12 12, 2017

Injuries to force Arsène’s formation hand tomorrow?

By | 2017-12-12T07:53:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning folks. Gee-golly it's a cold one in London this morning, sure to be as frosty as Arsène's response when he's asked why he can't put together a team that can win consistently away from home. Wins against Watford, Stoke and Southampton this last weekend just gone would probably see us as one of the [...]

11 12, 2017

Dire defensive displays will derail Arsenal’s season

By | 2017-12-11T08:05:32+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

We've got to all be honest with ourselves here: this team is probably going to fall away from even challenging from the top four if we continue to put in performances away from home like yesterday. Giroud's late flick in on 88 minutes may have taken some of the stink of the performance away, but [...]

11 12, 2017

Dire defensive displays will derail Arsenal’s season

By | 2017-12-11T08:05:17+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

We've got to all be honest with ourselves here: this team is probably going to fall away from even challenging from the top four if we continue to put in performances away from home like yesterday. Giroud's late flick in on 88 minutes may have taken some of the stink of the performance away, but [...]

10 12, 2017

Mustafi’s absence could be an issue for Xhaka – Southampton v Arsenal preview

By | 2017-12-10T09:35:03+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I've awoken this morning to snow. It really is quite magical this time of year and London is white with it. In a way I'm glad we don't have a home game because getting to the Emirates on the Met Line today could be an absolute nightmare. But it's an away day and for many [...]

9 12, 2017

My Arsenal limbo

By | 2017-12-09T09:57:19+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday evening I picked up The Management from her work Christmas gathering and I did the gentlemanly thing and dropped off a couple of her colleagues at the nearby station in Surbiton. On the way I was asked by one of the lads - a United fan - the usual question i'm sure we all [...]

4 12, 2017

That United game hurts my brain still

By | 2017-12-04T09:26:48+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Yesterday I had family over, which was a very fortunate excuse for not blogging, or having anything to do with the existence of Football, if I'm honest with you. I just didn't want the rage of knowing that Arsenal had a massive missed opportunity. And given the fact that the team had enough chances to [...]

2 12, 2017

Arsenal to open up the festive cheer against United?

By | 2017-12-02T09:45:58+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday we hit December, which means I can officially go FULL CHRISTMAS CHEER, starting yesterday with the decorations going up in the house and Home Alone on in the background. I love this time of year. Everyone seems to be much happier. So what I - and by extension you - could really do without, [...]

29 11, 2017

Concentration, control and rotation: Arsenal v Huddersfield preview

By | 2017-11-29T07:39:17+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A match preview on tonight’s midweek premier league game between Arsenal and Huddersfield, November 2017

28 11, 2017

Questions asked of Arsenal: consistency and momentum

By | 2017-11-28T07:31:40+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

With such a quick turnaround time in between Premier League games this week, it feels like this is the period of the season in which Arsène's squad is tested to its limits for the first time, as the manager needs to make some decisions on how he rotated his squad differently to the usual 'Team [...]