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15 12, 2015

Champions League malaise isn’t enough to keep me from Premier League excitement 

By |December 15th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

This season is crazier than Will Ferrell, hepped up on goofballs, riding a unicycle the wrong way down a one-way street. Everything is weird and no more so can it be signified than the game I watched yesterday in which the current Champions lumbered their way around the pitch against a team who were relegation […]

10 12, 2015

The great escape led by the charge of Campbell III

By |December 10th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I’ve seen three different first team Campbell’s in my time as an Arsenal supporter. Kevin was a decent forward, Sol was an immense centre half and now Joel, who I will admit I have been a clear sceptic of in the past, has stepped up in an important game and maybe what Arsène ‘smelt’ in […]

9 12, 2015

Champions League rabbit out of a hat tonight, Arsenal?

By |December 9th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight is – if you believe Joel Campbell – the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal. I get that, especially given that our Champions League future hinges on a 2-0 win or better score line, but whilst it might be important ‘to date’, I don’t think we’ll look back on it as […]

8 12, 2015

One man must shine: Özil

By |December 8th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

We’re about a day and a half away from beginning our Champions League knock-out match against Olympiakos and I for one, am excited. I’m excited because it really does all boil down to the performance on the night and for the first time in a few years of playing Olympiakos in Greece, the game actually […]

25 11, 2015

Morale boosting win with Mesut, Santi and Alexis shining

By |November 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I know it’s pretty easy to talk about it in hindsight, but that was pretty much as routine as you’re going to get in the Champions League, perhaps somewhat to most Arsenal fans frustration given the relative ease in which we dispatched Zagreb compared to the Olympiakos game.

In truth, our opponents were less than average, […]

24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

5 11, 2015

Embarrassing ‘meh’

By |November 5th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

I’m really not sure what to make of yesterday’s 5-1 hammering to Bayern Munich. I mean, obviously we played poorly and obviously our Champions League qualifications are hanging by the tiniest of threads, but it was a strange game because at times in the second half we looked good. Heck, Ollie G even weighed in […]

4 11, 2015

Munich: a steep hill to climb, but it’s only a hill, right?

By |November 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

This feels like an incredibly steep hill for the team to climb tonight. In fact, whilst not impossible, it does feel like the kind of bill that you’d probably walk around if you had the chance. 

Bayern Munich on their own patch are a formidable opponent to say the least, but given that we have already […]

3 11, 2015

Players out and talking up chances – on both sides

By |November 3rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant|0 Comments

With just 24 hours until matchday, perhaps it was inevitable that we’d start getting snippets of information from both sets of players about this week’s Bayern game, with Arturo Vidal treading firmly on the line between praise and arrogance. Having read his comments and seen some of the headlines, you could be forgiven that he […]