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Arsenal link roundup for Thursday, May 20

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After all of the hubbub earlier this week, it's time to settle things down a bit with a link roundup, "settle" and "down" being relative terms.  So, without further ado:

  • Kyle Bartley, one of the young candidates for a squad position at central defense, talks about his loan spell at Sheffield United.
  • A Cultured Left Foot talks about the importance of Robin van Persie to Arsenal's hopes.
  • All things Cesc Fábregas:
    • Arseblog sensibly points out the many obstacles to his leaving.
    • Paul Hayward in the Guardian "speculates" about what Arsène Wenger must do to keep the midfielder around--he even uses the term "gladiators"!
    • The Telegraph has gone absolutely crazy, more or less losing their minds over Cesc.  They even have a career retrospective in pictures, as if he's dead/already gone.
  • Untold Arsenal examines the roots of the doomy feelings amongst large sections of Arsenal supporters.
  • Rory Smith of the Telegraph writes an interesting, if debatable, article about the evolution of "typical Arsenal" style since the late 80s.
  • And, finally, Super Bob.