20 07, 2016

Arsène and Arsenal need to stick their necks out

By |July 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

Blimey, it's hot in London at the moment, which I am absolutely fine with I hasten to add. I have a lot of work colleagues who are real-life Goldilocks' and who have said they aren't fond of this heat, but when you spend three quarters of the year in jackets or carrying an umbrella, you [...]

19 07, 2016

Holding joins the investment squad, Giroud knows he’s number one and Xhaka’s the glue

By |July 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, pre season|2 Comments

Big news coming out yesterday evening from Bolton, with Rob Holding set to sign for over £2million, eh? As usual, my timeline on Twitter was filled with varying degrees of 'meh', but the reality is that Arsenal have always made these kind of signings under Arsène. They're sort of the standard model for Le Boss [...]

18 07, 2016

An Arsenal fans Icardi dilemma

By |July 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack|0 Comments

As seems to be the way at the moment, a new day brings about a rehashed story, in relation to Arsenal's comings and goings. Yesterday there were some flickers about Icardi and as much as I think he would be a great signing, I can't really see it happening, if I'm honest. He's the Inter [...]

17 07, 2016

Higuain, Koscielny and Chambers – everybody be cool

By |July 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, Defence, pre season|2 Comments

I'm not really a massive fan of the use of 'memes', I have to say. I mean, occasionally I've gone on to one of those 'meme generator' things to send someone an email, but I don't really do it on a regular basis. Perhaps it's because it takes me more than thirty seconds to source [...]

16 07, 2016

Arsenal need to take advantage of Mahrez situation

By |July 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season|0 Comments

With N'Golo ~Kante heading to Chelski, I tweeted yesterday that we should go for Mahrez, just to piss Vardy off. But actually, more than that, we should go for Mahrez because he's a good player. He's also supposedly ignoring advances from Leicester on a new deal. So I really hope we are taking a good [...]

15 07, 2016

Elite pool is small, so we need to accept the next level down in striker search

By |July 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

As news filtered through from a few random media outlets in Italy that Juventus had entered the fray in relation to the purchase of a certain Gonzalo Higuain, I found myself talking with Giles about the very real prospect of us leaving it until the last minute, then going out and buying a Loic Remyesque striker.  [...]

14 07, 2016

Options for Arsène and opportunities for players

By |July 14th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Internationals, midfield, pre season, premier league|2 Comments

Quiet. All so very quiet. So quiet in fact, that the press are even giving up on rumours it seems, because Draxler/Higuain are the only names I saw banded about on NewsNow when I had a check earlier.  So we find ourselves having to look at alternative things to talk about, with my mind wandering [...]

13 07, 2016

Henry – Every story leads to Wenger-based battle lines

By |July 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant|1 Comment

When I saw the very public way in which the whole 'Thierry Henry coaching at Arsenal' announcement came out yesterday, I couldn't help but think that it seemed very 'un-Arsenal' in terms of the public nature of it all. There were rumours about the decision to have Henry as a coach being vetoed by Arsène, [...]

12 07, 2016

Poor end to poor competition, met with poor transfer speculation after it’s done

By |July 12th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, internationals, Rant|1 Comment

Having had a long weekend of over-endulgence, coupled with going in to mourning over the now barren spell in which the Euro's finished and I find myself with no more football to watch for at least another month, I've decided to get back on to the blog and compile some thoughts on a Tuesday morn.  [...]

9 07, 2016

The awkward Iceland clap; Czech no more for Cech

By |July 9th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, internationals|0 Comments

Howdy howdy fellow Gooners, hopefully you're enjoying what has been of your Saturday so far. Can I make a bit of a confession? I seem to be one of the few people on the planet who finds the whole Iceland hand slapping chant a little bit awkward and uncomfortable, when done by anyone else other [...]