30 09, 2016

Theo and stats go hand in hand, Arsène for England doesn’t

By |September 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

Last night I found out that Mexican restaurant chain Chiquito's sold Admiral Old J's spiced rum and, well, I feel a little blurry-eyed this morning. Thursday's the new Friday and all that.  Except it's not Friday. It's still very much Thursday and that's a shame, because Friday is in fact better than Thursday because for many [...]

29 09, 2016

Arsenal purring; momentum building with Basel win

By |September 29th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|3 Comments

I am happy. I am happy because this Arsenal does 'The Football', rather well at the moment, doesn't it? It's lovely to see the team popping the ball around with such consummate ease. Alright, the opposition weren't exactly Barcelona last night, but "can only beat what's in front of you" etc, etc, yada-yada-yada... It all [...]

28 09, 2016

Özil’s megabucks deal; Basel pre match thoughts 

By |September 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield|0 Comments

There are two major discussion points for me today and thankfully, neither of them involve Sam Allardyce! Firstly, the news filtering from a German Journo Henning Feindt, that Mesut Özil has signed a new deal and will wear the number 10 shirt. The journo in question wasn't exactly explicit on when Özil will occupy the [...]

27 09, 2016

I’ll have a crack at England and Jenko can have a crack at Arsenal

By |September 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

Did a bit of scouting on our opponents for Sunday last night. Well, I say 'scouting', but actually I just sat on the sofa, ate fried chicken, whilst Burnley beat Watford. What I learnt was: Burnley have a decent dead ball taker in Steven Defour They like a headed goal Insightful stuff, I know, and [...]

26 09, 2016

How far can this Arsenal team go?

By |September 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

Ok, I'm going to call 'bloggers privilege' with this, because I've asked a question to which I have absolutely no idea on what the answer is, but it's a question I've been asking myself for the last 24 hours since our rout of Chelski on Saturday evening. The performance against that lot was so convincing, [...]

23 09, 2016

An unholy alliance before the most unholy of teams comes to the Emirates

By |September 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

Happy Friday one and all and it's a day closer to the old Saturday showdown against the most horrific excuse for a football team tomorrow, those racists from Chelsea, oh what a joy. More on the unspeakable evil that will descend upon North London when the team, management and detestable fans visit The Emirates tomorrow. [...]

22 09, 2016

Reading draw kind; let’s all appreciate Arsène’s legacy today

By |September 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup|0 Comments

Last night's League Cup games passed off without too much incident, with United, City and those Tiny Totts progressing, to set up a series of mouthwatering reserve games between most of the bigger clubs left in the competition. Except us. We've got Reading at home, which you'd expect us to win and if the tickets [...]

21 09, 2016

Brilliant display of dominant Arsenal

By |September 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|3 Comments

It's really enjoyable writing a blog after almost everything has gone right in the game on the previous day. I love it. I get to praise, 'big up', congratulate and back-slap. All more preferable than the usual written form of grimacing that comes after a really poor performance. So today, I am a happy Gooner, [...]

21 09, 2016

By |September 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

It's really enjoyable writing a blog after almost everything has gone right in the game on the previous day. I love it. I get to praise, 'big up', congratulate and back-slap. All more preferable than the usual written form of grimacing that comes after a really poor performance. So today, I am a happy Gooner, [...]

17 09, 2016

Midfield selection and Monreal support should dictate team to face Hull

By |September 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

What's this? Two 3pm kick offs after each other? How novel, eh? It's bloody typical that last week I couldn't bask in the glory of a traditional 3pm kick off at home, on account of being abroad, as well as this week's game on account of it being away. And I am up in Northumberland [...]