30 12, 2018

Abject Arsenal embarrass themselves at Liverpool

By | 2018-12-30T09:53:26+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

It's hard to really find the words to describe what went on yesterday at Anfield. Adjectives like appalling, farcical, embarrassing, all spring to mind first and foremost, but even they don't feel like they really explain the performance of the excuses for footballers that took to the pitch in a mint green Arsenal kit last [...]

26 12, 2018

Rotation of the front three is the only question Emery has against Brighton

By | 2018-12-26T10:32:31+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Boxing Day and also more importantly happy match day! This is a big one today because this Arsenal team is creaking under the weight of injuries and with a possible eight players missing from the first team, we're at a time in the season when the games come thick and fast and [...]

23 12, 2018

Ozil, Xhaka and Kola star against physical Burnley

By | 2018-12-23T09:36:52+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's always nice to kick off the Christmas period with a win and having dispatched a very physical Burnley side yesterday it feels like I can enjoy at least the start of my holiday. It was always going to be a tough game against a side who are known for their stubborn resistance and after [...]

22 12, 2018

Burnley are here to frustrate – we need Mesut today

By | 2018-12-22T08:04:38+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Three weeks ago I was looking at this fixture as an opportunity for Arsenal to potentially continue a good run, to be chasing down the couple of teams ahead of us, to be looking up and wondering whether we'll sneak in to that fourth spot. It's amazing what a week of football can do at [...]

19 12, 2018

Less pressure from an NLD?

By | 2018-12-19T07:16:06+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning fellow absorbers of Arsenal-related information. I hope you are well and enjoying the countdown to Christmas. As always it's about excesses for us in the western world; from food to beverages and everything in between, but it's also about the excess of football and once again we find ourselves gorging on that with another [...]

16 12, 2018

Selection conundrum for Emery with Southampton and the Tiny Totts in mind

By | 2018-12-16T09:40:08+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Arsenal, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Sunday folks. Hope all is well with you lot? For me it was a day off from blogging yesterday, on account of it be a Christmas party on Friday, but back in the saddle today, hoping the boys are up for it and we can get ourselves three points against Southampton this lunchtime. It [...]

9 12, 2018

Torreira the difference against Huddersfield

By | 2018-12-09T08:57:11+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In the end it was 'job done' thanks to an acrobatic finish from Torreira with about seven minutes remaining on the clock, but you can hardly say it was a vintage performance again from the team, as we struggled to break down a dogged but ultimately technically limited Huddersfield team. The big questions as we [...]

8 12, 2018

Focus, concentration and not underestimating Huddersfield: Arsenal know what to do

By | 2018-12-08T09:11:29+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Huddersfield at home is our third game in a week and represents an opportunity to continue this positive countdown to Christmas with a win and to keep the good momentum going. It'll also ensure that confidence remains high at a time in which we've had a few injuries over the last few weeks and some [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

27 11, 2018

Koscielny gives Emery tactical options

By | 2018-11-27T07:31:33+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The best news of yesterday has to be the return of Koscielny to the football pitch after he played for the Under-23s last night as they played Derby. It was a hammering for the team but the fact he's (unless we're told differently) come out of the game unscathed will be a big boost for [...]