21 09, 2018

Arsenal confuse and delight in equal measure – Vorskla

By | 2018-09-21T07:49:31+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well now, that was fun and once again, as The Management often says, The Arsenal did The Goals. Now I don't know about you, but I like that, regardless of the opposition. When I was a wee nipper or a grumpy teenager I used to get frustrated when Arsenal didn't do enough of The Goals, [...]

3 09, 2018

Lacazette the star, but defensively we’re a nervous wreck

By | 2018-09-03T11:17:18+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Winning football matches away from home you say? Well yes please. Although perhaps we could work on making it a little bit easier for ourselves by actually doing it without brain farting our way in to conceding goals and having to rely on our forwards to do the business each week, eh? From the first [...]

26 08, 2018

Job done for Arsenal but a few concerns

By | 2018-08-26T09:11:11+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Ultimately what we wanted yesterday was an Arsenal win and so when Danny Welbeck calmly swivelled and rifled home the third goal in injury time, the overriding emotion was obviously relief from most of the stadium and also for me. I think if I was to choose a word to reflect the game yesterday though, [...]

19 08, 2018

A weird result at Stamford Bridge – positives and frustrations

By | 2018-08-19T08:38:48+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I feel weird writing about Arsenal this morning. Weird because I don't know exactly how I feel. Often I will feel happiness, elation, anger, sadness, frustration, but today I feel a little bit of everything. And that's weird. Ultimately I guess the emotion that overrides all is sadness because we once again lost at Stamford [...]

13 08, 2018

An expected City defeat, but some attacking worry remains

By | 2018-08-13T07:58:57+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I expected us to lose against City because they're two years into the development of their team under Pep. His training, his identity of his team, the way they press, the acquisition of the types of players he wants; all of it was quite clearly evident yesterday as City we're controlled, they took their chances [...]

5 08, 2018

Emery’s tinkering of Arsenal formation keeps us guessing

By | 2018-08-05T09:53:12+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's it then. Final match preparations have been completed, a 2-0 victory against Lazio was secured, an Arsenal performance in which some of the returning players got valuable minutes and as is par for the course for The Arsenal, a positional crisis as we now seem to have both of our left backs injured for [...]

2 08, 2018

Familiar frailties, but this Arsenal evolution will take time

By | 2018-08-02T07:57:58+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A victory on penalties is still a victory, albeit a friendly victory and one in which I certainly think we can learn a bit from, get a bit excited about, but also be a little apprehensive. Let's get the painful stuff out of the way first though. Like ripping off the plaster on your knee [...]

27 07, 2018

Smith-Rowe and Guendouzi impress in first outing

By | 2018-07-27T07:45:22+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, friendly, Match Review, midfield, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Friday Gooners. We have a match to digest! Whoop! Been a long time coming, eh? Too long it feels. The World Cup was good, but it was kind of like having a Quorn chilli-con-carne. It's nice, you can spice it up to remove the fact it's not mince but ultimately, it's not mince. So [...]

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 [...]