20 11, 2017

Arsène & players should milk the applause

By | 2017-11-20T08:08:14+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Some delayed thoughts from Saturday’s North London Derby 2-0 win against Tottenham in November 2017

2 11, 2017

The fun of midweek Arsenal – Red Star preview

By | 2017-11-02T08:00:56+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

It’s another European exertion for the fringe players tonight, as ‘Arsenal Midweek Select XI’ take on Red Star Belgrade at The Emirates and as I’ve said before, I’m coming around to this midweek football, mainly because it doesn’t seem to have the same tenseness that I get around the Premier League games. Also known as [...]

25 10, 2017

Nketiah’s night

By | 2017-10-25T08:14:30+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|1 Comment

The great thing about a Carrier Bag Cup game is that it throws all kinds of little Arsenal sub plots up and thankfully, in the end by the time the whistle had blown to see Arsenal through on to the quarter finals, this game against Norwich was no different. Step forward Eddie Nketiah with a [...]

22 10, 2017

Congested midfield means Arsenal must exploit width against Everton

By | 2017-10-22T09:51:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today feels like a practically impossible game to predict. I mean in terms of form for both teams it’s pretty patchy, if you’re being kind regarding Everton in general, but also if you’re talking about us away from home. If you’re a gambler and you’re looking at this game you’re probably keeping your money in [...]

20 10, 2017

Jack sparkles, Ollie finishes, game bores – Red Star

By | 2017-10-20T08:14:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Let’s start with the most obvious and pleasing of statements this morning: A win is a win is a win. And we won. So ultimately it’s a good Friday to you and it’s a happier one than had we drawn or lost.  There’s also the positive of seeing Jacky Wilshere once again pulling the strings [...]

15 10, 2017

Boring Arsenal fold at Watford

By | 2017-10-15T09:55:17+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

As soon as the last gasp winner was thrashed home by Tom Cleverly to give Watford their first win at home against us in donkeys years, I switched off the TV, went in to the kitchen and finished making food. I then had a thoroughly enjoyable evening where football wasn't the topic of conversation for [...]

14 10, 2017

Xhaka with space could be the difference against Watford

By | 2017-10-14T09:13:02+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I don't really know what to make of tonight's game. There's part of me that looks at the form we were in before the international break and think that yes, we're on a good run and we should beat Watford, but even though that is the case there are a couple of nagging doubts I [...]

2 10, 2017

Nothing wrong with a routine Arsenal display

By | 2017-10-02T08:20:44+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I thought yesterday was the archetypal 'routine' win for Arsenal yesterday which, given how tired I was feeling after a heavy night of booze and karaoke followed by an early get up for The Arsenal, is no bad thing. One set piece free kick against the woodwork in the first half aside, we controlled possession [...]

26 09, 2017

Laca looks ‘Wrighty’, Alexis looks too individual against Baggies

By | 2017-09-26T07:13:20+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A win to set the week off is always a good thing. A win with a clean sheet is also very delightful. A win I. Which your star striker bags a brace is also something to savour. So on a relatively balmy night in North London yesterday evening, I'm pleased that it's just what was [...]

21 09, 2017

Job done for Arsenal, little more

By | 2017-09-21T07:35:57+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|1 Comment

I wouldn't have described yesterday's victory against Doncaster Rovers as 'thrilling'. Nor would I put it down as 'comprehensive'. It was certainly a win and safe passage to the fourth round against Norwich at The Emirates, but it was hardly a humdinger of a cup tie, was it? As expected Arsène rotated his whole team [...]