19 10, 2018

Holding holds his space as Emery remains guarded on form and Rambo

By | 2018-10-19T06:53:39+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Proper football is finally coming back on the agenda and with it we're getting some lovely little sound bites from our man Unai. Ahh I can't tell you how much I've missed being able to talk about upcoming Arsenal. I don't know why but this particular international break has felt like a bit more of [...]

11 10, 2018

Emery’s juggling keeps everyone happy

By | 2018-10-11T07:56:43+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With no proper football on this week it feels a bit weird having little of interest to talk about, especially given the winning run and the volume of Arsenal matches we've been gifted. Even the European competition has been fun to see us win, albeit with a little bit too much huff and puff at [...]

10 10, 2018

I think I owe Mkhitaryan an apology

By | 2018-10-10T07:47:20+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|10 Comments

I write this blog every morning on my way to work. It's a bit of a schlep and so I get about 45 minutes to compile some thoughts and as a result I'm not exactly one for research to the nth degree. I write this blog as a compilation of my own personal ramblings on [...]

9 10, 2018

How do we get Özil in to a 4-4-2?

By | 2018-10-09T07:54:31+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|7 Comments

After the first ten minutes on Sunday when we all realised that Emery was adopting a 4-4-2 against Fulham, I think it took me an additional ten minutes to believe it, such is the way with football fashion and the penchant for following trends. Wenger himself moved from 4-4-2 way back when so he could [...]

8 10, 2018

Emeryball starting to take shape after Fulham spanking?

By | 2018-10-08T07:57:04+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Well, what a happy Monday we have here thanks to The Arsenal, eh? Five goals away from home, nine wins on the bounce, six in the league, Auba and Laca both getting two, plus one of the contenders for goal of the season thanks in large part due to some excellent build up but also [...]

7 10, 2018

Press high, force Fulham into mistake, and minimise your own, Arsenal

By | 2018-10-07T10:06:07+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Attack, Defence, Match Preview, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A 12pm kick off is a funny old thing. It's the earliest type of kick off you get in the Premier League and whilst I'm no fan of Sunday games anyway, I can tolerate these more because it still feels like you have something of a day after the team have played, although only if [...]

6 10, 2018

Arsenal Almiron the case for some new blood

By | 2018-10-06T09:54:00+00:00 October 6th, 2018|Arsenal Transfers, midfield, premier league, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to another weekend. And it's one of many this season in which our Saturday's are sadly not taken up by The Arsenal. It's not fun really and doesn't feel right but I guess it is what it is. For the positive yin of having plenty to talk about yesterday following victory [...]

30 09, 2018

Impressive Watford not quite good enough for ‘second half Arsenal’

By | 2018-09-30T08:25:23+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

I didn't expect an easy game against Watford yesterday and despite the fact we got the cushion of the second goal, it certainly was what I expected from a team who have started the season well, because Watford were a confident team that rocked up at The Emirates yesterday. You didn't have to go far [...]

29 09, 2018

Watford at home: A first half to savour please, Arsenal

By | 2018-09-29T08:51:15+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ahh that most sacred of things: a three o'clock kick off. How I have missed thee. I know we got one the other week against Newcastle but it didn't feel the same because a) I was in New York and not at St James' Park watching the game, and b) it wasn't at The Emirates [...]

25 09, 2018

A squad balance to be found against Brentford

By | 2018-09-25T07:29:49+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Tuesday is upon us friends and what I always like a about Tuesday after a Sunday game, is that it's usually when all of the stats boffins come out with their analysis on matches, firing xG charts into the great beyond of the internet and generally telling us why the game should, or shouldn't, have [...]