14 01, 2017

Controlling the midfield – key for Arsenal today

By |January 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

A tricky away one for us today I think. Swansea have been absolutely gash for most of the season, but they always love playing against us and with 'New Manager Syndrome' sure to be percolating through their squad today, we have to be mindful that the players will probably be giving a little bit extra [...]

7 01, 2017

An unknown quantity for Arsenal – both who will start for us and Preston themselves

By |January 7th, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy howdy folks, hope you're all gravy on a Saturday, looking forward to the good ol' FA Cup fixture tonight? I'm rather excited, I have to say, because Preston is a new ground for me and it's also the first away FA Cup tie i think I've been too. I can't really fully remember if [...]

3 01, 2017

Xhaka and direct runners are key against Bournemouth

By |January 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Blimey it's cold in London this morning. The sort of cold that makes you want to have a Scrooge McDuck amount of cash in your vault, so you don't have to go to work and can roll over and ignore that the rest of the world is getting on with life, kinda cold. It's the [...]

31 12, 2016

Welbeck’s timely return, when title aspirations hang on a knife-edge

By |December 31st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|2 Comments

If results go the way that I'd expect today, by the time we're all singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight, we could have a distance of 12 points to make up on Chelski to win the league before we play Palace tomorrow at 4pm. Sadly, I'm not full enough of Christmas/New Year hope that Stoke [...]

30 12, 2016

Mixed bag of injury news, as Arsenal start psychological recovery

By |December 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It's still two days before the team play and quite frankly, the football couldn't come quickly enough, because it hasn't at all felt like a packed schedule so far. We've played one game in about two weeks. So I'm looking forward to seeing how we get on against Palace. Arsène gave an update on the [...]

26 12, 2016

Screw confidence, Arsenal just need points right now

By |December 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Right then, lads and lasses, time to get back on the wagon after the hour that was the week before last and see if we can get back to winning ways with three points against Tony Pulis' West Brom at home today. Ig won't be easy, it certainly won't be pretty, but any jove, it [...]

18 12, 2016

Mesut is key in a game like Man City away

By |December 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I've been doing a bit of the old Christmas boozing of late, so have had a few days away from composing some morning thoughts, but I find myself in a bit of need to talk about Arsenal again this morning, because today's game against City really is a massive one. As expected, Chelski picked up [...]

13 12, 2016

Arsenal must stifle supply out wide to Lukaku

By |December 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

The best thing about yesterday's Champions League draw was it's timing. Because the fact that we have a game on this evening, means that we can spend as little time talking about it as possible, which is a-ok for me. We got Bayern. We always get Bayern. The Champions League draw is boring. The end. [...]

10 12, 2016

Does Stoke’s Arsenal hoodoo end today?

By |December 10th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

Morning Gooners. You alright?  I had Nepalese last night. It's essentially curry. But with goat. And every dish on the menu says it's 'thoroughly enjoyed by the ghurkas'. Those ghurkas love everything, it seems. Except Stoke City. I bet if you placed a Ghurka in the middle of the township of Stoke, they'd probably turn [...]

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 [...]