27 04, 2017

Gritty Arsenal find a way against Leicester. Just.

By |April 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Three on the bounce feels lovely this morning doesn't it? It certainly felt good when I knew the game was over and on the surface, this new formation looks decent, with three victories and an Arsenal team that look like they're building their confidence to play it more and more with each game. Whether it's [...]

26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By |April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]

25 04, 2017

3-5-2 has different paths for Hector and Giroud

By |April 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, premier league, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

There's no time to savour the result from the weekend as Arsenal already have one of the remaining league games left tomorrow evening against a reinvigorated Craig Shakespeare. So it's an Arsène Wenger pre match presser today and that means we'll get an update as to whether he'll stick or twist on the starting XI, [...]

19 04, 2017

Poor Jacky; will a formation change alter summer plans?

By |April 19th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Poor old Jacky Wilshere, eh? If reports are to be believed he's gone and smashed his legs to pieces again, which leaves him absent for the final run in, returning to Arsenal early and probably even more up in the air about his future. Timing wise it's an absolute stinker. He has 12 months left [...]

18 04, 2017

The boost every Arsenal fan needed

By |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 |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 [...]

16 04, 2017

Floating debris season, so transfer guff is becoming interesting

By |April 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

I want to say 'no real favours done for us again' on yesterday's results, but the reality is that we didn't really have an team around us to be too concerned with right now. City are disappearing off in to the difference, the scummy lot round the corner have already gone, whilst Liverpool and United [...]

15 04, 2017

Arsenal + Alexis = cash, Arsenal + Arsène = rented season tickets

By |April 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Happy Easter Saturday. I spent my Good Friday playing Monopoly with no beer, rum or wine, so I am certainly ready for a little tipple later. And on Sunday. And most definitely on Monday, the day in which Arsenal are at Middlesbrough, who everyone is saying won't give us any problems on their own patch. [...]

14 04, 2017

Creative Arsène contract questions

By |April 14th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Alright? Happy Good Friday to you, which is probably not quite in keeping with the purpose of Good Friday, but there you go. Last night I sank a bottle and a half of Spanish red, as well as going for a long run this morning, so I'm taking Good Friday as it's intended...penance...or something like [...]

11 04, 2017

Palace – Arsenal players’ silent revolt 

By |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 [...]