6 08, 2017

Xhaka/Ramsey connection most important for Community Shield

By | 2017-08-06T09:47:59+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Community Shield day today and although I'll be out and unlikely to be able to watch it, I'll be keeping a close eye on the game, because it is the final dress rehearsal before the real stuff next week.  It'll be a tough game today. Chelsea will be ready for us and I am [...]

4 08, 2017

Resolution from Arsenal on Alexis is admirable but foolhardy

By | 2017-08-04T08:00:48+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, press conference|0 Comments

Hey folks, hope you're all alreet? I had a charity casino night last night, so a few Sol's and some Chateuneuf du Pape are conspiring to make me feel very old and very tired ahead of a day in the Big Smoke.  Arsenal-wise, however, there is the freshness of a new season upon us and [...]

3 08, 2017

Catalan sympathy falls on death ears, as Emi goes mainland

By | 2017-08-03T07:44:09+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

Shh...do you hear that? Listen, very quietly.... .... Do you know what that is? That is the sound of sympathy for FC Barcelona's current plight on losing one of their star players at the peak of his powers.  That is the sound of, as Timberland on a Justin Timberlake song once said, "what goes around [...]

2 08, 2017

Sky’s Alexis news shows they’re Scaramucci’d

By | 2017-08-02T07:32:07+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Alright?  Yesterday evening I got home from work and flicked on Sky Sports News as I was doing some cooking. Thai red curry with jasmine rice, since you asked. No sooner had the TV fired up when the announcer proclaimed some 'big news' for Arsenal fans.  Ohh, I wonder what's happened today? Maybe an incoming? [...]

1 08, 2017

Lucas Perez abroad; Kroenke in a cannon

By | 2017-08-01T07:31:48+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|0 Comments

Tuesday comes and it's a Tuesday that isn't seeing too much happening on the 'ins' our 'outs' front, it seems, and it's fair to say we're getting close to crunch time for Arsenal.  Lucas Perez is being rumoured with a move to Newcastle and whilst I think that would be a good thing for both [...]

31 07, 2017

Laca learns from Theo, Wenger dials up the spin on contracts

By | 2017-07-31T08:06:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, Match Review, pre season, press conference|1 Comment

Well that's one shiny and oh so important trophy safely tucked away in the cabinet for another season, as Arsenal conspired to lose to Sevilla but still win the Emirates Cup due to the bizarre system of points scoring based on goals that is in place.  The 2-1 defeat to Sevilla saw us pick up [...]

30 07, 2017

Some good, some less so, performances at the Emirates Cup

By | 2017-07-30T10:59:22+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but it's always enjoyable to see Arsenal 'do the goals' and so when you watch a tanking like we did yesterday in day one of the Emirates Cup, it's all a bit of good fun, even if it is a little meaningless. It as a pretty grim day weather-wise and [...]

29 07, 2017

Catalyst for change not kicked in yet at Arsenal

By | 2017-07-29T08:57:55+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, happy match day to you, even if it is only a 'fitness developing' exercise today when we play Benfica on home soil. I think I will watch the games this afternoon, because I suspect we'll get a better indication on how much work is needed for this team after today's workout. The usual [...]

28 07, 2017

Alexis+ball=turning up to training, obviously

By | 2017-07-28T07:29:21+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season|0 Comments

Happy Friday bestowed unto thee. I hope yours is joyful and flavoursome ahead of the weekend. Mine will mostly be spent at home trying to make sense of the incremental weather conditions and watching our Emirates Cup games on Quest, that most random of "if there's nothing else on normal telly" channels that exist.  Hey, [...]

27 07, 2017

Arsenal Deadwood II

By | 2017-07-27T07:41:35+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season|1 Comment

During the era of Denilson, Bendtner, Chamakh and Gervinho, also known as The First Deadwood era, I held no real affinity for any of the players who weren't in the first XI. They were young players who'd shown promise and, thanks to the likes of Nasri and Cesc, the club had panicked and signed them [...]