8 09, 2017

Adams has 2 years minimum to wait; transfer window success

By | 2017-09-08T08:13:20+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, press conference, Transfers|3 Comments

So much to get through today, that I'm not even sure the trip from Uxbridge to Moorgate will be enough time to see me include everything, such is the case after an interlull.  Unlike a tactically drip-fed Arsène Wenger beIN interview, we don't get dribs and drabs, just the whole shabang. Let's start with dear [...]

1 09, 2017

Arsenal cry wolf for the final time

By | 2017-09-01T08:09:34+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

Well, that's it then, we've ended the summer known as the 'Catalyst for Change' summer, with that usual of Arsenal things: an underwhelming feeling that comes when you know your club hasn't done all it can to be competitive. Here's the thing: I will go to many home games, I will go to a small [...]

30 08, 2017

Arsenal: football’s new joke

By | 2017-08-30T08:03:56+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|1 Comment

There's little over 36 hours from the time of me writing this until the slamming shut of the summer transfer window and yesterday felt like there was more happening on a single day since the 'The Great Arsenal Trolley Dash' of 2011. That was sparked by a failure of epic proportions, but yesterday's movements were [...]

25 08, 2017

Arsenal: Hope of victory but there is no harmony

By | 2017-08-25T08:16:49+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, FA Cup, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

I thought about blogging yesterday but given Arsène was doing his presser at 8.45am, I thought I'd hold off until today before I compiled some thoughts, so here I am trying to make sense of what he had to say when sitting in front of the assembled media. Firstly, having read and watched a lot [...]

23 08, 2017

Arsène’s joking. Or bluffing. Or lost it.

By | 2017-08-23T09:06:28+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant, Transfers|3 Comments

Arsène Wenger must be a man with a sense of humour. It's the only real reason I can think of as to why he thinks this summer has been a good one so far, following an interview in some random Swedish media outlet. He's been quoted as saying that he is very pleased with our [...]

18 08, 2017

Drax Link’s back, whilst Lucas still knocks around

By | 2017-08-18T08:10:19+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

It's difficult to start with football this morning, given that more people have now lost their lives in a supposed religious related attack that quite frankly, should have no place in modern society. I don't think anybodies god will welcome them with open arms after they have murdered innocents. It seems a little callous to [...]

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 [...]