8 10, 2015

Walcott ends Rooney’s England career? Arsenal karma?

By |October 8th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Internationals|2 Comments

Yesterday evening I wrote a bit of a flippant tweet that a year ago nobody would have expected Theo Walcott to be on the verge of ending Wayne Rooney’s England career, but having heard from the man himself in the afternoon at the England training camp, I do wonder if he’s got that outcome in […]

7 10, 2015

Mesut’s ‘wellbeing’ physio; the increasingly redundant role of a captain

By |October 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, midfield, Rant|0 Comments

Not that we ever needed to be given a clear indication of the bromance between Mesut and the Flamster, but we got treated to ‘exhibit A’ on the official site yesterday, with Özil waxing lyrical about his partner in crime. Specifically, about his performance and two goals against the Spuds, which were both beauts you […]

6 10, 2015

Pressing blueprint laid, let’s hope the players remember when they’re back from the internationals

By |October 6th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, internationals|2 Comments

I do find it amusing having a look at the official site after a big win, because there seems to be no end to the positive stories that appear, as opposed to after a crushing defeat when we get practically nothing. Radio silence is clearly the would de jour on those occasions. And who can blame […]

5 10, 2015

A blitzkreig of United, a controlled second half and a majestic Arsenal

By |October 5th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Arsène Wenger has built has various Arsenal teams with key attributes that include technical quality, quick passing and movement and a precision in their play that – when it works – is breathtaking and what football should be all about. For the first 20 minutes of yesterday’s game that is exactly what we were treated […]

3 10, 2015

Does Prickly Arsène have it in him?

By |October 3rd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Well, if it isn’t the return of ‘Prickly Arsène’ in the press conference, who we hadn’t seen since at least 2013 I’m sure?

We all knew there’d be metaphorical blood spilt when Arsène went in front of the media coyotes, because they would be sniffing for blood and he looks very much like a wounded animal […]

2 10, 2015

Arsène finding the right balance between rant and praise?

By |October 2nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, press conference, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

So, Arsène had a training ground rant, did he? Apologies if you e already read this piece of info and I’m not bringing anything new to you, but I only read it this morning (see my blog yesterday for my reasons as to why I might be behind) and having read that, I feel a little […]

1 10, 2015

My football bubble, the Arsenal players’ football bubble

By |October 1st, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league|1 Comment

The pain of the woeful Tuesday display still remains, but it’s become a little bit more of a dull ache than a stabbing feeling in my gut, such is the speed in which football is coming at us with the games we’ve got midweek and then at the weekend.

Almost inevitably, some of the players have […]

30 09, 2015

Arsenal and Arsène’s ineptitude could spell the end for Champions league qualification

By |September 30th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Uncategorised|6 Comments

That, last night, was a disgrace. 

Everything was wrong about yesterday. The mangers decision to play Ospina, the lethargy in the team performance, the slow build up, all of it was appalling and I hope the players are having a serious word with themselves today. 

Before a goal was even scored, my colleagues for the evening were […]

29 09, 2015

A change of approach for Arsenal against Olympiakos?

By |September 29th, 2015|Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I hope that whatever team is chosen tonight, we see more energy and urgency than our last outing in this competition, because anything other than a win against Olympiakos would be nothing short of a disaster.

It’s only now, as we reach game week 2 of the Champions League, that we realise the importance of an […]

28 09, 2015

The benefits of a confident squad – not just first XI

By |September 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

There’s no time for basking in victory right now, the games are coming thick and fast and tomorrow night the team will look to make it three wins in a row by trying to overcome Olympiakos.

I must say I do love it when Arsenal play so often, but it doesn’t leave you much room for […]