1. Seven Things You Might Not Know About the Arsenal

    For several years in the not too distant past, I lived at one of the most sentimental addresses an Arsenal fan would relish...

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  2. The Evolution of Arsenal's Defensive Mindset

    One of my best friends and fellow Arsenal diehards is the landlord of a pub in a small village in Kent. We instantaneously became the best of friends when I walked into his pub for the first time in the early '90s wearing my Arsenal shirt...

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  3. Arsenal Injuries: Gremlins or Just Business As Usual?

    Ask most Arsenal supporters, and they’ll probably tell you that one of the most frustrating things about following Arsenal in the last few years has been the roll call in and out of the Physio room at London Colney...

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  4. Arsenal Need To Exorcise Hoodoo On Bruce's Black Cats

    Sunderland’s visit to the Emirates this afternoon provides a welcome distraction from the drama of the midweek European tie in Portugal...

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  5. Arsenal's Firepower Not Enough To Slay the Dragon of Porto

    As I threw my hands up in exasperation last night, the question about when a hill of beans becomes a mountain lingered in my head...

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  6. Is the Third Time Lucky for Arsenal's "Wookash" Fabianski?

    April 18, 2009 and January 24, 2010 are two days "Wookash" Fabianski dreads to recall, even though the former date is the Pole’s birthday...

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  7. Arsenal's European Adventure Resumes At the Dragon's Den

    Arsenal reacquaint themselves with European action tomorrow when they visit the Estádio do Dragão for the third time in four seasons...

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  8. Arsenal: A Beacon of Hope in a Sea of Financial Uncertainty

    I think it was Rahm Emmanuel, the White House Chief of Staff, who said (I paraphrase of course), ”There’s nothing as tragic as letting a good crisis go to waste...

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  9. Guest Post: Arsenal, at a Critical Crossroads?

    In today’s post, Saloner, a regular contributor on Stone Cold Arsenal shares his thoughts about the Gunners’ elusive road to success. He feels that one way lies a realistic attempt at honours; the other way lies the spectre of fan revolt...

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  10. How 'English' Is The English Premier League? Part III

    In this final instalment of the series that examines ’How English is the English Premier League’ , I want to conclude the threads discussed in Part I and Part II of the article...

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  11. How "English" is the English Premier League? Part II

    In Part I of this article series, I set out a rationale that explains the international context of today’s footballing environment as relates to the English Premier league...

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  12. How 'English' Is the English Premier League? (Part I)

    In this three-part article series, I want to explore the question of the Englishness (or not) of the English Premier league...

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  13. One Nil To the Arsenal As the Fight Back Begins

    That’s one down and 12 to go. One game at a time and the home stretch doesn’t look as daunting as it did for the last fortnight. This was a week where everyone was taking pot shots at Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal charges...

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  14. Arsenal Fight Liverpool For Chance To Be Comeback Kings

    They say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. In Arsenal and Liverpool’s case, they’re still undressing the fat lady and figuring out how to chuck her into the bath—let alone getting her out of the dressing room onto the stage...

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  15. Does Arsenal Have Supporters, or Are They Customers?

    I always have a healthy exchange with my Liverpool supporting friend Dean about all matters football and about our respective clubs. The fact that Arsenal play Liverpool tomorrow prompted a customary chat about the state of the football union...

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  16. Another Drog Day Afternoon for Arsenal Gives Doomers More Fodder

    I’ll confess, I was in two minds about how to approach my reflection of yesterday’s game against Chelsea. I wasn’t actually as disappointed as I was last weekend after the loss to Man ...

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  17. Arsenal Must Cross the Bridge and Get Back to Winning Ways

    In the pre-match press conference yesterday, Arsene Wenger was asked what he wants to say to despondent Arsenal fans...

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  18. Arsenal's Missing Ingredients in the EPL: Mental Fortitude & Discipline

    This week, a thread of discussion has been picking up as we naval gazed and reflect on our last game against Man United. I thought I’d flesh out the thread of discussion a bit more...

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  19. Sex, Lies, And The England Captain

    I thought I’d take a detour today and muse about the scandal of the day. There’s no video tape (well, not that I’ve seen), so I went with ’the England Captain’ in the title. Let’s face it—infidelity is as old as the universe itself...

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  20. Is Arsenal's Digital Innovation a Revolution or a Distraction?

    If there’s one thing that jumps right at you when you first visit the Emirates Stadium, it’s the sheer magnificence of the home of Arsenal FC...

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  21. Defensive Pessimism: The Strategy Perfected by Arsenal Doom and Gloom Merchants

    Naval-gazing sometimes blinds you to the reality that you don’t hold the monopoly on some things in life. Take the effect of the latter-day fickle, fair weather, "Johnny come lately" plastic Arsenal fan...

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  22. It's the Bitter Morning After Pill for the Arsenal

    It’s mornings like this that many Arsenal fans have to decide how to swallow the bitter pill that results from losing your bragging rights. It’s not just the fact that we lost to the old enemy—it’s the ’how’ that makes it a very bitter pill...

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  23. Arsenal Battle Manchester United for Chance to Correct League Table

    After the draw at Villa Park last Wednesday, Arsenal jump straight into the second of the ’Awesome Foursome’ matches. I feel that today’s battle and the one next Sunday at Stamford Bridge are the most important matches for the Gunners this season...

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  24. Arsenal-Man United: Battle of the EPL Giants

    I must admit, I miss the good old days when an encounter between the two most successful Premier League campaigners was a feisty affair...

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  25. Is Anti-Arsenalism a Reality or a Myth

    Like many Arsenal supporters out there, I suffer from an acute case of Arsenalitis. It’s a disease characterized by a deep emotional attachment to anything that has to do with Arsenal football club...

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