and it’s now AD 8 – eight games Anno Coqueli) has dissipated, but it […]