24 07, 2016

Mahrez/Lacazette – One or the other I think, with the likelihood that Walcott gets a chance up top

By |July 24th, 2016|Arsenal Transfers, Attack, pre season, Transfers|2 Comments

Happy Sunday to you and yours. After a glorious day of sun yesterday, in which I even managed a spot of practice fly fishing in the back garden of the in laws, today is looking decidedly greyer, sadly. Still, that appears to be inverse in comparison to the Arsenal universe, as everyone seems to be [...]

21 07, 2016

Crazy times, crazy fees, crazy surprises from Wenger? 

By |July 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Transfers|4 Comments

These are strange and dangerous times, people, strange and dangerous times. In the wider world outside football there is much conflict, with countries declaring states of emergency, as well as the bigots using 'Brexit' as a means to peddle their own racist views with what seems like impunity. Plus, Sam Allardyce is about to be [...]

7 07, 2016

Rambo’s absence felt; I’m #TeamMesut tonight

By |July 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Transfers|0 Comments

So the Welsh dragon had its wings clipped and its fire doused yesterday, by the Portuguese who were it not for Ronaldo, would probably be liked by a lot more neutrals. That guy really is a narcissistic tosser, isn't he? I mean just look at that self-gratifying celebration where he turns around to show his [...]

15 06, 2016

Raiola is taking the Mkhi

By |June 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|2 Comments

Sometimes people do get a little too worried about stuff that they can have absolutely no influence on, don't they? Of course this being an Arsenal blog, and me being somebody who regularly writes about Arsenal related stuff, I've probably shown a few examples of that in the past, but this morning and last night [...]

14 06, 2016

Feathering the nest at international tournaments

By |June 14th, 2016|contracts, finances, Internationals, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

Having seen the unfancied Italians see off the very much fancied Belgian's last night, my first thoughts (perhaps inevitably) were towards supposed 'big name' players not performing, as well as the hype that surrounds them going in to international tournaments. I find internationals competitions a very strange bubble of football when it comes to players [...]

7 06, 2016

Vardy’s choice shouldn’t really be a choice at all

By |June 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|4 Comments

So, in classic Arsenal style, we've been inadvertently drawn into another transfer saga. One in which, if we're all honest, shouldn't even be something that we're talking about. Jamie Vardy has done all of his talking, he's had offer and counter offer in this unusually public courtship for Arsenal, now he finds himself with a [...]

20 05, 2016

Be nice to get ‘access-all-areas’ on deals 

By |May 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Transfers|0 Comments

Thursday afternoon drinking seems like a good idea at the time, but when you wake up on the Friday to make the hour-long commute on public transportation, you realise that it's probably not the best idea in the world. Still, it is Friday, the weekend is upon us and although there is no Arsenal to [...]

18 05, 2016

The madness of money; will Arsène/Arsenal be stuck in 2010?

By |May 18th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|4 Comments

Yesterday I saw a Sky Sports News tweet about the youngster Reece Oxford, who made his Premier League debut against us, looked very good but who hasn't featured regularly since the start of the season. The tweet alluded to a rejection from the kid of a new contract from West Ham, no doubt designed to [...]

10 05, 2016

Walcott and Welbz: a tale of two rumours

By |May 10th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, injuries, Transfers|0 Comments

The two bits of big news coming out from tomorrow appear to be at right ends of the rumour spectrum. On one side we have a rumour which is related to transfer gossip and therefore probably more spurious than Dr Spurious of Spurious Town, with a PhD in Spuriology, whilst on the other side we [...]

7 05, 2016

Poor old Ox, as I think Arsene’s looking up top

By |May 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Let's start today's blog by extending a little bit of sympathy to The Ox, as Arsene surprisingly confirmed yesterday that he's had a knee injury and will now be out for between six to eight weeks. From an Arsenal perspective this impacts us little; he was, after all, injured for the latter part of this [...]