From unthinkable to inevitable: the impending departure of Aaron Ramsey

There is a now-infamous photograph from December 2012, taken in an Arsenal boardroom, which shows Arsène Wenger standing behind Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now, only the first two still remain at the club – and with the Welshman out of contract in the summer and his departure more…

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Unai Who? Emery to Arsenal is a potentially excellent move

One of the common phrases that was chucked around during the increasingly venomous Wenger Out campaign and the great man’s farewell tour was “be careful what you wish for”. The fear was that Wenger’s replacement would, with hindsight, show Arsenal as having been overachieving under the Frenchman. Well, it now looks like Unai Emery is…

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Robin van Persie – the path of greatness ends at home

It could be said that in the context of the modern game, football holistically changed in April this year. Most symbolic of this bold statement was the announcement of Arsene Wenger’s departure from Arsenal Football Club. A man of distinguished footballing IQ, Wenger is set to leave the club he has called home for nearly…

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Crunching the numbers: Arsène Wenger’s time at Arsenal

After 22 seasons and 1,128 games, Arsène Wenger is calling time on his career with Arsenal. How much of that decision has been influenced by ownership and recent relative mediocrity is up for debate. But over the course of his career, the man dubbed ‘The Professor’ has been a dominant force in English football. Let’s…

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Arsène Wenger – a tribute to Arsenal’s fallen master

There’s something contrary about Arsène Wenger. In Arsène Wenger, I witnessed a contrary legend. I witnessed a manager that was from overseas define what it meant to play high-quality English football in the early 2000s. I witnessed a man that championed the importance of eating well, yet secured a top four finish in 2006 thanks…

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Does this signal the end for Arsene Wenger?

Arsene Wenger cut a depleted figure on the touchline as he watched his Arsenal side get torn apart by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for the second time in one week. Does this signal the end for Wenger at Arsenal? Scott Salter discusses.  One moment in the first half summed up Arsenal’s display against Manchester City. As…

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