27 08, 2018

Tactical opens from Emery is refreshing; Ozil situation is tiresome

By | 2018-08-27T10:29:04+00:00 August 27th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning gooner. It's one of those rarest of things in the UK today - bank holiday - which means a bit of s lie in and a morning spent in me PJs watching the Unai Emery press conference again, as well as some more fall out from the victory against West Ham. I don't really [...]

11 08, 2018

Unai nails another presser and the positivity and press at Arsenal is exciting

By | 2018-08-11T10:01:13+00:00 August 11th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

So, we have a press conference ahead of a proper game to digest, eh? Uni took to the press conference and spoke to the assembled hacks to talk about the game this weekend and once again, he sounded like his English is improving at each time and once again I was impressed with a guy [...]

1 06, 2018

Is it the Arsenal players that are the problem?

By | 2018-06-01T07:52:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative blog title today, I know, but it's something I've been thinking of for a while since the Emery appointment was announced. We've spent years being led to believe that it's Arsène's laissez-faire attitude to team structure, to specific and detailed instructions, that have been an issue for these players. We knew [...]

24 04, 2018

Arsenal’s new man should play the high press

By | 2018-04-24T08:16:36+00:00 April 24th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, soccer, Tactics|1 Comment

Last night I went on the Gooner Ramble and we talked Arsène and Arsenal and life after him, but on the Podcast I only briefly started talking about the type of manager I would like to see us get in. I've been asked that by quite a few people and when I give my response [...]

11 03, 2018

Watford at home: It’s about momentum, not points

By | 2018-03-11T09:15:49+00:00 March 11th, 2018|analysis, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's another match day for the Arsenal and as annoying as it is to be another Sunday game, the reason for it being this Sunday is certainly one that we can stomach, because it's due to the teams participation in the Europa League and the excellent performance that was Milan. In a way I'm kind [...]

24 02, 2018

Hoping Arsene is thinking three

By | 2018-02-24T09:44:04+00:00 February 24th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks, how you doing, on this cup final weekend? I have a little scratchy throat problem going on which, in prep for a final in which I intend to completely decimate my voice from songs from before I've even arrived at the ground tomorrow, isn't exactly a good sign. What isn't also a good [...]

12 02, 2018

Why are Arsenal so unprepared for games?

By | 2018-02-12T08:09:51+00:00 February 12th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning all. I have to say this question has been ringing around in my head all weekend and as I wake up this morning to start a working week it still lingers. Why is it that, despite the fact we have so much preparation and rest time, our team can still look so lethargic in [...]

11 02, 2018

Meek Arsenal surrender on derby day

By | 2018-02-11T08:38:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I wasn't confident of getting anything from the game yesterday before the match itself, but what I did have hope for was that stereotype that 'form goes out the window' and that any Derby for any team is a great leveller. Not Arsenal though. Not this Arsenal team. I'm still actually a little angry about [...]

8 02, 2018

My best Arsenal XI – any surprises?

By | 2018-02-08T08:01:54+00:00 February 8th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning all, hope you are grand and dandy and you have woken up to a Thursday in which great things can happen? Alternatively it could just be a regular run-of-the-mill Thursday in which you get to the end of your day and wonder what you have actually achieved. Life, eh? Arsène will do his press [...]

4 02, 2018

Arsenal’s rampant new attacking era? Everton match review

By | 2018-02-15T21:48:02+00:00 February 4th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's match from the first minute to the last. I generally hate evening kick offs on a Saturday because they pretty much ruin any chance of going out in the evening for me given travel home, etc, but if we played like that every week then i'd happily accept any time to [...]