24 03, 2017

Xhaka can be a fulcrum in this team

By |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 |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 [...]

9 03, 2017

Change across more than management a good thing at Arsenal?

By |March 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Morning. Hope your Wednesday was better than it started and today is better than yesterday. Football certainly hasn't helped of late, so I've been engaging in other activities, like watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pretending I was seven again. I'll ignore the fact the movie was terrible. It brought me back to my childhood. [...]

23 02, 2017

King Santi might be dead, long live the next king?

By |February 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Woke up this morning like: "Yep, still in the Arsenal interlull" Man, for a team that regularly winds me up and has me vowing to put less emotional investment in them, they sure do manage to rope me back in with alarming regularity. I suppose that's a good thing: it shows the fondness I have [...]

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 [...]

14 02, 2017

Mes, Mo and Arsenal not sh*tting the bed

By |February 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

With just over 24 hours to go until our annual trip to Bayern, there are a few bits and bobs filtering out from both sides, and a press conference sure to take place in Bavaria at some stage today.  It'd be great if the press asked the manager the question: "it's all a bit boring [...]

13 02, 2017

Ox/Xhaka – the missing puzzle pieces?

By |February 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm intrigued. I'm intrigued to know what Wenger is going to do in the middle of our midfield for Bayern away this week. The reason I am intrigued is because I think he has what he perceives as a 'safe' option which will deliver what he knows, or the 'gamble' option, which will be a [...]

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 [...]

4 02, 2017

This is it for Arsenal – black or white, win or bust

By |February 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

The life of an Arsenal fan is a life which is lived on an emotional rollercoaster. It's like being in the Grand old Duke of York's army; when we're up we're up, then when we're down we're really down.  On Wednesday morning, having been 'up' since Sunday, we were promptly marched down, which given to [...]