16 01, 2017

Arsenal – it’s time for a run

By |January 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Well who'da think that Everton would be capable of giving Man City a pasting like they did yesterday, eh? And just think, fourth months ago City were going to walk the league, Pep would be crowned the messiah reincarnate, English football would never be the same again and we'd all just give up.  And now [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 01, 2017

First gooner to the bus makes the squad for Preston

By |January 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

At lunchtime yesterday I decided to go for a walk and as is the culture these days, I thought I'd take along my smartphone and spend most of the time walking blind whilst staring into the rectangular blue light that is my handheld device. What I was looking for, I'm not entirely certain, perhaps some [...]

4 01, 2017

Angry, relieved, frustrated, elated and resigned at Bournemouth

By |January 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Where does one even start after a performance like last night? It was maddeningly bizarre and ultimately a classic example of how infuriating Arsenal make us all as fans. Let's start with the actual outcome though, shall we? A 3-3 draw when you are supposedly hunting down a team who have won 13 on the [...]

3 01, 2017

Xhaka and direct runners are key against Bournemouth

By |January 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Blimey it's cold in London this morning. The sort of cold that makes you want to have a Scrooge McDuck amount of cash in your vault, so you don't have to go to work and can roll over and ignore that the rest of the world is getting on with life, kinda cold. It's the [...]

28 12, 2016

An ever-increasing appreciation for Giroud

By |December 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

I like Ollie G. I think I'm even appreciating him more now that we have an option in Alexis that has been so good at times this season. He's finally found a place in the team which, whilst probably not as much fun for him, works well for us as a squad.  So I'm pleased [...]

27 12, 2016

Giroud to the rescue – precious points secured against West Brom

By |December 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

In yesterday's match preview I said that a thumping win would be great, but after the previous couple of games, all we really needed was a win and three points. And that's exactly what we got, so I'm a relieved gooner this morning, safe in the knowledge that we at least managed to tread water [...]