30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By | 2017-05-30T08:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

11 05, 2017

Arsenal testing the jab against Southampton

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Had you almost forgotten that feeling? You know the one I'm talking about. You know! The one where an Arsenal team has started to deliver consistent results on the pitch and looked like a side that is in the top quarter of the league. Yeah, that feeling, one which we had all thought was gone for [...]

10 05, 2017

No margin for error for Arsenal tonight 

By | 2017-05-10T07:46:17+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning friends and welcome to Wednesday, the second match day in a three match week and yet another game in which there is absolutely no wiggle room. Arsenal's horrific couple of months recently has effectively left us clutching at the fourth place straw although unlike most previous seasons, even perfect results between now and the [...]

9 05, 2017

Rotation, hope and redemption for a returner at Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It seems only yesterday that we were revelling in our home comforts of beating United, yet here we are with another press conference, ahead of another 'cannot lose' match. Oh wait a second, it was yesterday that I was revelling, because we seemed to have consortina'd our end of season in to one short, sharp, [...]

5 05, 2017

Little bit lies

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

You and I may already be aware that Arsenal's Premier League campaign is already run and that Champions League football is unlikely to reach the Emirates next season, but Arsène had to put a brace face on it and talk up how the team will keep fighting, etc, etc, but at this stage does anybody [...]

1 05, 2017

Arsenal players don’t fight for our club

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

All last week I spoke to Gooners about yesterday's north London Derby and despite our fragile confidence and dodgy form, I was told by many that we had a chance because it is a derby match and form goes out of the window in derbies. My retort to people was "not for Arsenal. Not away. [...]

26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]