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3 02, 2016

Arsenal: Familiar failings for a fading title bid

By |February 3rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

By now you’ve read plenty of match reports, probably seen the game either in the flesh or on TV, you’ve checked your social feeds a few times and you know all about what transpired last night. So there’s no point in me giving you a blow-by-blow account of what happened at home to Southampton. Well, […]

29 01, 2016

The delicious news of Coquelin, Rosicky and yes, even Welbeck

By |January 29th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|3 Comments

Yesterday Arsène delivered his injury news update via the official site and, quite deliciously, it included confirmation that everyone bar Santi and Jack are back in training. So that’s Rosicky, Welbeck and ahead of schedule our midfield destroyed Francis Coquelin.

I can’t tell you how pleased I am. Well, I can, via this blog, but you […]

27 01, 2016

Life isn’t linear, but history will look kindly on Giroud, I think

By |January 27th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, History|0 Comments

Life is rarely linear. Very rarely do you get a scenario whereby ‘a’ plus ‘b’ does in fact equal ‘c’. There is no pathway in which success is well trodden by everyone because in life there are so many variables. I’m not feeling 100% well today (mild case of the man flu), but I’m heading […]

21 01, 2016

A decade of different Theo’s

By |January 21st, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries|0 Comments

Celebrating Nacho’s contract renewal this week was clearly not enough for the Arsenal fraternity, because we’ve got another ‘congratulations’ that took place yesterday, as Theo Walcott hit ten years with The Arsenal.

You can say what you like about Theo’s performances during his tenure – and many do – but you can’t deny that in the […]

17 01, 2016

Laying down a title credential marker in Mordor for Arsenal

By |January 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Stoke away is up there as one of those ‘least desirable’ fixtures I look for at the beginning of the season. If I was given the choice, I’d probably want it to appear at the start of each season, so it can be just got out of the way. A bit like ripping of a […]

14 01, 2016

Narrative set on goal timings, but I’m happy with a point at Anfield

By |January 14th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|2 Comments

Having not watched the game last night due to the celebration of The Management’s birthday, it’s interesting for me to see the overall context of a point at Anfield, in comparison to those I follow online or the narrative of the oft biased Liverpool-favouring media. Many Arsenal fans seemed to be virtually throwing their hands […]

13 01, 2016

Get the balance right, frustrate Liverpool, then counter

By |January 13th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

There were plenty of people scoffing yesterday at Liverpool’s loan deal for Steven Caulker, but as an Arsenal fan whose seen plenty of goals conceded to the unlikeliest of candidates, I was not one of them. Klopp is a very precise man and he knows exactly the type of player who fits in to the […]

11 01, 2016

Joel’s coming of age, but he won’t be this season’s Coquelin

By |January 11th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners|1 Comment

So no real upsets from yesterday’s round of matches, saving plucky Spuds earning themselves a money-spinning and lucrative draw against title chasers Leicester City, or Oxford beating a woefully out-of-form Swansea. 

Actually, the fact that the Tiny Totts have another fixture to cram in to their schedule is probably a good thing from our perspective, because […]

3 01, 2016

An arduous afternoon for Arsenal, but a successful one

By |January 3rd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|3 Comments

Some times you’ve just got to take an ugly win when it comes along. Yesterday, up against a resilient Newcastle United team, that’s exactly what Arsenal did.

It felt like a bit of an arduous afternoon, didn’t it? Perhaps the Arsenal players were so happy to be playing at a ‘normal’ time – i.e. Saturday 3pm […]

2 01, 2016

Physicality from Newcastle shouldn’t halt Arsenal’s pursuit

By |January 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s the first game of 2016 for The Arsenal today and at this time of the year, everybody is naturally looking at fresh beginnings, at opportunities and at making resolutions they will have kicked in to touch by mid February at the latest. The resolution I am hoping from the players and the manager are […]