10 02, 2018

NLD preview – nailed on penalty for that lot at some stage

By | 2018-02-10T10:53:27+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I'm sure I've said this before on this type of game day, but I hate North London Derby's, I really do. The worry, the build up nerves, the pessimism that only seems to exist in my life when it comes to The Arsenal; all of it just builds to a crescendo for this game every [...]

30 01, 2018

Swansea preview: desperate for an early goal

By | 2018-01-30T07:41:30+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The build up to tonight's league encounter with Swansea may be dominated by a certain player coming in from Dortmund and a certain handsome Arsenal player being an option for that most horrid of clubs Chelski, but I'm preferring to focus on the reason we are here today, which is the stuff that's played on [...]

26 01, 2018

Wembley date, softens the FA cup exit; Auba be done before Swansea?

By | 2018-01-26T07:02:44+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

With no game this weekend due to the acrimonious exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Nottingham Forest, this weekend represents a moment in time whereby Arsenal fans are forced to look on in bittnerness as the other top clubs in England waltz through to the fifth round, having been handed easy ties [...]

25 01, 2018

Tactical shift sees Arsenal through to Wembley

By | 2018-01-25T07:55:03+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

In the cold light of the new day, I can say with a degree of comfort that in the end, that was an enjoyable football match. It didn't start that well though, did it? I mean I don't really know what Arsène was thinking about when he decided to opt for four at the back [...]

21 01, 2018

The majesty of Özil putting Palace to the sword

By | 2018-01-21T09:44:59+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

If you're going to describe the perfect start to a football match then you'd pretty much just re-run the opening 30 minutes of yesterday's win against Crystal Palace. It was goals, goals, goals. And I loved it. The nerves were there for all to see pre match and as I sunk a few pints round [...]

14 01, 2018

Bournemouth preview: this will be a grind

By | 2018-01-14T09:10:38+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks - everyone feeling good? Everyone excited for another match day? Or, are you like me, which is that every time a match day comes around you get that dragging sensation in your stomach? It's the one where you can't quite work out whether you feel a bit sick, or you're hungry, or you [...]

3 01, 2018

Chelsea will target our left and hit on the break

By | 2018-01-03T08:05:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

I can't say that I'm particularly confident about tonight. An Arsenal team that looks like its struggling for form and confidence at time, with the added pressure of that most usual of things - a long old injury list - up against an efficient Chelski team who have been grinding out victories and have been [...]

29 12, 2017

Arsenal up the intensity and collect the points against Palace

By | 2017-12-29T10:10:15+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

A December 2017 win against Crystal Palace for Arsenal and whilst defensive issues remain, the goals flowed.

28 12, 2017

Move the ball quicker tonight, Arsenal – Palace preview

By | 2017-12-28T09:11:40+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning fellow goners and, after a few days away from ye olde blogging, I thought i'd pull my rapidly expanding carcass out of bed and do a bit of a match preview. So It's Crystal Palace today and if ever there was a performance that stands out as the real arse-end of 2017 for Arsenal it was [...]

23 12, 2017

Arsenal show their clear fragilities – and it’s pathetic

By | 2017-12-23T07:30:42+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

Hello there you gooner, you. You alright? How you holding up after last night? I'll level with you - in writing this on the Friday night sitting on the tube making my way back to Uxbridge; I have an early morning drive up to Northumberland and do the chance of writing a post match blog [...]