29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

28 11, 2018

Özil away – for or against?

By | 2018-11-28T06:54:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

A wet and sodden England today makes for a happy Christopher not. It's an early start, dark, I'm wet all over and we have to wait another 36 odd hours until The Arsenal are on again. Still, at least we get a bit of midweek football so I probably shouldn't grumble too much. And there's [...]

26 11, 2018

Tactical change the difference against Bournemouth

By | 2018-11-26T07:43:29+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A happy Monday to be had by all us Gooners today, after getting that draw monkey off our backs and getting back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win away to Bournemouth. I'd said before the game I thought it would be a really tough one and I wasn't wrong; Bournemouth under Eddie [...]

25 11, 2018

Stop Bournemouth’s pace and through balls with our press

By | 2018-11-25T10:40:00+00:00 November 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This game today is a difficult one to call you know. Ten years ago a team that goes up against Arsenal to 'play football' used to be an absolute dream for us, because we'd soon put them to the sword. But ever since Swansea and Michu all those years ago, teams have been able to [...]

13 11, 2018

Recalling Nelson? Repositioning Ramsey? Or reigniting Iwobi/Mkhitaryan?

By | 2018-11-13T07:41:30+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So Welbz has had his second operation in his ankle and as the club reported on the official site it has gone as well as can be hoped. Not being any kind of medical professional I have no idea what his timescale for recovery is and you can understand the club being reluctant to put [...]

12 11, 2018

Lethargic Arsenal have Leno to thank against Wolves

By | 2018-11-12T08:18:32+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

After a week in which many teams have European football there's often a tendency for the games to be a little flat. We used to see it back in the day of the Champions League attendance we had. Perhaps that could be labelled at a few teams at the top of the division this weekend, [...]

10 11, 2018

Galvanising Arsenal in wake of Welbeck injury

By | 2018-11-10T08:30:17+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday unto thee. Although with the Welbeck situation, as well as the fact that the club are talking about Danny getting well soon, etc, I think we can put a few together to think that it's probably the worst. And that's a horrible situation. It's horrible for the player because with five goals this [...]

9 11, 2018

Uninspiring attacking Arsenal meet stubborn Sporting defence

By | 2018-11-09T08:09:12+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It was a weird old game yesterday. With the goals we've been getting all season and the plaudits from an attacking point of view but not a defensive one, it felt as though we should have been dispatching Sporting Lisbon with a little more ease on our own soil. After all we'd gone to their [...]

8 11, 2018

Keep up momentum by not underestimating Sporting

By | 2018-11-08T08:03:03+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's another Europa League game at the Emirates tonight and a chance to see if we can progress through the group stages and top the group with a win tonight against Sporting Lisbon. It's the part of the group that I'm sure many of us thought would be the biggest banana skin of them all [...]

3 11, 2018

We can be hurt by Liverpool, but we can also hurt

By | 2018-11-03T09:53:08+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

I've been struggling in my mind to make a case for us all week for this game, in an effort to try and manage my own expectations and forgive me - dear friends - if this blog comes across as a little too apprehensive, but I am not looking forward to this game one little [...]