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9 02, 2016

Gabriel’s changing of the guard?

By |February 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

On Tuesday last week and Sunday this weekend I think we saw the first signs of a changing of the guard at the heart of our defence. With Gabriel making his third game in a row in all competitions, it is clear that Arsène has decided that the Brazilian needs to get a run of […]

9 02, 2016

Gabriel’s changing of the guard?

By |February 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

On Tuesday last week and Sunday this weekend I think we saw the first signs of a changing of the guard at the heart of our defence. With Gabriel making his third game in a row in all competitions, it is clear that Arsène has decided that the Brazilian needs to get a run of […]

8 02, 2016

Grinding a win was the primary objective for Arsenal

By |February 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

The aim of yesterday was to get a win, by hook or by crook, so with that firmly front and centre within my own thoughts this morning you have to say that the team achieved its primary objective.

Secondary objectives of playing well, scoring loads of goals and ‘wowing’ everyone watching, were simple ‘nice to have’s. […]

20 01, 2016

Monreal is a fan case study for patience

By |January 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, Defence|0 Comments

With Monreal the man of the moment, having just signed a new deal with the club, it seems churlish of me to talk about anything other than our Basque left back. Of course I am pleased and delighted that one of our most consistent performers of the season will be at the club with a […]

18 01, 2016

Cech shines in Stoke, but should we be happy with a point?

By |January 18th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|3 Comments

As the final whistle went yesterday, with Arsenal securing a point at The Britannia, it was hard for me to properly assess how I felt about the result. On the face of it it was a hard-fought point. It was more than City got against the Orcs and sees us go back to the top […]

16 01, 2016

Are we in better nick for Stoke away?

By |January 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Today is one of those days where I spend my Saturday semi-supporting other teams, with Arsenal playing tomorrow, because I have some sort of weird theory in my head that if at least one team in the top four drop points, then that’s a positive for Arsenal. 

The reality is probably that we need to see […]

14 01, 2016

Narrative set on goal timings, but I’m happy with a point at Anfield

By |January 14th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|2 Comments

Having not watched the game last night due to the celebration of The Management’s birthday, it’s interesting for me to see the overall context of a point at Anfield, in comparison to those I follow online or the narrative of the oft biased Liverpool-favouring media. Many Arsenal fans seemed to be virtually throwing their hands […]

13 01, 2016

Get the balance right, frustrate Liverpool, then counter

By |January 13th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

There were plenty of people scoffing yesterday at Liverpool’s loan deal for Steven Caulker, but as an Arsenal fan whose seen plenty of goals conceded to the unlikeliest of candidates, I was not one of them. Klopp is a very precise man and he knows exactly the type of player who fits in to the […]

3 01, 2016

An arduous afternoon for Arsenal, but a successful one

By |January 3rd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|3 Comments

Some times you’ve just got to take an ugly win when it comes along. Yesterday, up against a resilient Newcastle United team, that’s exactly what Arsenal did.

It felt like a bit of an arduous afternoon, didn’t it? Perhaps the Arsenal players were so happy to be playing at a ‘normal’ time – i.e. Saturday 3pm […]

27 12, 2015

Sorry Arsenal provide sinful performance against the Saints

By |December 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

That, last night, was an utter shameful display from a team who should know better. I don’t even know where to begin this morning. A 4-0 defeat to a mid table team who have already been embarrassed by Liverpool and shown up by the Tiny Totts last weekend, is totally unacceptable. 

Is it the desire of […]