5 08, 2018

Emery’s tinkering of Arsenal formation keeps us guessing

By | 2018-08-05T09:53:12+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's it then. Final match preparations have been completed, a 2-0 victory against Lazio was secured, an Arsenal performance in which some of the returning players got valuable minutes and as is par for the course for The Arsenal, a positional crisis as we now seem to have both of our left backs injured for [...]

4 08, 2018

Arsenal’s final dress rehearsal, poor Sead and Iwobi’s pivotal season

By | 2018-08-04T07:50:31+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I'm at a wedding today. Which is going to be really awks when I put my headphones in at 7pm to watch the Arsenal v Lazio game on Arsenal Player. Oh well, people will organise life-changing events when the last pre season friendly is on... Tonight will be fascinating I think. It'll be intriguing because [...]

2 08, 2018

Familiar frailties, but this Arsenal evolution will take time

By | 2018-08-02T07:57:58+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A victory on penalties is still a victory, albeit a friendly victory and one in which I certainly think we can learn a bit from, get a bit excited about, but also be a little apprehensive. Let's get the painful stuff out of the way first though. Like ripping off the plaster on your knee [...]

1 08, 2018

Team takes shape tonight – with or without Rambo

By | 2018-08-01T07:53:26+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I think this'll be an interesting game this evening against Chelski. Yes it's a pre season friendly. Yes it means little in the grand scheme of things. And yes the players are still adapting to life under Emery. But this will be a good opportunity for us to see what sort of side is taking [...]

31 07, 2018

New manager = players saying new things

By | 2018-07-31T07:27:33+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Because we haven't had a new manager in so many years prior to this summer, we haven't seen the usual "this manager is working us soooo much more harder than the last one" type comments from footballers at Arsenal, so yesterday's comments from Bellerin are welcome but I personally take it with a pinch of [...]

30 07, 2018

This week must see player movement

By | 2018-07-30T08:30:55+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, friendly, pre season, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks. It's a muggy old day in England, having been a muggy and rainy day yesterday and so here I sit on the tube, having a look outside on the Metropolitan Line at clouds and circular patches of water on the floor, wondering why the summer has ended so soon in all but the [...]

27 07, 2018

Smith-Rowe and Guendouzi impress in first outing

By | 2018-07-27T07:45:22+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, friendly, Match Review, midfield, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Friday Gooners. We have a match to digest! Whoop! Been a long time coming, eh? Too long it feels. The World Cup was good, but it was kind of like having a Quorn chilli-con-carne. It's nice, you can spice it up to remove the fact it's not mince but ultimately, it's not mince. So [...]

24 07, 2018

Arsenal’s Mesut Love is right and proper

By | 2018-07-24T07:54:33+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season|0 Comments

So the Arsenal squad are now in Singapore and the charm offensive of Asia is now well and truly underway. Over the next few days we'll see plenty of happy and smiling faces and it will all be designed to exude a level of harmony that was not there before. Of course we all know [...]

21 07, 2018

Arsenal’s Gomes buffer for Ramsey, plus Jeff nears the end?

By | 2018-07-21T08:43:21+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Arsenal Transfers, friendly, Ownership and the board, pre season|0 Comments

Morning folks and I hope you are waking up to a good one. It's another sunny day for us Brits in a summer in which we have a lot to be thankful for, not least the fact that we've also got a squad heading out to Singapore that look happy, energised, with plenty of depth. [...]

20 07, 2018

Leno needs to be more Seaman

By | 2018-07-20T07:57:26+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, friendly, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The rumours coming out on social platforms yesterday was that Arsenal had another friendly yesterday against Brentford, supposedly losing 2-1 with Auba scoring for us and Leno dropping a corner, which of course has caused widespread panic amongst some Arsenal fans that we've signed a dud. One of the things I used to love about [...]