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The Syracuse Gooners are officially recognized by Arsenal America as the Arsenal supporters group in Syracuse, NY. Founded in 2015, we welcome all Gooners and local soccer supporters with open arms to our home pub, J Ryan’s.
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Football is a team game where on-pitch partnerships and tactical instruction are of crucial importance. This point is even more evident in analyzing a team’s defense: a mistake in the defensive third resonates with the fanbase and is more likely to be seen in isolation,...

I’m generally a person who plays it safe. I’m the poster boy for the “risk-averse.” When it comes to football, I rely on what my eyes tell me and then use respected opinions and/or data analysis to reinforce what I see. This piece will go...

Fixating on negatives is generally the easy thing to do. Negative thoughts and feelings are more powerful than their positive counterparts and elicit stronger responses from others. I’m choosing to focus on the key positives from Arsenal’s 4-3 opening day win over Leicester City. League titles...

Let’s face it, unless you follow the logic of Jose Mourinho, the upcoming Community Shield against Chelsea is nothing but a glorified friendly. That being said, it will give us our first true taste of a viable squad as this is a valuable tune-up for...

Another day, another Arsenal transfer rumor. You know we’re at the heart of “silly season” when the narrative drastically changes daily in regards to potential incomings and outgoings. A few days ago the speculation revolved around a Matic-for-Ox swap deal. Immediately many, myself included, rejected this...

If Arsene Wenger were to make a list of what he loved most, the first would be “Arsenal Football Club” and “French Footballers” would be a close second. Few can doubt Wenger’s affinity and knowledge of players from this country, as he was born in...

Arsene Wenger is well known in the footballing world with his uncanny ability to spot talents and groom them. The list of players he has developed is lengthy and polished for a man with a 21 year tenure at a club. With each young signing,...

Granit Xhaka sits in his lavish home office at an executive desk. In his left hand is a glass of fine champagne and in his right is a computer mouse. He gazes anxiously at the widescreen monitor of his computer that currently displays the homepage...