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A solid if not exactly spectacular early signing followed by intensive speculation over the future of the club captain? Arsenal fans have been here before…
Both player and manager were quick to say Henry would be a sideshow, not the main attraction, but his sparkling personality and talent has driven an Arsenal side down on quality but high on spirit in recent weeks.
Yesterday, in Tahrir Square, the Egyptian army was doing its worst and I found that I could not draw my eyes away from the emerging horror.
Welcome to a precarious new Arsenal era. A team captained by the injury-prone Robin Van Persie, driven by fledgling Emmanuel Frimpong but still sculpted by the obdurate Arsene Wenger. It’s been a verse sung since Cesc Fàbregas left that the remaining players and manager have so many points to prove and claim. But now that narrative has a desperate edge.
Decisions sometimes go for you or against you. As if the referee was going to change anything after the final whistle. Managers have to show restraint and discipline. Their continual rantings at the fourth official are pathetic and so was Wenger’s behaviour.
Welcome to the Overhead Hall of Fame, Wayne. Manchester United’s man of the moment made time and Kompany stand still as his exquisite bicycle-kick stormed into Joe Hart’s harrowed net on Saturday. For all his off-field ignominy, this was a reminder that Rooney possesses the ability to dictate the ball with devastating effect.
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THE HAT-TRICK HEROES
The curious case of Dimitar Berbatov; the Bulgarian striker is the league’s top scorer, has an extraordinary habit of recording goals galore in single games, but often finishes matches without fretting the score line. Birmingham met the menacing part of his forte on Saturday.
Alex Mcleish’s men endured a three-goal onslaught from the [...]
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