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The magic of the cup, up for the cup, Wemberlee, wearing yellow ribbons – here we are again on third round weekend, and I still love this competition to bits. Wenger Mark I loved it to bits too and was rather good at it – four-times winner of it, and it should have been five […]

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Why it’s not so bad • His form bolted so long ago that the stable door was sold on eBay. • He was clearly struggling at Arsenal • Which you could tell by his workrate – he didn’t want to be here • Gervinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain are ahead of him on the left, which is […]

Wallowing in the glory of Henry’s movie-moment comeback was not meant to last all week, but for me it has. The YouTube video I breathlessly uploaded at about midnight on Monday has now had about 37,000 hits (and Analytics tell me 90.3% of those who watched it were male, with 9.7% female – how do […]

Arsenal 1-0 Swansea Back in the good old days, going one up at Highbury meant you could exhale and start enjoying the afternoon. You might not get much more entertainment but you could be pretty confident that you’d get the win. No use comparing eras though: times have changed. Arsenal have changed, the game has […]

What a goldfish I am. Despite an end of season that spent most of its time reeling from one calamity to another, I appear to be hankering for the new one already. When will I ever learn? To be fair though, some bits and bobs need to happen before I can get genuinely giddy. Namely […]

Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona As Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons once said: Oh what a night. I can’t remember anything like it at the Grove. The best match in the five years at the new ground? Definitely, indubitably, unarguably. It was unforgettable. I shouted myself hoarse and the Epic Bundle Counter went off the scale. […]

Arsenal 2-1 Huddersfield Town Quick blog ahead of a hectic transfer deadline day, which I’m sure you’ll all want to get back to as soon as you can. A £38m bid here, a £95m transfer package there, and the sound of tumbleweed coming from London Colney. We have spent money in January before (Arshavin, Reyes, […]

Leeds Utd 1-3 Arsenal A thoroughly satisfying evening in Yorkshire. With memories of the preceding Leeds and Ipswich ties still fresh, I said to @feverpitch before the game started last night that we’d know which Arsenal was present within five minutes of the whistle. Rather neatly, exactly five minutes had elapsed when Arshavin and Chamakh […]

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal Another big game, another defeat, and the unwelcome stat about our record against Chelsea and Man Utd can be dusted down, edited and bandied about. I’ll spare you the pain of repeating it but it doesn’t make pretty reading. I was confident, if we played as we are capable of playing, […]

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal I must admit, I haven’t taken this one well. I was exceptionally downbeat after the game on Sunday. As soon as their first goal went in, my mood darkened. For years, we held the upper hand over Chelsea, and once those things take hold, they can be hard to shift. In recent […]