23 04, 2018

The sun, the goals, the comments – West Ham match review

By | 2018-04-23T08:04:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's game was always going to be more of an emotional and nostalgia-infused affair after Wenger's announcement on Friday. It was a warm day with that April sun that sometimes greets us at this time of year in London, all adding to a very carnival and friendly feel to the game, almost like when it's [...]

22 04, 2018

Sentiment aside, momentum is still needed against West Ham

By | 2018-04-22T09:15:09+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Today is the first time we'll hear from Arsene Wenger properly since the announcement was made on Friday about his exit but, in true Wenger style, I suspect he will want to dwell little on that and more on the game today. So I'll follow suit after this opening few words. But I do think [...]

21 04, 2018

The end and the beginning – Arsene and Arsenal

By | 2018-04-21T08:55:58+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Arsene Wenger, History|0 Comments

I don't even know where to start this morning. We've all now read the news, listened to the press con terence, seen the outpouring of wonderful words about Arsene Wenger, but when it comes to actually sitting down and compiling some thoughts now that he has announced he is leaving the club in the summer,I [...]

20 04, 2018

Presser shows Arsène blinded to problems

By | 2018-04-20T07:46:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

Some post press conference thoughts on the empty stadiums, subsidised tickets, and player injuries ahead of Arsenal v West Ham

19 04, 2018

Arsène Wenger: Die the hero or live the villain?

By | 2018-04-19T07:30:42+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

As Bjork so famously once said: It's oh so quiet...it's oh so still... There's nowt on out to shout about that's for sure. No "we must respond", no "learn our lessons", no reported deep and meaningful team 'heart-to-heart's. Just radio silence. I don't necessarily mind that though. I think everyone associated with Arsenal is just [...]

18 04, 2018

Permutations show how far Arsenal have fallen

By | 2018-04-18T07:44:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

It's that time of the year where football fans start to become mathematicians, as they try to calculate the various permutations that could befall their football team. How many points to be assured of safety? How many points to get in to the playoff places? How close are we to the Europa League spots? What [...]

17 04, 2018

Formation flip-flopping and transfer plan confusion at Arsenal

By | 2018-04-17T07:52:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

I'd like to tell you that I'm still reeling from Sunday's performance but much like our domestic season, it all feels a little pointless and actually, it wouldn't be true, because I just feel resigned when I think about Arsenal this season in the league. People have stopped talking to me about Arsenal specifically at [...]

11 04, 2018

Roma fire a warning shot for Arsenal’s benefit

By | 2018-04-11T07:53:53+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, referees|0 Comments

If ever there was a metaphorical neon 'warning' light that should have been flashing at London Colney and every Arsenal players house last night, it was demonstrated in the Champions League, but not where we thought. I tuned in to watch Liverpool hang on in the first half and then had some dinner and didn't [...]

10 04, 2018

Is Jack’s Arsenal race run?

By | 2018-04-10T07:56:19+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

I think it is you know. And that gives me no pleasure in writing it I can assure you. He's one of ours. Signed since the age of about seven and approaching as much time with an affiliation at Arsenal as Arsène Wenger. He's risen up through the ranks, played in European competition, roused the [...]

7 04, 2018

Wrapping Arsenal players in wool, but not too much, because we want to see them

By | 2018-04-08T13:24:15+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Europa League, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

As we all wait with baited breath on the injury to Mkhitaryan, my mind has already started to shift to tomorrow's game against Southampton and wonder what happens if our Armenian has suffered the suspected medial ligament damage that Arsene spoke about immediately after the game on Thursday night, then it really will be a race [...]