9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By |December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

5 12, 2016

The 42 point target for Arsenal in December

By |December 5th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Well, that was an interesting turn up for the books yesterday, with Liverpool and United dropping points, wasn't it? I don't think many would have predicted that, particularly the Scousers, but I'm glad that both events happened. United's draw because it means they are slowly falling away from the top four chasing pack with these [...]

4 12, 2016

Awesome Alexis annihilates Hammers

By |December 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I've wanted us to give a team a pasting for such a long time. Other sides at the top of the table had been doing it, but we hadn't quite put anybody to the sword just yet domestically. November came and went and we had looked to have lost a little bit of the spark [...]

3 12, 2016

No Carroll nightmares please, Arsenal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You know that Andy Carroll is going to be resurrected from the walking dead injury list that West Ham have today, right? I mean, you got that memo, didn't you? It was this fixture last year that we dominated for large parts, were two up, before he got himself a hat trick and generally caused Gabriel [...]

28 11, 2016

Bournemouth: Hard to find praise or fault – but result is a result

By |November 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I found yesterday's game a strange one to digest and think about, in terms of formulating some post-match blog thoughts for this Monday morning. Strange because whilst we got the job done by getting the three points, we weren't convincing at all in patches, but by the same token I didn't think Bournemouth were that [...]

27 11, 2016

Patience against Bournemouth is key for Arsenal

By |November 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victories for Liverpool, City and Chelski yesterday mean that today's game against Bournemouth isn't one that we can really afford to be buggering up this afternoon. Yes, it was hilarious to see Spurs' dreams of going the season unbeaten go down the khazi, but when you look at the table this morning and see that [...]

26 11, 2016

Arsene rotates and I’m still not happy – hey, i’m human

By |November 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Howdy Gooners, how goes it? Are you feeling good on a Saturday? I had a bit of an unprompted late one, with a beer or two, some rum, a bit of champers and some fine Nepalese food, which was followed by going to bed about 1am watching a programme about all of the crap TV [...]

25 11, 2016

Arsène needs to settle on a style soon

By |November 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

We had Hector sign his deal recently, then yesterday all the noise coming out of the club centred around Emi Martinez signing his agreement to stay at the club for an extended period. It's clear that those at the club who matter rate him quite highly, but I always find these types of deals for [...]

21 11, 2016

Tactical insight from Arsène

By |November 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Monday's are rubbish. They're especially rubbish when you don't quite feel 100% and after a weekend of being slightly under the weather, I already feel a little worn down because of feeling a bit offish. Still, at least we don't have to wait long before we see The Arsenal again. It's a home game to [...]

20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]