15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By | 2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

10 02, 2019

Awkward Arsenal still unconvincing despite needed win against Huddersfield

By | 2019-02-10T09:50:36+00:00 February 10th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Rule number one for any football fan is to win the match. In the late eighties and early nineties other teams mocked 'boring boring Arsenal' but we didn't care. We made defending an art form. When we went one nil up we were like an Italian side who were rarely broken at our peak. And [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By | 2019-02-09T08:46:47+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]

8 02, 2019

No more excuses on away form, and Unai knows it

By | 2019-02-08T11:58:27+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ello, ello, ello to you my fellow Arsenal-supporting friends. It's wet in London. Wet and windy and as I write today's nonsensical ramblings I'm struggling to use my thumbs properly on the phone to type. I blame Brexit. And palm oil. And plastics. And Richard Scudamore. We go into this weekend looking for some kind [...]

5 02, 2019

Top Four countdown starts now for Arsenal

By | 2019-02-05T07:50:41+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Chinese New Year if you're so inclined to celebrate it. Me personally, I'm half celebrating because my company is predominantly Asian based and so whilst I don't get the day off like many of them do, I have to say it's rather nice having a week where I can play catch up [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By | 2019-02-04T08:15:22+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

3 02, 2019

Midfield is key against City

By | 2019-02-03T10:14:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I sort of mentioned this yesterday, but today's game against City feels to me like a free hit, because they are chasing down Liverpool for the league title and on their home turf they should be expected to beat us. There's also the fact that we have enough injuries to contend with as it is. [...]

2 02, 2019

Suarez the low-risk, Arshavinesque, opportunity

By | 2019-02-02T09:02:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Work got in the way of me blogging yesterday, which is always a bit of a pain in the arse, but with another 24 hours at least until we play City and with Arsenal just signing the one player this January, it's not as if there was tonnes to talk about anyway, was there? Suarez [...]

31 01, 2019

Suarez, Nkunku and……

By | 2019-01-31T06:36:15+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Well that series of results was a turn up for the books last night, eh? I mean quite how we find ourselves clinging on to fourth after a laboured 2-1 victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday is beyond me if I'm honest. But thanks must go to Sarri and his Chelski side who got absolutely [...]

31 01, 2019

Suarez, Nkunku and……

By | 2019-01-31T06:36:15+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that series of results was a turn up for the books last night, eh? I mean quite how we find ourselves clinging on to fourth after a laboured 2-1 victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday is beyond me if I'm honest. But thanks must go to Sarri and his Chelski side who got absolutely [...]