Tony Adams – Arsenal’s Greatest Ever Centre-back!

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In modern-day football the idea of a player staying with one club for his entire career is rare. The transient nature of football today simply makes it impractical but even by the standards of football a generation ago Tony Adams was exceptional. Adams made over 600 appearances in his professional club career, all for Arsenal. He made his debut when he was barely 17, was appointed club captain at 21 and remained so until he retired 14 years later. For most of that time, he stood at the top of the game despite suffering the brutal effects of alcoholism that could easily have scuppered his career. Adams joined Arsenal aged thirteen in 1980, leaving school two years later to fully concentrate

What Athletes Should Do to Stay in Shape

In a training or off-season program, an athlete's main aim should be to limit the risk of injury. Improving strength and flexibility, strengthening weak connections, correcting nutrition habits, and improving sleep patterns are 4 major components of any off-season training program. There are a multitude of ways to achieve those goals. In fact, athletes should tailor each component to their own strengths, weaknesses, and requirements. To perform at a high level and avoid injuries, it is necessary to have a high level of flexibility and mobility in performance. The off-season is an excellent time to increase joint mobility and flexibility in major muscle groups. Maintain a healthy diet Certain food is needed for the human body to function properly. At every meal,

Has Mikel Arteta Found The Perfect Combination

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When you look at Arsenal over the past few years, their biggest criticism has been the defence and for all the attacking talent on show at the Emirates, leaks at the back have proved to be their ultimate undoing.While because of this, their latest managerial incumbent has perhaps tilted the balance the other way and with Mikel Arteta making a rather strong case for his defence, it has arguably come to the detriment of their attack line. However, on the evidence of their Premier League goals against record this season, it is fair to say the ends have justified the means and after conceding just 25 in 24 outings, it equates to an average of 1.04 efforts breaching their net per

‘Like Zidane’ – Remembering 2013 Aaron Ramsey

The long-anticipated news has landed. Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus. The deal will see him move to Turin in the summer and reportedly earn over £400,000 per week. Eye-watering. If that figure sounds mind-bogglingly high, Italian sports journalist Gabriele Marcotti offered some clarification on the wage that sounds quite sensible. BBC reporting that Aaron Ramsey will earn £400k/week basic salary at Juventus. Been told it’s actually around €7.5m net which works out to £250k/week. As ever, can only go with what I’m told, but £250k/week sounds a hell of a lot more plausible. (If still rather high…) — Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) February 11, 2019 His all-action midfield style as a number eight apparently does not fit in with Unai Emery’s tactical vision and

Post Highbury Blues – The Emirates Stadium Mare

The more things change the more they stay the same; an ever popular phrase often associated with Citizens of countries fed up with the usual rhetoric of political parties in Government and in recent times synonymous with disgruntled Arsenal Fans after a loss or a draw. On 8th June 2006, Club legend Henry scored the last goal at Highbury courtesy an 81st minute spot kick. After 93 memorable years it was time to bid adieu to the stadium that had given us the double winning teams, Arsene Wenger, Tony Adams, Liam Brady, George Graham, Dennis Bergkamp and the Invincibles. Like the biblical story of the promise land, the pilgrimage from Highbury to the Emirates was expected to be a dream

Arsenal, Caviar & The Road to Top 4 Recovery

“If you eat caviar every day, it’s very difficult to return to sausages”. This was Wenger’s famous reaction to fans agitation after a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough in 1998. During that epoch, the benchmark for success was finishing above Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United team, anything contrary was considered substandard by Arsenal fans. A move to Emirates Stadium while not forgetting an influx of foreign moolah into the Premier League weakened the club financially and competitively - Chelsea and Man City had come to the trophy party. Arsenal had migrated from title contenders to title pretenders, thus finishing 4th was now considered a trophy. After all, there was a reward of playing in the Europe’s elite competition (The Champions League). The

Sven Mislintat – The Guy to Help Arsenal Win the League?

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The Premier League title drought is all too real down at the Emirates, 14 years and counting. Yeah, Arsenal have won an FA Cup or four since Arsene Wenger led his team through the 2003-2004 season unbeaten. Establishing both the club and himself to the top table in English football but Arsenal missed out on the Champions League for the second season in a row and with Spurs finishing above them again, those days of the Invincibles seem a long time ago. But with Arsenal recruiting Sven Mislintat as chief scout they're future in the transfer market looks a lot brighter. Sven Mislintat wasn't a talented footballer, didn't have a good career and came into the role of head scout at Dortmund more else

Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan Suit Arsenal?

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In Janaury 2018, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was involved in one of the most-profile swap deals in premier league history. Going from Manchester United to Arsenal in exchange for Chilean, Alexis Sanchez. During his time at Man United, he failed to live up to high expectations he garnished for himself at previous clubs Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund. Arriving at the Westfalenstadion in 2013 after an impressive season with the Ukrainian champions, Mkhitaryan thrived, benefiting from the coaching of Jürgen Klopp and then Thomas Tuchel. Under Tuchel in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga season, the attacking midfielder had his most impressive season to date. Scoring eleven, assisting 15 and posting career best statistics in shots and key passes per 90 minutes categories. His performances

Top 5 Arsenal Blogs for Die Hard Fans!

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When you’re a football fan, it’s important to stay in the know and what is even better than reading news is covering opinions too. It’s been a turbulent 2018 for Gooners everywhere, with a lot of change taking place in the Arsenal ranks; both on and off the pitch. From the arrival of club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January to the departure of Arsene Wenger over the summer and, most recently, the confirmed exit of club CEO Ivan Gazidis. With all this going on, it’s the perfect time to stay informed; so here are the top five Arsenal blogs for you to read. 1. Arseblog Arseblog is one of the longest running and highly regarded Arsenal blogs out there. Established in