3 12, 2016

No Carroll nightmares please, Arsenal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You know that Andy Carroll is going to be resurrected from the walking dead injury list that West Ham have today, right? I mean, you got that memo, didn't you? It was this fixture last year that we dominated for large parts, were two up, before he got himself a hat trick and generally caused Gabriel [...]

30 11, 2016

Southampton: How good is this Arsenal squad then?

By |November 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Bloody heck it's freezing today. Frost on the cars, family jewels heading north, it's one of those days you want to be on holiday with a log fire and nothing but which crappy 80s movie to watch next. Certainly not on a tube heading in to London for a shift at 7am. Plus, I don't [...]

29 11, 2016

Adams is old – I feel it; Elneny to force his way in?

By |November 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, History, League Cup, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Today Tony Adams hits the grand old age of 50 and I've got to tell you, it makes me feel old, because I vividly remember him as the rock of our defence, so to here him hit his half century makes me feel a little bit worn. I remember him charging through the middle of [...]

29 11, 2016

Adams is old – I feel it; Elneny to force his way in?

By |November 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, History, League Cup, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Today Tony Adams hits the grand old age of 50 and I've got to tell you, it makes me feel old, because I vividly remember him as the rock of our defence, so to here him hit his half century makes me feel a little bit worn. I remember him charging through the middle of [...]

27 11, 2016

Patience against Bournemouth is key for Arsenal

By |November 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victories for Liverpool, City and Chelski yesterday mean that today's game against Bournemouth isn't one that we can really afford to be buggering up this afternoon. Yes, it was hilarious to see Spurs' dreams of going the season unbeaten go down the khazi, but when you look at the table this morning and see that [...]

25 11, 2016

Arsène needs to settle on a style soon

By |November 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

We had Hector sign his deal recently, then yesterday all the noise coming out of the club centred around Emi Martinez signing his agreement to stay at the club for an extended period. It's clear that those at the club who matter rate him quite highly, but I always find these types of deals for [...]

23 11, 2016

A balanced midfield and top spot required tonight

By |November 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy match day fellow gooners. It's a match day with a buffer. I like those kind of match days. I like buffers.  The buffer I of course refer to is one which is psychological, because unlike that lot from the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Road, we have qualified from our group and face [...]

21 11, 2016

Tactical insight from Arsène

By |November 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Monday's are rubbish. They're especially rubbish when you don't quite feel 100% and after a weekend of being slightly under the weather, I already feel a little worn down because of feeling a bit offish. Still, at least we don't have to wait long before we see The Arsenal again. It's a home game to [...]

20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]

20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]