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 [...]

13 04, 2016

Permutations. Damn those permutations

By |April 13th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I spent a bit of time on the blog talking about the fact that I'm not sure that there's much to play for this season. I speculated that we might see a little bit of experimentation as we have little to play for. But as Moneychester City glided past PSG to reach the Champions [...]

8 04, 2016

Can I ask Arsène a question?

By |April 8th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

I've had my issues with Arsène Wenger this season, but that doesn't still mean I don't support him as the manager of the team, and therefore don't want to hear some of his insight and tactical approach ahead of what is possibly the biggest game we've played against West Ham since I don't know when. [...]

7 04, 2016

A lot of ‘theory’ in the title run in

By |April 7th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

We're all now on countdown to arguably the biggest game of the season now, aren't we? I mean, it may not feel like it to you, but to me this upcoming match against West Ham is massive. It's massive because of what has transpired before it. In the grand scheme of things, the game against [...]

6 04, 2016

Elneny of Hydra

By |April 6th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I love the idea that when Mohammed Elneny conducted his interview on the official site yesterday, after being awarded the Arsenal Player of the Month award, he had a maniacal glint in his eyes as he said to the camera "this is only the beginning". The thought of somebody with somewhat comical hair styling could secretly [...]