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 [...]

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 [...]

18 11, 2016

Arsène: don’t gamble, just win

By |November 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

As expected, Arsène addressed the media ahead of this weekend on Thursday rather than Friday, with the team travelling oop norf today at some stage. No doubt Alexis will be with them, having told Le Boss that he's ok via text. Ahh texting, remember that? The thing that we all used to do before Whatsapp, [...]

4 11, 2016

No plan B, all plan As, and no motivational aids for that lot

By |November 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Arsène Wenger always has, and always will be, the master of his own way. I bet he wakes up at the beginning of each week and decides when his press conference will be, lifting his phone only to tell somebody at the club to 'make the necxessafy arrangements'. It's the only explanation for the press [...]

3 11, 2016

Pressing in packs – a new Arsenal dimension

By |November 3rd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

So, it turns out, that it's not just Arsenal that November hates this season. There's no historical evidence to suggest that the Spuds have a traditionally tough time during this particular month, but after one game they're experiencing the same level of blood-pressure heightening fury, that we've been dealing with for years. They lost yesterday [...]

1 11, 2016

Rotation or enforced changes? An opportunity for some Arsenal players against Ludogorets

By |November 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference|0 Comments

Happy match day one and all. I hope you are all feeling fabulous and crossing your fingers in the hope that Arsenal secure safe passage to the next round of the Champions League through three points and results going out way? Yep, if PSG win tonight against Basel, as well as an Arsenal victory against [...]

29 10, 2016

Arsenal need high intensity early, taking advantage of the flanks, against Sunderland

By |October 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

An away trip to Sunderland for a lunchtime kick off it is for us all today. Well, obviously not those in different time zones, but we'll all be watching it live at the same time. I've assumed the usual position of being up in Northumberland seeing The Management's family this weekend, allowing me to profit [...]

28 10, 2016

Arsène’s easyJet deal; Jenko a capable understudy

By |October 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

In classic Arsène and Arsenal style, I predicted a press conference yesterday, which inevitably led to there being none whatsoever. I have a history of shoddy predictions when it comes to Arsenal, which is why I don't bother making them on the blog usually, especially when it comes to games. I don't need that kind [...]

21 10, 2016

Is Arsène doing it right with subs?

By |October 21st, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

It's press conference day today and with Arsenal having dispatched Ludogorets with relative ease on Wednesday night, I suspect Arsène will be in buoyant mood and the press pack will probably go a little easier than they would normally, asking team news questions and wondering whether this team can go all the way this time.  [...]