15 01, 2017

We realised we were Arsenal after 30 minutes at Swansea

By |January 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's blog called for Arsenal to be controlling in midfield and retain possession of the ball. We aren't a team who can soak up pressure without it and defensively we just aren't disciplined enough to give our opponents the ball for too much of the time.  So after the first fifteen minutes of the game, [...]

8 01, 2017

Ghosts of Bournemouth expunged with second half Arsenal dominance

By |January 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Football is so awash with clichés. In the most part it's the media that perpetuates them. Like how there's always a condescending comment about a non-league team and their 'builders, dustmen and dentists' who are going to make history. So from my part, I try to avoid even saying them, because it just annoys me [...]

4 01, 2017

Angry, relieved, frustrated, elated and resigned at Bournemouth

By |January 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Where does one even start after a performance like last night? It was maddeningly bizarre and ultimately a classic example of how infuriating Arsenal make us all as fans. Let's start with the actual outcome though, shall we? A 3-3 draw when you are supposedly hunting down a team who have won 13 on the [...]

2 01, 2017

New year, new stunner from Giroud

By |January 2nd, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well. There's only one place to start today, isn't there? What. A. Goal. Take a bow Olivier Giroud, because you ain't scoring another one of those in your lifetime son, not in a competitive match environment anyway. It was majestic and although I couldn't be at the game to see it in person, the audible [...]

27 12, 2016

Giroud to the rescue – precious points secured against West Brom

By |December 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

In yesterday's match preview I said that a thumping win would be great, but after the previous couple of games, all we really needed was a win and three points. And that's exactly what we got, so I'm a relieved gooner this morning, safe in the knowledge that we at least managed to tread water [...]

19 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal. Predictable Arsenal. Boring Arsenal.

By |December 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|7 Comments

I don't like having to write thoughts like this after a game like yesterday, but you can't exactly call yourself a daily blogger, if you tap out when you have to endure performances like yesterday. Because tapping out was pretty much what the players did against Man City, wasn't it? That was a shameful performance. [...]

14 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal frustrated at Everton

By |December 14th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I said that Arsenal needed to nullify the threat of Lukaku in order to secure the points away to Everton. What I neglected to mention is that they also needed to put in the required performance to deserve a victory.  Perhaps I've taken that for granted recently. We'd been unbeaten since the start of [...]

11 12, 2016

Second half purring sends Arsenal top

By |December 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, that went well yesterday, didn't it? Eventually, I mean, because the first half was a little ropey and we had to come from behind to hit top spot in the league. But a bit like a fine port, it took a little time but the end result was a fine flavour and I thoroughly [...]

7 12, 2016

‘Small miracles’ and majestic Arsenal men

By |December 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Match Review|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Welly, welly, welly. Wellington. Wellington. Wellington. Didn't expect that from the last round of Champions League matches in our group, did we? No-siree we didn't. But we got what I think Arsène had described as a 'small miracle' and both the Arsenal team put out yesterday, as well as the Ludogorets team [...]

4 12, 2016

Awesome Alexis annihilates Hammers

By |December 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I've wanted us to give a team a pasting for such a long time. Other sides at the top of the table had been doing it, but we hadn't quite put anybody to the sword just yet domestically. November came and went and we had looked to have lost a little bit of the spark [...]