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Liverpool FC: Mohamed Salah Shuts the Critics Up

Posted on 4 Nov, 2017, by in Soccer

Things are starting to look up for Liverpool. A 4-1 win over West Ham, led by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, puts them level with Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal (all have one match to make up), but mostly calms the turbulent waters around the club and Jurgen Klopp, suddenly with 3 consecutive wins and four in the last five matches. More

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10 Memes About Arsene Wenger & Arsenal Being Humiliated

Posted on 23 Mar, 2014, by in Miscellaneous, Soccer

It was a rough day for anyone who is an Arsenal fan, but also for the manager Arsene Wenger and the players themselves. It’s bad enough to lose 6-0 to Chelsea while having the wrong player sent off. All the jokes and memes around the internet about it seem to be making it much worse. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Really Helpful When He Doesn’t Play

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

More than anything, Arsenal needed toughness and bravery in the North London derby. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics to fit a team out to bite on counter attacks and then sit back and defend. The plan worked well with Tomas Rosicky providing the goal and eventual winner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla did a great job in the middle of the pitch and Mesut Ozil played his part by not being available, which actually helped his team. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil & Olivier Giroud Failing Together

Posted on 12 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

Another big occasion, and another match in which Mesut Ozil pulls off his famous disappearing act, while Olivier Giroud, worn out from being the only viable striker on this Arsenal team Arsene Wenger built, didn’t do much better in another rather bland 90 minutes from the French striker. More

Arsenal FC – Mikel Arteta as Another Symbol of Mediocrity

Posted on 6 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

How many OK midfielders do Arsenal need? A lot, apparently. Mikel Arteta is another one in a long list of not-too-special central midfielders Arsenal have on their roster. The biggest problem? He’s also their most important player at times. More

Arsenal FC – Lukas Podolski Needs a Little Bit of Luck

Posted on 3 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

Lucky win? Arsenal did deserve to come out as the winners for once, but not with the usual style their known for, that hasn’t been bringing them lots of points this season. Lukas Podolski scored the winning goal, needing a lucky touch to actually see it go in, but winning ugly is something Arsenal might need to start doing more often. More

Arsenal FC – Theo Walcott to Save the Day

Posted on 27 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Most of the work on the FA Cup triumph was done by Olivier Giroud, who suddenly can’t stop scoring (although against a vastly inferior opponents), but defensive malfunctions set up Theo Walcott to save Arsenal from an embarrassing result with a goal that probably caused him some deja vu. More

Arsenal FC – Long Term Commitments Make Arsene Wenger Smile

Posted on 19 Dec, 2012, by in Soccer

Arsenal have had better seasons than this one, and hopefully will have many more better ones in the future. Arsene Wenger isn’t smiling too much over the last few months, but the news of Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson signing long term contracts must have done something to improve his moo More

Arsenal FC – Santi Cazorla Joins the Dirty Divers

Posted on 9 Dec, 2012, by in Soccer

Don’t let the win change your mind. Arsenal are still slow, predictable and easy to defend against. When a referee gives Santi Cazorla a penalty after a disgraceful dive, helping Mikel Arteta convert from the spot twice for contreversial reasons, there wasn’t much need for a great performance. More

Arsenal FC – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 18 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

Despite common belief, Arsenal don’t get all their players from their youth system, and even there, half of them are purchased from somewhere else. Arsene Wenger has an eye for talent, yes, but he needs to spend to get that young talent, with the current squad of Arsenal players assembled for £163.4 million. More