15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By | 2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By | 2019-02-09T08:46:47+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]

8 02, 2019

No more excuses on away form, and Unai knows it

By | 2019-02-08T11:58:27+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ello, ello, ello to you my fellow Arsenal-supporting friends. It's wet in London. Wet and windy and as I write today's nonsensical ramblings I'm struggling to use my thumbs properly on the phone to type. I blame Brexit. And palm oil. And plastics. And Richard Scudamore. We go into this weekend looking for some kind [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By | 2019-02-04T08:15:22+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

30 01, 2019

Stuttering Arsenal do the job against compact Cardiff

By | 2019-01-30T17:20:09+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Blimey it was cold watching the football last night. Real 'brass monkeys' stuff and after the first half of football we watched I did wonder whether all I'd have to show from an evening of sleet and numb toes was a solitary point against a dogged Cardiff team. And it was a dogged Cardiff team. [...]

25 01, 2019

Confidence from Chelski will be key, but what formation for Emery?

By | 2019-01-25T11:05:00+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day? On a Friday you say? At any other time I'd kinda like it. I work in a London, takes me about 15 minutes on the train to get to Highbury & Islington, so I can get a few jars in with the lads. Great fun. Except The Management booked us in for tickets [...]

19 01, 2019

Playing Özil could be the difference; the wing backs are vital against Chelsea today

By | 2019-01-19T09:13:10+00:00 January 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday folks. It's match day which is always a lovely old distraction and today, after what feels like a long week of turmoil and rumour, we get some actual football to sink our teeth in to. Chelski Cole to our gaff and it's weird because although it's essentially a season definer for The Arsenal, [...]

14 01, 2019

Emery is an employee we hoped would make miracles – but under Stan it’s unlikely

By | 2019-01-14T07:25:06+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning Gooners and welcome to Monday. It's all very well having a laugh and a joke at the Tiny Totts' expense yesterday, as I'm sure we all did as their 'title challenge' is starting to fade away, but with United winning and drawing level with us on points with their De Gea inspired victory, it [...]

13 01, 2019

West Ham defeat shows Unai must swallow his pride on some players

By | 2019-01-13T09:58:15+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Yesterday's game was, unfortunately, not a 'bad day at the office' that we can say is in isolation with this Arsenal team. Sadly our away form has dropped off of a cliff for the last month and in the league when you consider that has included Southampton, Brighton and West Ham - where we've taken [...]

10 01, 2019

Full fitness at Arsenal: Unai – play your best team!

By | 2019-01-10T09:00:30+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We have a load of fit players again! It's some sort of miracle! We can field 'actual' players in their natural positions on Saturday! What a thrill! Let's be honest, it's been long enough though, because for the last month and a bit we've patched up the team as injury and suspension kicked in and [...]