24 05, 2016

‘Say nice things about Rosicky’ Week

By |May 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries|0 Comments

Has there ever been a more obvious potential 'Axis of Evil' than Jose Mourinho and Man United? A team who have had success for decades, who have also built up a cynical side and who's corporate juggernaut status and commercial emphasis, with the Jack the Ripper of modern day football?  So it seems that may [...]

23 05, 2016

Jack’s the right gamble Noble could never be

By |May 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, injuries, Internationals, Rant|18 Comments

With the domestic football season now winding down to its conclusion, we're left with just the scraps of international friendlies to spend our time talking about, which is never ideal.  On Saturday I went for a nine mile hike across Box Hill in Surrey and I spent a bit of time with a Chelski fan [...]

22 05, 2016

New signings, new kits, but same old punditry

By |May 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, History|0 Comments

So, Xhaka in an Arsenal kit, eh? Imagine if both clubs suddenly stumbled on an agreement and the deal broke through now? I think some people might just be finding some tall ledges to walk off. Every Arsenal Tweet for the last few days has been responded to by an Arsenal fan saying "Announce Xhaka FFS", [...]

21 05, 2016

Mapping out the perfect summer, starting with Xhaka and Mesut

By |May 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, premier league|0 Comments

So it seems the wheels are properly in motion for Granit Xhaka to be joining the club, after multiple outlets confirmed his impending arrival for a medical, with the most reliable David Ornstein going as far as to say it's on the verge of completion. This is good moves by the club and by Arsene. [...]

20 05, 2016

Be nice to get ‘access-all-areas’ on deals 

By |May 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Transfers|0 Comments

Thursday afternoon drinking seems like a good idea at the time, but when you wake up on the Friday to make the hour-long commute on public transportation, you realise that it's probably not the best idea in the world. Still, it is Friday, the weekend is upon us and although there is no Arsenal to [...]

19 05, 2016

History vs trophies vs money

By |May 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, History, premier league|1 Comment

Yesterday Scouse dreams ended when they came up against a very good Sevilla side who have come up with a formula for winning the Europa League, and quickly frankly, they're good at it. I have no major beef with Liverpool fans. I know a few southern Scouse wannabes though, most of whom are quite unbearable [...]

18 05, 2016

The madness of money; will Arsène/Arsenal be stuck in 2010?

By |May 18th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|4 Comments

Yesterday I saw a Sky Sports News tweet about the youngster Reece Oxford, who made his Premier League debut against us, looked very good but who hasn't featured regularly since the start of the season. The tweet alluded to a rejection from the kid of a new contract from West Ham, no doubt designed to [...]

17 05, 2016

Arsenal upsetting the narrative apple cart 

By |May 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

As the immediate euphoria of the hilarity of finishing about the Tiny Totts begand to die away yesterday afternoon whilst at work, I started to search out unread articles from journalists, surely backtracking on the inevitable 'North London Power Shift' rhetoric that had been gathering momentum in the last few weeks. I thought it might [...]

16 05, 2016

It ACTUALLY did happen again…

By |May 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

In this season of the bizarre and ridiculous, perhaps it was most fitting that on the final day an Arsenal team all had written off as quite poor, took one final step upwards in the league to leapfrog the Spuds by hammering Villa. In return, Newcastle decided to finally show up for their fans, giving [...]

15 05, 2016

Arsenal; Finish this off with a flurry against Villa

By |May 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are at last. It's the final game of the 2015/16 season and what started out as one in which I thought we really would win the league this year, petered out as it usually does for Arsenal after Christmas. Our inconsistency has cost us and our injury problems have crippled us, but [...]