17 06, 2018

Arsenal doing contracts right, VAR doing Football wrong

By | 2018-06-17T09:29:55+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Internationals, internationals, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The World Cup is now we'll and truly underway and despite the fact I've only really watched bits and pieces so far - because of a busy weekend for me in the real world - there's already been plenty to talk about and that's certainly a good thing. On Friday night I watched the second [...]

15 06, 2018

The pros and cons of Arsenal’s hard Premier League start

By | 2018-06-15T07:49:55+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In this past week I've talked about the importance of momentum, about how when we've even been anywhere near the top of the league at any stage, it's been because we've had a good start to the season and that has carried through until at least the midway point. Yesterday I talked about it being [...]

14 06, 2018

Big day for Unai; Calum to Fulham?

By | 2018-06-14T07:53:49+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Internationals, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today is quite a big day in Unai Emery's Arsenal career, if you think about it, because in just over an hours time from me penning today's thoughts the Premier League fixtures will be out and we'll know whether he has been granted an opportunity to play a series of 'winnable' games or whether he's [...]

11 06, 2018

Rosicky, World Cup and Premier League fixtures week: get excited

By | 2018-06-11T07:58:34+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

World Cup week is upon us and that means we have something else we'll be able to talk about for a whole month, enabling us to detach ourselves from the drivel that cones from the click-bait nonsense that the media want to serve up to us like the ad revenue hungry so-and-so's that they are. [...]

9 06, 2018

Somebodies getting binned at Arsenal

By | 2018-06-09T08:31:40+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, sven mislintat, Transfers, Unai Emery|5 Comments

Morning all, hope you're having a good one, still without football yet still living and loving life? My weekend is going to be spent doing a few basic chores, but then I've got to do my first 'proper' run in a while, which will consist of a 10 mile run around Uxbridge as I prepare [...]

8 06, 2018

Welbeck, Campbell, Ramsey and Sokratis – decision time

By | 2018-06-08T08:00:18+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, internationals, pre season, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Yesterday my blog featured a few words and a picture of Joel Campbell, speculating that it's a clean slate for many and that players like Joel might think they have a chance with the new man at the helm, but having watched him in bits and pieces of yesterday's Costa Rica game against England I [...]

7 06, 2018

A chance for everyone under Emery?

By | 2018-06-07T07:54:53+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's a week to go and although I'll get into the World Cup when it comes around, it's hard to get too excited about this round of friendlies, especially when they are a right royal pain in my arse when it comes to my journey home. I take the Met Line from Moorgate to Uxbridge [...]

6 06, 2018

Arsenal PR playing a blinder as whole country is named an Arsenal player

By | 2018-06-06T07:55:21+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So far the Arsenal PR and comms team are having a decent fist of this summer, what with the Emery arrival followed up yesterday by Lichtsteiner joining on a free. In an age of humans so ravenous for content, content, content, they've played this summer well so far. Just at the point at which the [...]

5 06, 2018

Sokratis Senior spills the beans

By | 2018-06-05T07:54:39+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|1 Comment

So it looks like 'Mr Socko' (little WWF reference for all you old school wrestling fans) is on his way to The Arsenal after his father...erm...Passthepoddodomolous Senior...said on a Greek radio station that it'll happen tomorrow. Which I can now confirm is officially today. It's one of those moves where Sokratis himself will probably be [...]

1 06, 2018

Is it the Arsenal players that are the problem?

By | 2018-06-01T07:52:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative blog title today, I know, but it's something I've been thinking of for a while since the Emery appointment was announced. We've spent years being led to believe that it's Arsène's laissez-faire attitude to team structure, to specific and detailed instructions, that have been an issue for these players. We knew [...]