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 […]

2 11, 2015

Goals to give confidence to the right players; keep Jose to remove a monkey

By |November 2nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, premier league|0 Comments

With the Bayern game taking place on Wednesday, the team find themselves with little opportunity to regale themselves with the memories of the fabulous win at the weekend, instead having to put it behind them in favour of a look ahead to a Wednesday night fixture against Bayern. Sure, Joel can be happy with his […]

21 10, 2015

Hindsight aside, Arsenal were brilliant and now in form

By |October 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

I love hindsight. It offers so much and asks so little. It is a wonderful gift and a soothing relaxant after an evening of the ‘now’ can build such tension.

Hindsight has allowed me to utter such a phrase:

What a glorious night of football under the floodlights.

Hindsight, as well as the bundled ‘header’ of Giroud and […]

20 10, 2015

Malaise for many, but Champions League success still burns for this Arsenal fan

By |October 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

A night under the lights to save our Champions League season against the German champions and recent history tormentors. What more could you ask for on a random Tuesday in October?

It wasn’t meant to be this way. We were supposed to have collected six points and be looking like a draw in one of these […]

19 10, 2015

Clarity of mind on tomorrow nights task for Arsenal

By |October 19th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners|2 Comments

Ahh Monday’s, the vindictive and evil brother of the lethargic Sunday, how much more tolerable you seem to be when The Arsenal have had a good game. I suppose, given that you are also followed by a matchday Tuesday as well, that I should find you a little bit more agreeable. 

It almost feels like we […]