23 07, 2016

Black marks and green ticks, signings and rumours

By |July 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

So, lots to talk about this Saturday, eh? How about with the fact that Arsenal had their first pre-season friendly of the summer yesterday evening, with a game in France against RC Lens. Unfortunately I was on babysitting duties, so didn't get the chance to watch the game in full, but i've read a match [...]

8 07, 2016

Arsenal players perform, potential ones less so

By |July 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, internationals, Match Review|0 Comments

Watching Germany last night had a very familiar feel to it, as an Arsenal fan, I must say. Plenty of possession, control of the ball in the most part, finding it difficult to break down the opposition, then when you do you come across a 'keeper who decides he's going to have a 'worldie'. So [...]

16 05, 2016

It ACTUALLY did happen again…

By |May 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

In this season of the bizarre and ridiculous, perhaps it was most fitting that on the final day an Arsenal team all had written off as quite poor, took one final step upwards in the league to leapfrog the Spuds by hammering Villa. In return, Newcastle decided to finally show up for their fans, giving [...]

9 05, 2016

Nearly there *sigh* – the performance against City showed it

By |May 9th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Review, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

What a wonderful weekend of weather we had in England, particularly yesterday, which is the real positives I took from my first Sunday of May. It made the lethargic performance of our Arsenal team all the more palatable, I must say, as it truly does now look like the players are wanting to get this [...]

1 05, 2016

The ‘Top Trump’ was the win, but there are still too many unanswered questions for Arsenal

By |May 1st, 2016|analysis, Arsene Wenger, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

Did you ever play the popular card game "Top Trumps"? Well, regardless if you did or didn't, there was always one card that pretty much beats any other card in the whole deck. I have the Marvel version of the game and I think it's the Incredible Hulk. Well, the reason I'm bringing this up [...]

25 04, 2016

Insipid Arsenal and Arsene’s baffling selection decisions at Sunderland

By |April 25th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

Inspid was the first word that came to my mind after yesterday's display and I've already seen a number of Arsenal fans use it, so clearly I'm not alone in my view of how this Arsenal team failed again to show any kind of drive, any kind of belief and quite frankly looked like they [...]

22 04, 2016

Routine home win brings about ‘Elneny+1’ questions

By |April 22nd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

That performance yesterday was what the Palace game was supposed to look like on Sunday, wasn't it? As the twighlight draws upon another season and Arsenal games begin to run out with little to play for, the team dispatches a mid-table side without any real song and dance, to which we finally get to draw [...]

18 04, 2016

Arsenal in full ‘meh’ mode

By |April 18th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

This is going to be a challenging blog to write today. Challenging in the sense that I suspect at times I'm going to come across as angry. As The Management often says to me though: I'm not angry. I'm just disappointed. So the challenge is conveying a person who is not angry. I really am [...]

10 04, 2016

A very Arsenal implosion against West Ham

By |April 10th, 2016|analysis, Arsene Wenger, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

So today we all wake up after Arsenal's title dreams unofficially died against West ham at Upton Park. Unlike Highbury, there was to be no 'last London derby game at ground' revenge we could extract on a very well organised West Ham team. Well, they were well organised for the second half, anyway. Because at [...]

3 04, 2016

A very Arsenal end of season result

By |April 3rd, 2016|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, yesterday was a bit more fun, wasn't it? Four goals, dominant throughout, an Arsenal team with fluidity and movement and some very promising performances. Yessir, we can all be happy after a game like that, can't we? And yet, despite my pleasure at being able to actually watch Match of the Day yesterday evening, [...]