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Goonersphere's match review page covering all first team matches. Reviews include scores, injury updates, match stats, and player ratings.

Sam Stubbs-Benbow, known on Twitter as @sambangsdrums, is a student in Sound for television and is a keen musician. He has been following the Arsenal all his life and more widely, is a football nut, keen on anything to do with the beautiful game. You will find him at most home games and a few away ones and will be providing match reviews for Arsenal first team games this season. 

Match Review: Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 - Premier League 1.9.13

It was a day of two halves for me. I genuinely hate the crippling nerves and nausea leading up to a derby. For many reasons, this has to be up there with the most nervous I've felt when we've faced the Spuds. They arrived at the Emirates with a host of shiny new players, two wins under their belts and what seemed like a fair amount of confidence. They've bought well, strengthened in a lot of areas and are now in a position where they have quality to come off the bench. I'm a nervous guy by nature and the thought of losing to this new look Sp*rs team made me feel a bit sick. But, looking at the two lineups, I also felt that our team was as good, if not better than theirs and I think this was proven as the match progressed. In the end, we fought like hell and can bathe in the sweet glow of victory over the enemy once again.

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Match Review: Fulham 1 Arsenal 3 - Premier League 24.8.13

After a vital win in midweek, it was time for our first premier league away game. A large proportion of the traveling Gooners made their way to the game via the annual 'Boat trip to Fulham' and, despite the rain, seemed to have a magnificent time. It's a fantastic little tradition that seems to be forming and is another reason why I believe that we have some of, if not THE best away support in league. Fulham is not renowned for its noisy, boisterous support but, as usual, our away fans drowned them out.

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Match Review: Fenerbahçe vs Arsenal 21.8.13 - Champions League Qualifier

It was a game that we were all rightly worried about. Everything got very doomy and defeats like the one at the weekend always make the next opponent seem a little more frightening. When it's a trip to one of the more hostile footballing countries in Europe, it is unsurprising that there was more than a little trepidation surrounding this fixture. However, it was successfully negotiated and it'll be a massive relief to to everyone involved with the club. You really have to give credit to the players for winning in such a commanding fashion. The press leading up to this game was unrelentingly negative, there were questions over the manager's ability and a lot of fan unrest, so to perform as well as they did is testament to the quality of players we do have.

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