29 09, 2016

Arsenal purring; momentum building with Basel win

By |September 29th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|3 Comments

I am happy. I am happy because this Arsenal does 'The Football', rather well at the moment, doesn't it? It's lovely to see the team popping the ball around with such consummate ease. Alright, the opposition weren't exactly Barcelona last night, but "can only beat what's in front of you" etc, etc, yada-yada-yada... It all [...]

28 09, 2016

Özil’s megabucks deal; Basel pre match thoughts 

By |September 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield|0 Comments

There are two major discussion points for me today and thankfully, neither of them involve Sam Allardyce! Firstly, the news filtering from a German Journo Henning Feindt, that Mesut Özil has signed a new deal and will wear the number 10 shirt. The journo in question wasn't exactly explicit on when Özil will occupy the [...]

27 09, 2016

I’ll have a crack at England and Jenko can have a crack at Arsenal

By |September 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Did a bit of scouting on our opponents for Sunday last night. Well, I say 'scouting', but actually I just sat on the sofa, ate fried chicken, whilst Burnley beat Watford. What I learnt was: Burnley have a decent dead ball taker in Steven Defour They like a headed goal Insightful stuff, I know, and [...]

24 09, 2016

Unwanted Chelski record needs to go today, please

By |September 24th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Hello friends, welcome to Saturday and if you’re in the UK, what a wonderful day it seems to be at the moment. The sun is shining, it’s due to be 24 degrees in North London and for all intents and purposes, it’s probably the last of what I call the ‘summer fixtures’ before we hit [...]

21 09, 2016

Brilliant display of dominant Arsenal

By |September 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|2 Comments

It's really enjoyable writing a blog after almost everything has gone right in the game on the previous day. I love it. I get to praise, 'big up', congratulate and back-slap. All more preferable than the usual written form of grimacing that comes after a really poor performance. So today, I am a happy Gooner, [...]

21 09, 2016

By |September 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

It's really enjoyable writing a blog after almost everything has gone right in the game on the previous day. I love it. I get to praise, 'big up', congratulate and back-slap. All more preferable than the usual written form of grimacing that comes after a really poor performance. So today, I am a happy Gooner, [...]

17 09, 2016

Midfield selection and Monreal support should dictate team to face Hull

By |September 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

What's this? Two 3pm kick offs after each other? How novel, eh? It's bloody typical that last week I couldn't bask in the glory of a traditional 3pm kick off at home, on account of being abroad, as well as this week's game on account of it being away. And I am up in Northumberland [...]

15 09, 2016

Lucas’ background adds a different dimension; Mustafi/Kos needs to click quick

By |September 15th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence|9 Comments

Far be it for me to actively encourage a little bit of schadenfreude on a Thursday morn, but I couldn't help but chuckle at the Spuds result yesterday against Monaco, as they were sucker-punched in to a 2-1 defeat at 'home'. Perhaps it was because of some of the mitigating factors that I experienced on my commute [...]

11 09, 2016

Arsenal’s destination better than journey against Saints

By |September 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

Sometimes the arrival at a destination is more important than the journey. Which is what football feels like sometimes and yesterday was one of those times, as we laboured terribly to a victory over an organised Southampton team who remained disciplined in their shape. Yesterday's game was like a really crappy journey to a holiday [...]

6 09, 2016

Diaby’s mental strength; Mustafi’s support network can make him great

By |September 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries|6 Comments

Hello hello fellow gooner. Happy Tuesday to you. I hope you're getting through this international malaise by entertaining yourself with many enjoyable things. Like ham. Ham is a glorious thing, especially when it's thick-cut, so if you're a fan of the hog you should definitely eat and enjoy ham. As you've probably already guessed, there's [...]