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Firstly, there is an AA'er in hospital (RA), wishing you a speedy recovery.

Tonight is an oddity, we go into a tie as firm underdogs. Hardly a pundit gives us a dog's chance, and it would take a confirmed optimist to disagree with them; AM, on paper, are easily the best team in the competition.

Semi-Final beckons. Can we? Will we?

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4-1 up, it can't go wrong, can it? Given the results over the past two days anything can happen and with Mustafi in his current form we have to be concerned.

It may be unfair to spotlight one player in what has been an awful season for us at the back (43 PL goals conceded so far) but Mustafi's inconsistencies are hardly of benefit to the confidence of the others.

Arsenal: Two Goals For Danny Welbeck And Two Red Cards As Gunners Beat Spirited Southampton In Dramatic Emirates Clash (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal and Southampton played out a dramatic game at the Emirates on Sunday, with the hosts securing a 3-2 victory thanks to a late winner from Danny Welbeck.

With one eye on Thursday's quarter-final second-leg Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow, Arsene Wenger rested a number of star names, with Reiss Nelson getting a rare start.

Europa League: Aaron Ramsey Scores Wonder Goal As Arsenal Put Four Past CSKA Moscow At Emirates (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal have one foot in the semi-finals of the Europa League after a 4-1 win against CSKA Moscow at the Emirates on Thursday.

The Gunners produced a superb attacking display on the night, with Mesut Ozil outstanding throughout.

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It took only nine minutes for the hosts to make the breakthrough, with Ozil finding Hector Bellerin who picked out Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal agree new deal with long-term shirt sponsor Emirates

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Exciting Times: Arsenal Sign ‘Historic’ Sponsorship Deal With Emirates To Take Corporate Buddy-Up Into 18th Year

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Arsenal have got a couple of big deals over the line today, firstly announcing that the club have extended their sponsorship deal with Emirates.

The agreement will see the Gunners' kit stamped with the Fly Emirates marque until the end of the 2023/24 season, while their stadium will continue to carry the Emirates name until at least 2028.

Will the Gamble Pay Off?

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In the past 2 years we have seen 34 players leave AFC with just 5 coming in (according to Arseblog). Who could have imagined such a scenario?

Today we welcome both an incoming and outgoing player to The Emirates. Black Jedward is apparently ill but Mkhiki is due to start. This is exciting. Whom will he join in midfield?

Carabao Cup: Arsenal Reach Another Wembley Final After 2-1 Win Over Chelsea At Emirates (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal may have been dumped out of the FA Cup prematurely by Nottingham Forest, but the Gunners will still line out at Wembley this season after battling to victory over Chelsea at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

While the first leg at Stamford Bridge had been a disappointing affair which produced no goals, this return clash was far more open.

Arsenal: Hector Bellerin To The Rescue As Gunners Earn Late Point In Cracking Capital Clash With Chelsea (Photos & Video)

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A cracking last-gasp strike from Hector Bellerin secured a share of the points after Arsenal and Chelsea played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates.

In a game of many chances, Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois were outstanding throughout, with the two 'keepers making a number of crucial saves.

Lacazette to Score?

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Hopefully we will be playing against 11 and not 12 tonight. Another points-robbing refereeing decision could see me give up watching.

For a decade Chelsea have been a team studded with A-holes. Lampard, Terry, Costa, etc there were loads of them. Today only Luiz really approaches the awfulness of the past.

Arsenal: Roberto Firmino Secures Share Of Points For Liverpool After Six-Goal Thriller At Emirates (Video)

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Arsenal and Liverpool played out an incredible 3-3 draw at the Emirates on Friday, with Roberto Firmino ultimately securing a share of the points for the visitors.

Liverpool were the dominant side in the first half, and the Reds took the lead on 26 minutes, with Philippe Coutinho scoring via a rare header.

The Glamour Game

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Throughout my Goonerdom there have been two fixtures which thrill Spurs and United. There was a time when the arrival of Liverpool or City created a frisson but they are just not the same. United has always been the glamour tie of the season.

Why?

George Best, Duncan Edwards, Bryan Robson, Cantona, Charlton, Ronaldo the list is very long.

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil Turns It On With One Goal And Two Assists In 5-0 Drubbing Of Huddersfield (Photos & Video)

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A player who divides opinion arguably more than any other, Mesut Ozil has found himself in quite a fine run of form with Arsenal in recent weeks.

Looking sharper and hungrier this season, the languid German produced another fine creative display in the Gunners' 5-0 drubbing of new-boys Huddersfield at the Emirates on Wednesday night, scoring one and providing a couple of assists.

Home Run to Continue?

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Huddersfield Town F.C. was where Herbert Chapman won Div 1 twice before arriving at Arsenal. We owe them but the debt should be paid by allowing them a few minutes of parity before scoring a a hatful.

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A hatful is possible but unlikely because, as H'field showed against City, they are a very good, well-organised team.

5 things we learned from Saturday

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  1. I will start with this because IMO it is the most important. We had a proper 12th man. The fans were wonderfully raucous from before kick off until well after games end. It makes a massive difference to the players. Just imagine you were on the pitch (a dream, I know), which would inspire you, The Library or Saturday's passion?

North London Derby: Mustafi And Sanchez On Target As Effervescent Arsenal Enjoy First League Win Over Tottenham Since 2014 (Video)

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Arsenal enjoyed a thoroughly deserved north London derby win at a boisterous Emirates, with the Gunners registering their first league victory over Tottenham since 2014.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette all starting in attack for the hosts. However, it was centre-half, Shkodran Mustafi, back from injury, who would open the scoring on 36 minutes.

Home Run to Continue?

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Saturday. 3.00 p.m. kick-off. Home game. It feels wrong.

I have read and heard that Swansea are our bogey team but , didn't we beat them last season with just 10 men? Yes, I know we lost a couple at home and got beaten in Swansea in 2016, but we beat them 0-4 in Wales. Why not today?

Swansea's form is wretched at the moment, ours is variable but on an upswing swing (hopefully).

Proper Support Or Last Days Of Sodom And Gomorrah? Cologne Fans Give Arsenal The Mother Of All Culture Shocks As Europa League Kicks Off With A Bang (Photos & Video)

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Given some of the fevered outcry, you'd be forgiven that the Emirates was raised to ash on Thursday night, as hordes of swivel-eyed Cologne fans stormed the gates, breached the perimeter walls and ransacked absolutely everything Arsenal Football Club hold dear.

Despite an official ticket allocation of just 3,000, a reported 20,000 Cologne fans made the trip to London for the Europa League clash, such was the prestige of the occasion, especially for fans of a club more attuned to the sapping disenchantment of perpetual Bundesliga relegation.

Europa League: Cologne Striker Jhon Cordoba Lamps One In From 45 Yards To Open Scoring Against Arsenal (Video)

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With kick-off delayed for over an hour due to crowd congestion problems (who'd have guessed?), Arsenal took roughly nine minutes to fall behind against Cologne in their opening Europa League fixture.

The goal itself was a stonker, scored by under-fire striker Jhon Cordoba, who has so far failed to impress the Cologne fans since coming in as a direct replacement for goal machine Anthony Modeste, who left for the Chinese Super League over the summer.

Highway To UEL: Arsenal Narrowly Miss Out On Champions League Qualification Despite Ending Season With Victory

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Does that pun even work? Perhaps if you say it fast enough? Oh well, what's done is done.

Arsenal may well have signed off for the season with a 10-man victory over Everton, but alas it didn't prevent Arsene Wenger's side fromfalling narrowly short of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Arsenal: Examining The Utter Madness Of The Militant ‘Wenger Out’ Campaign Phenomenon

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With protest placards popping up in environs as unlikely as New Zealand, Minnesota and Wrestlemania in recent weeks, it would appear that the 'Arsene Wenger Out' campaign is now a truly global undertaking.

While it's unclear how much of the international dissentis simply meme-based mirth, the polemic being fanned in and around the Emirates has now actually devolved into outbreaks of physical violencebetween warring clans on either side of the crevasse.

‘We Always Do It’ – Lincoln City Cleaned Dressing Room From Top To Bottom After Arsenal FA Cup Defeat

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"Right, I'll do the high dusting Waterfall, you fetch the mop...."

Lincoln City earned themselves a lot of admirers for the way in which they held their own against Arsenal in the FA Cup, especially in the early knockings of the quarter-final match.

Sadly, the Imps' tremendouscup run came to an end with a 5-0 defeat at the Emirates, but the National League side still found time to clean up after themselves after the final whistle.

Arsenal Fan TV: Regular Contributor Troopz Left Utterly Broken And Unable To Go On After Bayern Munich Defeat (Video)

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As was foretold in the prophecy,Arsenal somehow managed to go double and quits against Bayern Munich last night, slumping to a 10-2 aggregate defeat.

In the bloody aftermath of the Emirates hecatomb, football fans of all allegiancesshared their thoughts and feelings, each processing the bewildering result as best they could.

Champions League Snapshot: Miffed Arsenal Fans Stage Anti-Wenger Protest Outside Stadium (Photos)

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Miffed Arsenal fans continued to voice their discontent by staging a limited protest outside the Emirates ahead of tonight's Champions League last-16 second legger against Bayern Munich.

Banners were on show with slogans such as "No new contract," "Au revoir Arsene" and other such malcontented tosh.

Football Songs: Arsenal Fan ‘Uncle Ed’ Rallies Against Arsene Wenger In Grime Form (Video)

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With the anti-Arsene Wenger sentiment coming to the boil again at Arsenal, one erudite fan has produced a grime track that encapsulates the grating frustration of having to watch the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil play football every week.

That man is Uncle Ed, who released'Wenger Out' in the aftermath of the home defeat against Watford last week.

Arsenal vs WBA: Player Ratings

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This is what I think.

Cech: if you keep a clean sheet you must have done something right. Commanding, confident and his usual array of hoofing the ball upfield. 7

Bellerin: the curious thing about Hector is none of us know how good he is going to end up being; his upward curve of improvement continues at the same angle as China's global trade output.

Giroud to Start.

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This may be the most interesting and glamorous game so far this season, with both teams guaranteed entry to the next round attacking football is assured.

PSG are a fantastic team; full of wonderful top quality players, Parisian (which is a very good thing), a huge following, a fine stadium, playing attacking, intricate, intelligent football.

Arsenal: Puma Furnish Santi Cazorla With Special ‘Derby Fever’ Boots For North London Ding-Dong (Photos)

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With the big game crowning on the horizon, Puma have furnished Santi Cazorla with his very own personal pair of 'Derby Fever' custom boots to wear in the upcoming North London blow-out between Arsenal and Tottenham.

As per Puma's blurb, the themed boots are part of a range that "celebrate the epic meetings between local football foes".

‘It’s Not As Easy As It Looks’ – Arsene Wenger Reveals What He Plans To Tell God On Judgement Day

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With Arsene Wenger turning 67 on the day of Arsenal's game against Middlesbrough, the wizenedold sagehas been meditating on the nature of age, mortality and the indefatigable march of time.

Speaking to the press ahead of the match, Wenger was asked how he felt about being the Premier League's oldest manager.

Can Arsene Wenger PROVE his latest wild claims?

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OK Arsene, "The banks insisted that you stay for 5 years to secure funding for the Stadium?" by KD So prove it. OK, on the BBC website, Wenger has come out with what has surely got to be one of the most ludicrous statements the man has ever made: "When we built the stadium the [...]

Wenger pleads loyalty but Arsenal can’t live in the past

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A lot of Arsenal fans have started to look at the huge salary that Arsenal play to Arsene Wenger every year as one of the biggest, if not the main, reason for the Frenchman's stubborn refusal to accept that things are not working and that we need a change at the top. I am certainly [...]

A lifelong Arsenal season-ticket holder’s journey to disillusionment

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My Arsenal life The Good, the Bad and the Vainglorious by Geoff Wood The following is a potted history of my Arsenal supporting journey to date, and an honest summary of our current manager and what we are spoon fed. I first began supporting Arsenal when I was 6, why? Simply because I liked [...]

Have Arsenal fans started protest – or just don’t care any more?

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Have Arsenal fans given up? by DN Arsenal's hopes of even making the Top Three are now going down the plug-hole at an alarming rate. Two local derby draws have destroyed our chances of catching Leicester (or Tottenham by the looks of things) and we now have to fight Man City for the automatic Champions [.

Is Wenger right to call out moaning Arsenal fans?

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It sounds to me as if Arsene Wenger is not just complaining about the way that Arsenal fans have been behaving of late, he is actually suggesting that the home crowd at the Emirates and the negative atmosphere they produced was a big factor in the Gunners being knocked out of the FA cup by [...]

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Will Arsenal home form kill Premier League title challenge?

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Arsenal need to get a lot of things right if we are to have any hope of lifting the Premier League trophy in May, as well as needing the teams facing the two clubs above us in the table doing us a favour by taking points off Leicester and Tottenham. One former Gunner who knows [...]

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Expect lots of goals when Arsenal face Burnley

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We all know the Gunners are on a bad run of form in the Premier League, having gone three games without a win, but do not be fooled by this run as they have actually played very well against traditionally difficult opponents, and they will now be all set to get back to winning ways [...]

Yes Wenger can be annoying but he has done great things for Arsenal

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Let's Stop Kicking Arsene Wenger by CS I'm not an AKB or AOB Cheerleader, and I believe all genuine Arsenal fans want the best for the Club. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and everyone's right to hold an opinion should be respected by everyone else, even if you disagree with it. Let's stop attacking [.

On This Day In 2007: Nicklas Bendtner Sets New Premier League Record By Scoring Against Tottenham With His First Touch

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With 16 minutes to go in yet another fiercely-contested North London Derby at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger sent on striker Nicklas Bendtner for midfielder Emmanuel Eboue. Just 1.8 seconds after taking his place on the pitch, the lumbering Danescored to seal the win for the home side.

All the goals had come in the second half.

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Brickstand: 18 Fabulous Football Stadiums Recreated Entirely In Lego (Photos)

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A couple of years ago, a couple of intrepid chaps decided to make it their mission to recreate all 92 English and Scottish league football grounds using nothing but Lego.

As such, Brickstand was born.

Skip forward to present day and the fellows have now knocked out a cavalcadeof different stadiums old and new, and all of them are utterly fabulous!

Derby County v Man United: FA Cup Preview.

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Will the FA Cup provide a welcome relief for Louis van Gaal or will it add to his woes? Both Man United and Derby County will set their sights on the diversion of the FA Cup 4th round from their...

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