15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By | 2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

13 02, 2019

Returning injuries give Emery food for Europa League thought

By | 2019-02-13T11:18:48+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|1 Comment

I guess one of the benefits of the new job I have is that because I often have to do early morning calls my commute into London is a little later than in my previous role. That's a benefit from a blog perspective because it means I'm writing today's instalment having just seen the team [...]

10 02, 2019

Awkward Arsenal still unconvincing despite needed win against Huddersfield

By | 2019-02-10T09:50:36+00:00 February 10th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Rule number one for any football fan is to win the match. In the late eighties and early nineties other teams mocked 'boring boring Arsenal' but we didn't care. We made defending an art form. When we went one nil up we were like an Italian side who were rarely broken at our peak. And [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By | 2019-02-09T08:46:47+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]

8 02, 2019

No more excuses on away form, and Unai knows it

By | 2019-02-08T11:58:27+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ello, ello, ello to you my fellow Arsenal-supporting friends. It's wet in London. Wet and windy and as I write today's nonsensical ramblings I'm struggling to use my thumbs properly on the phone to type. I blame Brexit. And palm oil. And plastics. And Richard Scudamore. We go into this weekend looking for some kind [...]

5 02, 2019

Top Four countdown starts now for Arsenal

By | 2019-02-05T07:50:41+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Chinese New Year if you're so inclined to celebrate it. Me personally, I'm half celebrating because my company is predominantly Asian based and so whilst I don't get the day off like many of them do, I have to say it's rather nice having a week where I can play catch up [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By | 2019-02-04T08:15:22+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

28 01, 2019

Why I suspect not everyone is sold on Perisic to Arsenal deal

By | 2019-01-29T14:23:46+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, finances, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We're reaching the home stretch of the transfer window (thankfully) and with only four days left this week to get deals done there will invariably be a bit of trolley dashing from a few clubs at the last minute. I really don't get it if I'm honest. If you know you need a player why [...]

25 01, 2019

Confidence from Chelski will be key, but what formation for Emery?

By | 2019-01-25T11:05:00+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day? On a Friday you say? At any other time I'd kinda like it. I work in a London, takes me about 15 minutes on the train to get to Highbury & Islington, so I can get a few jars in with the lads. Great fun. Except The Management booked us in for tickets [...]

24 01, 2019

Unai talks Hector, transfers and Monchi

By | 2019-01-24T06:55:17+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy all. One day closer to the weekend and for a change, a day even more closer towards The Arsenal playing, which is nice methinks. The manager did his press conference yesterday and spoke about the injury to Bellerin, he spoke about United and also on transfers. There's not much point in me going over [...]