21 02, 2017

Just enough Arsenal

By |February 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Apologies if I can't draw myself up to be too irate about the overall performance yesterday, but if I'm honest with you, all we needed was the win and that's what we got in the end. So now isn't the time to go all football purist and be outraged that we didn't smash Sutton 6-0 [...]

16 02, 2017

Abject Arsenal players are a disgrace to the shirt

By |February 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

I am appalled. I am appalled at the travesty of a performance that we witnessed yesterday. In Championship Manager they used to have a saying which involved describing you team as 'running out of superlatives to describe'. What is the exact opposite of that? What is the antithesis of running out of nice things to [...]

12 02, 2017

Ox runs the show against Hull

By |February 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, referees, Tactics|2 Comments

On a cold, snowy/slushy Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal laboured to a 2-0 victory that will have hardly inspired any of us to think that some kind of minor miracle will take place between now and May.  But do you know what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because all that we should really be concerned with [...]

5 02, 2017

Boring boring Arsenal

By |February 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I don't even know where to begin this morning. In fact, I almost don't want to begin, because after what I witnessed yesterday the malaise I have over the football club I love and support has almost completely enveloped me. I'm even at the stage where I've thought to myself that whilst the title was [...]

1 02, 2017

Title dreams dead with a trademark Arsenal whimper

By |February 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|5 Comments

That was pathetic last night. Abject in the extreme. There were so many reasons why Arsène and the players should be embarrassed this morning. Team selection Wrong wrong wrong from the start. Gabriel at right back? If Bellerin is not fit enough to play, then don't even have him on the bench. Call him injured [...]

23 01, 2017

Relief after disbelief against Burnley

By |January 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, referees|3 Comments

It's hard to properly analyse a game like yesterday. Quite often I tend to jot down some post-match thoughts that tend to focus on Arsenal being a) rather quite good, or b) rather quite pants. So often it's the result that has such an important impact on my (and I suspect yours too) thoughts on [...]

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 [...]