6 05, 2018

Let’s experiment with youth and attacking options against Burnley

By | 2018-05-06T07:59:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The final home game of Arsène Wenger's reign is today and I'm sure it will be an emotional one. It'll certainly be for the manager and I'm sure he'll shed a tear or two. For me, I'm just sad that a once great manager is having his Arsenal career peter out like it is going [...]

15 04, 2018

Newcastle away with a distinct lack of nerves

By | 2018-04-15T09:12:32+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Match preview ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle in the Premier League, April 2018, in which I don’t feel massively nervous for a change. Which is nice.

4 04, 2018

Arsenal should say ‘screw it’ and experiment

By | 2018-04-04T07:49:58+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Tactics|0 Comments

On Sunday before the game I posted my preferred line up which included Özil, Lacazette, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, with our number 10s starting on paper out wide although in all honesty in my mind I saw it as a very fluid system. I remember writing years ago about Rosicky and his mobility (when not on [...]

8 03, 2018

Just keep us in it, Arsenal

By | 2018-03-08T07:19:07+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning all and a strange morning it is for me, because I'm not sure whether I want to go all out schadenfreude after those Tiny Totts lost at home to Juve, given that the footballing fates are so fickle and will probably punish me by seeing Arsenal all but out tonight with a hammering. On [...]

4 03, 2018

Brighton away: first goal and 15 mins key

By | 2018-03-04T11:41:37+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A night of karaoke and beer/rum has essentially obliterated my Sunday morning, so I think I'll keep today's pre match blog rather short, because from when I'm typing now kick off is about two hours away and the team news will be put by the time I've fried up my bacon and egg as the [...]

25 02, 2018

Winning the cup: formation, Welbeck and finding Auba

By | 2018-02-25T09:13:01+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Cup final Sunday. I must admit to you that I do prefer it when it lands on a Saturday and is in May, because it's a much more pleasurable experience than having to be layered up in February. But let's not look a gift horse in the mouth, eh? After all, at least we're once [...]

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 [...]