7 01, 2017

An unknown quantity for Arsenal – both who will start for us and Preston themselves

By |January 7th, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy howdy folks, hope you're all gravy on a Saturday, looking forward to the good ol' FA Cup fixture tonight? I'm rather excited, I have to say, because Preston is a new ground for me and it's also the first away FA Cup tie i think I've been too. I can't really fully remember if [...]

4 01, 2017

Angry, relieved, frustrated, elated and resigned at Bournemouth

By |January 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Where does one even start after a performance like last night? It was maddeningly bizarre and ultimately a classic example of how infuriating Arsenal make us all as fans. Let's start with the actual outcome though, shall we? A 3-3 draw when you are supposedly hunting down a team who have won 13 on the [...]

3 01, 2017

Xhaka and direct runners are key against Bournemouth

By |January 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Blimey it's cold in London this morning. The sort of cold that makes you want to have a Scrooge McDuck amount of cash in your vault, so you don't have to go to work and can roll over and ignore that the rest of the world is getting on with life, kinda cold. It's the [...]

30 12, 2016

Mixed bag of injury news, as Arsenal start psychological recovery

By |December 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It's still two days before the team play and quite frankly, the football couldn't come quickly enough, because it hasn't at all felt like a packed schedule so far. We've played one game in about two weeks. So I'm looking forward to seeing how we get on against Palace. Arsène gave an update on the [...]

29 12, 2016

Arsenal’s irrational fixture lists and rotational pondering

By |December 29th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday evening The Management and I went out for an evening stroll in the crisp London air and after discussions about returning to work, I was given one of the greatest gifts one could get as a working man: an extra days leave. Well, I am seeing it as that, because I didn't realise that [...]

10 12, 2016

Does Stoke’s Arsenal hoodoo end today?

By |December 10th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

Morning Gooners. You alright?  I had Nepalese last night. It's essentially curry. But with goat. And every dish on the menu says it's 'thoroughly enjoyed by the ghurkas'. Those ghurkas love everything, it seems. Except Stoke City. I bet if you placed a Ghurka in the middle of the township of Stoke, they'd probably turn [...]

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 [...]