9 01, 2017

Özil’s manager smokescreen?

By |January 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

Might be a shorter one than usual from me today, because my journey is somewhat staggered into about four stages, thanks to the wonderful people at RMT and other public transport network unions. I think they're all after velvet cushions for which to place their drivers derrières. That or more money. That's what it's usually [...]

6 01, 2017

First gooner to the bus makes the squad for Preston

By |January 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

At lunchtime yesterday I decided to go for a walk and as is the culture these days, I thought I'd take along my smartphone and spend most of the time walking blind whilst staring into the rectangular blue light that is my handheld device. What I was looking for, I'm not entirely certain, perhaps some [...]

5 01, 2017

That numbing feeling of a missed opportunity for Arsenal

By |January 5th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Having seen the score of the Totts against the Chavs game last night, I find myself this morning in a similar position to that of yesterday morning, after we were all licking our wounds post the Bournemouth game. On the one hand this is good for us; it means the gap between us an top [...]

22 12, 2016

Still stewing on Arsenal?

By |December 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't know if it's because there's no football on this weekend meaning that we've had to endure that unpalatable taste of a poor performance for longer than usual, or whether it's the fact that it's the last working week before Christmas, but it really has dragged for me. It's self-inflicted though. Whenever Arsenal lose [...]

20 12, 2016

Don’t talk reflection, Arsenal, just do it

By |December 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Alright? How you feeling today? Still reeling from the sheer lack of application from our players on Sunday? I sort of am. To tell you the truth, I'm quite glad we've got a bit of a wait before the next game, because it'll hopefully allow absence to make the ol' heart grow fonder. It's fair [...]

19 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal. Predictable Arsenal. Boring Arsenal.

By |December 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|7 Comments

I don't like having to write thoughts like this after a game like yesterday, but you can't exactly call yourself a daily blogger, if you tap out when you have to endure performances like yesterday. Because tapping out was pretty much what the players did against Man City, wasn't it? That was a shameful performance. [...]

14 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal frustrated at Everton

By |December 14th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I said that Arsenal needed to nullify the threat of Lukaku in order to secure the points away to Everton. What I neglected to mention is that they also needed to put in the required performance to deserve a victory.  Perhaps I've taken that for granted recently. We'd been unbeaten since the start of [...]

24 11, 2016

PSG – Arsène can’t put the player puzzles together again

By |November 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Rant|1 Comment

Ok folks, we clearly have a wee bit of an issue now, because for something like the fourth game in a row I saw an Arsenal side who didn't really click at all. And it's starting to worry me.  Middlesbrough at home, Sunderland away for the most part (until we turned the after burners on [...]

16 11, 2016

Alexis survives! Shame that Mourinho does too though

By |November 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Alexis Sanchez really is something else, isn't he? For the last week all we've heard is how broken he is, how his heavy strapping is keeping his hamstring from twanging like an old banjo, yet last night he managed 84 minutes and two goals. What a machine. It just highlights to everyone how much of a [...]

12 11, 2016

International ranty gooner

By |November 12th, 2016|Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|2 Comments

I hate the international break so much. From an Arsenal fans perspective, nothing ever good comes out of the players disappearing for national team duty, so I detest it with every fibre of my being. With just cause too, I might add, because I also live on the outskirts of London and so have to [...]