5 12, 2018

Someday the curse of Old Trafford must be lifted for Arsenal

By | 2018-12-05T07:30:21+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Midweek match day against United at Old Trafford today. It's hardly a happy stomping ground for us, having won once there since we won the league in 2002. That's sixteen years and only the odd point to come back down south with. It's by far the worst record of any away ground we have in [...]

4 12, 2018

Feel good factor back at Arsenal – earlier than I thought

By | 2018-12-04T11:50:11+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Later one from me today on account with a plethora of work-related calls starting from 7am, but the burning need to splurge Arsenal-related thinking's on to my usual daily vehicle remains as strong as ever. So as I head in to the office this mid morning, I'm still somewhat basking in the glow of the [...]

3 12, 2018

North London remains red with the help of Emery’s tactical subs

By | 2018-12-03T07:35:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Well now, how about that for a rocking afternoon at The Emirates, eh? Where to even start on this Monday morning? I mean obviously the final result feels like the best place to start and a 4-2 win over your local rivals, when you've been told all week by pundits that they can't see how [...]

2 12, 2018

Derby Day – Emery needs a Big Six ‘W’

By | 2018-12-02T11:25:01+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Like I said yesterday in the blog, I hate these North London Derby Days, because they just bring out the worst nerves possible before a game. As Lee Dixon once famously recounted about when he played his first one having signed from Stoke and Toby Adams had him up against a wall, "we just can't [...]

1 12, 2018

I rarely enjoy the North London Derby

By | 2018-12-01T08:37:29+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

Here we are folks. Weekend is here and we're on countdown to the North London Derby against that 'orrible lot down the road. The good news is that our first team should be well rested and up for this game, having not travelled to Kiev on Thursday. Hopefully they're up for it because I think [...]

30 11, 2018

Kids show the Arsenal future is bright

By | 2018-11-30T07:17:55+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy campers! I'm feeling Friday fine and dandy I have to say, with a big part of that being the contribution of the young players, who stepped up last night and put in a composed and controlled performance away to FC Vorskla. There will be those that will say that the level of opposition were [...]

29 11, 2018

Arsenal and Unai taking ‘The Greys’

By | 2018-11-29T06:50:11+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If you're a regular reader you'll be well aware of my 90s obsession with Championship Manager as a kid. In many ways it basically set the tone for any kind of tactical analysis of the game, which probably explains why I'm not really too great when it comes to some of the in depth, data [...]

28 11, 2018

Özil away – for or against?

By | 2018-11-28T06:54:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

A wet and sodden England today makes for a happy Christopher not. It's an early start, dark, I'm wet all over and we have to wait another 36 odd hours until The Arsenal are on again. Still, at least we get a bit of midweek football so I probably shouldn't grumble too much. And there's [...]

27 11, 2018

Koscielny gives Emery tactical options

By | 2018-11-27T07:31:33+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Formation, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The best news of yesterday has to be the return of Koscielny to the football pitch after he played for the Under-23s last night as they played Derby. It was a hammering for the team but the fact he's (unless we're told differently) come out of the game unscathed will be a big boost for [...]

26 11, 2018

Tactical change the difference against Bournemouth

By | 2018-11-26T07:43:29+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A happy Monday to be had by all us Gooners today, after getting that draw monkey off our backs and getting back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win away to Bournemouth. I'd said before the game I thought it would be a really tough one and I wasn't wrong; Bournemouth under Eddie [...]