22 05, 2018

Emery Emirates bound as every Arsenal fan is stunned

By | 2018-05-22T08:15:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

Well now. What should we talk about today then? Is there any particular Arsenal-related topics of conversation that we should focus on? You're right, how silly of me, Petr Cech being given the number one jersey, Xhaka bizarrely choosing to up his short number to 34, whilst Hector and Mo Elneny got single figures with [...]

7 05, 2018

The send off we – and Arsène – needed

By | 2018-05-07T08:51:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, if you're going to bow out with a relatively meaningless game, you might as well do it in style and having watched Arsenal dismantle Burnley yesterday you can't say the Arsenal players didn't do that in the Bank Holiday sunshine. Arsène was given a guard of honour and the fans chanted his name for [...]

6 05, 2018

Let’s experiment with youth and attacking options against Burnley

By | 2018-05-06T07:59:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The final home game of Arsène Wenger's reign is today and I'm sure it will be an emotional one. It'll certainly be for the manager and I'm sure he'll shed a tear or two. For me, I'm just sad that a once great manager is having his Arsenal career peter out like it is going [...]

4 05, 2018

And so it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

By | 2018-05-04T06:54:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|2 Comments

In many ways the way in which we went out of the tie against Atletico was emblematic of the final years of Arsène's reign as manager. Defensively not at the races, offensively not quite potent enough, with players that at times look like they were trying but ultimately the team just wasn't good enough. Weirdly [...]

3 05, 2018

Do the improbable, Arsenal

By | 2018-05-03T07:56:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

So here we are. By an absolute country mile and a half our biggest game of the season. The success of Arsène's last year in charge of the club we love could well boil down to 90 - or in an extreme case 120 - minutes of football against one of the most defensively disciplined [...]

3 05, 2018

Do the improbable, Arsenal

By | 2018-05-03T07:56:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

So here we are. By an absolute country mile and a half our biggest game of the season. The success of Arsène's last year in charge of the club we love could well boil down to 90 - or in an extreme case 120 - minutes of football against one of the most defensively disciplined [...]

27 04, 2018

Arsenal’s soft underbelly may have cost us a final

By | 2018-04-27T07:44:17+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

Sigh. I sigh because despite our opponents on the night Atletico Madrid being down to ten men, despite having lots of the possession, despite creating plenty of chances, despite an amazing atmosphere in the ground (I'll ignore the horrific flags we were given - think post marathon foil they give you, or a red bag [...]

26 04, 2018

Move the ball quicker, find Özil, hope for a season-defining performance against Atleti

By | 2018-04-26T07:43:07+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

And so here we are my friends. Potentially the last of two 'big games' that Arsène Wenger May face as Arsenal manager. The league is done. It's a procession towards the final stages of his tenure because we have nothing left to play for domestically. It all boils down to Atletico Madrid home and away. [...]

24 04, 2018

Arsenal’s new man should play the high press

By | 2018-04-24T08:16:36+00:00 April 24th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, soccer, Tactics|1 Comment

Last night I went on the Gooner Ramble and we talked Arsène and Arsenal and life after him, but on the Podcast I only briefly started talking about the type of manager I would like to see us get in. I've been asked that by quite a few people and when I give my response [...]

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 [...]