11 12, 2018

A patched up Arsenal must ‘get by’

By | 2018-12-11T07:34:58+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Howdy all, hope you are well on this Tuesday. A Tuesday in which hopefully Barcelona knock out the Totts and so we really can have a chuckle at the advertising they did about Champions League football. But anyway, that's them and they're not worthy of much airtime. Today in minded of the words that Bernd [...]

7 12, 2018

We need Özil back tomorrow

By | 2018-12-07T10:08:02+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

As is the time of year, there's no room for any kind of major introspection of the last couple of games for the team, with a home match against Huddersfield on the horizon and having spoken to Nigel Winterburn on the show last night I found it interesting to hear him talk about physical fatigue [...]

5 12, 2018

Someday the curse of Old Trafford must be lifted for Arsenal

By | 2018-12-05T07:30:21+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Midweek match day against United at Old Trafford today. It's hardly a happy stomping ground for us, having won once there since we won the league in 2002. That's sixteen years and only the odd point to come back down south with. It's by far the worst record of any away ground we have in [...]

4 12, 2018

Feel good factor back at Arsenal – earlier than I thought

By | 2018-12-04T11:50:11+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Later one from me today on account with a plethora of work-related calls starting from 7am, but the burning need to splurge Arsenal-related thinking's on to my usual daily vehicle remains as strong as ever. So as I head in to the office this mid morning, I'm still somewhat basking in the glow of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]