1 06, 2018

Is it the Arsenal players that are the problem?

By | 2018-06-01T07:52:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative blog title today, I know, but it's something I've been thinking of for a while since the Emery appointment was announced. We've spent years being led to believe that it's Arsène's laissez-faire attitude to team structure, to specific and detailed instructions, that have been an issue for these players. We knew [...]

27 05, 2018

Bit of Schadenfreude on a Sunday morn, plus the excitement of a high press

By | 2018-05-27T10:35:14+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This will probably be a short one today because there's little going on in the Arsenal world. Hopefully this is because Unai is already in a darkened room trying frantically to work out how the heck he's going to turn Shokdran into a world class defender and how he's going to help Iwobi to learn [...]

19 05, 2018

Maybe Arteta isn’t as ‘high risk’ – here’s why…

By | 2018-05-19T08:05:39+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Tactics|4 Comments

It all seems to be drawing towards the inevitable conclusion that Mr Perfect Hair himself is going to be our next boss and what I'm listening to and reading about seems to be about how he's not as 'Mr Nice' as everyone keeps portraying. It does seem funny that all of this noise is coming [...]

18 05, 2018

Ivan Gazidis is betting his cajones on this appointment

By | 2018-05-18T07:59:02+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Friday, the first of the post-Wenger reign, and yesterday some footage emerged from Le Olde Boss from his usual media mouthpiece BeIn sports about who might succeed him and he had his say on Arteta as the likely candidate. I've watched this interview a couple of times now and when you see what he's [...]

6 05, 2018

Let’s experiment with youth and attacking options against Burnley

By | 2018-05-06T07:59:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The final home game of Arsène Wenger's reign is today and I'm sure it will be an emotional one. It'll certainly be for the manager and I'm sure he'll shed a tear or two. For me, I'm just sad that a once great manager is having his Arsenal career peter out like it is going [...]

4 05, 2018

And so it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

By | 2018-05-04T06:54:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|2 Comments

In many ways the way in which we went out of the tie against Atletico was emblematic of the final years of Arsène's reign as manager. Defensively not at the races, offensively not quite potent enough, with players that at times look like they were trying but ultimately the team just wasn't good enough. Weirdly [...]

2 05, 2018

No assistants please, Arsenal, this is a massive decision

By | 2018-05-02T07:37:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

With little actual team news coming out at the moment (although I expect there to be something today that we'll see from the manager) there's little to start speculating about tomorrow night's game. Suffice to say that it's the biggest one of the season and there is naturally anticipation, but the main topic of conversation [...]

26 04, 2018

Move the ball quicker, find Özil, hope for a season-defining performance against Atleti

By | 2018-04-26T07:43:07+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

And so here we are my friends. Potentially the last of two 'big games' that Arsène Wenger May face as Arsenal manager. The league is done. It's a procession towards the final stages of his tenure because we have nothing left to play for domestically. It all boils down to Atletico Madrid home and away. [...]

25 04, 2018

Xhaka to be new manager casualty?

By | 2018-04-25T19:04:55+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Eugh, so now we have to deal with the very real probability that Liverpool will be playing either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League, after they smashed Roma at Anfield. And this is my problem with those people who were delighted to see Barca get knocked out to Roma, [...]