16 02, 2017

Abject Arsenal players are a disgrace to the shirt

By |February 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|2 Comments

I am appalled. I am appalled at the travesty of a performance that we witnessed yesterday. In Championship Manager they used to have a saying which involved describing you team as 'running out of superlatives to describe'. What is the exact opposite of that? What is the antithesis of running out of nice things to [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win on the counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

14 02, 2017

Mes, Mo and Arsenal not sh*tting the bed

By |February 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

With just over 24 hours to go until our annual trip to Bayern, there are a few bits and bobs filtering out from both sides, and a press conference sure to take place in Bavaria at some stage today.  It'd be great if the press asked the manager the question: "it's all a bit boring [...]

13 02, 2017

Ox/Xhaka – the missing puzzle pieces?

By |February 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm intrigued. I'm intrigued to know what Wenger is going to do in the middle of our midfield for Bayern away this week. The reason I am intrigued is because I think he has what he perceives as a 'safe' option which will deliver what he knows, or the 'gamble' option, which will be a [...]

12 02, 2017

Ox runs the show against Hull

By |February 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, referees, Tactics|2 Comments

On a cold, snowy/slushy Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal laboured to a 2-0 victory that will have hardly inspired any of us to think that some kind of minor miracle will take place between now and May.  But do you know what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because all that we should really be concerned with [...]

11 02, 2017

Hull at home – in theory…

By |February 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This morning The Management asked if I thought Arsenal would win today. Usually I can give her a decent enough response based on what my gut is telling me, but today I simply couldn't, because quite frankly I have no idea. Two words keep reverberating around in my head: In theory. In theory we should [...]

10 02, 2017

Cech, clickbaiting and Arsène

By |February 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

To get my football fix every day, I usually have a quick peruse of a number of sites, including Sky Sports. But over the years the number of sites that i 'trust' to deliver information that isn't clickbaity has diminished. So can you imagine my disappointment when a non-Arsenal fan came to me in the [...]

9 02, 2017

Tetchy Arsène and tired media narrative

By |February 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

So what news from the front line, aka the official site, ahead of this weekend's round of football? We'll certainly find out today at some stage as Arsène - clearly wanting the pain of a press conference out of the way as quickly as possible by doing it today - takes to the microphones to [...]

8 02, 2017

Out of the Arsenal woodwork

By |February 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

I know for the last few days I've been talking about wanting change and the predictability of Arsenal's latest season petering out, but I feel like I've noticed something that's a little different from the press, which is the increased volume of 'who replaces Wenger?' articles that appear to be swilling around. I don't know [...]