2 06, 2018

Xhaka’s Swiss deployment intrigues me

By | 2018-06-02T08:28:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, internationals, midfield|0 Comments

Morning folks. I tell you what, my back is killing me. Never had this before. Lower back pain. Managed to get through 35 years on this earth without anything such as a twinge, but for three days i've been waking up feeling like I'm in my 80s. Now I know how About DIaby must feel [...]

31 05, 2018

With Sokratis the defensive questions still remain

By | 2018-05-31T07:49:25+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Flipping heck it's muggy today. So muggy I want to sack off work, get into my swim shorts and convince the wife to fan me as I watch re-runs of the Invincibles season. British people aren't used to this kind of weather. Three piece suits aren't designed for this. As for Arsenal fans, we're also [...]

14 11, 2017

Giroud – best of the Arsenal rest?

By | 2017-11-14T07:22:27+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, History, internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Morning folks. Welcome to Tuesday and welcome to a day in which that most emotional of people - the Italians - will be even more emotional given the fact that they’re players failed to reach the World Cup finals for the first time in a gazillion years.  I mention this only because I work with [...]

7 08, 2017

Morale booster ahead of the real stuff for Arsenal

By | 2017-08-07T10:25:48+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, contracts, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, pre season|0 Comments

Victory in the 'Jose Treble' cup assured yesterday, our second trophy of pre season and a cast iron GUARANTEE that we will win the league, league cup, FA Cup and Europa League, all without dropping any points or conceding any goals. Or not. Before the game we were all clear that you can't read too [...]

6 08, 2017

Xhaka/Ramsey connection most important for Community Shield

By | 2017-08-06T09:47:59+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Community Shield day today and although I'll be out and unlikely to be able to watch it, I'll be keeping a close eye on the game, because it is the final dress rehearsal before the real stuff next week.  It'll be a tough game today. Chelsea will be ready for us and I am [...]

31 07, 2017

Laca learns from Theo, Wenger dials up the spin on contracts

By | 2017-07-31T08:06:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, Match Review, pre season, press conference|1 Comment

Well that's one shiny and oh so important trophy safely tucked away in the cabinet for another season, as Arsenal conspired to lose to Sevilla but still win the Emirates Cup due to the bizarre system of points scoring based on goals that is in place.  The 2-1 defeat to Sevilla saw us pick up [...]

30 07, 2017

Some good, some less so, performances at the Emirates Cup

By | 2017-07-30T10:59:22+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but it's always enjoyable to see Arsenal 'do the goals' and so when you watch a tanking like we did yesterday in day one of the Emirates Cup, it's all a bit of good fun, even if it is a little meaningless. It as a pretty grim day weather-wise and [...]

29 07, 2017

Catalyst for change not kicked in yet at Arsenal

By | 2017-07-29T08:57:55+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, happy match day to you, even if it is only a 'fitness developing' exercise today when we play Benfica on home soil. I think I will watch the games this afternoon, because I suspect we'll get a better indication on how much work is needed for this team after today's workout. The usual [...]

28 07, 2017

Alexis+ball=turning up to training, obviously

By | 2017-07-28T07:29:21+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season|0 Comments

Happy Friday bestowed unto thee. I hope yours is joyful and flavoursome ahead of the weekend. Mine will mostly be spent at home trying to make sense of the incremental weather conditions and watching our Emirates Cup games on Quest, that most random of "if there's nothing else on normal telly" channels that exist.  Hey, [...]

26 07, 2017

Keita can be Wenger’s Gilberto

By | 2017-07-26T07:39:06+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season|1 Comment

Howdy peeps, hope Wednesday is treating you well thus far, and you haven't exploded in anticipation for the showpiece trophy of the year this weekend? Yep, it's the Emirates Cup that awaits us on Saturday and Sunday and Arsène is certainly one that falls in to the 'excited anticipation' camp, if you believe what he [...]