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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 06, 2016

Move on. Get a better option, Arsène.

By |June 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, internationals|0 Comments

So, big news, eh? Yep, Jamie Vardy's snubbed Arsenal and agreed a new deal to stay at Leicester, upping his wages to around £100k per week. Fair play to the guy, I say, because he's managed to enhance his reputation, increase his take home pay, plus he doesn't need to worry about relocation for his [...]

22 05, 2016

New signings, new kits, but same old punditry

By |May 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, History|0 Comments

So, Xhaka in an Arsenal kit, eh? Imagine if both clubs suddenly stumbled on an agreement and the deal broke through now? I think some people might just be finding some tall ledges to walk off. Every Arsenal Tweet for the last few days has been responded to by an Arsenal fan saying "Announce Xhaka FFS", [...]

8 05, 2016

City preview: tough to call which sides will bother turning up

By |May 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Matchday 37 and we're nearly at the end folks. We need just one more win to secure fourth and a win and a draw today to secure third. That would be much more preferable from a planning point of view for next season, as Arsene has already talked about in Friday's presser, but in reality [...]

7 05, 2016

Poor old Ox, as I think Arsene’s looking up top

By |May 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Let's start today's blog by extending a little bit of sympathy to The Ox, as Arsene surprisingly confirmed yesterday that he's had a knee injury and will now be out for between six to eight weeks. From an Arsenal perspective this impacts us little; he was, after all, injured for the latter part of this [...]

4 05, 2016

How important will the Arsenal contingent be for France this summer?

By |May 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

France are one of Europe's great football nations and Didier Deschamps' men will have the opportunity to create history as they look to win the European Championship on home soil. After winning both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 competitions, France have failed to make a lasting impression at major tournaments but their 'golden [...]

3 05, 2016

It can be done. But can it be done at Arsenal right now?

By |May 3rd, 2016|analysis, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

So there we have it. Leicester City are Premier League champions. Weird, huh? There's plenty of football fans saying that you have to be pleased for them, that this isn't something that happens in the era of big money football, so we should all be rejoicing in what Leicester have achieved. Whilst I too must [...]