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Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal | Nicking these games is a good sign

It was exactly a year ago today that Arsenal battered Newcastle 7-3 with Theo Walcott grabbing a memorable hattrick. Despite the swashbuckling entertainment served up at the Emirates that day, I much preferred today’s slender 1-0 victory because it highlights how

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea | Timid Wenger makes it easy for Mourinho

This match had been billed as a battle of two heavyweights, but what we saw was two boxers cowering in their corners afraid of getting hurt. Chelsea came for a point and got it, thanks partly to Mourinho’s defensive tactics but

Man City 6-3 Arsenal | Title credentials called into question

Despite what the league table shows right now, we aren’t the best side in the country. Man City ruthlessly exposed that fallacy and reaffirmed many people’s belief (including mine) that they will be crowned champions in May. We played our part

Napoli 2-0 Arsenal | A missed opportunity as big clubs await

If you’d asked me back in August whether I’d be content with second place in the Group of Death, I’d have said “Hell yes!” If you’d asked me just before kick off tonight, I’d have said “No way.” Which probably explains

Arsenal 1-1 Everton | A missed opportunity but a fair result

If your glass is half empty you’ll be lamenting the fact that we were just six minutes from claiming all three points, yet couldn’t get the job done despite taking an 80th minute lead. If it’s half full, you’ll be delighted

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal | Wenger’s maturing side continue to impress

Arsenal succeeded where their rivals couldn’t by professionally disposing of a stubborn Cardiff side to take all three points. This may have been one of our easier fixtures on paper, but only last week Man Utd were held to a draw

Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal | Yet another question is answered

Arsenal took control of the Group of Death with an excellent win in Dortmund, but it was the manner of victory that pleased me more than anything. We didn’t play scintillating football, but we played a smart game to suit the

Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool | An impressive start to a testing week

Much of the pre-match talk was whether Arsenal could respond to the Chelsea defeat and if they had the ability to beat the Premier League’s better sides. By the full time whistle, the answer was an emphatic ‘Yes’. The way we

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal | Pedestrian Gunners grind out a win

Contrary to most pre-match opinions, this actually turned out to be a competitive fixture and the result was in the balance until the last few minutes. This was largely due to a lacklustre display from Arsenal, good old fashioned hard work

Arsenal 1-2 Dormund | A reality check hits our qualification hopes

A lack of free time means I struggle to post consistently these days and my last article was three weeks ago. Funnily enough it was a report of the Napoli game. Some of the optimism I felt back then has been