15 01, 2017

We realised we were Arsenal after 30 minutes at Swansea

By |January 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's blog called for Arsenal to be controlling in midfield and retain possession of the ball. We aren't a team who can soak up pressure without it and defensively we just aren't disciplined enough to give our opponents the ball for too much of the time.  So after the first fifteen minutes of the game, [...]

14 01, 2017

Controlling the midfield – key for Arsenal today

By |January 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

A tricky away one for us today I think. Swansea have been absolutely gash for most of the season, but they always love playing against us and with 'New Manager Syndrome' sure to be percolating through their squad today, we have to be mindful that the players will probably be giving a little bit extra [...]

13 01, 2017

Good ol’ Arsenal, they’re proud to sign those deals

By |January 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hello there fellow Arsenal supporting friend. Happy Friday to you!  It's The Management's Bon Anniversaire today, so I'll be partaking in an evening and a weekend of festivities, before buggering off to St Lucia for 10 days on Tuesday. Lovely jubbly. But to add to that jubbly, we got some other lovely news yesterday, which [...]

12 01, 2017

Lucas Perez: play him, Arsène.

By |January 12th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners|2 Comments

Do you know what I think I'll do today? I think I'll talk a little bit about Lucas Perez. I was going to do something about Big Per and his contract extension and who gets shunted out the door out of all of our centre halves this summer, but I feel like I haven't dedicated [...]

9 01, 2017

Özil’s manager smokescreen?

By |January 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

Might be a shorter one than usual from me today, because my journey is somewhat staggered into about four stages, thanks to the wonderful people at RMT and other public transport network unions. I think they're all after velvet cushions for which to place their drivers derrières. That or more money. That's what it's usually [...]

8 01, 2017

Ghosts of Bournemouth expunged with second half Arsenal dominance

By |January 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Football is so awash with clichés. In the most part it's the media that perpetuates them. Like how there's always a condescending comment about a non-league team and their 'builders, dustmen and dentists' who are going to make history. So from my part, I try to avoid even saying them, because it just annoys me [...]

5 01, 2017

That numbing feeling of a missed opportunity for Arsenal

By |January 5th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Having seen the score of the Totts against the Chavs game last night, I find myself this morning in a similar position to that of yesterday morning, after we were all licking our wounds post the Bournemouth game. On the one hand this is good for us; it means the gap between us an top [...]

31 12, 2016

Welbeck’s timely return, when title aspirations hang on a knife-edge

By |December 31st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|2 Comments

If results go the way that I'd expect today, by the time we're all singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight, we could have a distance of 12 points to make up on Chelski to win the league before we play Palace tomorrow at 4pm. Sadly, I'm not full enough of Christmas/New Year hope that Stoke [...]

30 12, 2016

Mixed bag of injury news, as Arsenal start psychological recovery

By |December 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It's still two days before the team play and quite frankly, the football couldn't come quickly enough, because it hasn't at all felt like a packed schedule so far. We've played one game in about two weeks. So I'm looking forward to seeing how we get on against Palace. Arsène gave an update on the [...]

29 12, 2016

Arsenal’s irrational fixture lists and rotational pondering

By |December 29th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday evening The Management and I went out for an evening stroll in the crisp London air and after discussions about returning to work, I was given one of the greatest gifts one could get as a working man: an extra days leave. Well, I am seeing it as that, because I didn't realise that [...]