11 09, 2015

Arsène ‘The Deceiver’? Do me a favour

By | 2015-09-11T10:41:40+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, Rant, soccer, Transfers|2 Comments

Ahh Friday. Full of promise of a weekend of enjoyment, full of Arsenal and everything a home 3pm Saturday afternoon kick off and full of fallout from an Arsène Wenger press conference. For it is he, the man with which so much irritation appears to be directed, who has caused much consternation amongst some Arsenal [...]

10 09, 2015

Time flies for Arteta, who needs games to show he’s still got it

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:56+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, injuries, midfield, premier league, soccer|4 Comments

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun, eh? This particular phrase has definitely struck a chord with me this morning, as I find myself back on the Metropolitan line train and slowly ambling myself towards my grey prison in central London for my first day back to work after a break in the sun. I [...]

27 08, 2015

My Champions League tips, as Per flags down a bus

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:58+00:00 August 27th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|2 Comments

Forget hyperbole of Wayne Rooney being 'back' after he scored a hat trick against an underwhelming Club Brugge yesterday evening, today is all about the Group Stage proper and finding out who we'll see rocking up at the Emirates from Seltember. We're in Pot 2, which means that we'll certainly not face Real Madrid, Porto, [...]

24 08, 2015

Play Walcott and don't go back to square one

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:59+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

With Chelski and City both picking up the wins that I expected they would yesterday, it adds a wee bit more pressure on us to perform this evening against a Liverpool team who will be buoyed by their own results, if not the way in which they played in those games. Liverpool represent a serious [...]

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, [...]