5 06, 2018

Sokratis Senior spills the beans

By | 2018-06-05T07:54:39+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|1 Comment

So it looks like 'Mr Socko' (little WWF reference for all you old school wrestling fans) is on his way to The Arsenal after his father...erm...Passthepoddodomolous Senior...said on a Greek radio station that it'll happen tomorrow. Which I can now confirm is officially today. It's one of those moves where Sokratis himself will probably be [...]

31 05, 2018

With Sokratis the defensive questions still remain

By | 2018-05-31T07:49:25+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Flipping heck it's muggy today. So muggy I want to sack off work, get into my swim shorts and convince the wife to fan me as I watch re-runs of the Invincibles season. British people aren't used to this kind of weather. Three piece suits aren't designed for this. As for Arsenal fans, we're also [...]

16 05, 2018

Manager options dwindle, but at least the priorities are simple

By | 2018-05-16T08:01:18+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

The Arteta rumours appear to be hotting up. More and more media sources are reporting it and I think more and more of us are accepting that it's likely to happen. By and large I think most of us will accept it, get behind Micky and pray he gets off to a good start, but [...]

10 05, 2018

A meaningless loss still hurts

By | 2018-05-10T07:47:29+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't really know what more can be said about Arsenal away this season that hasn't already been spoken about time and time again this season and quite frankly, from a footballing perspective, next Monday and the end of this horrific campaign can well and truly get in the bin. I could talk about the [...]

9 05, 2018

Performance of individuals above result tonight

By | 2018-05-09T08:02:02+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

This feels like a strange ol' match day, doesn't it? It's barely registering on my internal fear-o-meter if I'm honest with you. That's largely because of the fact that unlike The Grand Old Duke of York and his 10,000 men, we can't go up or down the hill. We're just stuck in sixth. The worst [...]

7 05, 2018

The send off we – and Arsène – needed

By | 2018-05-07T08:51:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, if you're going to bow out with a relatively meaningless game, you might as well do it in style and having watched Arsenal dismantle Burnley yesterday you can't say the Arsenal players didn't do that in the Bank Holiday sunshine. Arsène was given a guard of honour and the fans chanted his name for [...]

6 05, 2018

Let’s experiment with youth and attacking options against Burnley

By | 2018-05-06T07:59:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The final home game of Arsène Wenger's reign is today and I'm sure it will be an emotional one. It'll certainly be for the manager and I'm sure he'll shed a tear or two. For me, I'm just sad that a once great manager is having his Arsenal career peter out like it is going [...]

4 05, 2018

And so it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

By | 2018-05-04T06:54:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|2 Comments

In many ways the way in which we went out of the tie against Atletico was emblematic of the final years of Arsène's reign as manager. Defensively not at the races, offensively not quite potent enough, with players that at times look like they were trying but ultimately the team just wasn't good enough. Weirdly [...]

3 05, 2018

Do the improbable, Arsenal

By | 2018-05-03T07:56:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

So here we are. By an absolute country mile and a half our biggest game of the season. The success of Arsène's last year in charge of the club we love could well boil down to 90 - or in an extreme case 120 - minutes of football against one of the most defensively disciplined [...]