16 02, 2017

Abject Arsenal players are a disgrace to the shirt

By |February 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

I am appalled. I am appalled at the travesty of a performance that we witnessed yesterday. In Championship Manager they used to have a saying which involved describing you team as 'running out of superlatives to describe'. What is the exact opposite of that? What is the antithesis of running out of nice things to [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win on the counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

14 02, 2017

Mes, Mo and Arsenal not sh*tting the bed

By |February 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

With just over 24 hours to go until our annual trip to Bayern, there are a few bits and bobs filtering out from both sides, and a press conference sure to take place in Bavaria at some stage today.  It'd be great if the press asked the manager the question: "it's all a bit boring [...]

8 12, 2016

Squad rotation: Wenger be like…

By |December 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my journey to and from work swings me by Wembley Park and yesterday, it was unusually busy. It was only after almost everyone got off at the national stadium that I realised that the Spuds were having a leaving party! Apparently there were a few empty [...]

7 12, 2016

‘Small miracles’ and majestic Arsenal men

By |December 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Match Review|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Welly, welly, welly. Wellington. Wellington. Wellington. Didn't expect that from the last round of Champions League matches in our group, did we? No-siree we didn't. But we got what I think Arsène had described as a 'small miracle' and both the Arsenal team put out yesterday, as well as the Ludogorets team [...]

6 12, 2016

Basel away: what’s the logic on squad selection?

By |December 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|3 Comments

When I unlocked my phone yesterday on the tube home, I hoped to read stories on the official site about "the strength of the squad" or how one or two players "have been unlucky not to play more football" so far this season. I didn't expect to read about how the squad travelling to Switzerland [...]

24 11, 2016

PSG – Arsène can’t put the player puzzles together again

By |November 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Rant|1 Comment

Ok folks, we clearly have a wee bit of an issue now, because for something like the fourth game in a row I saw an Arsenal side who didn't really click at all. And it's starting to worry me.  Middlesbrough at home, Sunderland away for the most part (until we turned the after burners on [...]

23 11, 2016

A balanced midfield and top spot required tonight

By |November 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy match day fellow gooners. It's a match day with a buffer. I like those kind of match days. I like buffers.  The buffer I of course refer to is one which is psychological, because unlike that lot from the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Road, we have qualified from our group and face [...]

22 11, 2016

Hector Beller inks – another statement from the club

By |November 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Ahh, that sweet, sweet smell of fresh ink on a key Arsenal players contract. Smells good, doesn't it? I know we're all waiting with baited breath on Özil and Alexis to commit their long futures to the club, but the fact that Hector Bellerin has also put pay to the rumours that both City and [...]