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8 02, 2016

Grinding a win was the primary objective for Arsenal

By |February 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Gunners, History, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

The aim of yesterday was to get a win, by hook or by crook, so with that firmly front and centre within my own thoughts this morning you have to say that the team achieved its primary objective.

Secondary objectives of playing well, scoring loads of goals and ‘wowing’ everyone watching, were simple ‘nice to have’s. […]

3 02, 2016

Arsenal: Familiar failings for a fading title bid

By |February 3rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

By now you’ve read plenty of match reports, probably seen the game either in the flesh or on TV, you’ve checked your social feeds a few times and you know all about what transpired last night. So there’s no point in me giving you a blow-by-blow account of what happened at home to Southampton. Well, […]

31 01, 2016

Some positive Arsenal performances against Burnley

By |January 31st, 2016|Arsenal, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

After a couple of draws and a disappointing Sunday afternoon against Chelski, it was good to see Arsenal get back on the victory trail by overcoming a stubborn Burnley side yesterday afternoon, as well as get a decent look at some new and returning faces.

As expected, Arsene made some changes to the squad and with […]

25 01, 2016

The predictability is more painful than anything else

By |January 25th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

The most galling thing about yesterday’s game against the most morally bankrupt club of all time, was the predictability with which we enabled them to pick up a result, from both the sending off and the goal we conceded.

In the morning as I blogged, I was nervous because of our appalling record against footballs equivalent […]

18 01, 2016

Cech shines in Stoke, but should we be happy with a point?

By |January 18th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|3 Comments

As the final whistle went yesterday, with Arsenal securing a point at The Britannia, it was hard for me to properly assess how I felt about the result. On the face of it it was a hard-fought point. It was more than City got against the Orcs and sees us go back to the top […]

14 01, 2016

Narrative set on goal timings, but I’m happy with a point at Anfield

By |January 14th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|2 Comments

Having not watched the game last night due to the celebration of The Management’s birthday, it’s interesting for me to see the overall context of a point at Anfield, in comparison to those I follow online or the narrative of the oft biased Liverpool-favouring media. Many Arsenal fans seemed to be virtually throwing their hands […]

10 01, 2016

Iwobi and Campbell star in compelling cup game

By |January 10th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I found yesterday’s game against Sunderland fascinating, I must say, looking back on the game in the cold light of a January’s Sunday. Fascinating from before the first whistle was even sounded, because of the pre-match pressers of both gaffers, followed by the subsequent reality of the teams that they put out.

In the build up […]

3 01, 2016

An arduous afternoon for Arsenal, but a successful one

By |January 3rd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|3 Comments

Some times you’ve just got to take an ugly win when it comes along. Yesterday, up against a resilient Newcastle United team, that’s exactly what Arsenal did.

It felt like a bit of an arduous afternoon, didn’t it? Perhaps the Arsenal players were so happy to be playing at a ‘normal’ time – i.e. Saturday 3pm […]

29 12, 2015

Mesut steals the show and Arsenal top the table

By |December 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I had a race against time to get down for the match, after spending Christmas up north with The Managements family, so didn’t manage a pre-game blog. But it’s always a worthwhile journey when Arsenal win, so I’m glad I got up early and I’m even more glad we won, after the poor performance on […]

27 12, 2015

Sorry Arsenal provide sinful performance against the Saints

By |December 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

That, last night, was an utter shameful display from a team who should know better. I don’t even know where to begin this morning. A 4-0 defeat to a mid table team who have already been embarrassed by Liverpool and shown up by the Tiny Totts last weekend, is totally unacceptable. 

Is it the desire of […]