11 01, 2017

(Un)Helpful PR on Bramall? 

By |January 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Wednesday is upon us and I'll be darned if it isn't nearly January reaching its halfway point already. By Sunday we'll have done the first month of the year. In six weeks time, we'll have had our title dreams crushed and half of our squad will be struck down with Lymes disease and six weeks [...]

10 01, 2017

The low-key contracts blog

By |January 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Yesterday we found out our fate in the next round of the FA Cup and as the The Totts got their second bye in a row at home to Wymcombe, and Chelski got their usual opportunity to rest players by playing Brentford at home, we have an away trip to Southampton or Norwich. So essentially [...]

31 12, 2016

Welbeck’s timely return, when title aspirations hang on a knife-edge

By |December 31st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|2 Comments

If results go the way that I'd expect today, by the time we're all singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight, we could have a distance of 12 points to make up on Chelski to win the league before we play Palace tomorrow at 4pm. Sadly, I'm not full enough of Christmas/New Year hope that Stoke [...]

29 10, 2016

Arsenal need high intensity early, taking advantage of the flanks, against Sunderland

By |October 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

An away trip to Sunderland for a lunchtime kick off it is for us all today. Well, obviously not those in different time zones, but we'll all be watching it live at the same time. I've assumed the usual position of being up in Northumberland seeing The Management's family this weekend, allowing me to profit [...]

30 08, 2016

Transfer formalities to be done, Chambers/Wilshere loan deals to be negotiated?

By |August 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Welcome to Tuesday, which in my head, is actually a Monday because of the bank holiday. Don't worry, it's definitely Tuesday. I checked. Twice. And it seems as though the end of the transfer window will be greeted with confirmation on the two deals that Arsène pretty much confirmed on Saturday, so I'd expect to [...]

23 08, 2016

Arsenal are like my three-year-old-niece

By |August 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, History, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Welcome to Tuesday y'all. We're now officially on a one week countdown before the transfer window has slammed shut and unsurprisingly, there is no news, which isn't at all like the saying. It's not really good at all. Of course we have to reserve judgement until the window has closed, but based on the data [...]

22 08, 2016

Campbell was never going to make it, but we’ve still got a week of ‘what if’

By |August 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, premier league, Rant, Transfers|5 Comments

It's Monday morning, I'm sat on a Met Line train heading towards London in a three piece suit, and it's muggy and uncomfortable as you like.  I'm tired. I feel bedraggled and already I feel like this day is going south. Feels a bit like Arsenal at the moment, eh? We look a little bedraggled [...]

14 08, 2016

Happy without Higuain? Why there are still plenty of options for Arsenal

By |August 14th, 2016|analysis, Transfers|1 Comment

So we missed out on Gonzalo Higuain, again. Nobody can really say that they were surprised though can they? Arsène Wenger is more comparable to a tight Yorkshireman than to a man overseeing one of the elite clubs in Europe, with unwillingness to fork out large sums. To splash over £70 million on a single player [...]

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 [...]