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Cazorla's poor marking

Arsenal 1-3 Bayern Munich | Clueless and outclassed

Losing to an outstanding Bayern Munich side is not like being beaten by Blackburn or Bradford. The shame tonight is not that we are (99%) out of another competition, but that all too familiar deficiencies in our game were the cause

Arsenal 0-1 Blackburn | We. Keep. Making. The. Same. Mistakes.

Back in December Wenger fielded his first team against lower league Bradford. The players weren’t motivated, didn’t take their opponents seriously, performed badly and lost. Today Wenger fielded his reserves against lower league Blackburn. The players weren’t motivated, didn’t take their

Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool | Can’t defend, won’t defend

If ever a performance summed Arsenal up it was this one. Sloppy at the back, prone to lapses of concentration and caught too easily on the break for 65 minutes, something suddenly clicked and for the last 25 minutes we were

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal | Why don’t we start matches properly?

Despite a much improved second half in which the team actually looked like a top four side, we still ended up empty handed due to the woeful 45 minutes that preceded it. Chelsea should’ve been out of sight as the halftime

Arsenal 0-2 Man City | Don’t blame the ref, blame Kos

Wenger’s stuttering side slipped further off the pace with another disappointing performance, even allowing for the extra man advantage we gifted City so early on. The main talking point of this match was Koscielny’s tenth minute sending off and whether it
Southampton held by Arsenal

Southampton 1 Arsenal 1: Same old story for sloppy Gunners

Some things in life are cyclical and if you observe them for long enough a pattern will emerge. The four seasons, for example, occur in the same order every year — not a tricky one to spot, that. But there is
Mikel Arteta slots home a penalty against Wigan

Wigan 0-1 Arsenal | A tale of two penalties

Arsenal made it three wins on the bounce with a hard fought win in a match that in truth could’ve gone either way. Wigan will justifiably claim that Gibbs’ handball in injury time was as much a penalty as the one
Santi Cazorla hattrick

Reading 2-5 Arsenal | Now that’s more like it

Inspired by a dazzling display from Santi Cazorla, Arsenal finally produced a good performance as they swept aside the feeble challenge of Reading. Goals were always going to be on the cards following the 7-5 Capital Cup tie, but this time
Gervinho misses an open goal against Bradford

Bradford 1-1 Arsenal | Thanks Wenger, but it’s time to resign

Regular readers will know I’ve been highly critical of Wenger for a long time now. Like most Gooners though, I still think he’s a legend and in an ideal world I want him to see the error of his ways and
Santi Cazorla dives against West Brom

Arsenal 2-0 WBA | Santi’s cheating taints a comfortable win

What a shame that the main talking point from this game was the blatant dive by Santi Cazorla that earned us a first half penalty. The little Spaniard has been brilliant at times this season, winning over fans of all teams