25 11, 2015

Morale boosting win with Mesut, Santi and Alexis shining

By |November 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I know it’s pretty easy to talk about it in hindsight, but that was pretty much as routine as you’re going to get in the Champions League, perhaps somewhat to most Arsenal fans frustration given the relative ease in which we dispatched Zagreb compared to the Olympiakos game.

In truth, our opponents were less than average, […]

22 11, 2015

Title talk is fanciful as injuries take toll against the Baggies

By |November 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Where to even begin with the shower of the proverbial that we witnessed from Arsenal yesterday, eh? I mean seriously, I have no idea where to even start. Nothing went right. We played terribly. Then, even with most of the 90 minutes of tripe we had to sit through, we still get handed a lifeline […]

9 11, 2015

Frustration and relief – the North London Derby

By |November 9th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

What on earth do you make of that game yesterday? I don’t even know where to start if I’m honest. I don’t k is whether to express relief that the team managed to salvage a draw, or frustration that we looked so leggy and at times disinterested, or at least a little clueless and out […]

5 11, 2015

Embarrassing ‘meh’

By |November 5th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

I’m really not sure what to make of yesterday’s 5-1 hammering to Bayern Munich. I mean, obviously we played poorly and obviously our Champions League qualifications are hanging by the tiniest of threads, but it was a strange game because at times in the second half we looked good. Heck, Ollie G even weighed in […]

1 11, 2015

Grinding out a flattering result – lovely

By |November 1st, 2015|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I watched yesterday’s game through an iPhone stream at my parents house and if I’m completely honest, had I not have watched it at all and just seen the Match of the Day highlights, I’d probably have been a lot less stressed.

But what I witnessed yesterday felt like something I haven’t seen for about […]

28 10, 2015

Some should’ve known better in Sheffield

By |October 28th, 2015|injuries, League Cup, Match Review, Rant|2 Comments

It is a mark of the level of performance yesterday, that Arsène saw it appropriate to offer a blunt retort when asked about the young players who started in yesterday’s 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. They simply were not ready and not at the right level.

That said, I find mys of waking up […]

25 10, 2015

Özil again inspirational in dispatching of Everton

By |October 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, soccer, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Well now, none of us truly believed that a game at home against Everton, did we? I mean this is The Arsenal, we never make it easy for ourselves, so we were always going to have a bit of nail biting that needed to be done. 

It was a cagey affair from the off. From my […]

21 10, 2015

Hindsight aside, Arsenal were brilliant and now in form

By |October 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

I love hindsight. It offers so much and asks so little. It is a wonderful gift and a soothing relaxant after an evening of the ‘now’ can build such tension.

Hindsight has allowed me to utter such a phrase:

What a glorious night of football under the floodlights.

Hindsight, as well as the bundled ‘header’ of Giroud and […]

18 10, 2015

Majestic Mesut, awesome Aaron and super Sanchez down Watford

By |October 18th, 2015|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

Well didn’t that all go according to plan, eh? 

As I suspected yesterday, Watford approached the game with the caution and solidity that you’d expect from a newly promoted side with a reputation building for compact defending and long balls to bring out of defence, so perhaps it was inevitable that the first half was one […]

5 10, 2015

A blitzkreig of United, a controlled second half and a majestic Arsenal

By |October 5th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Arsène Wenger has built has various Arsenal teams with key attributes that include technical quality, quick passing and movement and a precision in their play that – when it works – is breathtaking and what football should be all about. For the first 20 minutes of yesterday’s game that is exactly what we were treated […]