20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]

20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today's game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales. I'm not saying that I think we'll win today [...]

26 10, 2015

Do we Arsenal fans demand more tactical analysis than we used to?

By |October 26th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|3 Comments

That was a decent enough weekend we've just had, by my reckoning, don't you think? The Manchester derby was the only real concern for us and as the two sides cancelled each other out, it ensured that we are level on points with a City side who after five games, were going to walk the [...]

29 09, 2015

A change of approach for Arsenal against Olympiakos?

By |September 29th, 2015|Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I hope that whatever team is chosen tonight, we see more energy and urgency than our last outing in this competition, because anything other than a win against Olympiakos would be nothing short of a disaster. It's only now, as we reach game week 2 of the Champions League, that we realise the importance of [...]

26 09, 2015

How do Arsenal unwrap the ‘surprise package’ Leicester?

By |September 26th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

I really hope the team are riding high today after Wednesday's North London Derby victory. Today is the last of our back-to-back-to-back-to-back away games and a win today feels like it could be really splendid, don't you know.  A win today means we go into the midweek game on another high and then if we [...]

23 09, 2015

League Cup gets a shrug, but does a North London Derby?

By |September 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview|0 Comments

Quick aside from today's match preview blog: The FA seeing fit to accept the mistakes of their officials, whilst rightfully banning a clear cheat? Has some sort of sense been seen at The Association's HQ? Or was it just some sort of glitch in the Matrix? Whatever it was, justice has been done and we've [...]

16 09, 2015

Rotation against the Zagrebians is a good thing

By |September 16th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview|0 Comments

So it's the first game of our Champions League campaign for this season and I have to say, it feels nice not having to say that in August, knowing that we are going through a two legged affair just to progress to the group stages proper. But before I go on about The Arsenal, I [...]

24 08, 2015

Play Walcott and don't go back to square one

By |August 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

With Chelski and City both picking up the wins that I expected they would yesterday, it adds a wee bit more pressure on us to perform this evening against a Liverpool team who will be buoyed by their own results, if not the way in which they played in those games. Liverpool represent a serious [...]

12 08, 2015

Accommodating the best Arsenal players unbalances the team

By |August 12th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics|3 Comments

Hello hello you wonderful peers of mine. I hope you're not too caught up in your own inner torment and moroseness as we hit the halfway point in the week. The bad taste of a weekend defeat may still be lingering like a little morning breath (despite having brushed your teeth to within an inch [...]