Why Arsene Wenger’s complacency may ruin Arsenal’s season

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Arsene Wenger has shown misplaced complacency in recent weeks which threatens to ruin Arsenal’s season. Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Ostersunds FK was a case in point, even if The Gunners won the Europa League last-32 tie 4-2 on aggregate. We merely scraped through a second leg that was billed as almost a training ground exercise […]

Football didn’t see the best of Tomas Rosicky

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Arsene Wenger considers him one of the best players he has had the pleasure of managing. His former teammates constantly spoke of his relentless professionalism and commitment.  Use the above to describe a player and most will guess it to be Patrick Vieira, or somebody else who featured prominently for Arsenal during their double wins […]

Why Arsenal have lost the fear factor

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Manchester City are clear favourites for Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final. The most generous odds any bookmaker offers on the Citizens lifting the trophy at Wembley are 4/9; an implied probability of 69%. Those quotes partly reflect the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s side. They have been beaten by just three teams: Shakhtar Donetsk, Liverpool and Wigan […]

Why Welbeck instead of Walcott should have left Arsenal

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It is mystifying that, despite all his drawbacks – injury problems, poor form and lack of quality relative to English football’s elite – Danny Welbeck remains an Arsenal player. The former Manchester United striker was signed in 2014 to add more firepower and fulfill his undeniable potential he showed as a youngster: sadly, that objective […]