19 06, 2017

Chambers is a gem we should keep

By | 2017-06-19T07:59:09+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, pre season|0 Comments

Don't want to be accused of being classically British and Goldilocks with the UK weather, but blow me, it ain't half hot today folks. My penchant for wearing three piece suits to work is not helping the matter either it has to be said. And yet I will still have a day of air conditioned [...]

12 06, 2017

Only at Arsenal

By | 2017-06-12T07:58:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

It seems just about everyone in the world wants to slap their proverbial balls on the table and declare an interest in Mbappe right now. PSG and Liverpool have 'declared an interest' if you listen to the gutter press and whilst we don't know whether anyone's interest is genuine other than Arsenal and Madrid - [...]

7 06, 2017

Shiny new player – Clive Owen, with Ivan’s people carrier filling up more

By | 2017-06-07T06:55:39+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Another day in to the summer off season and it's yet more transfer related news from Arsenal, but this time it's a juicy bit of 'acquisition' we can talk of and yes, I did the 'YouTube' thing on Kolasinac yesterday. I have no shame. He looks good though, doesn't he? Real good. A strong unit [...]

30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By | 2017-05-30T08:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

28 05, 2017

Arsenal surprise us all with masterful display

By | 2017-05-28T17:55:31+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review|1 Comment

How the flibberdee gibbet did that happen? Where on earth did that performance from Arsenal come come? What. The. Actual. Fugg. I turned up early at JJ Moons because I thought I needed to drown my sorrows before the game had even started. I spent four and a half hours telling people we didn't have [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

25 05, 2017

2002 Arsenal/Chelsea karma scares me

By | 2017-05-25T07:46:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

I'm an Arsenal fan in my mid thirties and can I admit something to you: winning trophies - any trophies- means a hell of a lot more to me than it did ten years ago. Ten years ago I thought to myself that setting us up to be financially sound, to deliver Champions League football [...]

24 05, 2017

Coming around to the Europa League debate

By | 2017-05-24T07:39:20+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|3 Comments

I've been thinking, right... Dangerous, I know, but hear me out with this. Maybe the Europa League for next season isn't that bad after all? I know, I know, there are plenty of reasons to be pretty perturbed by it. For one thing until we get to the quarter finals we won't play a team [...]

22 05, 2017

The stupidity of Kos 

By | 2017-05-22T08:22:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't go to the game yesterday, on account of other prior arrangements and if I'm honest, there was part of me that was quite glad about that fact. Glad because whenever I go along to The Arsenal I do get a lot more emotionally invested than when I stay away from football and so [...]