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Nov 23

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd; Wilshere the difference as Van Gaal wins the numbers game

Manchester United earned their first away win of the season at the Emirates beating Arsenal 2-1 against all odds. Antonio Valencia had his shot deflected and converted into an owngoal by Gibbs, while Rooney made it 2-0 after a quick counter from an Arsenal corner. Oliver Giroud pegged one back with a sweet strike from …

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Mar 22

Can Wenger’s 1000th game dominate an unbeaten Mourinho?; Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview

In what could be a table-turning match, Arsenal meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in probably the last significant London Derby of this season. Four points separate the two teams, but Arsenal have a game in hand. A loss today will peg them back by seven points, and a risk of falling to 4th position. On …

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Mar 17

Tottenham 0 – 1 Arsenal: Arsenal fail to press in midfield but Spurs’ high-line flops again

Arsenal beat their North London rivals Tottenham for the 3rd time this season, in a match that was clearly dominated by Tim Sherwood’s men. Both teams were coming into this clash after hectic European games, and adding to that were the ridiculously high number of injuries and suspensions in both squads. After initial doubts, Sherwood …

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Dec 24

Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea: Mourinho’s deep midfield and Azpilicueta’s resolve against Walcott

With most of the footballing world relishing the prospects of Chelsea’s attacking trio stretching apart Arsenal’s freshly battered defence, Mourinho’s choice of going with a midfield trio instead caught quite a few off guard. The Chelsea manager set up his team as a 4-3-3 on paper with Hazard and Willian on the flanks. The message …

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Dec 12

Napoli 2-0 Arsenal: Arsenal’s fullbacks pulled narrow as Napoli thrive with Rafa’s second half tactics

Congested fixtures finally seems to be catching up with Arsene Wenger as the North London team dropped points in 2 consecutive games for the first time this season. Wenger’s tremendous away record in the Champion’s League, which has seen him register huge wins at Munich and Dortmund, was finally ended when inspired second half changes …

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