6 12, 2016

Basel away: what’s the logic on squad selection?

By |December 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|3 Comments

When I unlocked my phone yesterday on the tube home, I hoped to read stories on the official site about "the strength of the squad" or how one or two players "have been unlucky not to play more football" so far this season. I didn't expect to read about how the squad travelling to Switzerland [...]

3 12, 2016

No Carroll nightmares please, Arsenal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You know that Andy Carroll is going to be resurrected from the walking dead injury list that West Ham have today, right? I mean, you got that memo, didn't you? It was this fixture last year that we dominated for large parts, were two up, before he got himself a hat trick and generally caused Gabriel [...]

30 11, 2016

Southampton: How good is this Arsenal squad then?

By |November 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Bloody heck it's freezing today. Frost on the cars, family jewels heading north, it's one of those days you want to be on holiday with a log fire and nothing but which crappy 80s movie to watch next. Certainly not on a tube heading in to London for a shift at 7am. Plus, I don't [...]

27 11, 2016

Patience against Bournemouth is key for Arsenal

By |November 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victories for Liverpool, City and Chelski yesterday mean that today's game against Bournemouth isn't one that we can really afford to be buggering up this afternoon. Yes, it was hilarious to see Spurs' dreams of going the season unbeaten go down the khazi, but when you look at the table this morning and see that [...]

23 11, 2016

A balanced midfield and top spot required tonight

By |November 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy match day fellow gooners. It's a match day with a buffer. I like those kind of match days. I like buffers.  The buffer I of course refer to is one which is psychological, because unlike that lot from the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Road, we have qualified from our group and face [...]

19 11, 2016

Arsenal must overcome an Old Trafford psychological barrier

By |November 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I don't know whether it's because it's early in the morning and I'm still tired, having had a few jars in the city last night and not returning home until 1am, but as I write this pre match preview blog I don't feel as nervous as I usually do about today's away trip to Old [...]

6 11, 2016

The stress of a North London Derby

By |November 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but I hate North London Derbies, because they cause too much nerves and often too much stress. The build up is fraught with terrible "what if" scenarios and sharing a birthday with one isn't exactly my idea of grand day of celebration.  We always seem to be playing them at [...]

1 11, 2016

Rotation or enforced changes? An opportunity for some Arsenal players against Ludogorets

By |November 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference|0 Comments

Happy match day one and all. I hope you are all feeling fabulous and crossing your fingers in the hope that Arsenal secure safe passage to the next round of the Champions League through three points and results going out way? Yep, if PSG win tonight against Basel, as well as an Arsenal victory against [...]

29 10, 2016

Arsenal need high intensity early, taking advantage of the flanks, against Sunderland

By |October 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

An away trip to Sunderland for a lunchtime kick off it is for us all today. Well, obviously not those in different time zones, but we'll all be watching it live at the same time. I've assumed the usual position of being up in Northumberland seeing The Management's family this weekend, allowing me to profit [...]

19 10, 2016

I think rotation is key tonight, but does Arsène?

By |October 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Match Preview|0 Comments

This is my match day day that is sandwiched in between two match day days that I cannot take part. The first was Swansea at the weekend, the second is Middlesbrough on Saturday, so I feel like I'm appreciating going to tonight's game even more than I usually do.  It's Ludogorets in the Champions League [...]