19 06, 2017

Chambers is a gem we should keep

By | 2017-06-19T07:59:09+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, pre season|0 Comments

Don't want to be accused of being classically British and Goldilocks with the UK weather, but blow me, it ain't half hot today folks. My penchant for wearing three piece suits to work is not helping the matter either it has to be said. And yet I will still have a day of air conditioned [...]

18 06, 2017

Japanese Gooners – what’s happened to Ryo and Takuma?

By | 2017-06-18T09:34:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, soccer|4 Comments

Happy Sunday and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May you be gifted with pieces of paper with writing scrawled on it. And beer. Or wine.  I'm in the sunny West of France with the in-laws, having spent the weekend relaxing, and with the total lack of interesting Arsenal related news I [...]

9 06, 2017

Costa, Ibrahimovich and Alexis – how much is good news?

By | 2017-06-09T08:10:13+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Transfers|0 Comments

Well there's no other place to start this morning's blog, given some of the news which came out yesterday, than this: Should Arsenal just go and sign Ibrahimovich and Costa? Screw general elections, Arsenal need a striker and clearly there are some people so worried about 'the madness' of Mbappe, that they're already trying to [...]

28 05, 2017

Arsenal surprise us all with masterful display

By | 2017-05-28T17:55:31+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review|1 Comment

How the flibberdee gibbet did that happen? Where on earth did that performance from Arsenal come come? What. The. Actual. Fugg. I turned up early at JJ Moons because I thought I needed to drown my sorrows before the game had even started. I spent four and a half hours telling people we didn't have [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

25 05, 2017

2002 Arsenal/Chelsea karma scares me

By | 2017-05-25T07:46:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

I'm an Arsenal fan in my mid thirties and can I admit something to you: winning trophies - any trophies- means a hell of a lot more to me than it did ten years ago. Ten years ago I thought to myself that setting us up to be financially sound, to deliver Champions League football [...]

22 05, 2017

The stupidity of Kos 

By | 2017-05-22T08:22:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't go to the game yesterday, on account of other prior arrangements and if I'm honest, there was part of me that was quite glad about that fact. Glad because whenever I go along to The Arsenal I do get a lot more emotionally invested than when I stay away from football and so [...]

20 04, 2017

Club envy, Arsène’s hints and Jack’s long goodbye

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

I wonder if Arsène is looking forward to today's press conference at all, not least because it is a detachment from the Premier League which let's face it, has hardly been easy for us in 2017. An opportunity to talk up his decent cup record is probably something of a welcome respite from the likely [...]

8 04, 2017

Arsene can end the speculation in a second

By | 2017-04-08T09:26:27+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Core blimey, me 'n the Management had one of those "well that escalated quickly" evening, with the help of rum, gin, tonic, vodka and cranberry and Pinot Grigio Blush, last night. Not all together at the same time obviously, but by the taste in my mouth it kind of felt like it. Means I'm somewhat [...]

13 03, 2017

Confidence restoration; Ox injury saves a selection decision

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:07+00:00 March 13th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Had a bit of a heavy Saturday this weekend after the Lincoln game, which effectively wrote off my Sunday and even the ability to stare down a computer screen to compile some thoughts, so I thought I'd leave it and put something together on Monday. And here we are. We already know three out of [...]