28 07, 2016

Two for one with Xhaka

By |July 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Ownership and the board, pre season|0 Comments

I like Thursday's. Not as much as Friday's, but Thursday's still have faint whiff of the weekend about them and as far as I'm concerned, that's a-ok with me. Usually you start to get stories coming out of Arsenal on a Thursday too, even in the pre-season summer lull, stuff always feels like it's about [...]

27 07, 2016

Arsenal: a world class striker away from a dynasty era at the Emirates Stadium?

By |July 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC|1 Comment

In recent years, it has been a case of ‘what if’ for Arsenal in the hunt for the Premier League title. Arsene Wenger’s incompetence and failure to act in the transfer market has hindered our chances of winning a first league title since 2004 but supporters won’t stand for failure any more. The Gunners have [...]

27 07, 2016

I call foul on Chambers’ future & Lacazette

By |July 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, injuries, pre season|4 Comments

Yesterday's pre-US game presser by Arsène had the expected confirmation that Big Per will be out for 'months', in which the manager also confirmed that more experience would need to be brought in. I'm sure there are those out there that feel like this is a fantastic thing, because it means we might go out [...]

26 07, 2016

Forget Riyad Mahrez, Arsenal should pursue James Rodriguez

By |July 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Could Arsenal get James Rodriguez? Well, a deal is certainly looking plausible if Arsene Wenger matches Real Madrid’s valuation for the Colombia star. James struggled to hold down a regular spot in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up last season and reports suggest that the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner may be set for a move [...]

26 07, 2016

Per’s despair opens the door for Calum

By |July 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, injuries, pre season|1 Comment

Well it wouldn't be a pre season with Arsenal if there wasn't already some sort of rumoured injury crisis, would it?  Yesterday the news emerged that Mertesacker may - or may not - be out for five months after the injury he sustained against Lens last week (which ruled him out of the US tour), [...]

25 07, 2016

Long queues in the ‘keeper line for Macey; no chance for Akpom

By |July 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, pre season|0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, as The Management walked in to the lounge to settle down to watch a bit of TV, she said to me: "Oh dear. Is it that bad that you have to watch the MLS? Are you getting withdrawal symptoms so uncomfortable that you need to see New York Red Bulls take on New [...]

24 07, 2016

Mahrez/Lacazette – One or the other I think, with the likelihood that Walcott gets a chance up top

By |July 24th, 2016|Arsenal Transfers, Attack, pre season, Transfers|2 Comments

Happy Sunday to you and yours. After a glorious day of sun yesterday, in which I even managed a spot of practice fly fishing in the back garden of the in laws, today is looking decidedly greyer, sadly. Still, that appears to be inverse in comparison to the Arsenal universe, as everyone seems to be [...]

23 07, 2016

Black marks and green ticks, signings and rumours

By |July 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

So, lots to talk about this Saturday, eh? How about with the fact that Arsenal had their first pre-season friendly of the summer yesterday evening, with a game in France against RC Lens. Unfortunately I was on babysitting duties, so didn't get the chance to watch the game in full, but i've read a match [...]

22 07, 2016

Judgement in May/September – The ever cyclical nature of Arsenal

By |July 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|2 Comments

Hello there friend. I hope you can bear with me today, lest I become ever-so-slightly ranty. I hope not to be too ranty though. Last night I read an article from the always erudite Adrian Clarke, who talked about how some people are getting a little bit knicker-twisty in relation to the activity that has [...]

21 07, 2016

Crazy times, crazy fees, crazy surprises from Wenger? 

By |July 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Transfers|4 Comments

These are strange and dangerous times, people, strange and dangerous times. In the wider world outside football there is much conflict, with countries declaring states of emergency, as well as the bigots using 'Brexit' as a means to peddle their own racist views with what seems like impunity. Plus, Sam Allardyce is about to be [...]