1 12, 2015

A timely Alexis breather? How about a flexible transfer window just for Arsenal?

By |December 1st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

Time is a good healer. I feel less peturbed about the lacklustre performance on Sunday now than I did yesterday. I’m still – nor do I ever will be – at the stage where I’m spinning this in to a more positive outlook like Arsène did when he said “at least we didn’t lose”, but […]

30 11, 2015

Injuries, ‘easy runs’ and defences – the problems keep coming at Arsenal

By |November 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Rant|1 Comment

On the face of it, if you consider that we are still just two points from the top of the league, life appears to be not that bad for us. But that is if you ignore some of the clear issues that appear to exist at the club right now. A 1-1 draw against Norwich […]

27 11, 2015

A title race for all and an Alexis made from stronger stuff

By |November 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good old Arsène and his early press conferences. It gives me something to talk about on a Friday, you see, so I’m always happy when it happens. Of course, Saturday may still be a quiet day, but that’s none of my concern first thing on a Friday morning, I can tell thee!

Concerns. Do we have […]

24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

22 11, 2015

Title talk is fanciful as injuries take toll against the Baggies

By |November 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Where to even begin with the shower of the proverbial that we witnessed from Arsenal yesterday, eh? I mean seriously, I have no idea where to even start. Nothing went right. We played terribly. Then, even with most of the 90 minutes of tripe we had to sit through, we still get handed a lifeline […]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today’s game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales.

I’m not saying that I think we’ll win today (there, […]

20 11, 2015

Last chance saloon for Campbell and I rule myself out for Arsène

By |November 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

Thank R.Kelly it’s Friday. I’m certainly ready for the weekend I can tell you. A bit of booze, lie-ins and more importantly, The Arsenal.

I suspect Arsène and his charges will be making their way up to some West Midlands based hotel today at some stage, because he got his presser out of the way early […]

17 11, 2015

Filling the blanks on the Arsenal flanks

By |November 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

With the friendly game to take place at Wembley tonight most probably being the centre of attention for most of the world and its media, it is perhaps inevitable that from an Arsenal perspective there is some involvement. I suspect we’ll see Giroud and Koscienly take their place in the team at some point, whilst […]

16 11, 2015

Life is precious and must go on – football too

By |November 16th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, Gunners, internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Decided to take a few days away from blogging over the weekend. With what happened on Friday night, which I found out about on Saturday morning, totally took me away from any thoughts of writing. I had my parents over for the weekend and as we watched the news on Saturday morning, it didn’t even […]