6 01, 2017

First gooner to the bus makes the squad for Preston

By |January 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

At lunchtime yesterday I decided to go for a walk and as is the culture these days, I thought I'd take along my smartphone and spend most of the time walking blind whilst staring into the rectangular blue light that is my handheld device. What I was looking for, I'm not entirely certain, perhaps some [...]

5 01, 2017

That numbing feeling of a missed opportunity for Arsenal

By |January 5th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Having seen the score of the Totts against the Chavs game last night, I find myself this morning in a similar position to that of yesterday morning, after we were all licking our wounds post the Bournemouth game. On the one hand this is good for us; it means the gap between us an top [...]

4 01, 2017

Angry, relieved, frustrated, elated and resigned at Bournemouth

By |January 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Where does one even start after a performance like last night? It was maddeningly bizarre and ultimately a classic example of how infuriating Arsenal make us all as fans. Let's start with the actual outcome though, shall we? A 3-3 draw when you are supposedly hunting down a team who have won 13 on the [...]

3 01, 2017

Xhaka and direct runners are key against Bournemouth

By |January 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Blimey it's cold in London this morning. The sort of cold that makes you want to have a Scrooge McDuck amount of cash in your vault, so you don't have to go to work and can roll over and ignore that the rest of the world is getting on with life, kinda cold. It's the [...]

2 01, 2017

New year, new stunner from Giroud

By |January 2nd, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well. There's only one place to start today, isn't there? What. A. Goal. Take a bow Olivier Giroud, because you ain't scoring another one of those in your lifetime son, not in a competitive match environment anyway. It was majestic and although I couldn't be at the game to see it in person, the audible [...]

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 [...]

30 12, 2016

Mixed bag of injury news, as Arsenal start psychological recovery

By |December 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

It's still two days before the team play and quite frankly, the football couldn't come quickly enough, because it hasn't at all felt like a packed schedule so far. We've played one game in about two weeks. So I'm looking forward to seeing how we get on against Palace. Arsène gave an update on the [...]

29 12, 2016

Arsenal’s irrational fixture lists and rotational pondering

By |December 29th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday evening The Management and I went out for an evening stroll in the crisp London air and after discussions about returning to work, I was given one of the greatest gifts one could get as a working man: an extra days leave. Well, I am seeing it as that, because I didn't realise that [...]

28 12, 2016

An ever-increasing appreciation for Giroud

By |December 28th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

I like Ollie G. I think I'm even appreciating him more now that we have an option in Alexis that has been so good at times this season. He's finally found a place in the team which, whilst probably not as much fun for him, works well for us as a squad.  So I'm pleased [...]

27 12, 2016

Giroud to the rescue – precious points secured against West Brom

By |December 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

In yesterday's match preview I said that a thumping win would be great, but after the previous couple of games, all we really needed was a win and three points. And that's exactly what we got, so I'm a relieved gooner this morning, safe in the knowledge that we at least managed to tread water [...]