22 11, 2017

Listen to Nacho, for he is wise

By | 2017-11-22T07:32:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I love the optimism of some players. Well, when it comes to certain players, I might add and specifically, those who have gone from "is he good enough?" to "first name on the team sheet". Step forward Nacho Monreal. Not only has he turned out to be a pretty fine centre half, keeping other more [...]

7 11, 2017

Are Arsenal the new Everton?

By | 2017-11-07T07:20:46+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Howdy folks and welcome to Tuesday. I’m at a conference all day today so it means an earlier than usual start so I can rattle through a few work emails before I head off.  It’s one of those annoying things where you know you’re out of the office and you know that unless you do [...]

3 11, 2017

Arsenal…erm…well…played?

By | 2017-11-03T13:51:44+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

Well now, I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really take much enjoyment from last nights Arsenal football club match against Red Star Belgrade. I don’t think it was the company. I had a lovely old time with Steve and Steve et al and to be quite honest, up until the first whistle, it was a good [...]

2 11, 2017

The fun of midweek Arsenal – Red Star preview

By | 2017-11-02T08:00:56+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

It’s another European exertion for the fringe players tonight, as ‘Arsenal Midweek Select XI’ take on Red Star Belgrade at The Emirates and as I’ve said before, I’m coming around to this midweek football, mainly because it doesn’t seem to have the same tenseness that I get around the Premier League games. Also known as [...]

1 11, 2017

Mat’s back and Alexis/Sead have a love in – temporary solutions

By | 2017-11-01T08:12:36+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

As far as I can tell there should be a press conference this morning or today at some stage, ahead of the game tomorrow night against REd Star Belgrade, so it’ll be interesting to see who Arsène brings along with him to sit in on the presser and which squad player gets the ‘bigging up’ [...]

31 10, 2017

An Arsenal superstition to be adhered/ignored?

By | 2017-10-31T07:50:28+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league|2 Comments

Morning. I’m not going to wish you a ‘happy’ anything for a specific day of the year because without wanting to sound like a grumpy old man, I don’t really recognise this festival as anything other than what it is: an opportunity for retailers to ca-ching their coffers in between summer and Christmas.  What’s a [...]

20 10, 2017

Jack sparkles, Ollie finishes, game bores – Red Star

By | 2017-10-20T08:14:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Let’s start with the most obvious and pleasing of statements this morning: A win is a win is a win. And we won. So ultimately it’s a good Friday to you and it’s a happier one than had we drawn or lost.  There’s also the positive of seeing Jacky Wilshere once again pulling the strings [...]

19 10, 2017

Jack back to crack the Red Star

By | 2017-10-19T07:28:22+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners. Y’all alreet?  It’s the Europa League for us tonight and it’s another away trip, this time to Red Star Belgrade, who feel like the sort of side you’d always have to play in computer games of the 80s and 90s in European competition. A former very decorated club, that name has drifted from [...]

29 09, 2017

Arsenal bring back the fun in Borisov

By | 2017-09-29T07:35:45+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

Well I must say I thoroughly enjoyed parts of yesterday's game. I say 'parts' because the ridiculous nature of the games being played at 6pm in away ties means that I was just finishing work as the match kicks off. I can also assure you that attempting to watch the game whilst hurtling along a [...]

28 09, 2017

Predicting Arsenal’s line up against Borisov – your guess as good as mine

By | 2017-09-28T07:36:04+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

It's a trip to Belarus this evening for Arsène Wenger and his charges, as Arsenal line up against BATE Borisov and I think it's fair to say that with all the will in the world, this isn't a game in which we should be seeing too many players who will play on Sunday at noon. [...]