29 09, 2015

A change of approach for Arsenal against Olympiakos?

By |September 29th, 2015|Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I hope that whatever team is chosen tonight, we see more energy and urgency than our last outing in this competition, because anything other than a win against Olympiakos would be nothing short of a disaster.

It’s only now, as we reach game week 2 of the Champions League, that we realise the importance of an […]

26 09, 2015

How do Arsenal unwrap the ‘surprise package’ Leicester?

By |September 26th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

I really hope the team are riding high today after Wednesday’s North London Derby victory. Today is the last of our back-to-back-to-back-to-back away games and a win today feels like it could be really splendid, don’t you know. 

A win today means we go into the midweek game on another high and then if we can […]

23 09, 2015

League Cup gets a shrug, but does a North London Derby?

By |September 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview|0 Comments

Quick aside from today’s match preview blog: The FA seeing fit to accept the mistakes of their officials, whilst rightfully banning a clear cheat? Has some sort of sense been seen at The Association’s HQ? Or was it just some sort of glitch in the Matrix? Whatever it was, justice has been done and we’ve […]

19 09, 2015

Chelski preview: hair of the dog

By |September 19th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|2 Comments

The one good thing about playing on a Wednesday night followed by a Saturday, I suppose, is that it does give you an opportunity to wash the nasty taste out of your mouth after a stinging defeat. Of course, much like ‘hair of the dog’ works wonders, if we lose again against Chelski today, it […]

16 09, 2015

Rotation against the Zagrebians is a good thing

By |September 16th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview|0 Comments

So it’s the first game of our Champions League campaign for this season and I have to say, it feels nice not having to say that in August, knowing that we are going through a two legged affair just to progress to the group stages proper. But before I go on about The Arsenal, I […]

12 09, 2015

No more Stoke clobbermeisters, today will be a challenge for Arsenal

By |September 12th, 2015|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. That wonderful of rare things: a 3pm kick off.

You can have your Friday nights under the lights, shove your Saturday early evening kick-offs, take all the ‘Super Sunday’s’ you want. I’m a traditionalist at heart with some things and the 3pm kick offs are my not-so-guilty pleasure.It’s The Orcs today and […]

29 08, 2015

Newcastle: a better attack for them, but a better attacking performance from us wins

By |August 29th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Ahh match day. Is there a finer thing? I think not. For it brings a sense of hope, of redemption, of anticipation and of a love that you and I know all too well. It’s Newcastle versus our beloved Arsenal and it’s a match that we quite simply must win. 

After last Monday’s draw with Liverpool, […]

24 08, 2015

Play Walcott and don't go back to square one

By |August 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

With Chelski and City both picking up the wins that I expected they would yesterday, it adds a wee bit more pressure on us to perform this evening against a Liverpool team who will be buoyed by their own results, if not the way in which they played in those games.

Liverpool represent a serious challenge […]

16 08, 2015

No complacency: title challengers don't do that

By |August 16th, 2015|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today is a very important game. Today The Arsenal need three points, because only then will we all breathe a sigh of relief and start talking about the possibility that last weekend’s defeat to West Ham was a ‘blip’ and this Arsenal team can challenge for the league.

Quite simply: Premier League winners don’t lose two […]

2 08, 2015

A win-win for me and Arsenal? But let's just win.

By |August 2nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Today’s game is a win-win for me I feel. I normally get really wound up before any Arsenal game. Cold hands and feet as my circulatory system begins to re-route blood to my vital organs, set about by a feeling of unease that instinctively my body has told me that there is danger.

When Arsenal play […]