5 05, 2018

Koscielny’s injury brings to light the massive summer rebuild task of Arsenal’s defence

By | 2018-05-05T08:15:13+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

What absolutely tragic news for poor old Laurent Koscielny. Yesterday Didier Deschamps confirmed that our number one centre half would miss the World Cup and when you consider his age profile, as well as the problems he's had with his achilles in recent years, this is a crushing blow for one of our most consistent performers [...]

4 05, 2018

And so it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

By | 2018-05-04T06:54:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|2 Comments

In many ways the way in which we went out of the tie against Atletico was emblematic of the final years of Arsène's reign as manager. Defensively not at the races, offensively not quite potent enough, with players that at times look like they were trying but ultimately the team just wasn't good enough. Weirdly [...]

3 05, 2018

Do the improbable, Arsenal

By | 2018-05-03T07:56:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

So here we are. By an absolute country mile and a half our biggest game of the season. The success of Arsène's last year in charge of the club we love could well boil down to 90 - or in an extreme case 120 - minutes of football against one of the most defensively disciplined [...]

3 05, 2018

Do the improbable, Arsenal

By | 2018-05-03T07:56:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

So here we are. By an absolute country mile and a half our biggest game of the season. The success of Arsène's last year in charge of the club we love could well boil down to 90 - or in an extreme case 120 - minutes of football against one of the most defensively disciplined [...]

2 05, 2018

No assistants please, Arsenal, this is a massive decision

By | 2018-05-02T07:37:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

With little actual team news coming out at the moment (although I expect there to be something today that we'll see from the manager) there's little to start speculating about tomorrow night's game. Suffice to say that it's the biggest one of the season and there is naturally anticipation, but the main topic of conversation [...]

1 05, 2018

Memories gifted to Gooners that many will never have

By | 2018-05-01T07:58:05+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

Morning folks. Y'alreet? Feeling excited? Nervous? Can't wait until Thursday? I am all of the above. I would also add 'petrified' because in the main I worry that by this weekend the season - and Arsène's reign - will slowly chug to a very undramatic ending with games at home to Burnley, away to Leicester [...]

30 04, 2018

Arsenal kids show the potential is there

By | 2018-04-30T08:01:27+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Football can be a weird old sport to be obsessed in. I mean, when you find yourself feeling encouraged despite a sucker-punched injury time goal against United away at Old Trafford, compared to a 1-1 draw at home just three days earlier that left you stewing, it just feels odd. Yet that's my feeling this [...]

29 04, 2018

United away, defeat probably waiting, but y’know – “meh”

By | 2018-04-29T11:02:10+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC|1 Comment

I think it was about this time last year that Man United visited The Emirates and Mourinho was a few days away from an important Europa League tie, which meant rotation for his team and a beating by the Arsenal players, Arsene's first victory over the Portuguese and Mourinho snidely palmed it off by making [...]

27 04, 2018

Arsenal’s soft underbelly may have cost us a final

By | 2018-04-27T07:44:17+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

Sigh. I sigh because despite our opponents on the night Atletico Madrid being down to ten men, despite having lots of the possession, despite creating plenty of chances, despite an amazing atmosphere in the ground (I'll ignore the horrific flags we were given - think post marathon foil they give you, or a red bag [...]

26 04, 2018

Move the ball quicker, find Özil, hope for a season-defining performance against Atleti

By | 2018-04-26T07:43:07+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics|0 Comments

And so here we are my friends. Potentially the last of two 'big games' that Arsène Wenger May face as Arsenal manager. The league is done. It's a procession towards the final stages of his tenure because we have nothing left to play for domestically. It all boils down to Atletico Madrid home and away. [...]