30 04, 2016

Let’s re-instate mobility to the forward three against Norwich

By |April 30th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

At present I find myself typing today's blog from a hotel room in Dubai. It means I won't get to the game today, but I will be watching it from a Sports Bar round the corner. Why is any of this significant? Well, I've been to Dubai before just once, in May 2012. I missed [...]

24 04, 2016

Interesting selection choices for Arsene at Sunderland

By |April 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

With Moneychester City smashing Stoke yesterday at the Etihad, it pretty much means that they have an additional point over us with their superior goal difference. So whilst a point today would take us level with them, we really should be aiming for all three, because I think we need a gap between us by [...]

21 04, 2016

No more home bankers against teams like West Brom

By |April 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Normally I'd be opening today's game with 'ahh matchday, that glorious of things' or something similarly positive, ahead of a midweek trip to the Emirates. But whilst I'm happy to be getting there once again, and whilst it means my day has something to look forward to come the end of it, there's part of [...]

17 04, 2016

Stifle the pace of Palace out wide & secure third, Arsenal

By |April 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well wouldn't you know it, one minute you're an Arsenal fan thinking "season over, we won't win the league now", then the next minute Moneychester City have dispatched Chelski, Liverpool and City have a genuine chance of European league glory and suddenly the fourth place trophy doesn't even look like it might secure European football! [...]

9 04, 2016

West Ham away: keep the flicker of hope alive, Arsenal

By |April 9th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

An early kick off today means that in but a few hours, we will know if Arsenal's league title fate is all but over, or still flickering with life. A trip to Upton Park has rarely been so daunting: West Ham have dispatched nearly all of the top teams in the Premier League at home, [...]

2 04, 2016

Watford: The surgical precision of Ozil is needed today

By |April 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

So here we find ourselves, at the beginning of April, with all but the tiniest glimmer of hope that a Premier League title challenge remains. Were it to be City and Chelski duking it out at the top of the division, we'd all be looking at what reinforcements Arsenal need to make after another disappointing [...]

16 03, 2016

Barcelona game not a ‘bonus’

By |March 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

When I usually write my pre match thoughts in the morning ahead of a game, I usually try to find some kind of hope in what lies ahead, regardless of the opposition. Or at least I think I do. I try to analyse how we are going to beat our opponent and what needs to [...]

13 03, 2016

A cagey game against Watford, where patience will be key

By |March 13th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday's defeat of Chelski at the hands of Everton adds some more gloss to the possbility of winning the FA Cup and with United and West Ham due to play after we have lined up against Watford, the world's oldest footballing knockout competition now carries added significance, going in to today's game at The Emirates.  [...]

8 03, 2016

Shift in significance for Arsenal after league woes

By |March 8th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

I think it's all time we started coming to terms with the fact that tonight's game against Hull City has taken on a far greater significance since we played them at The Emirates a few weeks ago. When we were frustrated to a 0-0 draw against a rotated Hull side, we still harboured dreams of [...]

5 03, 2016

North London Derby day: Fearing the high press and fragile confidence

By |March 5th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are folks. A day I've been dreading for just under a week. The North London Derby. To say I'm not confident is an understatement.  We have no form. We have injuries. Some of the players have admitted they lack a bit of self belief at the moment. And we're up against a [...]