19 12, 2018

Less pressure from an NLD?

By | 2018-12-19T07:16:06+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning fellow absorbers of Arsenal-related information. I hope you are well and enjoying the countdown to Christmas. As always it's about excesses for us in the western world; from food to beverages and everything in between, but it's also about the excess of football and once again we find ourselves gorging on that with another [...]

16 12, 2018

Selection conundrum for Emery with Southampton and the Tiny Totts in mind

By | 2018-12-16T09:40:08+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Arsenal, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Sunday folks. Hope all is well with you lot? For me it was a day off from blogging yesterday, on account of it be a Christmas party on Friday, but back in the saddle today, hoping the boys are up for it and we can get ourselves three points against Southampton this lunchtime. It [...]

13 12, 2018

Testimonial feel about Arsenal v Qarabag

By | 2018-12-13T06:40:41+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|1 Comment

It's a match day of sorts today and it's Arsenal at home to Qarabag in what is the most deaddest of dead rubbers you're going to get. And despite the fact that the Europa League was fun last season and we went deep in to it, I can't help but look at the Group Stages [...]

8 12, 2018

Focus, concentration and not underestimating Huddersfield: Arsenal know what to do

By | 2018-12-08T09:11:29+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Huddersfield at home is our third game in a week and represents an opportunity to continue this positive countdown to Christmas with a win and to keep the good momentum going. It'll also ensure that confidence remains high at a time in which we've had a few injuries over the last few weeks and some [...]

5 12, 2018

Someday the curse of Old Trafford must be lifted for Arsenal

By | 2018-12-05T07:30:21+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Midweek match day against United at Old Trafford today. It's hardly a happy stomping ground for us, having won once there since we won the league in 2002. That's sixteen years and only the odd point to come back down south with. It's by far the worst record of any away ground we have in [...]

2 12, 2018

Derby Day – Emery needs a Big Six ‘W’

By | 2018-12-02T11:25:01+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Like I said yesterday in the blog, I hate these North London Derby Days, because they just bring out the worst nerves possible before a game. As Lee Dixon once famously recounted about when he played his first one having signed from Stoke and Toby Adams had him up against a wall, "we just can't [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

25 11, 2018

Stop Bournemouth’s pace and through balls with our press

By | 2018-11-25T10:40:00+00:00 November 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This game today is a difficult one to call you know. Ten years ago a team that goes up against Arsenal to 'play football' used to be an absolute dream for us, because we'd soon put them to the sword. But ever since Swansea and Michu all those years ago, teams have been able to [...]

11 11, 2018

Arsenal v Wolves Preview: Control and concentration needed to continue winning run

By | 2018-11-11T12:16:43+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ahh man am I hanging this morning. Like, PROPER hanging, which is what booze will do to you. A LOT of booze. But what always sobers the mind is an Arsenal game and so as I hazily stab at my MacBook this morning (as I start today's blog it is technically morning, what with there being [...]

8 11, 2018

Keep up momentum by not underestimating Sporting

By | 2018-11-08T08:03:03+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's another Europa League game at the Emirates tonight and a chance to see if we can progress through the group stages and top the group with a win tonight against Sporting Lisbon. It's the part of the group that I'm sure many of us thought would be the biggest banana skin of them all [...]