21 08, 2015

Hoping Welbeck doesn't go full Rosicky with his injury

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:59+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, soccer|3 Comments

Last night I woke up just before midnight to the most brain-stabbingly painful headache at the back of my bonce, I thought my head was going to explode like I was on the Mars surface in Total Recall. I suspect it was just my body rejecting the 6,624,253rd rumour about Benzema signing. There's only so [...]

7 08, 2015

Victoria Concordia Crescit – never been more applicable than now

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:02+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, soccer|0 Comments

The official dot com site must be as excited about the return to football as us lot, because despite the fact that Arsène's presser isn't until a little later this morning, we have a veritable smorgasbord of stories to pour over before Le Boss even takes centre stage. Thankfully, they're all positive, unlike the news on [...]

4 08, 2015

a jolly Mr Positive is enjoying seeing competition at Arsenal breeding winners

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:02+00:00 August 4th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

Rafa Benitez is obviously a little worried that Karim Benzema's head is going to be turned by the mighty Arsenal. It's the only explanation for the repeated denials that he's going nowhere. But you know Rafa, as Arsène used to find out, sometimes it's better to let an unhappy player go elsewhere to fulfil his [...]

3 08, 2015

Doing a job that upsets Jose: marvellous

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:03+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, soccer|1 Comment

One of the most pleasing outcomes of yesterday's victory over Chelski was, for me, the response of Jose Mourinho. This is a man who has no qualms over having pops at other managers with whom he does not have a good relationship with, so to see him frustrated enough to bemoan Arsenal's tactics yesterday, was [...]

1 08, 2015

We'll get victory through harmony – the players believe it

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:03+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

Stability is a place called Arsenal these days. With the announcement that Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have both renewed their contracts with a four and three-year deal respectively, we have seen two of the recently unanswered questions be unequivocably dealt with by the club. In terms of keeping the continuity of the squad together, only the inking of [...]

27 07, 2015

Less swagger, more resolute, better Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:03+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, soccer|0 Comments

Two trophies in as many weekends and a chance next weekend to make it three in a row, against the so-called unbeatable Mourinho, means we're all riding pretty high at the moment. For preseason that is. Yesterday's Emirates Cup victory and subsequent lifting of the trophy may not have had the swagger of Saturday's performance, [...]

17 07, 2015

The perils of recorded Arsenal games and the lure of home

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:07+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, soccer|0 Comments

Welcome to Friday. I don't know about you, but it's a week that certainly has dragged for me. Is it because there is no football on? Is that what it is? No football, plus no real mega exciting news to speak of, equals slow-diddly-oweness. I guess there was some football on Wednesday, but I was [...]

16 07, 2015

Chuba to 'Kane' it up?

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:07+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, soccer, Tactics, Transfers|2 Comments

Happy Thursday fellow Goonerite. And lo, we have some actual football to talk about!  Yep, pre-season is officially underway and kicked off yesterday with a 4-0 romping of those world beaters known as the Singapore XI, with goals between Chuba Akpom and Jack Wilshere ensuring that it will be more realistic for the lazy of [...]

7 07, 2015

Arteta's deal raises questions that Arsène must ponder and answer

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:08+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, pre season, premier league, soccer|2 Comments

Monday came and went with players returning to training and, unlike in places like Southampton where the odd chap doesn't show for his first day back with his current club, everyone at Arsenal came back who was supposed to come back. No Szczesny stuck in a wishing well, no Wilshere falling in to the Grand [...]

16 06, 2015

Two stumbling blocks in Cech deal; hold the press: new kit is red and white

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:10+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, soccer|0 Comments

Two major talking points from yesterday included the unveiling of the new kit, as well as the noise about Cech hotting up even further, with his coach Christophe Lollichon (what a name that is, eh?) saying that Petr loves Arsenal's philosophy and he is settled in London. Let's start with the new kit though, which [...]