15 07, 2017

An Alexis compromise reached, as rotation takes effect in Sydney

By | 2017-07-15T10:46:13+00:00 July 15th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, friendly, Match Preview, pre season|0 Comments

It's Saturday morning, about thirty minutes before kick off in Australia for the second pre season game of the season, and I'm blogging. Have you ever done something that you know will be redundant the second you've finished it? That's me right about now. It's like vacuuming your house and steaming the wooden floors before [...]

13 06, 2017

What does Wenger have to do?

By | 2017-06-13T07:56:23+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

As I made my usual walk towards Uxbridge tube station this morning I started to think about Arsène and how much he has fallen from the pedestal that I put him on in my mind. I started to think about how a man who I once hoped could manage us forever, is now a guy [...]

30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By | 2017-05-30T08:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

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 [...]

14 05, 2017

Resurgence at Stoke – in time for the final?

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:00+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, History, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

I must say 'welcome back' to the Arsenal. Where have you been? We've been hanging around your dodgy cousin that smells a little bit and looks a lot like you, but has a limp, gammy leg, croaky voice, German measles and quite frankly, it's been an unpleasant experience. I thought that I'd just have to [...]

12 05, 2017

Fitness question marks ahead of Mordor

By | 2017-05-12T07:35:42+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Oddly, it doesn't look as though there's a press conference happening today and I think I read somewhere that the press conference was the one that took place immediately after the Wednesday game at Southampton. It'll be slightly odd to do it that way but given that the team will have travelled back on Wednesday [...]

11 05, 2017

Arsenal testing the jab against Southampton

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Had you almost forgotten that feeling? You know the one I'm talking about. You know! The one where an Arsenal team has started to deliver consistent results on the pitch and looked like a side that is in the top quarter of the league. Yeah, that feeling, one which we had all thought was gone for [...]

27 04, 2017

Gritty Arsenal find a way against Leicester. Just.

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Three on the bounce feels lovely this morning doesn't it? It certainly felt good when I knew the game was over and on the surface, this new formation looks decent, with three victories and an Arsenal team that look like they're building their confidence to play it more and more with each game. Whether it's [...]

26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]

24 04, 2017

Battle and bottle back for The Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

This season the players have - rightly in my opinion - been chastised for some of their performance and at times the perceived lack of effort they deliver for Arsenal football club. We've seen too many under par performances and that has led to widespread condemnation. So it only seems fair that this morning that [...]