18 10, 2018

Keep Özil and Koscielny for the ones that really love them

By | 2018-10-18T08:24:28+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Internationals, midfield, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sooooo little to talk about in the Arsenal world right now. When headline news is the existing Arsenal ladies manager signing a new contract extension, plus Arsène Wenger saying how it wasn't good news for Germany to lose Mesut Özil (well, duh...), you know it's been a slow news week. The Özil situation isn't one [...]

8 10, 2018

Emeryball starting to take shape after Fulham spanking?

By | 2018-10-08T07:57:04+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Well, what a happy Monday we have here thanks to The Arsenal, eh? Five goals away from home, nine wins on the bounce, six in the league, Auba and Laca both getting two, plus one of the contenders for goal of the season thanks in large part due to some excellent build up but also [...]

7 10, 2018

Press high, force Fulham into mistake, and minimise your own, Arsenal

By | 2018-10-07T10:06:07+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Attack, Defence, Match Preview, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A 12pm kick off is a funny old thing. It's the earliest type of kick off you get in the Premier League and whilst I'm no fan of Sunday games anyway, I can tolerate these more because it still feels like you have something of a day after the team have played, although only if [...]

4 10, 2018

A quick start needed from the rotated Arsenal players against Qarabag

By | 2018-10-04T07:16:50+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I don't really care that the Timy Totts and Scousers are in a bigger competition than us; seeing them lose is pleasurable in any competition and so to witness that 'orrible lot concede four at home to a Barca team that hasn't been in the greatest of form, is mighty pleasurable. We may not have [...]

3 10, 2018

Life moves quickly for Iwobi and Leno

By | 2018-10-03T06:44:48+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In football things change so quickly, don't they? Life moves fast and within a few seasons the fortunes of a team can look very different. Everyone is praising Liverpool for their transfer team and dealings these days, but it wasn't long ago under Rodgers that they were lambasted for their 'committee' approach to signings. The [...]

30 09, 2018

Impressive Watford not quite good enough for ‘second half Arsenal’

By | 2018-09-30T08:25:23+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

I didn't expect an easy game against Watford yesterday and despite the fact we got the cushion of the second goal, it certainly was what I expected from a team who have started the season well, because Watford were a confident team that rocked up at The Emirates yesterday. You didn't have to go far [...]

29 09, 2018

Watford at home: A first half to savour please, Arsenal

By | 2018-09-29T08:51:15+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ahh that most sacred of things: a three o'clock kick off. How I have missed thee. I know we got one the other week against Newcastle but it didn't feel the same because a) I was in New York and not at St James' Park watching the game, and b) it wasn't at The Emirates [...]

26 09, 2018

League Cup gives chances for some, but Brentford are no mugs

By | 2018-09-26T06:56:21+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day for The Arsenal unfortunately - not from my perspective because we haven't played and won our League Cup game as it hasn't been played yet - can't really be laced with lashings of schadenfreude in relation to Derby's win at Old Trafford. If we can overcome Brentford tonight then by all means, I'll [...]

24 09, 2018

Cech stars as momentum gathers against Everton

By | 2018-09-24T07:50:21+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A few 'firsts' from yesterday's game that were worth picking up on I thought. First of the 'firsts' - a clean sheet! How about that eh? Turns out we do know how to do those, even with our most impressive defender of the season - Sokratis - picking up an injury early on and being [...]

23 09, 2018

Everton at home: let’s build momentum

By | 2018-09-23T11:26:44+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today's game against Everton will by no means be a walkover. The Toffees are a bit unpredictable like us and despite the fact that we have a brilliant record at home against them, they have players that can hurt us and so I naturally have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's [...]