25 11, 2015

Morale boosting win with Mesut, Santi and Alexis shining

By |November 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I know it’s pretty easy to talk about it in hindsight, but that was pretty much as routine as you’re going to get in the Champions League, perhaps somewhat to most Arsenal fans frustration given the relative ease in which we dispatched Zagreb compared to the Olympiakos game.

In truth, our opponents were less than average, […]

24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

22 11, 2015

Title talk is fanciful as injuries take toll against the Baggies

By |November 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Where to even begin with the shower of the proverbial that we witnessed from Arsenal yesterday, eh? I mean seriously, I have no idea where to even start. Nothing went right. We played terribly. Then, even with most of the 90 minutes of tripe we had to sit through, we still get handed a lifeline […]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today’s game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales.

I’m not saying that I think we’ll win today (there, […]

20 11, 2015

Last chance saloon for Campbell and I rule myself out for Arsène

By |November 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

Thank R.Kelly it’s Friday. I’m certainly ready for the weekend I can tell you. A bit of booze, lie-ins and more importantly, The Arsenal.

I suspect Arsène and his charges will be making their way up to some West Midlands based hotel today at some stage, because he got his presser out of the way early […]

19 11, 2015

Arsenal: nature vs nurture vs privilege

By |November 19th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

If Thursday truly is the ‘new Friday’, then I shall embrace it like a sibling I am very fond of, for it brings us one day closer to the weekend and Arsenal. And with Arsène most likely to have his presser this morning, we’ll also begin the countdown to the West Brom game in earnest […]

18 11, 2015

Positive Arsenal involvement in yesterday’s games

By |November 18th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, internationals|0 Comments

As the French national anthem belted out in Wembley stadium last night, I could not help but be proud of the fact that through such unspeakable acts of violence, people can come together to show solidarity in support of the French people. It was lovely to see two nations so often opposed as we and […]

17 11, 2015

Filling the blanks on the Arsenal flanks

By |November 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

With the friendly game to take place at Wembley tonight most probably being the centre of attention for most of the world and its media, it is perhaps inevitable that from an Arsenal perspective there is some involvement. I suspect we’ll see Giroud and Koscienly take their place in the team at some point, whilst […]

16 11, 2015

Life is precious and must go on – football too

By |November 16th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, Gunners, internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Decided to take a few days away from blogging over the weekend. With what happened on Friday night, which I found out about on Saturday morning, totally took me away from any thoughts of writing. I had my parents over for the weekend and as we watched the news on Saturday morning, it didn’t even […]