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Contemplating the New Look Arsenal

during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Fans were treated to their first glimpse of the new look Arsenal on Sunday as they lost out to defending champions Manchester City. A loss is never a good thing, but since it is the first match of a new season and a new era, losing to arguably the best team in the world can be taken in stride. The sample size may be small, but we did learn a few things about Unai Emery, his players...

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah Joins Fulham on Season-Long Loan

MIAMI, FL – JULY 31: Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United during the International Champions Cup 2018 fixture between Manchester United v Real Madrid at Hard Rock Stadium on July 31, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images) Fulham continue their summer spending spree with a Manchester United youngster. Timothy Fosu-Mensah will join the Londoners on loan for the season. Newly-promoted Fulham have really taken advantage of the transfer window. In addition to Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the Cottagers brought in Jean-Michel Serri, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Alfie Mawson on permanent deals. As far as loans go, Fulham also signed Andre...

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Grading Arsenal’s Transfer Business

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 31, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) The Premier League transfer window is officially closed, meaning Arsenal’s transfer business is more or less finished. While they may sell players until the end of August to clubs around the rest of Europe, there will be no new acquisitions at the Emirates. So, this is as good a time as any to grade the summer’s business. Unai Emery For the first time since 1996, the...

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Mustafi and Sokratis: Can They Find Success?

DUBLIN, IRELAND – AUGUST 01: Sokratis of Arsenal before the Pre-season friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea on August 1, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) Arsenal’s presumed centre-back pairing for this season is the duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. While the Gunners have depth at the back, these two have the most experience, making them the most likely to anchor the defence. However, both are coming off of relatively poor seasons. This begs the question, what can fans expect of them this coming campaign? Even casual fans know that under Arsène...

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2018/19 Brighton & Hove Albion Season Preview

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion applauds the travellings fans after the Premier League match between Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor on April 28, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) Before the last Premier League season, many considered Brighton favourites for the drop. However, the Seagulls proved their doubters wrong by maintaining a fairly safe distance from the relegation zone throughout the entire campaign. Can Chris Hughton’s men do it again? Here is your 2018/2019 Brighton & Hove Albion Season Preview. Last Time Out Brighton finished...

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