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  1. The Ozil deal

    Sam Limbert

    With Arsenal fans on a high following the stirring 1-0 win in the North London derby, they could afford some cautious optimism going into transfer deadline day. Despite the joy with which Gooners were able to remind visiting Spurs fans of the score l...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. Wenger has few rotation options

    Sam Limbert

    After last Wednesday's comprehensive 3-0 win at Fenerbahce, Arsenal are virtually through to the Champions League group stages. The second leg on Tuesday should be a formality if Arsenal play with the same levels of concentration they showed in Turke...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Podolski reminds Gunners of his real worth

    Sam Limbert

    Pathetic fallacy is a literary term and refers to the intertwining of aspects of nature with the emotion of key characters in a saga. So the monsoon that battered down on Craven Cottage on Saturday -- following the first-day Premier League defeat to ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Calm Arsenal get the job done

    Sam Limbert

    I'm certain that I wasn't the only Arsenal fan who went through most of Wednesday with an underlying sense of panic. The defeat to Aston Villa had been traumatic, the squad looked stretched and there were plenty of vultures in some parts of the media...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  5. Arsenal left threadbare for Fenerbahce test

    Sam Limbert

    Having written on this blog last week about a sudden burst of optimism with regards to Arsenal ahead of the new season, it's difficult to imagine a more efficient way for that optimism to be totally erased inside 90 minutes. With an already thin ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. Nearing time for a Plan B

    Sam Limbert

    With the flurry of news last week about a certain Arsenal transfer target, it seemed like the summer was finally getting going for the Gunners in the transfer market. However, with stories about Luis Suarez dying down and everything seemingly at an i...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  7. Media mind games -- or something to be worried about?

    Sam Limbert

    Among all of the reports, rumours and words from Brendan Rodgers, John Henry and Liverpool, we had yet to hear from one of the main players in the increasingly long-winded Luis Suarez transfer saga. After the completion of the Asia tour with a 2-1 wi...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  8. Is Suarez a distraction from defence?

    Sam Limbert

    Understandably, most of the transfer headlines about Arsenal this summer have centred on Luis Suarez. It's not every summer that you see Arsene Wenger bidding (just) over GBP;40m for a player! However, with this protracted saga at forefront of most mind...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. Santos not a success from the supermarket sweep

    Sam Limbert

    At the end of August 2011, Arsenal were reeling from an utterly humiliating 8-2 defeat against Manchester United. Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri had just left the club and some emergency remedial work was desperately needed. Arsene Wenger went on an u...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  10. Biting the commercial bullet in preseason

    Sam Limbert

    It was only a few years ago that Arsenal's preseason campaign consisted of an opener at Barnet and a quiet training camp in Austria. There was no fanfare; it was all focused on getting the squad ready for the new season. Arsene Wenger liked the quiet...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  11. Wake me up, Yaya Sanogo

    Sam Limbert

    Arsenal fans can finally escape the summer doldrums to some solid transfer news about the club. The signing of Yaya Sanogo is hardly the big name fans are holding out for or the statement of intent to make other teams quake, but at least it's a start...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. Gonzalo Higuain is worth Arsenal fighting for

    Sam Limbert

    Despite positive words from chief executive Ivan Gazidis regarding the money available to manager Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are yet to make an official move in the transfer window. However, reports suggest that the first player to arrive via the new and...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. Bergkamp brings back memories of marquee signings

    Sam Limbert

    As Arsenal fans patiently wait for some action in the transfer market, there is plenty of time to reflect that today, June 20, is a significant date in the club's history. Eighteen years ago, the Gunners completed a transfer deal that made a major st...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. Gazidis throws down gauntlet for Wenger

    Sam Limbert

    Ivan Gazidis' proclamation that Arsenal are now effectively able to match their peers in the transfer market puts a certain amount of pressure on manager Arsenal Wenger to make serious additions to the squad this summer, and potentially break the clu...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  15. How big will the big names be?

    Sam Limbert

    With no major international tournament to keep football fans occupied over the summer months, there appears to be even more transfer rumours around to fill the pages and online column inches. Seemingly unlike most other big clubs in the Premier Leagu...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  16. Avoiding a big break-up

    Sam Limbert

    The last few summers have been traumatic for Arsenal fans. The annual big break-up has become all too common and is never taken well by the fans, as Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and others can testify to. It usually means fan expectations at the sta...

    Blog | May 30, 2013