26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By |April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]

25 04, 2017

3-5-2 has different paths for Hector and Giroud

By |April 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, premier league, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

There's no time to savour the result from the weekend as Arsenal already have one of the remaining league games left tomorrow evening against a reinvigorated Craig Shakespeare. So it's an Arsène Wenger pre match presser today and that means we'll get an update as to whether he'll stick or twist on the starting XI, [...]

23 04, 2017

Season defining game at Wembley

By |April 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, soccer, Tactics|0 Comments

I'm sure I'm not alone in breathing a collective sigh of relief at what happened yesterday at Wembley. The fact that everyone has been speculating in the media on a possible Tottenham match towards a double has left a horrible taste in the mouth and a churning of the stomach. So when the final whistle [...]

21 04, 2017

Keeping City guessing the best option for Arsenal

By |April 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Arsène's pre FA Cup semi final chitter-chatter yesterday was as to be expected. There was the inevitable question asked about his contract and the inevitable response from the manager that he had no update. He also neither confirmed nor denied the Kolasinac rumours, whilst saying the same old same old about contracts for Özil and [...]

20 04, 2017

Club envy, Arsène’s hints and Jack’s long goodbye

By |April 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

I wonder if Arsène is looking forward to today's press conference at all, not least because it is a detachment from the Premier League which let's face it, has hardly been easy for us in 2017. An opportunity to talk up his decent cup record is probably something of a welcome respite from the likely [...]

18 04, 2017

The boost every Arsenal fan needed

By |April 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A football match was won last night. By Arsenal. Away from home. I'd almost forgotten about what that felt like. Middlesbrough were the side dispatched and now in the cold light of day you can say with some comfort that they are probably almost definitely going down. Arsenal were hardly immense and at times we [...]

11 04, 2017

Palace – Arsenal players’ silent revolt 

By |April 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

As I listened to the chants of "you're not fit to wear the shirt" from our fans at the Palace ground in the away end, I asked the question to Ben - who has become somewhat of an Arsenal therapist in the last couple of seasons - is it me or is this like the [...]

10 04, 2017

Arsenal need to be wary of Palace’s counter

By |April 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Just as I expected when I wrote my blog on Saturday morning, pretty much everybody above and below us in the Premier League won over the weekend, which means only victory tonight against Palace will see us tread water. It's a difficult situation to be in that's for sure. The opponents will also make it [...]

7 04, 2017

Rocky framework Arsenal can build on

By |April 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

I think we'll be seeing a press conference today, despite the fact that we don't play until Monday, so itll be interesting what Arsène makes of the weekend's action. I don't know about you but it does feel like in 2017 we seem to be playing more 'catch up' on games right at the end [...]

2 04, 2017

City will want to exposure our full backs today

By |April 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victory today is the only option. A draw will only seem as though the team has further regressed from the target of Champions League football and personally, I suspect it will also mean we will have too much to do to take one of the four spots for next season. It doesn't even matter if [...]