9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By |December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

8 12, 2016

Squad rotation: Wenger be like…

By |December 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my journey to and from work swings me by Wembley Park and yesterday, it was unusually busy. It was only after almost everyone got off at the national stadium that I realised that the Spuds were having a leaving party! Apparently there were a few empty [...]

6 12, 2016

Basel away: what’s the logic on squad selection?

By |December 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|3 Comments

When I unlocked my phone yesterday on the tube home, I hoped to read stories on the official site about "the strength of the squad" or how one or two players "have been unlucky not to play more football" so far this season. I didn't expect to read about how the squad travelling to Switzerland [...]

5 12, 2016

The 42 point target for Arsenal in December

By |December 5th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Well, that was an interesting turn up for the books yesterday, with Liverpool and United dropping points, wasn't it? I don't think many would have predicted that, particularly the Scousers, but I'm glad that both events happened. United's draw because it means they are slowly falling away from the top four chasing pack with these [...]

1 12, 2016

Arsenal rotated players do themselves no favours

By |December 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday evening I didn't get to watch the game as I was out with The Management doing other things; like enjoying myself. I think it's fair to say I've dodged a bullet on that one because by all accounts, it didn't make for fun viewing and had I spent some of my hard-earned cash to [...]

30 11, 2016

Southampton: How good is this Arsenal squad then?

By |November 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Bloody heck it's freezing today. Frost on the cars, family jewels heading north, it's one of those days you want to be on holiday with a log fire and nothing but which crappy 80s movie to watch next. Certainly not on a tube heading in to London for a shift at 7am. Plus, I don't [...]

28 11, 2016

Bournemouth: Hard to find praise or fault – but result is a result

By |November 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I found yesterday's game a strange one to digest and think about, in terms of formulating some post-match blog thoughts for this Monday morning. Strange because whilst we got the job done by getting the three points, we weren't convincing at all in patches, but by the same token I didn't think Bournemouth were that [...]

27 11, 2016

Patience against Bournemouth is key for Arsenal

By |November 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victories for Liverpool, City and Chelski yesterday mean that today's game against Bournemouth isn't one that we can really afford to be buggering up this afternoon. Yes, it was hilarious to see Spurs' dreams of going the season unbeaten go down the khazi, but when you look at the table this morning and see that [...]

26 11, 2016

Arsene rotates and I’m still not happy – hey, i’m human

By |November 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Howdy Gooners, how goes it? Are you feeling good on a Saturday? I had a bit of an unprompted late one, with a beer or two, some rum, a bit of champers and some fine Nepalese food, which was followed by going to bed about 1am watching a programme about all of the crap TV [...]

25 11, 2016

Arsène needs to settle on a style soon

By |November 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

We had Hector sign his deal recently, then yesterday all the noise coming out of the club centred around Emi Martinez signing his agreement to stay at the club for an extended period. It's clear that those at the club who matter rate him quite highly, but I always find these types of deals for [...]