27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

11 05, 2017

Arsenal testing the jab against Southampton

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Had you almost forgotten that feeling? You know the one I'm talking about. You know! The one where an Arsenal team has started to deliver consistent results on the pitch and looked like a side that is in the top quarter of the league. Yeah, that feeling, one which we had all thought was gone for [...]

1 05, 2017

Arsenal players don’t fight for our club

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

All last week I spoke to Gooners about yesterday's north London Derby and despite our fragile confidence and dodgy form, I was told by many that we had a chance because it is a derby match and form goes out of the window in derbies. My retort to people was "not for Arsenal. Not away. [...]

18 04, 2017

The boost every Arsenal fan needed

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:03+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A football match was won last night. By Arsenal. Away from home. I'd almost forgotten about what that felt like. Middlesbrough were the side dispatched and now in the cold light of day you can say with some comfort that they are probably almost definitely going down. Arsenal were hardly immense and at times we [...]

17 04, 2017

Repair the damage for next week’s semi final 

By | 2017-04-17T10:06:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

The second Monday night football of the season provides us with a chance to at least get back to some kind of winning ways ahead of next weekend's FA Cup semi final and I must say that if we can't turn over a Middlesbrough side who are in freefall from the Premier League at the [...]

11 04, 2017

Palace – Arsenal players’ silent revolt 

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:04+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

As I listened to the chants of "you're not fit to wear the shirt" from our fans at the Palace ground in the away end, I asked the question to Ben - who has become somewhat of an Arsenal therapist in the last couple of seasons - is it me or is this like the [...]

10 04, 2017

Arsenal need to be wary of Palace’s counter

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:04+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Just as I expected when I wrote my blog on Saturday morning, pretty much everybody above and below us in the Premier League won over the weekend, which means only victory tonight against Palace will see us tread water. It's a difficult situation to be in that's for sure. The opponents will also make it [...]

24 03, 2017

Xhaka can be a fulcrum in this team

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:06+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Ownership and the board, Tactics|4 Comments

Happy Friday friends. Hope you are well? Let's talk about Xhaka, shall we? After all, he's been talking to the press in Germany, which has handily been transcribed by the good people over at Arseblog News. The article makes for quite interesting reading actually. I really like Xhaka. He comes across as open and honest, [...]

13 03, 2017

Confidence restoration; Ox injury saves a selection decision

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:07+00:00 March 13th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Had a bit of a heavy Saturday this weekend after the Lincoln game, which effectively wrote off my Sunday and even the ability to stare down a computer screen to compile some thoughts, so I thought I'd leave it and put something together on Monday. And here we are. We already know three out of [...]