11 08, 2017

Do we have enough at Arsenal? For tonight? The season?

By | 2017-08-11T08:10:08+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

It's match day. I'll be there tonight to see Arsenal as the Friday night curtain raiser against Leicester City and when the whistle goes I'll be roaring on my - and our - team against the Champions of two years ago. Is the squad ready for the whole season? Not in my opinion, because Arsène [...]

6 08, 2017

Xhaka/Ramsey connection most important for Community Shield

By | 2017-08-06T09:47:59+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Community Shield day today and although I'll be out and unlikely to be able to watch it, I'll be keeping a close eye on the game, because it is the final dress rehearsal before the real stuff next week.  It'll be a tough game today. Chelsea will be ready for us and I am [...]

15 07, 2017

An Alexis compromise reached, as rotation takes effect in Sydney

By | 2017-07-15T10:46:13+00:00 July 15th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, friendly, Match Preview, pre season|0 Comments

It's Saturday morning, about thirty minutes before kick off in Australia for the second pre season game of the season, and I'm blogging. Have you ever done something that you know will be redundant the second you've finished it? That's me right about now. It's like vacuuming your house and steaming the wooden floors before [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

13 05, 2017

Can Arsenal still finish in the top four and win the FA Cup?

By | 2017-07-15T10:48:44+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Arsenal, Attack, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|2 Comments

In short, I don’t believe so, not both anyway. Given the way this season has gone it would be highly unlikely and yet, the fact that it is still even conceivable that it could happen is really quite amazing if you think about it. At times this season Arsenal have looked rudderless. We’ve lurched from [...]

13 05, 2017

Victory or bust for Arsenal away to Stoke

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:00+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Here we are folks. We've arrived at one of the least palatable games of the season for Arsenal fans. Not because the opponents are better than us. Not because we are in the worst form in the world (although a few weeks ago that could have been the case), but because it's Stoke and oddly, [...]

10 05, 2017

No margin for error for Arsenal tonight 

By | 2017-05-10T07:46:17+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning friends and welcome to Wednesday, the second match day in a three match week and yet another game in which there is absolutely no wiggle room. Arsenal's horrific couple of months recently has effectively left us clutching at the fourth place straw although unlike most previous seasons, even perfect results between now and the [...]

7 05, 2017

Players need to react – not for today, but ahead of the cup final

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks. It's game day and it's a home match against Man United but if I'm honest with you, I can't remember a game against United that was so underwhelming, or had so little riding on it from two teams who really have failed to impress this season. Arsenal currently in sixth versus United in [...]

26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]