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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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As I began my research on Atletico Madrid, one ideal became evident: the club is Arsenal’s polar opposite. The juxtaposition of these sides is clear and should make for an incredible 2-legged tie. Under Simeone, Atletico embody an identity based on organization, discipline, and graft...

I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise really. Even from an early age, my eyes were focused on midfield flair and technicality. The ability to dictate a game without scoring fascinated me. Very much a product of the “Fifa Generation,” the likes of Nedved,...

Change is permeating throughout the entirety of Arsenal Football Club. Never before have we seen such deviations from the norm at any time in the Wenger Era. Pivotal backroom staff acquisitions (Mislintat, Sanllehi, Burgess, Fahmy, etc.), new coaches/academy personnel (Lehman, Bibbo, Mertesacker, Herron), significant player...

Think back to the Invincibles Era and try to remember the brilliant moments that have come to encapsulate it. I’m guessing most had some modicum of direct, forward-thinking play that progressed us rapidly into the next phase of attack: how I define Transitional Play. It seems...

Like oil and water, some substances simply do not mix. I feel this was true to an extent in regards to Ozil and Alexis’ respective playing styles over the last 3 ½ seasons. Ozil’s game predicated on team interplay and interconnectedness while Alexis’ game was...

To me it’s the little nuances of his game: the way he lets the ball run across his body, the weight of his passes when releasing wide options, the close control and burst he displays when dribbling passed an opponent. If you had to pick...

The similarities are plentiful between Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka: Both were brought in during the 2016 summer transfer window with high price tags. Both play in key central areas that constitute the spine of the team. And both have excellent vision on the pitch...