28 09, 2016

Özil’s megabucks deal; Basel pre match thoughts 

By |September 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield|0 Comments

There are two major discussion points for me today and thankfully, neither of them involve Sam Allardyce! Firstly, the news filtering from a German Journo Henning Feindt, that Mesut Özil has signed a new deal and will wear the number 10 shirt. The journo in question wasn't exactly explicit on when Özil will occupy the [...]

27 09, 2016

I’ll have a crack at England and Jenko can have a crack at Arsenal

By |September 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Did a bit of scouting on our opponents for Sunday last night. Well, I say 'scouting', but actually I just sat on the sofa, ate fried chicken, whilst Burnley beat Watford. What I learnt was: Burnley have a decent dead ball taker in Steven Defour They like a headed goal Insightful stuff, I know, and [...]

14 09, 2016

Bizarre selection decisions rectified against PSG – just

By |September 14th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

How about last night's action for an eventful evening of European football, eh? Where do we even start??? How about pre-game, when the surprise, shock and outrage of Le Boss' team selection left some spiralling into a pit of their own melancholy, whilst others were left simply scratching their heads. After all, the line up [...]

13 09, 2016

Onus on PSG could be to our advantage on the counter

By |September 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, Match Preview, Tactics|2 Comments

I don't know about you, but when I get towards the end of the season, depending on how Arsenal are playing, it always feels like a bit of a slog when it gets to each match day. That's where the start of the season is always so much more enjoyable, because at this early stage [...]

26 08, 2016

Oracles speak, groups get grouped and Arsenaldom feels a little brighter

By |August 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

So, as with all Arsenal transfers, sh*t doesn't really get real until yer man David Ornstein gives out a little titbit of information via the medium of Twitter. I think it's something like stage four of a five stage process, to be honest with you, with the final stage just being the medical, confirm terms between [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does Arsenal’s league position make?

By |May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does league position make?

By |May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]

4 05, 2016

My Arsenal myopia is not agenda driven

By |May 4th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

Is it symptomatic of modern day Arsenal, that the club are currently running a story about the fact the goal against Norwich, involved a passage of sustained possession which led to Welbeck's good finish? I get that it's lovely to see that sort of action when it comes off, but on a day where media [...]

13 04, 2016

Permutations. Damn those permutations

By |April 13th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I spent a bit of time on the blog talking about the fact that I'm not sure that there's much to play for this season. I speculated that we might see a little bit of experimentation as we have little to play for. But as Moneychester City glided past PSG to reach the Champions [...]

17 03, 2016

Mixed feelings, same worries in defence and attack

By |March 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

The night after the inevitable occurred and I know this phrase is used a lot, but I genuinely have the most mixed of feelings about the game as a whole, so much so that I don't know whether I'm deflated or slightly pleased. Let's put this into context: we were never in a bazillion years [...]