Tag: Arsenal FC

Top 10 strikers in world football
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Top 10 strikers in world football

Strikers are the most exalted breed of players in the game of football — they have the ability to delight and disgust you in equal measure. The rules of football are simple, the team that scores the most number of goals wins. As such, the entire objective of the squad is to create goal scoring...

Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans
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Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans

Football has come a long way since the days of black and white television, terrace chants and the W-M formation. We now have internet streaming, match day turnstiles and long-drawn pre-match build-ups to attract a larger set of audience. With the advent of technology, there has also been a massive change in the mindset of...

Column: What’s hurting Arsenal, again
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Column: What’s hurting Arsenal, again

Amidst the chaos that erupted at the away end of the Vitality Stadium late in the game, a cruel sense of realization lingered. Despite Olivier Giroud’s last ditch equalizer handing the Gunners one point, the fact of the matter was that they had lost out on two. The comeback was a commendable one indeed, but...

The Curious Case of James Rodriguez
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The Curious Case of James Rodriguez

For one last time in UEFA Champions league, the stoppage time began as fans rose to their knees, some clutching to their loved ones while many to the Real Madrid crest. Burying their face into those cold hands with just the eyes perking up and rolling to witness what was needed – a free kick...

English clubs and their European eulogies
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English clubs and their European eulogies

Calling England a superpower in football seems to be a highly unjust statement, owing to their slump over the last decade. It’s like calling the West Indies a cricketing giant just because they used to be one, a few decades ago. (Unlike West Indies who seem to be excelling in the shortest format, England’s fortunes...

How the fee for a player is determined in the Transfer Market ?
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How the fee for a player is determined in the Transfer Market ?

Through the course of the season football fans experience a myriad of emotions- from pure ecstasy to utter grief, from satisfaction to frustration and so much more. The football season proves to be a roller coaster ride with a gripping mix of highs and lows. No wonder most football fans get saddened as soon as...

The great Arsene Wenger dilemma – In or out?
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The great Arsene Wenger dilemma – In or out?

Since that spectacular win against Leicester at the Emirates, here’s the sequence of results that Arsenal has managed over the seven games which followed: Draw. Loss. Loss. Loss. Draw. Win. Loss. Win. The form guide makes for a terrible reading, given the way Arsenal performed against Watford before being ousted from the FA Cup. A...

Mesut Ozil: Resurgence of the man who makes it look easy
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Mesut Ozil: Resurgence of the man who makes it look easy

With title hopes all but lost and all aspirations of retaining the FA Cup up in smoke, apart from their monotonous habit of going out of Europe lingering on, Arsenal hardly have anything to play for. In a season that promised so much during the initial and during the middle stages, Arsenal has shown that...

How can Arsenal break through the Premier League drought?
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How can Arsenal break through the Premier League drought?

The top; It’s a pretty place to be in. It’s been a season of ups and downs. From the opening day defeat to West Ham to the glorious win over Manchester United at the Emirates, we’ve seen both sides of the team this season. With qualification to the Champions League knockout stage ensured, there’s newfound...

Arsenal Vs. Manchester United: Five key battles to watch for
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Arsenal Vs. Manchester United: Five key battles to watch for

Manchester United travel to north London having won three Premier League games in a row and occupying the top spot in the points table while Arsenal got back to winning ways in the league with an impressive 5-2 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Manchester United haven’t faced a top 4...