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I woke up at 6am, bright as a button, and football rarely does that to me these days. It must be FA Cup semi-final day. The days have long gone where this involves getting the car ready, hanging the scarves and flags from the windows and slipping @feverpitch’s mixtape into the trusty tape deck before […]

We’ve all been soaking in a Wenger wonderland over the last few days with the looming one-thousandth game of Le Boss’ Arsenal career. I couldn’t let the moment pass without a few thoughts. A thousand games in charge is a quite remarkable feat. Truly amazing – unrivalled at Arsenal, and probably never to be seen […]

Wenger It struck me the other day, as yet another manager was sent packing after a season and a half (on paid leave! Wrong job Jim, wrong job!), and with more managers threatened with the sack by the day, how odd it must seem to a newcomer to the Premier League to see a man […]

Here I am again, fleetingly, and now boasting a 50% attendance record at the Arsenal this season (it’s a pass – but must do better). I’m looking forward to Hull City’s arrival, if only for the novelty of attending an actual football game in the flesh. Reading a bit today about Vermaelen and Monreal and […]

One of the few benefits of downing tools for weeks on end, as I am increasingly doing, is the ability to view things in splendid hindsight. After the Utd game I was a bit tetchy at the no-show in our midfield, somewhat deflated at not getting at least a point at a place we have […]

Howzat! In a summer that was meant to be a sea change, we almost didn’t even get the bloody doors open, let alone blow them off. In the end though, Arsenal’s whole transfer record went up in smoke with the signing of Mesut Özil for a staggering £42.5m. That’s Mesut Ozil, formerly of Real Madrid, […]

I’ve been away, loafing in Ionian sunshine, studying things from afar, so much as ‘things’ can reasonably be called ‘things’. So for real action, the Fenerbahce game was my season opener, and it was as good a spectacle as any game in which you’ve got a three goal lead can be. Ramsey – excellent, Cazorla […]

Last summer: 30th April – Podolski signing announced 26th June – Giroud signing announced 7th August – Cazorla signing announced Looking back at our main activity last summer, Podolski’s deal was sorted almost ludicrously early (very un-Arsenal-like), Giroud’s in good time and Cazorla’s as the season was about to begin. July was a total wasteland, […]

Higuain – long-time target, deadly striker, Real Madrid. Looks like he’s gone to Napoli. Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh Suarez – huge bid, deadly striker, more baggage than Imelda Marcos. Risky. Divisive. Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh I’ve no idea what’s going on. In fact, I’m so far from being #ITK I’m fumbling along the wall trying to find the light switch. I’m […]

A couple of tweets yesterday, from Rory Smith of The Times, which I found interesting. Two thoughts before bed. It's no coincidence Liverpool want £40m for Suarez and Real now want the same for Higuain. A game is afoot. — Rory Smith (@RorySmithTimes) July 17, 2013 This makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? If […]