6 07, 2018

Arsenal getting it right in all aspects this summer

By | 2018-07-06T07:26:15+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I know people are quick to read into things, especially online and I am certainly not immune to this, but we keep getting these videos of the team training, working on fitness, showing the backroom staff doing their thing on Arsenal.com and it's hard not to see the stark contrast between this and the previous [...]

5 07, 2018

What a footballing summer so far

By | 2018-07-05T07:52:11+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Internationals, pre season|0 Comments

Today feels like the first proper 'lully' day from a football perspective this summer. Before the World Cup there was build up but also we had the change in Arsenal manager, the swift arrivals of players and the feeling that this summer we actually have a 'plan' to the signings that are being made, followed [...]

4 07, 2018

Arsenal’s unsung heroes and Mesut righting the wrong

By | 2018-07-04T06:55:26+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I spend a lot of my time trying to convince The Management - and probably myself as well - that I don't really care about England or international football. And I suppose for the most part that's true; I don't tend to watch the friendlies, I won't make sure I'm near a TV when the [...]

3 07, 2018

Sokratis arrives, Japan depart, but what about Monreal?

By | 2018-07-03T07:54:45+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to Tuesday, which is unsurprisingly being billed as "a nation expects" this evening in England with my birth country playing against David Ospina's lads of Colombia. The fact I'm opening with the World Cup and not the fact we finally, formally, announced the arrival of Sokratis from Dortmund for around £15million [...]

2 07, 2018

Mustafi is out the Arsenal door and ‘double jeopardy’ rule is a farce

By | 2018-07-02T12:35:50+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Internationals, Rant, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Holiday over for me, a week in the sun of Italy and wouldn't you know it, they're not really making a big deal of the competition in Naples? Huh, who'd have thunk it? I could probably talk to you about all of the different Arsenal-related stuff that has gone on whilst I'm away but no [...]

19 06, 2018

Arsenal are shopping at a level down, but there is a plan, at least

By | 2018-06-19T07:55:53+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sometimes it's comforting to know that things don't always change. I'll be honest with you; after Germany lost to Mexico in their opening group game at the weekend for the first time in like a billion years, then England had a first half in which they played brilliantly by-and-large, I thought we must have been [...]

18 06, 2018

Özil in a familiar situation

By | 2018-06-18T07:59:03+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Internationals, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday felt like the first proper 'World Cup' day for me, as I managed to catch at least two and a half of the three games on TV, in between a Father's Day BBQ in classic British overcast weather. What we were treated to was certainly a bit of surprise and with Germany going 'Full [...]

17 06, 2018

Arsenal doing contracts right, VAR doing Football wrong

By | 2018-06-17T09:29:55+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Internationals, internationals, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The World Cup is now we'll and truly underway and despite the fact I've only really watched bits and pieces so far - because of a busy weekend for me in the real world - there's already been plenty to talk about and that's certainly a good thing. On Friday night I watched the second [...]

15 06, 2018

The pros and cons of Arsenal’s hard Premier League start

By | 2018-06-15T07:49:55+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In this past week I've talked about the importance of momentum, about how when we've even been anywhere near the top of the league at any stage, it's been because we've had a good start to the season and that has carried through until at least the midway point. Yesterday I talked about it being [...]

14 06, 2018

Big day for Unai; Calum to Fulham?

By | 2018-06-14T07:53:49+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Internationals, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today is quite a big day in Unai Emery's Arsenal career, if you think about it, because in just over an hours time from me penning today's thoughts the Premier League fixtures will be out and we'll know whether he has been granted an opportunity to play a series of 'winnable' games or whether he's [...]