25 08, 2017

Arsenal: Hope of victory but there is no harmony

By | 2017-08-25T08:16:49+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, FA Cup, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

I thought about blogging yesterday but given Arsène was doing his presser at 8.45am, I thought I'd hold off until today before I compiled some thoughts, so here I am trying to make sense of what he had to say when sitting in front of the assembled media. Firstly, having read and watched a lot [...]

29 05, 2017

Keep on basking, Gooners

By | 2017-05-29T09:52:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, History, soccer|0 Comments

The great thing about having the FA Cup final after the season has finished, is that we all get to prolong the basking a little bit longer and we get to have some positive memories to take away with us, for which I am rather glad you know. I'm still revelling in that display and [...]

28 05, 2017

Arsenal surprise us all with masterful display

By | 2017-05-28T17:55:31+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review|1 Comment

How the flibberdee gibbet did that happen? Where on earth did that performance from Arsenal come come? What. The. Actual. Fugg. I turned up early at JJ Moons because I thought I needed to drown my sorrows before the game had even started. I spent four and a half hours telling people we didn't have [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

25 05, 2017

2002 Arsenal/Chelsea karma scares me

By | 2017-05-25T07:46:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

I'm an Arsenal fan in my mid thirties and can I admit something to you: winning trophies - any trophies- means a hell of a lot more to me than it did ten years ago. Ten years ago I thought to myself that setting us up to be financially sound, to deliver Champions League football [...]

23 05, 2017

Lucas is a tourist and Arsenal are a conker

By | 2017-05-23T08:09:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

Morning fellow Gooners. How are you feeling? Are you still reeling from the failure of the league campaign? Or are you like me, in this weird limbo in which you're not quite sure right now, given the circumstances?  Yes the league campaign was pretty shoddy and yes, the manager and players can and should be [...]

22 05, 2017

The stupidity of Kos 

By | 2017-05-22T08:22:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't go to the game yesterday, on account of other prior arrangements and if I'm honest, there was part of me that was quite glad about that fact. Glad because whenever I go along to The Arsenal I do get a lot more emotionally invested than when I stay away from football and so [...]

15 05, 2017

Prepare the development squad

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:00+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

It was probably always going to be too much to ask for West Ham to put on the same display as they did against the Totts and dispatch Liverpool yesterday. West Ham hate that lot almost as much as us so of course they were going to give it a little more than their last [...]

13 05, 2017

Can Arsenal still finish in the top four and win the FA Cup?

By | 2017-07-15T10:48:44+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Arsenal, Attack, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|2 Comments

In short, I don’t believe so, not both anyway. Given the way this season has gone it would be highly unlikely and yet, the fact that it is still even conceivable that it could happen is really quite amazing if you think about it. At times this season Arsenal have looked rudderless. We’ve lurched from [...]