26 07, 2016

Per’s despair opens the door for Calum

By |July 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Defence, injuries, pre season|1 Comment

Well it wouldn't be a pre season with Arsenal if there wasn't already some sort of rumoured injury crisis, would it?  Yesterday the news emerged that Mertesacker may - or may not - be out for five months after the injury he sustained against Lens last week (which ruled him out of the US tour), [...]

23 07, 2016

Black marks and green ticks, signings and rumours

By |July 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

So, lots to talk about this Saturday, eh? How about with the fact that Arsenal had their first pre-season friendly of the summer yesterday evening, with a game in France against RC Lens. Unfortunately I was on babysitting duties, so didn't get the chance to watch the game in full, but i've read a match [...]

22 07, 2016

Judgement in May/September – The ever cyclical nature of Arsenal

By |July 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|2 Comments

Hello there friend. I hope you can bear with me today, lest I become ever-so-slightly ranty. I hope not to be too ranty though. Last night I read an article from the always erudite Adrian Clarke, who talked about how some people are getting a little bit knicker-twisty in relation to the activity that has [...]

21 07, 2016

Crazy times, crazy fees, crazy surprises from Wenger? 

By |July 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Transfers|4 Comments

These are strange and dangerous times, people, strange and dangerous times. In the wider world outside football there is much conflict, with countries declaring states of emergency, as well as the bigots using 'Brexit' as a means to peddle their own racist views with what seems like impunity. Plus, Sam Allardyce is about to be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]