9 11, 2018

Uninspiring attacking Arsenal meet stubborn Sporting defence

By | 2018-11-09T08:09:12+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It was a weird old game yesterday. With the goals we've been getting all season and the plaudits from an attacking point of view but not a defensive one, it felt as though we should have been dispatching Sporting Lisbon with a little more ease on our own soil. After all we'd gone to their [...]

8 11, 2018

Keep up momentum by not underestimating Sporting

By | 2018-11-08T08:03:03+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's another Europa League game at the Emirates tonight and a chance to see if we can progress through the group stages and top the group with a win tonight against Sporting Lisbon. It's the part of the group that I'm sure many of us thought would be the biggest banana skin of them all [...]

7 11, 2018

Characters in the Arsenal dressing room bring back feel-good factor

By | 2018-11-07T08:03:21+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A wet and grim day in London, made all the more grim because of that 'orrible lot getting a last minute winner yesterday but still, at least the scousers messed up and with a second defeat in the competition, they're hardly looking infallible. As for us it'll be some words from Unai and the medical [...]

27 10, 2018

Unai keeping a level head is good for all Gooners

By | 2018-10-27T08:02:32+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The Thursday night footballery that we saw means that this is another Saturday with which we all spend collectively with our families and friends. I'm going to the Royal Mail Postal museum. But it does also mean that we get to have a bit of a digesting session on Unai Emery's words which, if I'm [...]

26 10, 2018

Functional Arsenal make it 11 on the bounce

By | 2018-10-26T07:03:47+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Europa League, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After an 11th consecutive victory we really should be getting any minor niggles and parking them right now I think, but it's hard to completely ignore them, so I'll quickly get them out of the way first and then we can start to talk about the good stuff. Sporting Lisbon are - let's face it [...]

24 10, 2018

Momentum is great for Arsenal, but realism is more important

By | 2018-10-24T07:56:21+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the middle of the week already and having had that most boredom inducing thing of an international break last week, there's barely any time to catch our breath, as the team travel out tonight for Sporting Lisbon away tomorrow. It should mean an Emery press conference and I must admit I'm pleased to be [...]

11 10, 2018

Emery’s juggling keeps everyone happy

By | 2018-10-11T07:56:43+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With no proper football on this week it feels a bit weird having little of interest to talk about, especially given the winning run and the volume of Arsenal matches we've been gifted. Even the European competition has been fun to see us win, albeit with a little bit too much huff and puff at [...]

4 10, 2018

A quick start needed from the rotated Arsenal players against Qarabag

By | 2018-10-04T07:16:50+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I don't really care that the Timy Totts and Scousers are in a bigger competition than us; seeing them lose is pleasurable in any competition and so to witness that 'orrible lot concede four at home to a Barca team that hasn't been in the greatest of form, is mighty pleasurable. We may not have [...]

2 10, 2018

Mass rotation on the cards at Arsenal?

By | 2018-10-02T07:57:55+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With a game very far away on Thursday to worry about, I wonder if we might start to get trickles of news about the squad heading out to Baku to play Qarabag on Thursday, from today? It's a fair old schlep to play football and because of that everything probably has to be done earlier [...]

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, [...]