5 05, 2016

Arsène will do the right thing – I hope

By |May 5th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, History, Ownership and the board, premier league|5 Comments

With City's exit from the Champions League ensuring that there will be no English representation in this year's final, it makes the headache of Champions League football qualification a little bit easier, as the top four will indeed be in the competition next year I believe. It's just as well - I found it all [...]

4 05, 2016

My Arsenal myopia is not agenda driven

By |May 4th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

Is it symptomatic of modern day Arsenal, that the club are currently running a story about the fact the goal against Norwich, involved a passage of sustained possession which led to Welbeck's good finish? I get that it's lovely to see that sort of action when it comes off, but on a day where media [...]

3 05, 2016

It can be done. But can it be done at Arsenal right now?

By |May 3rd, 2016|analysis, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

So there we have it. Leicester City are Premier League champions. Weird, huh? There's plenty of football fans saying that you have to be pleased for them, that this isn't something that happens in the era of big money football, so we should all be rejoicing in what Leicester have achieved. Whilst I too must [...]

2 05, 2016

Shouting at Arsenal as you fall, or dignified silence when you plummet?

By |May 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league|4 Comments

Tonight history can be made if Chelski can beat or draw with the Spuds, which will mean the title is Leicester City's and in a season which has truly turned out to be one of the most disappointing under Arsene Wenger, it is somewhat fitting that we have to find ourselves cheering on the evil [...]

1 05, 2016

The ‘Top Trump’ was the win, but there are still too many unanswered questions for Arsenal

By |May 1st, 2016|analysis, Arsene Wenger, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

Did you ever play the popular card game "Top Trumps"? Well, regardless if you did or didn't, there was always one card that pretty much beats any other card in the whole deck. I have the Marvel version of the game and I think it's the Incredible Hulk. Well, the reason I'm bringing this up [...]

30 04, 2016

Let’s re-instate mobility to the forward three against Norwich

By |April 30th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

At present I find myself typing today's blog from a hotel room in Dubai. It means I won't get to the game today, but I will be watching it from a Sports Bar round the corner. Why is any of this significant? Well, I've been to Dubai before just once, in May 2012. I missed [...]

26 04, 2016

Arsenal football purgatory

By |April 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, History, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I think it pretty much sums up the failure of this season, that we as a collective of Arsenal fans were endulging in a heck of a lot of schadenfreude when the Tiny Totts result came in against West Brom. I too partook; we do, after all, have little else to get excited about right [...]

25 04, 2016

Insipid Arsenal and Arsene’s baffling selection decisions at Sunderland

By |April 25th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

Inspid was the first word that came to my mind after yesterday's display and I've already seen a number of Arsenal fans use it, so clearly I'm not alone in my view of how this Arsenal team failed again to show any kind of drive, any kind of belief and quite frankly looked like they [...]

24 04, 2016

Interesting selection choices for Arsene at Sunderland

By |April 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

With Moneychester City smashing Stoke yesterday at the Etihad, it pretty much means that they have an additional point over us with their superior goal difference. So whilst a point today would take us level with them, we really should be aiming for all three, because I think we need a gap between us by [...]

23 04, 2016

Ozil’s snub is expected; but take it with a pinch of salt

By |April 23rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hello Saturday, my old friend, how are you feeling? Happy St  George's Day to you, although you wouldn't really know it, what with nobody in England making a massive fuss over it. Or at least making it a national holiday. Hopefully well enough for you to grant me a relatively uneventful journey up to the [...]