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 an […]

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 can […]

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 challenge […]

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 […]

28 07, 2015

What I'd like to see from Arsenal this season: the high press

By |July 28th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Moning fellows and ladies, y’alright?

I am. Despite the inevitable tired eyes that threaten to derail my sunny disposition, I’m feeling chipper, most probably because my first game back watching The Arsenal since visiting Wembley happens to be another trip to Wembley on Sunday. Sure, it won’t have the same expectation, nervousness or intensity, but it […]

30 05, 2015

My cup final. Your cup final. Arsenal's cup final. Make history.

By |May 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield|4 Comments

This is it people. Cup final day.

It’s hard to effectively communicate the significance of today to anybody who isn’t a football fan, or even isn’t a fan whose team is in the final, but this is season defining. And I mean that with no sense of hyperbole at all. By 10pm tonight we will have […]

28 05, 2015

Heartbreak for Welbeck and a hint on Theo vs Giroud?

By |May 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

So who’da thunk that FIFA were a corrupt collection of cheating no-good-for-nothing’s, eh? Then, quelle surprise, who’da thought that Sepp would persist with the FIFA elections to ensure his dictatorship remains for another however many years, by not postponing the election process after this latest set of troubles?

Well, everybody, actually.

Even Arsene had his say yesterday […]

20 05, 2015

Sunderland preview: Breaking down a defence again

By |May 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

A lovely midweek game to keep us occupied tonight, how thoughtful of The Arsenal to get so far in the FA Cup and ensure this fixture was moved to a midweek, where we would have something to talk about. And that something appears to be how likely Arsene is to shuffle his deck a little […]