12 12, 2017

Injuries to force Arsène’s formation hand tomorrow?

By | 2017-12-12T07:53:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning folks. Gee-golly it's a cold one in London this morning, sure to be as frosty as Arsène's response when he's asked why he can't put together a team that can win consistently away from home. Wins against Watford, Stoke and Southampton this last weekend just gone would probably see us as one of the [...]

9 12, 2017

My Arsenal limbo

By | 2017-12-09T09:57:19+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday evening I picked up The Management from her work Christmas gathering and I did the gentlemanly thing and dropped off a couple of her colleagues at the nearby station in Surbiton. On the way I was asked by one of the lads - a United fan - the usual question i'm sure we all [...]

8 12, 2017

Chosen few witness Arsenal hammering

By | 2017-12-08T08:04:44+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review|0 Comments

I can be one of the few that said they actually bothered turning up last night for the dead rubber against BATE last night but, unlike my picture above suggests, that's where the only disappointment of the night exists. The stadium was probably even less than half full and whilst that will no doubt be [...]

8 12, 2017

Chosen few witness Arsenal hammering

By | 2017-12-08T08:04:18+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review|0 Comments

I can be one of the few that said they actually bothered turning up last night for the dead rubber against BATE last night but, unlike my picture above suggests, that's where the only disappointment of the night exists. The stadium was probably even less than half full and whilst that will no doubt be [...]

7 12, 2017

Loving that tonight’s Arsenal game is meaningless

By | 2017-12-07T07:53:50+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

Morning fellow Gooners. Ain't nothing like a match day, eh? And there ain't nothing like a match day in which there are absolutely no consequences whatsoever despite win, lose or draw, having qualified for the next round of the Europa League in the last set of fixtures. I get quite nervous every match day and [...]

6 12, 2017

Arsenal fixtures to counter N’Zonzi/transfer Arsenal guff

By | 2017-12-06T07:33:03+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I'm so glad that this December is chocked full of football matches, specifically Arsenal matches, of course. All thanks to the Europa League and continuing League Cup status of the club. The reason I'm pretty chuffed is that it somewhat (sadly not completely) drowns out some of the unsavoury noises of transfer tittle-tattle that we're [...]

5 12, 2017

Forest away points, rotation balance for BATE and Sven’s bedding in

By | 2017-12-05T07:43:26+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|1 Comment

I've never been to Nottingham. It's not like I've had a reason to, if I'm honest though, but all that has changed now that Arsenal have drawn Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. An away trip in January beckons and given that it's one of the few games in which I can [...]

22 11, 2017

Listen to Nacho, for he is wise

By | 2017-11-22T07:32:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I love the optimism of some players. Well, when it comes to certain players, I might add and specifically, those who have gone from "is he good enough?" to "first name on the team sheet". Step forward Nacho Monreal. Not only has he turned out to be a pretty fine centre half, keeping other more [...]

21 11, 2017

New scout – beginning of the Arsenal legacy shift?

By | 2017-11-21T07:15:01+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

In the summer - early in the summer as well - Ivan talked about a 'catalyst for change' at the club and come 1st September the lack of transfer activity in core areas of the pitch - notably midfield - led many of us to feel as though we'd once again been fed spin by [...]

20 11, 2017

Arsène & players should milk the applause

By | 2017-11-20T08:08:14+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Some delayed thoughts from Saturday’s North London Derby 2-0 win against Tottenham in November 2017