18 12, 2018

Rotation the aim for Unai – now and when BATE come to town

By | 2018-12-18T11:27:58+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So it's a trip to play BATE Borisov in the new year that looms for The Arsenal and having played them last season in the group stages I think we can be relatively happy with our lot there. It will mean an away trip first but if we can get the job done on their [...]

14 12, 2018

Laca the difference and Saka impressed against Qarabag

By | 2018-12-14T07:56:17+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote a piece outlining that I suspected last night's game would have a bit of a testimonial match about it and in the cold light of day and ha big stood in a biting cold Emirates with half a dozen old school chums, I find myself unsurprised that it's effectively what we got [...]

13 12, 2018

Testimonial feel about Arsenal v Qarabag

By | 2018-12-13T06:40:41+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|1 Comment

It's a match day of sorts today and it's Arsenal at home to Qarabag in what is the most deaddest of dead rubbers you're going to get. And despite the fact that the Europa League was fun last season and we went deep in to it, I can't help but look at the Group Stages [...]

12 12, 2018

Lucas Torreira the Swiss Army knife

By | 2018-12-12T07:01:36+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Quite obviously to anybody who has witness his rise to prominence in the last six to eight weeks, it comes as no surprise that Lucas Torreira won the November player of the month award at Arsenal, having picked up man-of-the-match displays in what feels like most of his starts this season at this stage. Based [...]

12 12, 2018

Lucas Torreira the Swiss Army knife

By | 2018-12-12T07:01:11+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Quite obviously to anybody who has witness his rise to prominence in the last six to eight weeks, it comes as no surprise that Lucas Torreira won the November player of the month award at Arsenal, having picked up man-of-the-match displays in what feels like most of his starts this season at this stage. Based [...]

11 12, 2018

A patched up Arsenal must ‘get by’

By | 2018-12-11T07:34:58+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Howdy all, hope you are well on this Tuesday. A Tuesday in which hopefully Barcelona knock out the Totts and so we really can have a chuckle at the advertising they did about Champions League football. But anyway, that's them and they're not worthy of much airtime. Today in minded of the words that Bernd [...]

30 11, 2018

Kids show the Arsenal future is bright

By | 2018-11-30T07:17:55+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy campers! I'm feeling Friday fine and dandy I have to say, with a big part of that being the contribution of the young players, who stepped up last night and put in a composed and controlled performance away to FC Vorskla. There will be those that will say that the level of opposition were [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

27 11, 2018

Koscielny gives Emery tactical options

By | 2018-11-27T07:31:33+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The best news of yesterday has to be the return of Koscielny to the football pitch after he played for the Under-23s last night as they played Derby. It was a hammering for the team but the fact he's (unless we're told differently) come out of the game unscathed will be a big boost for [...]

22 11, 2018

Arsenal lord’s are leapin’ (in to jail)

By | 2018-11-22T07:41:12+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

My poor ol' lookalike. The one, the only, the Lord, Nick Bentdner, has been sentenced to 'jail' for a assaulting a taxi driver; a crime he thinks he did not commit. If only there was some kind of crack team of vigilantes (they themselves who had been victims of a crime of which they did [...]