16 12, 2018

Selection conundrum for Emery with Southampton and the Tiny Totts in mind

By | 2018-12-16T09:40:08+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Arsenal, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Sunday folks. Hope all is well with you lot? For me it was a day off from blogging yesterday, on account of it be a Christmas party on Friday, but back in the saddle today, hoping the boys are up for it and we can get ourselves three points against Southampton this lunchtime. It [...]

9 12, 2018

Torreira the difference against Huddersfield

By | 2018-12-09T08:57:11+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In the end it was 'job done' thanks to an acrobatic finish from Torreira with about seven minutes remaining on the clock, but you can hardly say it was a vintage performance again from the team, as we struggled to break down a dogged but ultimately technically limited Huddersfield team. The big questions as we [...]

8 12, 2018

Focus, concentration and not underestimating Huddersfield: Arsenal know what to do

By | 2018-12-08T09:11:29+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Huddersfield at home is our third game in a week and represents an opportunity to continue this positive countdown to Christmas with a win and to keep the good momentum going. It'll also ensure that confidence remains high at a time in which we've had a few injuries over the last few weeks and some [...]

7 12, 2018

We need Özil back tomorrow

By | 2018-12-07T10:08:02+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

As is the time of year, there's no room for any kind of major introspection of the last couple of games for the team, with a home match against Huddersfield on the horizon and having spoken to Nigel Winterburn on the show last night I found it interesting to hear him talk about physical fatigue [...]

6 12, 2018

Cynical and average United scrape a point against fatigued Arsenal

By | 2018-12-06T15:58:22+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I don't know if I've ever been as tardy as today with my daily blog writing, but with it almost hitting the 3pm mark, it feels like a new record. An unwanted record of course. A bit like our away form at Old Trafford is turning out to be and once again, for the umpteenth [...]

5 12, 2018

Someday the curse of Old Trafford must be lifted for Arsenal

By | 2018-12-05T07:30:21+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Midweek match day against United at Old Trafford today. It's hardly a happy stomping ground for us, having won once there since we won the league in 2002. That's sixteen years and only the odd point to come back down south with. It's by far the worst record of any away ground we have in [...]

3 12, 2018

North London remains red with the help of Emery’s tactical subs

By | 2018-12-03T07:35:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Well now, how about that for a rocking afternoon at The Emirates, eh? Where to even start on this Monday morning? I mean obviously the final result feels like the best place to start and a 4-2 win over your local rivals, when you've been told all week by pundits that they can't see how [...]

2 12, 2018

Derby Day – Emery needs a Big Six ‘W’

By | 2018-12-02T11:25:01+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Like I said yesterday in the blog, I hate these North London Derby Days, because they just bring out the worst nerves possible before a game. As Lee Dixon once famously recounted about when he played his first one having signed from Stoke and Toby Adams had him up against a wall, "we just can't [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

28 11, 2018

Özil away – for or against?

By | 2018-11-28T06:54:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

A wet and sodden England today makes for a happy Christopher not. It's an early start, dark, I'm wet all over and we have to wait another 36 odd hours until The Arsenal are on again. Still, at least we get a bit of midweek football so I probably shouldn't grumble too much. And there's [...]