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The Garrison

The Garrison is our page for our sporadic columnists and feature pieces on the Gunners first team.

Contributors include:

Will Benn

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

Brian Fettner, known on Twitter as @GunnerFaithful.

Martijn Stolze

Martijn Stolze is an unwavering Gooner since 1998. All the staggering highs and shattering lows have taken a toll on his health.

Barnaby Merrill

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.

Lewis Rowland

This boyhood Arsenal fan enjoys writing about the beautiful game and Arsenal in particular. Lewis writes match previews, statistical analyses and opinion pieces.

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Christopher Flanagan

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 Stern

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...

Wenger Isn't Good Enough

Wenger isn't good enough; to lead us to the title, to sign world class players, to dance professionally, to replenish dwindling world fish supplies, to bring peace to the Middle East, to make cold fusion work.

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Van Persie Must Regret Ditching Arsenal

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Fenerbahce are a good team in a reasonable league but it's not disrespectful to suggest it's a bit of a step down from the Premier League, especially the top four teams. This is destination for Robin van Persie who finds himself no longer wanted at the club he forsook Arsenal for.

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Koscielny Isn't For Sale, Madrid - But Should He Be?


Real Madrid are showing an interest in Laurent Koscielny as they are concerned about the long term future of Sergio Ramos who is a target for Manchester United.

Selling a player of Koscielny's ability to Real Madrid is utter lunacy, especially when you factor in how much it would weaken you in terms relative to the strength of your opponents and how it could facilitate monumental strengthening of a rival by freeing up their top defensive target.

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