18 06, 2017

Japanese Gooners – what’s happened to Ryo and Takuma?

By | 2017-06-18T09:34:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, soccer|4 Comments

Happy Sunday and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May you be gifted with pieces of paper with writing scrawled on it. And beer. Or wine.  I'm in the sunny West of France with the in-laws, having spent the weekend relaxing, and with the total lack of interesting Arsenal related news I [...]

11 05, 2017

Arsenal testing the jab against Southampton

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Had you almost forgotten that feeling? You know the one I'm talking about. You know! The one where an Arsenal team has started to deliver consistent results on the pitch and looked like a side that is in the top quarter of the league. Yeah, that feeling, one which we had all thought was gone for [...]

16 11, 2016

Alexis survives! Shame that Mourinho does too though

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:17+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Alexis Sanchez really is something else, isn't he? For the last week all we've heard is how broken he is, how his heavy strapping is keeping his hamstring from twanging like an old banjo, yet last night he managed 84 minutes and two goals. What a machine. It just highlights to everyone how much of a [...]

4 09, 2016

Legends entertain, Ozil talks contracts

By | 2017-05-19T20:08:09+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, contracts, friendly, Internationals|0 Comments

I didn't get to watch the Arsenal Legends vs Milan Glorie yesterday afternoon, as I was out and about in Portugal with The Management, but I've had a look at the highlights on the official site and I must say, I was quite impressed with the standard of play that was on show from both [...]

3 09, 2016

Flamster, Glorie and Lucas Perez’s WhatsApp group

By | 2017-05-19T20:08:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, friendly, Internationals|0 Comments

I wake up on this fine Saturday morning in Portugal, to the news that none other than the Flamster himself, might be making a return to the Premier League in the shape of joining Crystal Palace on a free. Fair play to the guy I suppose, because he's still looking for a club and if [...]

8 08, 2016

Gabriel’s woes leave us short, but I took positives from yesterday too

By | 2016-08-08T08:03:14+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, friendly, injuries, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

Everything seemed to be going so well yesterday, didn't it? Right up until that moment when Gabriel flim-flammed his leg by twisting his ankle and having to be carried off on a stretcher. It's all so very...well...Arsenal, isn't it? Had Monreal got injured, we'd have all have been gutted, but Gibbs could have stepped in. [...]

1 08, 2016

Ox’s form delights as much as Wenger’s transfer smirk

By | 2017-05-19T20:08:13+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season|2 Comments

A 3-1 victory over Chivas de Guadalajara yesterday was just the ticket for the Arsenal squad. We all know these games are about building up fitness, about preparation for the long Premier League season, but winning is fun and seeing that Arsenal won again in the States yesterday was good on my tired eyes as [...]

29 07, 2016

Joel’s future dangles; Chuba couldn’t be an Anelka, could he?

By | 2017-05-19T20:08:13+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, History, pre season|6 Comments

It's Friday morning at 6.30am in the UK and if my calculations are correct, the Arsenal vs MLS All Stars finished about three hours and 45 minutes ago, so my ability to provide any match report is completely undone by the fact that I was sound asleep in my bed. Certainly you can question my [...]

28 07, 2016

Two for one with Xhaka

By | 2016-07-28T07:38:18+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Ownership and the board, pre season|0 Comments

I like Thursday's. Not as much as Friday's, but Thursday's still have faint whiff of the weekend about them and as far as I'm concerned, that's a-ok with me. Usually you start to get stories coming out of Arsenal on a Thursday too, even in the pre-season summer lull, stuff always feels like it's about [...]