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One of the most encouraging aspects of our result on Sunday was that we actually took something away with us. I don’t mean that as if we were lucky and that we should be grateful for anything, rather that we went up there last year and made a lot of the running but ultimately came home with...

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After our positive mood had been interrupted by yet another International break it was back to proper football and straight back into our stride. Southampton had started their Premier League campaign with plenty of ambition but their goals against column suggested they were there for the...

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The thing about drawing your first two matches is that the next result is often pivotal. Win your next game and it’s three unbeaten and a solid foundation on which to build. Lose that third game and it’s a winless start to the season. Yesterday’s win at Anfield has allowed us to reflect...

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If you’d just been roused from a transfer gossip induced coma you could have looked at some of the reaction after our 0-0 draw on Sunday and been forgiven for thinking it was our 37th goalless game of the season. After two games Jamie Redknapp has decided that Giroud and Podolski aren’t...

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And we’re off. A sun drenched Emirates played host to our first game of the season and, whilst the result wasn’t what we wanted, it’s nice to finally have some serious Football to talk about. The pattern of the game was pretty much what you’d expect of a fixture against Sunderland, or...

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An awful first half – after making the perfect start – put paid to the three points we needed to keep our Champions League destiny in our own hands. So often this season Arsenal have trudged through the first half of matches – like the talented, cocky boxer dropping his...