15 08, 2017

Arsenal losing Ox shows pathetic contract management

By | 2017-08-15T08:00:38+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelski for £35million if he won't sign a new contract with one year to go makes sense. Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain full stop, does not make sense and if it happens, I personally won't be a happy bunny. He's certainly a player who divides opinion. I don't think I've seen such a 50/50 split [...]

3 08, 2017

Catalan sympathy falls on death ears, as Emi goes mainland

By | 2017-08-03T07:44:09+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

Shh...do you hear that? Listen, very quietly.... .... Do you know what that is? That is the sound of sympathy for FC Barcelona's current plight on losing one of their star players at the peak of his powers.  That is the sound of, as Timberland on a Justin Timberlake song once said, "what goes around [...]

1 08, 2017

Lucas Perez abroad; Kroenke in a cannon

By | 2017-08-01T07:31:48+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|0 Comments

Tuesday comes and it's a Tuesday that isn't seeing too much happening on the 'ins' our 'outs' front, it seems, and it's fair to say we're getting close to crunch time for Arsenal.  Lucas Perez is being rumoured with a move to Newcastle and whilst I think that would be a good thing for both [...]

29 07, 2017

Catalyst for change not kicked in yet at Arsenal

By | 2017-07-29T08:57:55+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, happy match day to you, even if it is only a 'fitness developing' exercise today when we play Benfica on home soil. I think I will watch the games this afternoon, because I suspect we'll get a better indication on how much work is needed for this team after today's workout. The usual [...]

25 07, 2017

The curious (and sad) case of Lucas Perez

By | 2017-07-25T07:33:21+00:00 July 25th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant, Transfers|6 Comments

It's the curious case of Lucas Perez that I want to talk about today, because it's an unusual one from an Arsenal perspective, particularly when it comes to Wenger. What's jogged me into focusing on our wantaway Spaniard is the supposed comments he's made to the club about being unhappy and wanting to go back [...]

18 07, 2017

Low selling fees is Arsenal’s modus opperandi

By | 2017-07-18T07:54:19+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

There are outgoing vibrations in the transfer waters a-happening, fellow Gooners, as the wheels of human footballer trafficking begin in earnest it seems. Yesterday we heard about Debuchy's on-off deal with Nice, eventually off because Lyon are letting their right back leave for the French club, followed by noises of a Calum Chambers departure for [...]

4 07, 2017

The time of the cartoon ITK is upon us

By | 2017-07-04T08:03:04+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|0 Comments

Hello friends, I hope this day finds you well, certainly in the South East of England it should given the lovely sunshine I've woken up to.  But we all know that we're not here for my weather-related chit-chat, as delightful and rivoting as it is, so instead let's talk Arsenal. Or more specifically, let's talk [...]

12 06, 2017

Only at Arsenal

By | 2017-06-12T07:58:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

It seems just about everyone in the world wants to slap their proverbial balls on the table and declare an interest in Mbappe right now. PSG and Liverpool have 'declared an interest' if you listen to the gutter press and whilst we don't know whether anyone's interest is genuine other than Arsenal and Madrid - [...]

5 06, 2017

Boycott the Sun; too many deals to be done?

By | 2017-06-05T08:08:32+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

I didn't blog yesterday because it seemed somewhat of a pointless activity given the horrific news of Saturday evening at London Bridge. Football can seem so trivial and far removed from the atrocities that some people can inflict on their fellow man sometimes. The world can be such a dark place when people are willing [...]

1 06, 2017

Spin merchants Arsenal dig out 2012 rhetoric

By | 2017-06-01T08:08:22+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

In 2014 when Arsène signed his last deal, there was a genuine feeling around some of the fanbase and people that I speak to, that it was probably worth giving it to him. We'd got the trophy monkey off our backs, we'd come out of a period of self imposed austerity and now we could [...]