15 01, 2017

We realised we were Arsenal after 30 minutes at Swansea

By |January 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's blog called for Arsenal to be controlling in midfield and retain possession of the ball. We aren't a team who can soak up pressure without it and defensively we just aren't disciplined enough to give our opponents the ball for too much of the time.  So after the first fifteen minutes of the game, [...]

14 01, 2017

Controlling the midfield – key for Arsenal today

By |January 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

A tricky away one for us today I think. Swansea have been absolutely gash for most of the season, but they always love playing against us and with 'New Manager Syndrome' sure to be percolating through their squad today, we have to be mindful that the players will probably be giving a little bit extra [...]

8 01, 2017

Ghosts of Bournemouth expunged with second half Arsenal dominance

By |January 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Football is so awash with clichés. In the most part it's the media that perpetuates them. Like how there's always a condescending comment about a non-league team and their 'builders, dustmen and dentists' who are going to make history. So from my part, I try to avoid even saying them, because it just annoys me [...]

4 01, 2017

Angry, relieved, frustrated, elated and resigned at Bournemouth

By |January 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Where does one even start after a performance like last night? It was maddeningly bizarre and ultimately a classic example of how infuriating Arsenal make us all as fans. Let's start with the actual outcome though, shall we? A 3-3 draw when you are supposedly hunting down a team who have won 13 on the [...]

27 12, 2016

Giroud to the rescue – precious points secured against West Brom

By |December 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

In yesterday's match preview I said that a thumping win would be great, but after the previous couple of games, all we really needed was a win and three points. And that's exactly what we got, so I'm a relieved gooner this morning, safe in the knowledge that we at least managed to tread water [...]

19 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal. Predictable Arsenal. Boring Arsenal.

By |December 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|7 Comments

I don't like having to write thoughts like this after a game like yesterday, but you can't exactly call yourself a daily blogger, if you tap out when you have to endure performances like yesterday. Because tapping out was pretty much what the players did against Man City, wasn't it? That was a shameful performance. [...]

1 12, 2016

Arsenal rotated players do themselves no favours

By |December 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday evening I didn't get to watch the game as I was out with The Management doing other things; like enjoying myself. I think it's fair to say I've dodged a bullet on that one because by all accounts, it didn't make for fun viewing and had I spent some of my hard-earned cash to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2016

Frustration and nerves- the North London Derby

By |November 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

I told you I hated North London derbies. Yesterday was no exception. Worry before, nerves during, and in the case of yesterday's result it was disappointment after. The disappointment isn't because we completely outplayed a Tottenham team who don't concede many, but more that we didn't show our potential in a big game at home [...]