27 11, 2018

Koscielny gives Emery tactical options

By | 2018-11-27T07:31:33+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The best news of yesterday has to be the return of Koscielny to the football pitch after he played for the Under-23s last night as they played Derby. It was a hammering for the team but the fact he's (unless we're told differently) come out of the game unscathed will be a big boost for [...]

26 11, 2018

Tactical change the difference against Bournemouth

By | 2018-11-26T07:43:29+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A happy Monday to be had by all us Gooners today, after getting that draw monkey off our backs and getting back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win away to Bournemouth. I'd said before the game I thought it would be a really tough one and I wasn't wrong; Bournemouth under Eddie [...]

25 11, 2018

Stop Bournemouth’s pace and through balls with our press

By | 2018-11-25T10:40:00+00:00 November 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This game today is a difficult one to call you know. Ten years ago a team that goes up against Arsenal to 'play football' used to be an absolute dream for us, because we'd soon put them to the sword. But ever since Swansea and Michu all those years ago, teams have been able to [...]

13 11, 2018

Recalling Nelson? Repositioning Ramsey? Or reigniting Iwobi/Mkhitaryan?

By | 2018-11-13T07:41:30+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So Welbz has had his second operation in his ankle and as the club reported on the official site it has gone as well as can be hoped. Not being any kind of medical professional I have no idea what his timescale for recovery is and you can understand the club being reluctant to put [...]

8 11, 2018

Keep up momentum by not underestimating Sporting

By | 2018-11-08T08:03:03+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's another Europa League game at the Emirates tonight and a chance to see if we can progress through the group stages and top the group with a win tonight against Sporting Lisbon. It's the part of the group that I'm sure many of us thought would be the biggest banana skin of them all [...]

5 11, 2018

Liverpool result shows Emery is getting through to the players

By | 2018-11-05T08:10:24+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I didn't blog yesterday on account of a raging hang over that really didn't see me feel human until about 2pm yesterday, but suffice to say that despite my personal fear and negativity surrounding a potential home battering by Liverpool, we have a really good account of ourselves and I think most Gooners will be [...]

1 11, 2018

Guendouzi the headline grabber against Blackpool

By | 2018-11-01T08:02:18+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Well my warnings from yesterday were certainly a bit of a waste of time in the end, eh? I said we shouldn't underestimate Blackpool and whilst there was a little patch after we went down to ten that looked a little nervy - not helped by some shoddy 'keeping by Cech that could have led [...]

28 10, 2018

Never easy with Arsenal, don’t expect that away to Palace

By | 2018-10-28T09:30:42+00:00 October 28th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks and welcome to another matchday. A matchday in which the possibility of winning 12 on the bounce is very real and yet at the same time I find myself exceedingly nervous that we could completely bugger up today's game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. I don't know what it is; perhaps it's [...]

23 10, 2018

Özil stars, but plenty step up against Leicester

By | 2018-10-23T07:46:32+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

I could really get used to "second half Arsenal" you know. Like, really get used to them. I'm not too fussed about "first half Arsenal, if I'm honest; in fact I'd happily never see "first half Arsenal" ever again, thank you kindly. That's what we have to get used to though. I'm trying to reconcile [...]

22 10, 2018

Meritocratic Arsenal means no place for Ramsey and Özil against Leicester?

By | 2018-10-22T08:02:07+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks and 'Happy Match Day!' To you and your kin. Man am I glad this has finally come around. We've had to deal with a ridiculously long international break, sit through a weekend of other teams playing, before finally getting our fill from 8pm this evening. And I for one can't wait. It's a [...]