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 [...]

2 11, 2016

Magic Mesut masterminds Ludogorets beating

By |November 2nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

Well, I thought that turned out ok in the end last night, didn't it? Considering the opening circumstances... We all knew Arsène was going to rotate his squad yesterday, but unlike in years gone by when that has filled many of us with fear, I personally was quite happy that we were able to give [...]

1 11, 2016

Rotation or enforced changes? An opportunity for some Arsenal players against Ludogorets

By |November 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference|0 Comments

Happy match day one and all. I hope you are all feeling fabulous and crossing your fingers in the hope that Arsenal secure safe passage to the next round of the Champions League through three points and results going out way? Yep, if PSG win tonight against Basel, as well as an Arsenal victory against [...]

31 10, 2016

Arsenal are not under the radar any more

By |October 31st, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

I knew it wouldn't last you know. It simply couldn't. There was only so much time that could elapse before people started to realise. There was only so long that people would spend salivating and frothing at the mouth over the two Manchester clubs, before they started to pay attention to teams like ours. I [...]

20 10, 2016

Efficient Arsenal are fun to watch

By |October 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|1 Comment

We were well rubbish yesterday, weren't we? I mean, we played a team who were so overawed by the occasion, they tried to camouflage themselves with the pitch by wearing green. I can't believe we only scored six goals yesterday... What a result. Six goals, a hat trick for Mesut, a team that is positively [...]