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This sections hosts articles from the different competitions covered at Soccerlens – the Carling Cup, the FA Cup, the World Cup, Euros, the Champions League and the Europa League.

Also see: Football Transfers, Football Stats, Football Live Scores.

  1. Arsenal head to Old Trafford all Gunners blazing

    After surprisingly struggling in matches against Birmingham and Burnley, and unconvincingly-yet-convincingly beating Wigan, Manchester Utd ‘welcome’ Arsenal to Old Trafford for an early-season titan clash. All the Gunners are blazing in the Premier League so far, comfortably winning their opening games, scoring a staggering ten goals and conceding only two as they continue to shame their pre-season critics. That’s obviously ignoring the five goals that Arsene Wenger’s men put past Celtic en route to Champions League qualification.

    Four competitive games, a measly 3 goals against and an astonishing 15 goals in that oh-so-important ‘F’ column. So who’s the key man? Well, sadly for Sir Alex, it’s Arsene. Wenger has changed the Arsenal formation to a fluid 4-3-3 system, so Fergie can forget plans of wafting Van Persie’s socks under Vidic’s nostrils – everyone in an Emirates stamp is filling his boots…


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  2. The Obsession with Youth: The Myth of ‘Zimmerframe’ Chelsea

    A look at the claims that Chelsea FC have to many aging stars to compete for the title this season, using the same statistics used to condemn the team this article shows that with age comes experience.

    There is currently a stigma around players between the ages of 27 and 31 playing football at the highest level, these players are now to old and that a team full of such players is likely to struggle. As you may now have guessed I have decided to write address the lunacy regarding the use of age as a reason to discredit the current Chelsea team as contenders for the title this season.


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