11 10, 2018

Emery’s juggling keeps everyone happy

By | 2018-10-11T07:56:43+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With no proper football on this week it feels a bit weird having little of interest to talk about, especially given the winning run and the volume of Arsenal matches we've been gifted. Even the European competition has been fun to see us win, albeit with a little bit too much huff and puff at [...]

10 10, 2018

I think I owe Mkhitaryan an apology

By | 2018-10-10T07:47:20+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|10 Comments

I write this blog every morning on my way to work. It's a bit of a schlep and so I get about 45 minutes to compile some thoughts and as a result I'm not exactly one for research to the nth degree. I write this blog as a compilation of my own personal ramblings on [...]

9 10, 2018

How do we get Özil in to a 4-4-2?

By | 2018-10-09T07:54:31+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|7 Comments

After the first ten minutes on Sunday when we all realised that Emery was adopting a 4-4-2 against Fulham, I think it took me an additional ten minutes to believe it, such is the way with football fashion and the penchant for following trends. Wenger himself moved from 4-4-2 way back when so he could [...]

8 10, 2018

Emeryball starting to take shape after Fulham spanking?

By | 2018-10-08T07:57:04+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Well, what a happy Monday we have here thanks to The Arsenal, eh? Five goals away from home, nine wins on the bounce, six in the league, Auba and Laca both getting two, plus one of the contenders for goal of the season thanks in large part due to some excellent build up but also [...]

2 10, 2018

Mass rotation on the cards at Arsenal?

By | 2018-10-02T07:57:55+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With a game very far away on Thursday to worry about, I wonder if we might start to get trickles of news about the squad heading out to Baku to play Qarabag on Thursday, from today? It's a fair old schlep to play football and because of that everything probably has to be done earlier [...]

29 09, 2018

Watford at home: A first half to savour please, Arsenal

By | 2018-09-29T08:51:15+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ahh that most sacred of things: a three o'clock kick off. How I have missed thee. I know we got one the other week against Newcastle but it didn't feel the same because a) I was in New York and not at St James' Park watching the game, and b) it wasn't at The Emirates [...]

26 09, 2018

League Cup gives chances for some, but Brentford are no mugs

By | 2018-09-26T06:56:21+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day for The Arsenal unfortunately - not from my perspective because we haven't played and won our League Cup game as it hasn't been played yet - can't really be laced with lashings of schadenfreude in relation to Derby's win at Old Trafford. If we can overcome Brentford tonight then by all means, I'll [...]

23 09, 2018

Everton at home: let’s build momentum

By | 2018-09-23T11:26:44+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today's game against Everton will by no means be a walkover. The Toffees are a bit unpredictable like us and despite the fact that we have a brilliant record at home against them, they have players that can hurt us and so I naturally have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's [...]

22 09, 2018

Balance at Arsenal – players adapt or formation adapts?

By | 2018-09-22T08:46:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, sven mislintat, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday folks. It's one of many this season in which Arsenal aren't playing but yesterday Unai spoke to the official site about the game tomorrow and there's a word he said a few times that keeps ringing in my head as I compose some of my usual garbled thoughts this morning: Balance. Unai spoke [...]

4 09, 2018

How to solve a problem like Xhaka

By | 2018-09-04T09:27:11+00:00 September 4th, 2018|midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|8 Comments

Morning all from a cloudy Algarve, in which i'm typing today's blog whilst overlooking the sea and wondering why the sky isn't blue, which is most irritating. And as I sit here and tap away I am thinking about Granit Xhaka and the way in which he polarises opinions amongst our fanbase. After he made [...]