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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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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...

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...