Leutrim Rexhaj

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Born and raised New Yorker with a passion for the beautiful game and writing about it. In love with the Arsenal, for better or worse. "And then I saw Highbury for the first time … wow! This was football!"
What do the following have in common: Paul Scholes Clarence Seedorf Bastian Schweinsteiger They're all World Cup winners? No, there's an Englishman and Dutchman in there! They're all midfielders? Sure, but be a bit more specific. Give up yet? Each one was a world-class...
After a difficult week in which Arsenal's French contingent were mentally assaulted by the atrocities committed in Paris, fans were looking forward to a conceivably easy road victory over West Bromwich Albion. And while the day started off well with...
Magnificent. Brilliant. Magical. Genius. The closest thing we have to Zinedine Zidane. The best No. 10 in the world. These are just some of the words and phrases used to describe the incomparable Mesut Ozil. Since his £42.5m move from Real Madrid, Ozil has dazzled Arsenal...
Thanks to a smart Olivier Giroud header, a #throwback bit of goalkeeping from Lukasz Fabianski and a pinpoint finish from Joel 'Get out while you can' Campbell, Arsenal left Wales with three points in the bag. And while it was...
Did you watch the game against Manchester United? It was basically the opposite, as Arsenal and Watford played out a fun, but mostly uneventful first-half, followed by a second-half in which the Gunners blew the Hornets away. Goals from Alexis Sanchez,...
Go to the middle of North London and ask a thousand random strangers who Arsenal's best player is. Most will say Alexis Sanchez, a good two-hundred or so will say Mesut Özil and there will be the random lad who will...
As they prepare to host the European Championship next Summer, France continued their winning ways with a simple 4-0 victory over Armenia. Didier Deschamps has the French playing with real verve in attack and steel in defense, but has yet...
Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Olympiacos marked a low-point in an indifferent start to the season for the Gunners. Having already been upset by Dinamo Zagreb on Matchday 1, it became necessary to avoid defeat on Matchday 2. Arsene Wenger took the...
Five goals scored, five conceded and only ten points from the opening six games of the season, it goes without saying that fans were uneasy about Arsenal's early-season form in front of goal. The goalscoring nadir reached an all-time banterous...
Boy, time sure does fly, huh? Did you know that Kieran Gibbs is turning 26 this week? 26! It seems like yesterday when Arsenal fans were still touting him as an up-and-coming talent, with his devilish pace and positive attitude...
Tell me if this sounds familiar: Arsenal play at home to a side with a relatively unheralded keeper, go on to create an absurd number of chances, said keeper has the game of his life, and Arsenal end up going...
With the transfer window officially shut and the interlull of non-club football officially upon us, we finally have some time to truly drink-in the impact of what transpired this summer. Much digital ink has already been spilled ruminating on the...
Being an Arsenal fan is a charmed existence, isn't it? One minute your club's in the midst of an injury crisis, a managerial crisis, a transfer market crisis, a crisis of confidence, a crisis of high ticket prices and a...
The season is young, the weather is still warm and the transfer window hangs like a stormy cloud over most clubs' affairs, but Arsenal are about to face their first big challenge of the season when they entertain Liverpool...
"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The irony of the squad being almost completely healthy for once, but turning to an unfit...
Football fandom is a peculiar phenomenon. To an outsider, the idea of choosing a club and supporting it through thick and thin is a strange one. When Arsenal were regularly suffering acrimonious defeat after disheartening defeat, I would retreat to my...
by Leutrim Rexhaj August 8th is right there, people. The start of the Premier League season has many a fan salivating after what feels like an eternity without proper club football, but the wait is nearly over. Unfortunately, we are still...