10 12, 2017

Mustafi’s absence could be an issue for Xhaka – Southampton v Arsenal preview

By | 2017-12-10T09:35:03+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I've awoken this morning to snow. It really is quite magical this time of year and London is white with it. In a way I'm glad we don't have a home game because getting to the Emirates on the Met Line today could be an absolute nightmare. But it's an away day and for many [...]

21 11, 2017

New scout – beginning of the Arsenal legacy shift?

By | 2017-11-21T07:15:01+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

In the summer - early in the summer as well - Ivan talked about a 'catalyst for change' at the club and come 1st September the lack of transfer activity in core areas of the pitch - notably midfield - led many of us to feel as though we'd once again been fed spin by [...]

18 11, 2017

The nerves of the NLD – how can any fan enjoy this?

By | 2017-11-18T09:03:32+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I'm sat here at my Macbook staring blankly at white space. It's North London Derby day and I've got that very familiar feeling that comes at least twice a season minimum. We play them. That lot down the road. The noisy neighbours. The chirpiest of chirpy fans. The ones that we've always said live in our [...]

14 11, 2017

Giroud – best of the Arsenal rest?

By | 2017-11-14T07:22:27+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, History, internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Morning folks. Welcome to Tuesday and welcome to a day in which that most emotional of people - the Italians - will be even more emotional given the fact that they’re players failed to reach the World Cup finals for the first time in a gazillion years.  I mention this only because I work with [...]

8 11, 2017

Memories of 89: one glorious story retold a million ways

By | 2017-11-09T08:19:53+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History|1 Comment

People get very worked up in the now these days. Especially when it comes to football. The stress of the present and the immediate future  - are we going to win the next game, is this player, or that player going to sign, etc, etc - that it’s very easy to overlook the past.  But [...]

8 11, 2017

Polishing memories to shine brighter: Anfield 89

By | 2017-11-08T07:59:25+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

This evening I have the pleasure of going to watch 89 in Holloway, which is the release of a new documentary by some of the ex-Arsenal players who were part of that legendary team and in bringing back thoughts to a very different time, almost inevitably you start to see how you could fuse the past [...]

8 11, 2017

Polishing memories to shine brighter: Anfield 89

By | 2017-11-08T07:59:25+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

This evening I have the pleasure of going to watch 89 in Holloway, which is the release of a new documentary by some of the ex-Arsenal players who were part of that legendary team and in bringing back thoughts to a very different time, almost inevitably you start to see how you could fuse the past [...]

7 11, 2017

Are Arsenal the new Everton?

By | 2017-11-07T07:20:46+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Howdy folks and welcome to Tuesday. I’m at a conference all day today so it means an earlier than usual start so I can rattle through a few work emails before I head off.  It’s one of those annoying things where you know you’re out of the office and you know that unless you do [...]

26 10, 2017

Kroenke spin machine in overdrive

By | 2017-10-26T08:17:27+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

It’s the AGM today and with the yanks in attendance and the AST set to go through with their symbolic gesture of no confidence by voting against Sir Chips and the Kroenke’s, it’s just to be a slightly more cagey atmosphere, even if that’s the best that fan groups can do to suggest change at the [...]

17 10, 2017

Arsenal goalkeeping woes – the empire continues crumbling

By | 2017-10-17T07:45:41+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Perhaps it's just me. Perhaps I'm just seeing things that aren't there. But after yet another familiar defeat for The Arsenal, things seem to fall under the microscope a little more, as every Arsenal fan becomes more introspective over where the team is failing. Today it feels like the goalkeeping and after 7amkickoff did his [...]