18 06, 2018

Özil in a familiar situation

By | 2018-06-18T07:59:03+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Internationals, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday felt like the first proper 'World Cup' day for me, as I managed to catch at least two and a half of the three games on TV, in between a Father's Day BBQ in classic British overcast weather. What we were treated to was certainly a bit of surprise and with Germany going 'Full [...]

14 05, 2018

A monkey off a back and a thanks to a great man

By | 2018-05-14T08:00:17+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

So it all ends. Arsène's time as Arsenal manager has now finished and thankfully it did so with an away win. A monkey that had firmly attached itself to this team's back has been prized from its metaphorical shoulders with Arsène's final win and the man who we have all known as our manager sails [...]

10 05, 2018

A meaningless loss still hurts

By | 2018-05-10T07:47:29+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't really know what more can be said about Arsenal away this season that hasn't already been spoken about time and time again this season and quite frankly, from a footballing perspective, next Monday and the end of this horrific campaign can well and truly get in the bin. I could talk about the [...]

7 05, 2018

The send off we – and Arsène – needed

By | 2018-05-07T08:51:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, if you're going to bow out with a relatively meaningless game, you might as well do it in style and having watched Arsenal dismantle Burnley yesterday you can't say the Arsenal players didn't do that in the Bank Holiday sunshine. Arsène was given a guard of honour and the fans chanted his name for [...]

4 05, 2018

And so it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

By | 2018-05-04T06:54:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|2 Comments

In many ways the way in which we went out of the tie against Atletico was emblematic of the final years of Arsène's reign as manager. Defensively not at the races, offensively not quite potent enough, with players that at times look like they were trying but ultimately the team just wasn't good enough. Weirdly [...]

30 04, 2018

Arsenal kids show the potential is there

By | 2018-04-30T08:01:27+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Football can be a weird old sport to be obsessed in. I mean, when you find yourself feeling encouraged despite a sucker-punched injury time goal against United away at Old Trafford, compared to a 1-1 draw at home just three days earlier that left you stewing, it just feels odd. Yet that's my feeling this [...]

27 04, 2018

Arsenal’s soft underbelly may have cost us a final

By | 2018-04-27T07:44:17+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

Sigh. I sigh because despite our opponents on the night Atletico Madrid being down to ten men, despite having lots of the possession, despite creating plenty of chances, despite an amazing atmosphere in the ground (I'll ignore the horrific flags we were given - think post marathon foil they give you, or a red bag [...]

26 04, 2018

Move the ball quicker, find Özil, hope for a season-defining performance against Atleti

By | 2018-04-26T07:43:07+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

And so here we are my friends. Potentially the last of two 'big games' that Arsène Wenger May face as Arsenal manager. The league is done. It's a procession towards the final stages of his tenure because we have nothing left to play for domestically. It all boils down to Atletico Madrid home and away. [...]

23 04, 2018

The sun, the goals, the comments – West Ham match review

By | 2018-04-23T08:04:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's game was always going to be more of an emotional and nostalgia-infused affair after Wenger's announcement on Friday. It was a warm day with that April sun that sometimes greets us at this time of year in London, all adding to a very carnival and friendly feel to the game, almost like when it's [...]

16 04, 2018

Flat in Newcastle as Arsenal underperform again

By | 2018-04-16T08:09:57+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

Arsenal fail to pick up another point in an away game in 2018. It’s getting boring now.