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Out-fought, out-muscled, out-matched.

Reaction: Southampton (A)

[caption id="attachment_2950" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Out-fought, out-muscled, out-matched.[/caption] Arsenal played the first game of the year to a 1-1 draw against Southampton. They were outfought and did not deserve the rather fortunate draw. A very hungry

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Walcott: Arsenal's second league hat trick hero this season.

Reaction: Newcastle (H)

[caption id="attachment_2874" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Walcott: Arsenal's second league hat trick hero this season.[/caption] In what may be the most entertaining game I've seen from the Gunners, Arsenal played out a 7-3 victory against Newcastle and

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Santi: Our hat trick hero can't believe he scored with his head.

Reaction: Reading (A)

[caption id="attachment_2805" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Santi: Our hat trick hero can't believe he scored with his head.[/caption] Arsenal responded to a dismal midweek loss against Bradford and beat Reading 5-2 away. In a match that marked

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Vice captain's joy - 2 well taken penalities

Reaction: West Brom Albion (H)

[caption id="attachment_2704" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Vice captain's joy - 2 well taken penalities[/caption] Arsenal notched their first league win against 11 men in two months, beating West Brom 2-0 at home. The pressure before the match

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Time To Go: Too many mistakes for far too long to avoid blame.

Reaction: Swansea City (H)

[caption id="attachment_2650" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Time To Go: Too many mistakes for far too long to avoid blame.[/caption] Arsenal continued their poor form (for the past 2 months) and deserved to lose 0-2 to Swansea at

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Villa & Arsenal: Mirrored moves, similarly poor.

Reaction: Aston Villa (A)

[caption id="attachment_2613" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Villa & Arsenal: Mirrored moves, similarly poor.[/caption] Arsenal played out a dour 0-0 draw that was flat and uninspired. It was a perfect storm of a poor game. Tiredness from a

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Mertesacker - First ever Arsenal goal made up for his earlier error.

Reaction: Tottenham (H)

[caption id="attachment_2571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mertesacker - First ever Arsenal goal made up for his earlier error.[/caption] The 5-2 win was a repeat of last season's epic derby victory but the quality was not the same.

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Giroud's 2 well taken goals eases pain over another poor performance.

Reaction: Fulham (H)

[caption id="attachment_2504" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Giroud's 2 well taken goals eases pain over another poor performance.[/caption] Arsenal played an entertaining 3-3 draw that was reminiscent of last season. It is a great game for neutrals but a bad

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Flat. Flatter than that pitch.

Reaction: Manchester United (A)

[caption id="attachment_2392" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Flat. Flatter than that pitch.[/caption] Arsenal continued their poor form in a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford. I missed the first half due to the early kick off and the reaction

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The vice captain leading by example.

Reaction: Queens Park Rangers (H)

[caption id="attachment_2241" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The vice captain leading by example.[/caption] Arsenal narrowly broke a stretch of poor form with a 1-0 win over QPR at the Emirates. It was a performance that was short on

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This is an accurate representation of the number of Arsenal players on the pitch.

Reaction: Norwich City (A)

[caption id="attachment_2171" align="aligncenter" width="615"] This is an accurate representation of the number of Arsenal players on the pitch.[/caption] Arsenal played terribly and deserved to drop 3 points away at Norwich. Listless is barely sufficient to

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Wenger & Bould: A New Partnership

Arsenal: The Season So Far

[caption id="attachment_2116" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Wenger & Bould: A New Partnership[/caption] After summer mayhem, Arsenal has settled down and has delivered 10 games, winning 6, drawing 3 and losing 1. On average, the team has scored

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Giroud slides at full stretch to convert Poldi's cross.

Reaction: West Ham (A)

Arsenal returned to winning ways in a hard fought 1-3 victory over West Ham. The match was a good test of physical strength and aerial prowess and Arsenal failed both but crisp finishing secured the

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TV & Kosc: Poor game but didn't get midfield protection.

Reaction: Chelsea (H)

Arsenal suffered the first loss of the season at home against Chelsea. It was a good reality check and many questions will be asked. I did not catch the second half. This post will focus

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Joy and relief in a match that could have been so different.

Reaction: Manchester City (A)

Arsenal brought home a point at the Eithad Stadium in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City. In a game billed to be the first real test for the Gunners - results were mixed. Some would

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Le Prof

A Tribute to Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger celebrated his 16th anniversary at Arsenal yesterday. I am not an 'Arsene Knows' type of fan and many a times a critic of his methods but there are multiple areas I admire this

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Gervinho - False 9 potential

Reaction: Southampton (H)

Arsenal swept Southampton away in a 6-1 win marked by their attacking brilliance and Southampton's defensive blunders. In a rather one sided game, I will cover only the highlights since nearly everyone played well -

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Diaby - Man of the Match.

Reaction: Liverpool (A)

Arsenal secured their first win of the season with a 0-2 victory over Liverpool at Anfield. It wasn't as dominant a performance as compared to that against Sunderland and Stoke but the goals came this

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Defense was organized. Crouch was not a threat and was substituted.

Reaction: Stoke (A)

  Arsenal played out to yet another 0-0 draw. A solid performance but one without a cutting edge in the final third. Criticism continues as optimists will compare this to seasons past and call it

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Cazorla - The Fabregas sized hole seems finally filled

Reaction: Sunderland (H)

Arsenal played out their first game to a 0-0 draw against Sunderland at home. This was done against an omnimous backdrop of selling their top goalscorer and captain to Manchester United. I've decided to write

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Podolski is likely to play 'in the hole'.

Arsenal 2012/13 – A New Direction

I write this on the back of a sensational news story that Arsenal have sold their captain to arch rivals Manchester United. Adding to this, it is widely reported that Song will be sold to

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