21 09, 2018

Arsenal confuse and delight in equal measure – Vorskla

By | 2018-09-21T07:49:31+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well now, that was fun and once again, as The Management often says, The Arsenal did The Goals. Now I don't know about you, but I like that, regardless of the opposition. When I was a wee nipper or a grumpy teenager I used to get frustrated when Arsenal didn't do enough of The Goals, [...]

20 09, 2018

Big night for rotated players to shine for Arsenal

By | 2018-09-20T08:03:33+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Hooray for match day I say! After the last few days of it being about Ivan and his departure, after back-to-back away games in between an international break, we finally get back to The Arsenal at home and tonight is the first time I'm back to The Emirates since the opening day defeat to City. [...]

1 09, 2018

Nelson’s move to Hoffenheim is good all round; Europa League thoughts

By | 2018-09-01T10:17:33+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning one and all and welcome to another weekend. One in which we have to wait until Sunday - once again - before we get to see The Arsenal in action. Still, at least we have some interesting titbits of information to digest, starting with the Europa League draw. Never underestimate the power of the [...]

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