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 [...]

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 [...]

1 05, 2018

Memories gifted to Gooners that many will never have

By | 2018-05-01T07:58:05+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

Morning folks. Y'alreet? Feeling excited? Nervous? Can't wait until Thursday? I am all of the above. I would also add 'petrified' because in the main I worry that by this weekend the season - and Arsène's reign - will slowly chug to a very undramatic ending with games at home to Burnley, away to Leicester [...]

27 04, 2018

Arsenal’s soft underbelly may have cost us a final

By | 2018-04-27T07:44:17+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

Sigh. I sigh because despite our opponents on the night Atletico Madrid being down to ten men, despite having lots of the possession, despite creating plenty of chances, despite an amazing atmosphere in the ground (I'll ignore the horrific flags we were given - think post marathon foil they give you, or a red bag [...]

26 04, 2018

Move the ball quicker, find Özil, hope for a season-defining performance against Atleti

By | 2018-04-26T07:43:07+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

And so here we are my friends. Potentially the last of two 'big games' that Arsène Wenger May face as Arsenal manager. The league is done. It's a procession towards the final stages of his tenure because we have nothing left to play for domestically. It all boils down to Atletico Madrid home and away. [...]

20 04, 2018

Presser shows Arsène blinded to problems

By | 2018-04-20T07:46:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

Some post press conference thoughts on the empty stadiums, subsidised tickets, and player injuries ahead of Arsenal v West Ham

19 04, 2018

Arsène Wenger: Die the hero or live the villain?

By | 2018-04-19T07:30:42+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

As Bjork so famously once said: It's oh so quiet...it's oh so still... There's nowt on out to shout about that's for sure. No "we must respond", no "learn our lessons", no reported deep and meaningful team 'heart-to-heart's. Just radio silence. I don't necessarily mind that though. I think everyone associated with Arsenal is just [...]

18 04, 2018

Permutations show how far Arsenal have fallen

By | 2018-04-18T07:44:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

It's that time of the year where football fans start to become mathematicians, as they try to calculate the various permutations that could befall their football team. How many points to be assured of safety? How many points to get in to the playoff places? How close are we to the Europa League spots? What [...]

14 04, 2018

Atletico over two legs isn’t ideal

By | 2018-04-14T09:44:51+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Well we now know what we have to overcome in the semi final of the Europa League if we want to win it and be playing Champions League football next season. I'm not going to lie to you and tell you I'm happy about the draw. Since the 4-1 win against CSKA I've been speaking [...]