24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today’s game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales.

I’m not saying that I think we’ll win today (there, […]

8 11, 2015

Victory in the Derby will show the strength of the squad

By |November 8th, 2015|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Here we are folks. Derby day. The most worrying day of the year as far as I’m concerned. Derby day has the potential to delight or disappoint in equal measure. A win against that lot down the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Road puts us in a superb position going in to the international […]

4 11, 2015

Munich: a steep hill to climb, but it’s only a hill, right?

By |November 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

This feels like an incredibly steep hill for the team to climb tonight. In fact, whilst not impossible, it does feel like the kind of bill that you’d probably walk around if you had the chance. 

Bayern Munich on their own patch are a formidable opponent to say the least, but given that we have already […]

31 10, 2015

Swansea away: stifle their counter and stop supply to the wingers

By |October 31st, 2015|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I don’t like this particular fixture that we’ve got today. It was this same fixture about this time last year that I was almost banned from watching The Arsenal with family members around, because of the profanities that I was firing in the direction of the flat screen, as everybody was around celebrating my birthday. […]

27 10, 2015

Players with points to prove against Wednesday?

By |October 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview|2 Comments

Howdy Gooners, looking forward to another match day?

I find this game a fascinating one to predict the team line up you know, because unlike in the league in which a core of 13 or 14 players maximum are realistically going to feature, tonight’s game could have almost anybody starting. There will inevitably be some squad […]

24 10, 2015

Everton preview: the game will be won out wide

By |October 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Hello again my fellow Arsenal friends. I hope this Saturday finds you well? Are you excited for today’s game? I know I am. I’m excited because Arsenal currently have their tails up and performances have been very good both defensively and offensively of late. We’ll need to have another very high level of intensity and […]

20 10, 2015

Malaise for many, but Champions League success still burns for this Arsenal fan

By |October 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

A night under the lights to save our Champions League season against the German champions and recent history tormentors. What more could you ask for on a random Tuesday in October?

It wasn’t meant to be this way. We were supposed to have collected six points and be looking like a draw in one of these […]

17 10, 2015

Expect frustration at Watford, but we need to start a title run now

By |October 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

The one positive I will say that comes out of the international breaks that punctuate each season, is that when an Arsenal match day comes around, you learn to appreciate it more. That’s how I’m feeling today, with the Watford game just hours away, knowing that soon I’ll get the excited feeling of an Arsenal […]

29 09, 2015

A change of approach for Arsenal against Olympiakos?

By |September 29th, 2015|Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I hope that whatever team is chosen tonight, we see more energy and urgency than our last outing in this competition, because anything other than a win against Olympiakos would be nothing short of a disaster.

It’s only now, as we reach game week 2 of the Champions League, that we realise the importance of an […]