30 03, 2017

Alexis’ underlying threats should force Arsenal’s hand

By |March 30th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, History, Internationals, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

What with the lack of domestic football, players going across the world and us as fans left to stew on the recent poor form, what we really needed was a star player giving an interview in his homeland laced with cryptic messages. Alexis was interviewed in Chile after their 3-1 win and noises started permeating [...]

28 03, 2017

Thierry won’t happen. Yet.

By |March 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

On Sunday I saw the reports about Thierry Henry and the rumoured interest in him to be the next Arsenal manager, with bookies slashing the odds, seemingly overnight. I thought about writing about it yesterday as some sort of footnote, but didn't bother because I thought it would be just one of the gutter press' [...]

27 03, 2017

Non-existent Arsenal succession planning

By |March 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, History, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

I've got to be honest with you, I thought we might get some sort of snippet coming out of the French press from Wenger with regards to this new deal that we all know is coming, given that he'll have been commentating on the French national team this weekend. The fact that he hasn't said [...]

25 03, 2017

A week off from Arsenal just the ticket

By |March 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, History, Internationals|2 Comments

Happy Saturday folks. It's a Saturday in which London is bathed in a bit of sun today, so I intend on making the most of it, probably by staying in and watching TV or by going swimming in the indoor pool in Uxbridge. Yep, that's the British way, dontcha know. The Arsenal Way has essentially [...]

22 03, 2017

Arsenal engage ‘PR transfer war chest’ mode

By |March 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

Arsène has apparently jetted off to France to 'consider his future', if you believe the noises by the gutter press, from yesterday. Apparently he wants to see if fans will tolerate another two years, so is assessing the gauge of sentiment, I read somewhere. I do love a bit of media revisionism you know. When [...]

21 03, 2017

Agenda’s, propaganda and Arsenal

By |March 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

We're only two days in to this particular Interlull and whilst I still haven't decided if not having Arsenal play this weekend is a good thing or not - given the way we have been playing - I'm already feeling a bit drained with the Arsenal universe that you and I operate within.  It's all [...]

20 03, 2017

Arsène’s self-awareness

By |March 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, History, Rant|0 Comments

After the weekend's debacle and manager's subsequent inevitable denial that his players don't lack effort at the moment, last night we had rumour and counter rumour with regards to Arsène's future. Usually at this time of the year it's the build up to the transfer of contractual sagas of the players, but the press have [...]

16 03, 2017

77 for Arsenal. That’s what’s needed.

By |March 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

Morning. You alright? Recovered from the fact that the only English team left in this competition is Leicester? A Leicester with whom everyone seems to have dismissed their domestic discrepancies and focused on their 'plucky' assault on the Champions League. Honestly. I can't work out whether it's patronising more to the actual Leicester fans or [...]

15 03, 2017

PR spin at Arsenal? Or succession planning?

By |March 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, History|1 Comment

It seems the Arsenal PR machine is now in full swing, with some of the 'behind the scenes' noises surrounding the management team at the club, suggesting that there could be changes from the summer onwards. Firstly, we had the news that the club was looking at a Sporting Director role, in which a new [...]

1 03, 2017

Sell Alexis?

By |March 1st, 2017|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Tactics|2 Comments

Following my blog yesterday about how Arsenal haven't really adopted the counter attack properly in years, I thought I'd offer a somewhat controversial opinion as a solution, which I've been thinking about following the stories emerging about Alexis wanting to head back to Spain. Firstly, why he'd want to go back to a country who [...]