As the Arsenal Turns: Arsenal’s goal keeper soap opera has 8 more months to run

I don't want to play with goal keepers!

No soap opera would be complete if there weren’t multiple story lines. Arsenal is no different. The main plot is and will be Fab’s role on the team: will he or won’t he? And of course how will other players react. Nasri made his feelings clear: I think he impregnated his shirt after he scored a penalty against the tiny Totts. Yes, you’re a Gunner, we got it. But the most recent subplot to unfold is yet another summer story come to pass: the goal keeper. Unfortunately, this story is more fodder for everything else. Anyway, go grab your notepad, because walking through this plot ain’t easy. Thanks Arsene (sarcasm).
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Arsene’s Problem Child: buying Eduardo is the key to the transfer season

Arsene is facing a big decision, one that might have a huge effect on Arsenal. A great conflict between his competing philosophies of developing youth and finding bargains. Although the fate of the free world doesn’t rest on his decision, Arsenal’s defense next year just might.  Continue reading

Arsene’s goalie trauma

Recent rumors had, emphasize had, us linked to the Russian keeper Akinfeev. Now rumors are rumors and transfers are never easy, but this looks to be true and Arsene’s failure to make the deal is troublesome. For all of Arsene’s genius, he seems utterly beguiled at this position. He lacks a vision for this position and it shows. Continue reading