17 07, 2016

Higuain, Koscielny and Chambers – everybody be cool

By |July 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, Defence, pre season|2 Comments

I'm not really a massive fan of the use of 'memes', I have to say. I mean, occasionally I've gone on to one of those 'meme generator' things to send someone an email, but I don't really do it on a regular basis. Perhaps it's because it takes me more than thirty seconds to source [...]

16 07, 2016

Arsenal need to take advantage of Mahrez situation

By |July 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season|0 Comments

With N'Golo ~Kante heading to Chelski, I tweeted yesterday that we should go for Mahrez, just to piss Vardy off. But actually, more than that, we should go for Mahrez because he's a good player. He's also supposedly ignoring advances from Leicester on a new deal. So I really hope we are taking a good [...]

2 07, 2016

Wales Rambo and Arsenal Rambo will never be the same thing

By |July 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Internationals, midfield, Tactics|5 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety, how about the Welsh team, eh? Blasting their way in to the semi-finals with an Aaron Ramsey-inspired performance, no less. I didn't watch all of the game, only sporadic intervals, but what I did see was a Belgium team that were struck by the same afflictions that plagued England and those Welshies [...]

7 05, 2016

Poor old Ox, as I think Arsene’s looking up top

By |May 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Let's start today's blog by extending a little bit of sympathy to The Ox, as Arsene surprisingly confirmed yesterday that he's had a knee injury and will now be out for between six to eight weeks. From an Arsenal perspective this impacts us little; he was, after all, injured for the latter part of this [...]

2 05, 2016

Shouting at Arsenal as you fall, or dignified silence when you plummet?

By |May 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league|4 Comments

Tonight history can be made if Chelski can beat or draw with the Spuds, which will mean the title is Leicester City's and in a season which has truly turned out to be one of the most disappointing under Arsene Wenger, it is somewhat fitting that we have to find ourselves cheering on the evil [...]

30 04, 2016

Let’s re-instate mobility to the forward three against Norwich

By |April 30th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

At present I find myself typing today's blog from a hotel room in Dubai. It means I won't get to the game today, but I will be watching it from a Sports Bar round the corner. Why is any of this significant? Well, I've been to Dubai before just once, in May 2012. I missed [...]

29 04, 2016

A new midfield style to be forged in final three games?

By |April 29th, 2016|Arsenal, injuries, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsene gave an update on the players available at the weekend and wouldn't you know it, for the first time since the end of last season, everyone suddenly seems fully fit. Isn't that just the most Arsenal news of all time? Three matches before the end of the season, when everything is done and [...]

27 04, 2016

Can Arsenal fans affect change?

By |April 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

I gave some musings on Twitter yesterday about the respective fan groups who have called on everybody to unite under the 'Time for Change' header, so I thought i'd elaborate a little on some thoughts, as there's very little else to talk about at the moment. That's what's fundamentally fueling this initiative, isn't it? The [...]

23 04, 2016

Ozil’s snub is expected; but take it with a pinch of salt

By |April 23rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hello Saturday, my old friend, how are you feeling? Happy St  George's Day to you, although you wouldn't really know it, what with nobody in England making a massive fuss over it. Or at least making it a national holiday. Hopefully well enough for you to grant me a relatively uneventful journey up to the [...]

22 04, 2016

Routine home win brings about ‘Elneny+1’ questions

By |April 22nd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

That performance yesterday was what the Palace game was supposed to look like on Sunday, wasn't it? As the twighlight draws upon another season and Arsenal games begin to run out with little to play for, the team dispatches a mid-table side without any real song and dance, to which we finally get to draw [...]