It is Groundhog Day again. Sitting 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and on the cusp of the seventh successive round-of-16 exit in the Champions League, Arsenal’s season is already over although almost four months of competitive football has yet to be played. The Arsenal supporters, even a considerable number of those who had 

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A day which saw great progress at Old Trafford – United moving out of 6th (yes, actually), but then moving back to the place they have occupied since November. Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Watford, coupled with Liverpool’s win over Spurs by the same scoreline, meant that there were only 2 points separating 2nd and 

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On a weekend where both Liverpool and Arsenal dropped points, it was crucial that Manchester United won away at Leicester. A win would put them one point behind Liverpool and two behind Arsenal – within touching distance of the elusive top 4 position. Manchester United lined up in a changed formation – the increased need 

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September 16th, 36th minute at Stamford Bridge, Jordan Henderson unleashes an unstoppable long range shot and has Thibaut Courtois beaten for the second time of the day. Eight days later, Chelsea lose 3-0 to Arsenal away at the Emirates and plunge into the first crisis of the Conte era. At that point, Chelsea stand ten 

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After following up their superb FA Cup 4th round victory at Liverpool with a 1-3 win at Barnsley on Tuesday night, Wolverhampton Wanderers will travel to Burton on Saturday aiming to register 3 wins on the bounce for the first time this season. Against Burton, deeply rooted in a relegation scrap having lost 9 of 

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Despite Arsenal’s dire need of central midfield additions, the winter transfer window largely birthed rumours linking their talisman Alexis Sanchez with an Emirates Stadium exit. The rumours have, in turn, birthed reports suggesting they had already lined up replacements.   Heavily-linked Fresh reports from Telegraph Sports revealed on Friday night that Marco Reus would top 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Manchester United completed a world-record transfer in the summer of 2016 when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus – thoughts quickly turned to who the next big signing would be at Old Trafford. One name that has continued to be linked is Pogba’s fellow countryman and good friend, Antoine 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Saturday the 21st of January started quite well for United fans worldwide, as rivals Liverpool suffered a shock defeat against Swansea at Anfield. With the late kick-off being Manchester City vs Tottenham, teams were guaranteed to drop more points – a victory at the bet365 stadium in Stoke would 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. From lying bottom of League One in the November of last season to gaining promotion via the playoffs at the end of it, Barnsley know how to do turnarounds. This season’s has been decent too, moving from 17th to 10th following a run of 5 wins from their last 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Amid all the speculation around Diego Costa and his future at the club, Chelsea produced a convincing performance away to Leicester last Saturday, which was exactly what the doctor ordered.   3-5-2 vs 3-4-3 In the second clash of the season between both Italian managers, Ranieri decided to 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. A point gained, or two points dropped? The answer lies somewhere in between for both Manchester United and Liverpool after the latest edition of the M62 derby at Old Trafford. While a win for either team would have been a real statement of intent to the rest of the 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  There are less and less players like Javier Mascherano in today’s modern game. Few who are prepared to play in different positions for club and country and fewer have ever made the transition look so seamless. Having moved to Barcelona on the back of impressing as a defensive midfielder, 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Brentford owner Matthew Benham has said he hates the term ‘Moneyball’ but there is no doubts that the methodology of using mathematics and detailed statistical analysis to identify players they believe to be undervalued is currently serving them well. Under the direction of Mark Warburton, the Bees earned promotion 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  It was a fitting way to start 2017 at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon as Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with his fourth Ballon D’Or trophy and Real Madrid trounced Granada by five goals to nil. Even though the Portuguese only scored one goal in the rout, there was no 

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Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Sitting fifth in the Premier League after match day 20, Arsenal’s chances of usurping clear favourites Chelsea to lift the Premier League title in over 13 years seems bleak, at least according to the slightly pessimistic Gooner demographic. However, should the results go their way between now and the 

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