9 08, 2017

Friday games to break opening day hoodoo?

By | 2017-08-09T07:56:08+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

These Friday games, eh? It's like some sort of footballing jet lag with press conferences on a Wednesday, the match on a Friday after a long gruelling week of work and the decisions on whether to drink in the City or closer to The Emirates, all conspiring to make this the most unusual of season [...]

6 08, 2017

Xhaka/Ramsey connection most important for Community Shield

By | 2017-08-06T09:47:59+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Community Shield day today and although I'll be out and unlikely to be able to watch it, I'll be keeping a close eye on the game, because it is the final dress rehearsal before the real stuff next week.  It'll be a tough game today. Chelsea will be ready for us and I am [...]

9 07, 2017

Formation change depending on summer acquisitions

By | 2017-07-09T10:35:53+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Tactics|4 Comments

Last night I think I ate too much food. It's 10am and in have absolutely no desire for consumption of anything whatsoever. I don't like it, because I love my food you know. But clearly my gorging has caused my belly to be full and not require any additional sustenance. Yet. Why am I telling [...]

30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By | 2017-05-30T08:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

11 05, 2017

Arsenal testing the jab against Southampton

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Had you almost forgotten that feeling? You know the one I'm talking about. You know! The one where an Arsenal team has started to deliver consistent results on the pitch and looked like a side that is in the top quarter of the league. Yeah, that feeling, one which we had all thought was gone for [...]

10 05, 2017

No margin for error for Arsenal tonight 

By | 2017-05-10T07:46:17+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning friends and welcome to Wednesday, the second match day in a three match week and yet another game in which there is absolutely no wiggle room. Arsenal's horrific couple of months recently has effectively left us clutching at the fourth place straw although unlike most previous seasons, even perfect results between now and the [...]

9 05, 2017

Rotation, hope and redemption for a returner at Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It seems only yesterday that we were revelling in our home comforts of beating United, yet here we are with another press conference, ahead of another 'cannot lose' match. Oh wait a second, it was yesterday that I was revelling, because we seemed to have consortina'd our end of season in to one short, sharp, [...]