15 08, 2017

Arsenal losing Ox shows pathetic contract management

By | 2017-08-15T08:00:38+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelski for £35million if he won't sign a new contract with one year to go makes sense. Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain full stop, does not make sense and if it happens, I personally won't be a happy bunny. He's certainly a player who divides opinion. I don't think I've seen such a 50/50 split [...]

3 08, 2017

Catalan sympathy falls on death ears, as Emi goes mainland

By | 2017-08-03T07:44:09+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

Shh...do you hear that? Listen, very quietly.... .... Do you know what that is? That is the sound of sympathy for FC Barcelona's current plight on losing one of their star players at the peak of his powers.  That is the sound of, as Timberland on a Justin Timberlake song once said, "what goes around [...]

25 07, 2017

The curious (and sad) case of Lucas Perez

By | 2017-07-25T07:33:21+00:00 July 25th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant, Transfers|6 Comments

It's the curious case of Lucas Perez that I want to talk about today, because it's an unusual one from an Arsenal perspective, particularly when it comes to Wenger. What's jogged me into focusing on our wantaway Spaniard is the supposed comments he's made to the club about being unhappy and wanting to go back [...]

2 07, 2017

The Ox: the most confusing contract situation ever

By | 2017-07-02T09:54:35+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

Friday's Lacazette excitement has been replaced with Sunday's Ox disappointment, as there are reports coming out today that the midfielder has snubbed his latest contract offer because he wants more game time centrally, something Liverpool can supposedly offer. This is one of the most 'will he/won't he' situations I have ever seen at Arsenal I [...]

16 06, 2017

Where’s Arsenal’s catalyst?

By | 2017-06-16T07:59:10+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Friday, it's approaching the weekend, and it's awfully quiet out there in Arsenal land.  Too quiet. The kind of quiet that starts it all off. The worry. The fear. "What happens if we go the whole summer having only picked up a left back on a free transfer?" Kind of quiet. True, it's still [...]

12 06, 2017

Only at Arsenal

By | 2017-06-12T07:58:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

It seems just about everyone in the world wants to slap their proverbial balls on the table and declare an interest in Mbappe right now. PSG and Liverpool have 'declared an interest' if you listen to the gutter press and whilst we don't know whether anyone's interest is genuine other than Arsenal and Madrid - [...]

9 06, 2017

Costa, Ibrahimovich and Alexis – how much is good news?

By | 2017-06-09T08:10:13+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Transfers|0 Comments

Well there's no other place to start this morning's blog, given some of the news which came out yesterday, than this: Should Arsenal just go and sign Ibrahimovich and Costa? Screw general elections, Arsenal need a striker and clearly there are some people so worried about 'the madness' of Mbappe, that they're already trying to [...]

8 06, 2017

General election vs transfer window: it’s all a load of…

By | 2017-06-08T07:40:49+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

Howdy Thursday, where have you been? I've been expecting you earlier than this, but no matter now, you're here and that's all that we need worry about. Of course no offence, but you're not Friday or Saturday, which are better days it has to be said. In the U.K. It's Election Day. Snap election at [...]

7 06, 2017

Shiny new player – Clive Owen, with Ivan’s people carrier filling up more

By | 2017-06-07T06:55:39+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Another day in to the summer off season and it's yet more transfer related news from Arsenal, but this time it's a juicy bit of 'acquisition' we can talk of and yes, I did the 'YouTube' thing on Kolasinac yesterday. I have no shame. He looks good though, doesn't he? Real good. A strong unit [...]

5 06, 2017

Boycott the Sun; too many deals to be done?

By | 2017-06-05T08:08:32+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

I didn't blog yesterday because it seemed somewhat of a pointless activity given the horrific news of Saturday evening at London Bridge. Football can seem so trivial and far removed from the atrocities that some people can inflict on their fellow man sometimes. The world can be such a dark place when people are willing [...]