22 02, 2018

An ‘unprofessional’ Arsenal performance

By | 2018-02-23T07:36:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|0 Comments

If last Thursday's performance against Östersunds FK was what the players described as a 'professional' performance, is it fair to say that after what we witnessed yesterday evening, we were treated to an 'unprofessional' performance? Because that's what it felt like. Let's not forget that we were up against a mid-table Swedish team who had [...]

16 02, 2018

Job done in Sweden for Arsenal

By | 2018-02-16T07:55:18+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

Well I guess that went as well as can be expected. I mean you can't really grumble at a three-nil away victory rendering the next leg a would-be dead rubber, although with a the Arsenal I guess it's always got a caveat... But still, the job was done and on a surface which was false, [...]

11 02, 2018

Meek Arsenal surrender on derby day

By | 2018-02-11T08:38:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I wasn't confident of getting anything from the game yesterday before the match itself, but what I did have hope for was that stereotype that 'form goes out the window' and that any Derby for any team is a great leveller. Not Arsenal though. Not this Arsenal team. I'm still actually a little angry about [...]

4 02, 2018

Arsenal’s rampant new attacking era? Everton match review

By | 2018-02-15T21:48:02+00:00 February 4th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's match from the first minute to the last. I generally hate evening kick offs on a Saturday because they pretty much ruin any chance of going out in the evening for me given travel home, etc, but if we played like that every week then i'd happily accept any time to [...]

31 01, 2018

Swansea away: we used to be beautifully flawed, now we’re just flawed

By | 2018-01-31T07:49:09+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics|3 Comments

I was going to start today by saying something like "where do I even start?" but this morning after yet another pathetic Arsenal display - the type of away display performance we've seen all season from this ailing team - I think I'll just throw up some of the utterly embarrassing stats that I've seen [...]

25 01, 2018

Tactical shift sees Arsenal through to Wembley

By | 2018-01-25T07:55:03+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

In the cold light of the new day, I can say with a degree of comfort that in the end, that was an enjoyable football match. It didn't start that well though, did it? I mean I don't really know what Arsène was thinking about when he decided to opt for four at the back [...]

21 01, 2018

The majesty of Özil putting Palace to the sword

By | 2018-01-21T09:44:59+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

If you're going to describe the perfect start to a football match then you'd pretty much just re-run the opening 30 minutes of yesterday's win against Crystal Palace. It was goals, goals, goals. And I loved it. The nerves were there for all to see pre match and as I sunk a few pints round [...]

15 01, 2018

Bournemouth review: Pull the trigger somebody. Anybody.

By | 2018-01-15T10:57:43+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|3 Comments

What more can I say this morning that I haven't already said about this Arsenal team? How many times can I talk about the same frailties, the same mistakes, the same lack of ideas, the same lack of drive? There is literally no other way to try to spin a story out of this repetitive [...]

11 01, 2018

Riding luck at times, but we’ll all take that, against Chelski

By | 2018-01-11T07:44:52+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

Ive got to be honest and say that when the teams were announced yesterday, I did indeed fear the worst, given the week that we've had. Iwobi punished for his breaking of club rules last week by getting a start against Chelski in a semi final, no Özil, Alexis on the bench, injuries racking up. [...]

8 01, 2018

Arsène and his players disrespect Forest, the FA Cup and the fans

By | 2018-01-08T08:18:13+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|5 Comments

Yesterday morning I may not have been able to predict which Arsenal players would start yesterday afternoon's FA Cup third round game away to Nottingham Forest, but given our away form this season in pretty much all competitions, there could be a fairly decent degree of performance that I would expect to be put in. [...]