20 02, 2017

Don’t Wrexham our chances up, Arsenal

By |February 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Did some family stuff this weekend, so whilst I managed to catch a little bit of football and did a little bit of reading, it was fairly minimal, knowing that our game was this evening. I didn't even realise that the draw had already taken place as I drove home with The Management last night. [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win on the counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

11 02, 2017

Hull at home – in theory…

By |February 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This morning The Management asked if I thought Arsenal would win today. Usually I can give her a decent enough response based on what my gut is telling me, but today I simply couldn't, because quite frankly I have no idea. Two words keep reverberating around in my head: In theory. In theory we should [...]

4 02, 2017

This is it for Arsenal – black or white, win or bust

By |February 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

The life of an Arsenal fan is a life which is lived on an emotional rollercoaster. It's like being in the Grand old Duke of York's army; when we're up we're up, then when we're down we're really down.  On Wednesday morning, having been 'up' since Sunday, we were promptly marched down, which given to [...]

31 01, 2017

Selection quandaries for Arsenal against Watford

By |January 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well how about that for an FA Cup draw, eh? Sutton from the conference up against Arsenal from the Premier League, with a little bit more spice added to the tie with the news that the Nando's lover himself, Craig Eastmond, plays for Sutton and will probably be starting in their side to play us [...]

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 [...]