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Arsenal Hits Chelsea For 5

Mindblowingly awesome. I speak of course of the massive and totally unexpected Arsenal 5-3 away victory over Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea had not lost a game at home this season. Arsenal found itself racking up its worst string of away [...]

October 30, 2011 Commentary, England
Van Persie has scored six goals in the last four league games.

Arsenal: From Bolton to the Bridge

Arsenal travels to West London for the early match on Saturday to face off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (7:30AM EST on ESPN2). It’s the sternest test since the desperately needed improvement of late, and the result will reveal whether [...]

October 27, 2011 Commentary, England
Kyle Walker proves the match winner.

Underdog Arsenal Match Report: Tail Between Legs

If you write an optimistic match preview and it just doesn’t pan out, it’s never fun writing the post-match report. Such are the perils of wishful thinking. You have to walk back to the discussion with tail firmly between legs, [...]

October 2, 2011 Commentary, England
Coach Larry Previews Barcenal vs Arselona

Coach Larry Previews Barcenal vs Arselona

Firstly, from the Xavi interview, speaking about Spain, but easily parallels Barça: “Paraguay? What did they do? Built a spectacularly good defensive system and waited for chances – from dead balls. Up it goes, rebound, loose ball. It’s harder than [...]

February 16, 2011 Commentary, Tactics
Weekend Highlight Reel: Arsenal Blow a 4-Goal Lead; Joey Barton Still a Thug

Weekend Highlight Reel: Arsenal Blow a 4-Goal Lead; Joey Barton Still a Thug

The much-hyped Chelsea-Liverpool game Sunday of course didn’t live up to the hype (a surprising but desultory 1-0 victory for Liverpool)–but there was a bunch of exciting action over the weekend. Let’s start with Arsenal visiting Newcastle. The Gunners scored [...]

February 8, 2011 Africa, Commentary, News, Video
Arsenal Advances in the FA Cup

Arsenal Advances in the FA Cup

In case you missed it, watch the highlights of Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Leeds yesterday, in a FA Cup replay (following the 1-1 draw a couple weeks ago). All four goals are worth watching: the first goes from Chamakh to [...]

January 20, 2011 Commentary, News, Tactics, Video
Quarterfinalists News Roundup: Elano, van Persie, Forlan

Quarterfinalists News Roundup: Elano, van Persie, Forlan

As we eagerly await the resumption of play with tomorrow’s two quarterfinal matches (Brazil vs. Holland in the early game, Uruguay vs Ghana in the late game), here are a few links with the some news on each side: Brazil’s [...]

July 1, 2010 News