23 08, 2016

Arsenal are like my three-year-old-niece

By |August 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, History, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Welcome to Tuesday y'all. We're now officially on a one week countdown before the transfer window has slammed shut and unsurprisingly, there is no news, which isn't at all like the saying. It's not really good at all. Of course we have to reserve judgement until the window has closed, but based on the data [...]

22 08, 2016

Campbell was never going to make it, but we’ve still got a week of ‘what if’

By |August 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, premier league, Rant, Transfers|5 Comments

It's Monday morning, I'm sat on a Met Line train heading towards London in a three piece suit, and it's muggy and uncomfortable as you like.  I'm tired. I feel bedraggled and already I feel like this day is going south. Feels a bit like Arsenal at the moment, eh? We look a little bedraggled [...]

16 08, 2016

You’re either a happy or infuriated gooner this morning

By |August 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Depending on what you choose to read, who you choose to follow and when you choose to do either, you were either very excited, very disappointed, or just very confused yesterday. All of the signs over the weekend seemed to have pointed towards an imminent arrival of Shokran Mustafi by the middle of this week, [...]

15 08, 2016

No identity, no points, very Arsenal

By |August 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

So. Right. Erm, where does one start after yet another opening day defeat? I genuinely have no idea. Gotta start somewhere though, right?  Perhaps this blog today will be as disjointed as the team felt yesterday in a pretty abject performance. Well, when you concede four at home you have to say it's abject, don't [...]

10 08, 2016

DEFCON2 yet for you? 

By |August 10th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, Rant|1 Comment

So it's another day and another new signing to not get too excited about. We're at T-minus four days until our season starts and it's the third day since we saw Gabriel's injury. And there's only been a sniff of 'Arsenal are thinking-about-asking-about-maybe-there-might-be-an-outside-chance-of-bidding-for' a defender who other teams even seem to be pulling out of [...]

9 08, 2016

Hurry up Arsenal, I’m bored of this preamble

By |August 9th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|4 Comments

It's funny how everybody seems to lose their sh*t when a big transfer happens to a rival, especially when we've seemingly been innocently looking to the sky and whistling so as to not attract much attention to ourselves, isn't it? And when I say 'funny', what I actually mean is 'maddeningly hysterical, because that's how [...]

22 07, 2016

Judgement in May/September – The ever cyclical nature of Arsenal

By |July 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|2 Comments

Hello there friend. I hope you can bear with me today, lest I become ever-so-slightly ranty. I hope not to be too ranty though. Last night I read an article from the always erudite Adrian Clarke, who talked about how some people are getting a little bit knicker-twisty in relation to the activity that has [...]

20 07, 2016

Arsène and Arsenal need to stick their necks out

By |July 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

Blimey, it's hot in London at the moment, which I am absolutely fine with I hasten to add. I have a lot of work colleagues who are real-life Goldilocks' and who have said they aren't fond of this heat, but when you spend three quarters of the year in jackets or carrying an umbrella, you [...]

15 07, 2016

Elite pool is small, so we need to accept the next level down in striker search

By |July 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

As news filtered through from a few random media outlets in Italy that Juventus had entered the fray in relation to the purchase of a certain Gonzalo Higuain, I found myself talking with Giles about the very real prospect of us leaving it until the last minute, then going out and buying a Loic Remyesque striker.  [...]

13 07, 2016

Henry – Every story leads to Wenger-based battle lines

By |July 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant|1 Comment

When I saw the very public way in which the whole 'Thierry Henry coaching at Arsenal' announcement came out yesterday, I couldn't help but think that it seemed very 'un-Arsenal' in terms of the public nature of it all. There were rumours about the decision to have Henry as a coach being vetoed by Arsène, [...]