2 12, 2018

Derby Day – Emery needs a Big Six ‘W’

By | 2018-12-02T11:25:01+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Like I said yesterday in the blog, I hate these North London Derby Days, because they just bring out the worst nerves possible before a game. As Lee Dixon once famously recounted about when he played his first one having signed from Stoke and Toby Adams had him up against a wall, "we just can't [...]

1 12, 2018

I rarely enjoy the North London Derby

By | 2018-12-01T08:37:29+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

Here we are folks. Weekend is here and we're on countdown to the North London Derby against that 'orrible lot down the road. The good news is that our first team should be well rested and up for this game, having not travelled to Kiev on Thursday. Hopefully they're up for it because I think [...]

30 11, 2018

Kids show the Arsenal future is bright

By | 2018-11-30T07:17:55+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy campers! I'm feeling Friday fine and dandy I have to say, with a big part of that being the contribution of the young players, who stepped up last night and put in a composed and controlled performance away to FC Vorskla. There will be those that will say that the level of opposition were [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

28 11, 2018

Özil away – for or against?

By | 2018-11-28T06:54:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

A wet and sodden England today makes for a happy Christopher not. It's an early start, dark, I'm wet all over and we have to wait another 36 odd hours until The Arsenal are on again. Still, at least we get a bit of midweek football so I probably shouldn't grumble too much. And there's [...]

27 11, 2018

Koscielny gives Emery tactical options

By | 2018-11-27T07:31:33+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The best news of yesterday has to be the return of Koscielny to the football pitch after he played for the Under-23s last night as they played Derby. It was a hammering for the team but the fact he's (unless we're told differently) come out of the game unscathed will be a big boost for [...]

26 11, 2018

Tactical change the difference against Bournemouth

By | 2018-11-26T07:43:29+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A happy Monday to be had by all us Gooners today, after getting that draw monkey off our backs and getting back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win away to Bournemouth. I'd said before the game I thought it would be a really tough one and I wasn't wrong; Bournemouth under Eddie [...]

25 11, 2018

Stop Bournemouth’s pace and through balls with our press

By | 2018-11-25T10:40:00+00:00 November 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This game today is a difficult one to call you know. Ten years ago a team that goes up against Arsenal to 'play football' used to be an absolute dream for us, because we'd soon put them to the sword. But ever since Swansea and Michu all those years ago, teams have been able to [...]

24 11, 2018

Kos has a lot to offer as Emery talks up young rotation

By | 2018-11-24T09:00:51+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday friends. How are we all doing? Feeling happy that it's the weekend? Or troubled that we have to wait one more day to get the real football back in the shape of The Arsenal? At least we had a press conference with ol' Unai giving us an update on where he thinks we're [...]

24 11, 2018

Kos has a lot to offer as Emery talks up young rotation

By | 2018-11-24T12:23:34+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday friends. How are we all doing? Feeling happy that it's the weekend? Or troubled that we have to wait one more day to get the real football back in the shape of The Arsenal? At least we had a press conference with ol' Unai giving us an update on where he thinks we're [...]