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Xhaka criticised for fan confrontation as Emery’s future questioned

Arsenal’s cheapest season ticket costs around £891. This price alone means that no Arsenal fan deserves to have one of their players act as Granit Xhaka did following his substitution against Crystal Palace. Taken off by Unai Emery, he was met with jeers from the Emirates crowd. In response, he waved and clapped sarcastically, appearing […]

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As Liverpool and City lead the way, who else can make the top four?

With both Liverpool and Manchester City making impressive starts to their respective Premier League campaigns, the race to reach the other two highly coveted Champions League places is heating up. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have all lost recently, making the chase even more intriguing. Both Liverpool and Manchester City have excelled in recent weeks, […]

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A look at the more spectacular Premier League ‘flops’

With Denis Suarez reportedly set to be sent back to Barcelona early after his failed loan spell at Arsenal and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer supposedly wanting to ship the £500,000-a week Alexis Sanchez, here’s a look at some of the Premier League’s finer flops. Beginning with those already mentioned, Denis Suarez has had a time to […]

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Wenger is out at last

Friday morning brought about some of the year’s most surprising news, if not the decade’s. Arsenal’s board concluded that now was the time to part company with Arsene Wenger. As momentous as the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the death of John F Kennedy, Wenger’s departure comes as a surprise not because the team’s […]

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The January transfer window is not without faults but it is necessary for the excitement of the game

The January transfer window has always undoubtedly been a time of excitement for football fans, but some managers believe that it has negative effects on the world of football. Since its inception in the 2002/03 season, some of football’s most important transfers have taken place during the mid-season window and football fans eagerly anticipate it […]

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Why United move makes sense for Sanchez

At times during the summer transfer window, Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester City appeared inevitable. The move made sense – Arsenal had dropped to their lowest league finish since 1995, and Sanchez, fed up with Arsenal’s stasis, and sighting greener pastures with Pep Guardiola’s shiny superstar project, wanted out. However, Arsenal’s inability to […]

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Giroud claim leaves football-world scratching its head

In a bizarrely gnomic statement verging on the Cantona-esque, Olivier Giroud recently announced that he does not “fart higher than [his] behind.” Amid accusations of arrogance, the 28-year-old forward is steadfast in his belief that he is experiencing his best form at Arsenal. This sentiment has been echoed by Wenger who has dubbed his French […]

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English football continues to underachieve in Europe

The Champions League round of 16 kicked off in style a couple of weeks ago and with the first round of fixtures over, the likelihood of an all English final is looking slim. Chelsea, playing Paris St. Germain in Paris, were lucky to come away with what can only be described as a ‘Mourinho’ away […]