13 03, 2017

Confidence restoration; Ox injury saves a selection decision

By |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 [...]

23 02, 2017

King Santi might be dead, long live the next king?

By |February 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Woke up this morning like: "Yep, still in the Arsenal interlull" Man, for a team that regularly winds me up and has me vowing to put less emotional investment in them, they sure do manage to rope me back in with alarming regularity. I suppose that's a good thing: it shows the fondness I have [...]

6 01, 2017

First gooner to the bus makes the squad for Preston

By |January 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

At lunchtime yesterday I decided to go for a walk and as is the culture these days, I thought I'd take along my smartphone and spend most of the time walking blind whilst staring into the rectangular blue light that is my handheld device. What I was looking for, I'm not entirely certain, perhaps some [...]

5 01, 2017

That numbing feeling of a missed opportunity for Arsenal

By |January 5th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Having seen the score of the Totts against the Chavs game last night, I find myself this morning in a similar position to that of yesterday morning, after we were all licking our wounds post the Bournemouth game. On the one hand this is good for us; it means the gap between us an top [...]

9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By |December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

18 11, 2016

Arsène: don’t gamble, just win

By |November 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

As expected, Arsène addressed the media ahead of this weekend on Thursday rather than Friday, with the team travelling oop norf today at some stage. No doubt Alexis will be with them, having told Le Boss that he's ok via text. Ahh texting, remember that? The thing that we all used to do before Whatsapp, [...]

16 11, 2016

Alexis survives! Shame that Mourinho does too though

By |November 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Alexis Sanchez really is something else, isn't he? For the last week all we've heard is how broken he is, how his heavy strapping is keeping his hamstring from twanging like an old banjo, yet last night he managed 84 minutes and two goals. What a machine. It just highlights to everyone how much of a [...]

15 11, 2016

Özil’s style may change; Santi’s return to help full backs

By |November 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So, those pesky Chilean's have confirmed that Alexis will be playing for Chile tonight which whilst could leave some to being happy because his injury isn't as bad as first seemed, given the strapping on his leg You'd suspect they are patching him up and hoping for the best rather than him fully recovering. I'd imagine [...]

14 11, 2016

Melodrama regarding our striker problems

By |November 14th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, injuries, internationals|0 Comments

So some football stuff happened this weekend, but nothing that would interest you remotely, so I might as well talk about how I love cheese. Right? That good for you?  Probably not. The successful delivery of my cauliflower cheese in my Sunday lunchtime roast is hardly the most riveting story in the world. Pretty much [...]

12 11, 2016

International ranty gooner

By |November 12th, 2016|Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|2 Comments

I hate the international break so much. From an Arsenal fans perspective, nothing ever good comes out of the players disappearing for national team duty, so I detest it with every fibre of my being. With just cause too, I might add, because I also live on the outskirts of London and so have to [...]