Are Arsenal fans really serious about wanting Arsene Wenger to get the sack?

Well, what an incredible game. First up credit where it is due, Bradford played like a side at least two divisions higher than their current league status. However, this should have been an easy win for Arsenal, especially given the strength of the team that Wenger put out, and Arsenal really ought to have had this game wrapped up with …

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AshleyAre Arsenal fans really serious about wanting Arsene Wenger to get the sack?
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Are Abou Diaby’s Arsenal days over? And four other footballers whose injuries ended promising careers

If Arsene Wenger is a religious man he must thank The Almighty every night for the current form of Jack Wilshere. After over a year on the sidelines the Arsenal midfielder has come slotted back in to the team perfectly and is looking stronger, keener and sharper after every game. Wenger has also seen Aaron Ramsey return from a career-threatening …

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AshleyAre Abou Diaby’s Arsenal days over? And four other footballers whose injuries ended promising careers

Five reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

So Manchester United suddenly have a six point gap over their noisy neighbours. Coupled with the psychological advantages of beating their local rivals some pundits are already calling the title for the Reds. But there is still a long way to go this season and here are five reasons why the title race clearly isn’t over. 1 City don’t have …

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AshleyFive reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

Arsene says no January sale for Theo Walcott – but is he at odds with the Arsenal board?

The Daily Mail has what it is billing as an exclusive today. According to the paper… 1 In spite of the public perception that talks between Theo Walcott and the club are ongoing,  no formal discussions between the two parties have taken place since August 28. The last offer on the table was a five-year £75,000-per-week deal. 2 That Wenger is desperate to cling on  to his in-form winger for the …

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Shock stats – If Robin Van Persie had stayed at Arsenal they’d be top and Man United would be 10th

So says The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuels. So another difficult weekend for Arsenal in which they were outplayed by Swansea in the first half and then couldn’t find the net in the second only to succumb to two superb late Michu goals. It was also business as usual – this season anyhow – for Manchester United in going a goal …

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AshleyShock stats – If Robin Van Persie had stayed at Arsenal they’d be top and Man United would be 10th
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Why defeat to Swansea might be the catalyst that kick starts Arsenal’s season.

On the way home from the Arsenal game today I heard the following exchange between a pair of middle age Gooners. One said ‘that’s it now we can only expect Arsenal to be like they were in the 80s under Don Howe.’ The other fella responded ‘What no league wins, just the odd cup?’ It then struck me that Arsenal …

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AshleyWhy defeat to Swansea might be the catalyst that kick starts Arsenal’s season.