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10 reasons why Arsenal will beat WBA & Starting XI

  1. Arsenal are on a 6 game winning run at home against WBA. This stretches back to September 2010
  2. That defeat in 2010 was the only time WBA had beaten Arsenal in North London since 1983
  3. Arsenal are on a 4 game unbeaten run
  4. Meanwhile WBA have not won in 4
  5. Arsenal are unbeaten at home since March 17th 2017
  6. Alexis Sanchez played 90 minutes on Wednesday, he is likely to start
  7. Mesut Ozil is also back in first team training
  8. This means Arsenal could put out their strongest XI for the first time this season
  9. Arsenal are 4/11 home favourites heading into their game against West Brom according to Sports Betting Dime
  10. Tony Pulis is a hat wearing mug

Predicted starting XI:


Koscileny Mustafi Monreal

Bellerin Xhaka Ramsey Kolasinac

Sanchez Ozil



Ignore FAKE Kieran Gibbs News

So there is a voice it’s doing the rounds of someone pretending to be Kieran Gibbs’s brother Jaydon, who gives intimate knowledge of what is going on at Arsenal and what happened with his “brother” in the FA Cup Final.
Ignore it. It is fake. 

1. He continually calls His “brother” GIBBS – Why would he not call him Kieran, or be a nickname. They are twins after all. 

2. Towards the end of the clip, he says “he called up Jaydon”. If it is Jaydon speaking, why doesn’t he say “he called up me” 

3. He states that Gibbs was sensationally dropped for the FA Cup Final and that he was supposed to play having started “the last 3 games of the FA Cup” – Gibbs didn’t play the semi final against City. Nor against Sutton in the 5th round. Or Preston in the 3rd round. He played just 2 of the 6 FA Cup games

So let’s not spread fake news. We have enough problems going on to bother listening to what some kid on his school holidays is making up for attention


Revealed: Who paid for the “Respect Wenger” banner?

Throughout the last week, Arsenal Twitter was awash with talk of a fundraising campaign to raise money to fly a plane demanding “Wenger Out” and “No New Contract”.

Late on Friday, rumours circulated that due to weather conditions, the plane might not be able to circulate The Hawthornes.

During the first half of yesterday’s dismal display, the sound of a small aircraft above the ground seemed to go on forever. Unable to see the plane, I turned to a pal and said “they must have paid for a lot of flight time”. It was only at half time that we were aware that there were two banners. One proclaiming that Wenger should go, the second one declaring that we need to trust and respect Wenger.

With the secrecy and surprise of the second banner, there was only one conclusion to be made, that a single individual, or very small group of individuals, had paid for the second plane.

Hiring planes is not cheap. The Wenger Out one required a very public crowd funding campaign. The Respect Wenger one had zero publicity. No fundraising campaign. Clearly the actions of of a small group who people who worked in the background, silently, to organise and pay for it.

The company who flew the planes confirmed that the second plane was ordered by a company in Hong Kong. Not a surprise that it had been paid for by a couple of rich foreign fans. But further digging has potentially shown something beyond a rich fan wanting to publicaly back Arsenal Wenger.

A little research by some Arsenal fans have a uncovered Hong Kong firm called Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd.

A little Wikipedia search on this company shows that Jardine Matheson Holdings are a conglomerate based in, you guessed it, Hong Kong. Closely associated with this company for over 100 years are the Keswick family. Sir Henry Keswick is the chairman. The MD is Ben Keswick, son of Sir Henry’s brother, Simon.

The CEO (or DMD) is Adam Keswick. He is the son of Sir Henry’s other brother, Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick known as “Chips”.

Now the pieces are falling into place. We have a banner paid for in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong company run by the son, brother and nephew of the Chairman of Arsenal. A man who has reportedly previously paid for an anti-Usmanov banner within the Emirates.

The second banner and “banner wars” bought a bit of a smile to my face on a dark, dark day. But the fact the second banner could have been bought and paid for by a company with connections to the ย Chairman of Arsenal Football Club leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.