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10 02, 2016

Uncomfortably numb about Leicester, irked by Kroenke

By |February 10th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

This Sunday could be a season defining game. The closer we get to it, the more and more it feels like it, yet I am still wrestling with my preconceptions that it isn’t. Because it’s Leicester. How crazy is that? If it was City, or United, Chelski or The Spuds, I’d have butterflies in my […]

9 02, 2016

Gabriel’s changing of the guard?

By |February 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

On Tuesday last week and Sunday this weekend I think we saw the first signs of a changing of the guard at the heart of our defence. With Gabriel making his third game in a row in all competitions, it is clear that Arsène has decided that the Brazilian needs to get a run of […]

9 02, 2016

Gabriel’s changing of the guard?

By |February 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

On Tuesday last week and Sunday this weekend I think we saw the first signs of a changing of the guard at the heart of our defence. With Gabriel making his third game in a row in all competitions, it is clear that Arsène has decided that the Brazilian needs to get a run of […]

8 02, 2016

Grinding a win was the primary objective for Arsenal

By |February 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

The aim of yesterday was to get a win, by hook or by crook, so with that firmly front and centre within my own thoughts this morning you have to say that the team achieved its primary objective.

Secondary objectives of playing well, scoring loads of goals and ‘wowing’ everyone watching, were simple ‘nice to have’s. […]

7 02, 2016

Start quick, don’t let the first half pass you by, Arsenal

By |February 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

In this – quite frankly mad – season, it seems strange that with us eight points from the top of the league, there still remains hope. But Leicester’s win at the Etihad has done exactly that, strangely, because if it was City, Chelski or United that had just established such an assailable lead, we would […]

6 02, 2016

Small battle won, war on football affordability goes on, but we can get back to talking football for now

By |February 6th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

There’s no place better to start today than with the u-turn by Arsenal yesterday evening on the surcharge for ticket prices, announcing that they would not, on this occasion, enforce the charge for the Barcelona game. Funnily enough, I was actually halfway through a podcast talking about the issues of the surcharge and how it felt […]

5 02, 2016

I am a commodity, I am a currency, I am an Arsenal fan

By |February 5th, 2016|analogy, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, finances, gooners, Gunners, Rant|9 Comments

Today is Arsène’s press conference and whilst I’d love to be able to be talking about football, I like many season ticket holders, have had the misfortune to receive an email from the club yesterday afternoon about the additional cash they will require me to fork out at the end of the season for the […]

3 02, 2016

Arsenal: Familiar failings for a fading title bid

By |February 3rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

By now you’ve read plenty of match reports, probably seen the game either in the flesh or on TV, you’ve checked your social feeds a few times and you know all about what transpired last night. So there’s no point in me giving you a blow-by-blow account of what happened at home to Southampton. Well, […]

2 02, 2016

Debuchy deal good for all; Arsenal need to get back on the winning wagon

By |February 2nd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So after all the hype, all the over-the-top Sky Sports blustering, all of the pomp and everything being turned yellow, the transfer deadline day (no, I’m not capitalising it) turned out to be what it is every season: an exercise in how to get overexcited. 

I’ve got to tell you, I was glad we weren’t involved, […]

31 01, 2016

Some positive Arsenal performances against Burnley

By |January 31st, 2016|Arsenal, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

After a couple of draws and a disappointing Sunday afternoon against Chelski, it was good to see Arsenal get back on the victory trail by overcoming a stubborn Burnley side yesterday afternoon, as well as get a decent look at some new and returning faces.

As expected, Arsene made some changes to the squad and with […]