24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today’s game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales.

I’m not saying that I think we’ll win today (there, […]

20 11, 2015

Last chance saloon for Campbell and I rule myself out for Arsène

By |November 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

Thank R.Kelly it’s Friday. I’m certainly ready for the weekend I can tell you. A bit of booze, lie-ins and more importantly, The Arsenal.

I suspect Arsène and his charges will be making their way up to some West Midlands based hotel today at some stage, because he got his presser out of the way early […]

7 11, 2015

The nerves have set in, but team unity brings hope ahead of the North London Derby

By |November 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I’ve got to be honest and tell you that the nerves have already started for tomorrow’s North London Derby. It always starts at least two days before the actual game and by the time I reach the day before I’m already thinking about the potential outcomes, both positively and negatively.

I make myself more nervous by […]

30 10, 2015

Arsene gives clarity on wing thinking

By |October 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

The two bits of key news that came out yesterday included a bit of a blow, injury wise, as well as a bit of clarity on where Le Boss’ mindset is with regards to who will occupy the right-wing spot for the immediate future given our lengthy injury list.

Firstly, the injuries, which are a bitter pill […]

26 10, 2015

Do we Arsenal fans demand more tactical analysis than we used to?

By |October 26th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|3 Comments

That was a decent enough weekend we’ve just had, by my reckoning, don’t you think? The Manchester derby was the only real concern for us and as the two sides cancelled each other out, it ensured that we are level on points with a City side who after five games, were going to walk the […]

20 10, 2015

Malaise for many, but Champions League success still burns for this Arsenal fan

By |October 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

A night under the lights to save our Champions League season against the German champions and recent history tormentors. What more could you ask for on a random Tuesday in October?

It wasn’t meant to be this way. We were supposed to have collected six points and be looking like a draw in one of these […]

16 10, 2015

Dividends, desperation (Jose) and derbies (of the Watford variety)

By |October 16th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, internationals, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Quite a lot to get through, after an eventful day yesterday, eh? First and foremost, the AGM and I’ll make this relatively brief because a) I wasn’t there, and b) it has precious little to do with what is on the pitch and more about what is happening in the boardroom. Or not happening, apparently, […]

3 10, 2015

Does Prickly Arsène have it in him?

By |October 3rd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Well, if it isn’t the return of ‘Prickly Arsène’ in the press conference, who we hadn’t seen since at least 2013 I’m sure?

We all knew there’d be metaphorical blood spilt when Arsène went in front of the media coyotes, because they would be sniffing for blood and he looks very much like a wounded animal […]