25 05, 2017

2002 Arsenal/Chelsea karma scares me

By | 2017-05-25T07:46:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

I'm an Arsenal fan in my mid thirties and can I admit something to you: winning trophies - any trophies- means a hell of a lot more to me than it did ten years ago. Ten years ago I thought to myself that setting us up to be financially sound, to deliver Champions League football [...]

19 05, 2017

Rotation or not for this weekend? Big Tone has his say (long ago) and Lucas for Cheese

By | 2017-05-19T08:11:47+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

It's Friday, it's the last press conference of the Premier League season and I for one couldn't be happier, because it means the end to this league campaign of disappointment. It also means we're at the final press conference of the season in which we'll have to hear about Arsène's future, because it'll either be [...]

16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

12 05, 2017

Fitness question marks ahead of Mordor

By | 2017-05-12T07:35:42+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Oddly, it doesn't look as though there's a press conference happening today and I think I read somewhere that the press conference was the one that took place immediately after the Wednesday game at Southampton. It'll be slightly odd to do it that way but given that the team will have travelled back on Wednesday [...]

9 05, 2017

Rotation, hope and redemption for a returner at Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It seems only yesterday that we were revelling in our home comforts of beating United, yet here we are with another press conference, ahead of another 'cannot lose' match. Oh wait a second, it was yesterday that I was revelling, because we seemed to have consortina'd our end of season in to one short, sharp, [...]

5 05, 2017

Little bit lies

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

You and I may already be aware that Arsenal's Premier League campaign is already run and that Champions League football is unlikely to reach the Emirates next season, but Arsène had to put a brace face on it and talk up how the team will keep fighting, etc, etc, but at this stage does anybody [...]

29 04, 2017

A cagey affair awaits on Sunday, despite what Arsène says

By | 2017-04-29T11:28:21+00:00 April 29th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Lots of things to get through from yesterday's press conference, so there's some 'cracking on' to be had, I feel. First and foremost, the team news, which sees Koscielny as rated as 60% to play on Sunday. I'll be honest and say I like those odds, because we need Laurent to be available to hold [...]

28 04, 2017

The most difficult NLD ever?

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Went to bed early last night and as a result, didn't catch the final whistle of the United game, but as I'm sure you'll tell me that's no real loss because by the sounds of it, it was a drab affair. Imagine that? A Mourinho team going away from home and shutting up shop for [...]

25 04, 2017

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

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 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, [...]

21 04, 2017

Keeping City guessing the best option for Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:03+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Arsène's pre FA Cup semi final chitter-chatter yesterday was as to be expected. There was the inevitable question asked about his contract and the inevitable response from the manager that he had no update. He also neither confirmed nor denied the Kolasinac rumours, whilst saying the same old same old about contracts for Özil and [...]