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7 02, 2016

Start quick, don’t let the first half pass you by, Arsenal

By |February 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

In this – quite frankly mad – season, it seems strange that with us eight points from the top of the league, there still remains hope. But Leicester’s win at the Etihad has done exactly that, strangely, because if it was City, Chelski or United that had just established such an assailable lead, we would […]

2 02, 2016

Debuchy deal good for all; Arsenal need to get back on the winning wagon

By |February 2nd, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So after all the hype, all the over-the-top Sky Sports blustering, all of the pomp and everything being turned yellow, the transfer deadline day (no, I’m not capitalising it) turned out to be what it is every season: an exercise in how to get overexcited. 

I’ve got to tell you, I was glad we weren’t involved, […]

30 01, 2016

A quintessentially English afternoon of football: The FA Cup and Arsenal

By |January 30th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

There’s something comforting about a good, old-fashioned, 3pm FA Cup tie, isn’t there? It’s quintessentially English, I find, with bad weather normally thrown in to the mix too. We’ve certainly ticked all of today’s boxes, as well as a a game against a lower league opposition in Burnley, who will probably be a Premier League […]

24 01, 2016

Frustration with the fates, but Arsenal need to overcome the psychological battle, too

By |January 24th, 2016|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This fixture has become the one in which more frustration exists than ever before and it’s been like that over the last ten years or so because it doesn’t matter in what position the two teams are in, Chelski usually come out on top, or at least without defeat. It doesn’t matter if they’re flying high […]

17 01, 2016

Laying down a title credential marker in Mordor for Arsenal

By |January 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Stoke away is up there as one of those ‘least desirable’ fixtures I look for at the beginning of the season. If I was given the choice, I’d probably want it to appear at the start of each season, so it can be just got out of the way. A bit like ripping of a […]

9 01, 2016

The Ox must shine in a game of rotation

By |January 9th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I think the possible team today is one of the most fascinating we’ve had in quite some time. It’s the third round of the FA Cup, we’re at home to Sunderland, with a manager in Sam Allardyce who has already suggested he will rotate a number of his players for the game today. At home […]

2 01, 2016

Physicality from Newcastle shouldn’t halt Arsenal’s pursuit

By |January 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s the first game of 2016 for The Arsenal today and at this time of the year, everybody is naturally looking at fresh beginnings, at opportunities and at making resolutions they will have kicked in to touch by mid February at the latest. The resolution I am hoping from the players and the manager are […]

9 12, 2015

Champions League rabbit out of a hat tonight, Arsenal?

By |December 9th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight is – if you believe Joel Campbell – the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal. I get that, especially given that our Champions League future hinges on a 2-0 win or better score line, but whilst it might be important ‘to date’, I don’t think we’ll look back on it as […]

5 12, 2015

No ifs, no buts, just three points please, Arsenal

By |December 5th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Uncategorised|2 Comments

Quite simply, this is a game in which Arsenal have to win, if we truly believe we have any shot at the title. Everyone’s allowed a blip, it happens, but when the blip turns into a tidal wave of turgidness, then you’re never getting near that shiny trinket with a gold crown on top.

We’ve been […]

29 11, 2015

Norwich: don’t leave our fullbacks exposed and stay disciplined, Arsenal

By |November 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s match day today and another away game against a Norwich side who will be looking to pick up some points in front of their home fans and also move further away from the teams at the bottom. For us, it’s an opportunity to climb a couple of places up to second if we can […]