A collector’s item and perhaps the foreshadowing of the English teams collapse in Europe, 2011 Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages. I’m sure that’s jogged a few memories and the more observant of football followers will remember that it was Basel that had sealed their fate, playing out a 2-1 win in front of their home fans at St Jakobs Park. It was the game that largely put Shaqiri on the map and earned him his move to Bayern Munich, he collected the plaudits and the headlines after the game and deservedly so.
The Garrison is our page for our sporadic columnists and feature pieces on the Gunners first team.
William Benn is an attractive and well-built Arsenal fanatic living within pie-throwing distance of the Emirates. Supporter 1995-2013. Football-ignoring idiot 1998-2005, so managed to dramatically escape enjoying the greatest moments of our recent history. Made it back just in time for the CL final, thank goodness. Still an optimist, if a touch more cynical as the years go by. Will, will be writing about Arsenal as only Will can. Did we mention attractive?
Brian Fettner, known on Twitter as @GunnerFaithful.
Martijn Stolze is an unwavering Gooner since 1998. All the staggering highs and shattering lows have taken a toll on his health.
Barnaby is a mere stripling in terms of life and footballing experience, but a lack of much resembling a social life has given him great insight into the world of football, from both a tactical and a fan's viewpoint. He's also fond of a nice soapbox, telling fans how best to get behind the team and respond to the mind-crushingly dull tide of transfer rumours that fill everyday Gooner life.
This boyhood Arsenal fan enjoys writing about the beautiful game and Arsenal in particular. Lewis writes match previews, statistical analyses and opinion pieces.
Queen of Suburbia
Christopher is a man so obsessed with football he started writing academic papers about it. Christopher has been an attendee of the Arsenal for 20 years and it's safe to say he has enjoyed several minutes of it. Writing for Goonersphere about the business of football, the law around it, and anything else that piques his interest.
Andy is an Arsenal fan who attends as many first team games as he can, as well as frequently going to youth games. He's a firm believer in Arsene Wenger, and despises people who have 'always loved watching Borussia Dortmund'! Achievements: Once nearly bought Marc Overmars' house...
The subject of Arsène Wenger's continued tenure at Arsenal is a hot one and everyone has an opinion. Whether you are Wenger In or Wenger Out you will have an opinion on replacing Wenger because, sooner rather than later, Arsenal's greatest ever manager will leave his position. At 66, it is safe to assume, Wenger will not be here for another cycle.
I understand that missed chances have been a frustrating part of this season but I struggle to understand some of the counter arguments and criticisms being made around the same. It is a pretty complex and interconnected series of arguments so I'm going to try and put them all together here
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- Arsenal's New Winning Spirit
- Oxstracised: Why Chamberlain Is On The Outside Looking In
- Where Does Wilshere Fit In The Arsenal XI?
- Terry Prescient About Cech's Arsenal Impact