29 09, 2015

A change of approach for Arsenal against Olympiakos?

By |September 29th, 2015|Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I hope that whatever team is chosen tonight, we see more energy and urgency than our last outing in this competition, because anything other than a win against Olympiakos would be nothing short of a disaster.

It’s only now, as we reach game week 2 of the Champions League, that we realise the importance of an […]

28 09, 2015

The benefits of a confident squad – not just first XI

By |September 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

There’s no time for basking in victory right now, the games are coming thick and fast and tomorrow night the team will look to make it three wins in a row by trying to overcome Olympiakos.

I must say I do love it when Arsenal play so often, but it doesn’t leave you much room for […]

25 09, 2015

Arsenal heroes can be found in the unlikeliest of places

By |September 25th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

With Arsène yet to even announce any kind of team news for tomorrow (as I type – first thing Friday morning), I feel like a pilot flying through thick, soupy fog without any of my instruments to guide the way. There’s a very good chance this blog will crash in to some sort of opinionated […]

24 09, 2015

Fantastic Flamini finish foils Spurs

By |September 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

I feel I owe you an apology. I said yesterday that the game last night didn’t really mean as much as a league game and that I was pleased that I didn’t have the same nervous rumblings in my stomach that I usually got.

I lied. 

In my defence, I think I lied to myself as well, […]

18 09, 2015

Initial Chelski thoughts: midfield success wins the game

By |September 18th, 2015|analysis, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Apparently there’s some sort of international tournament starting today. I’ll be darned if I know what it is, because my gaze is locked firmly on what happens at London Colney today and then Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Oddly, there hasn’t been any team news to come out from yesterday like there normally is, so I’m guessing Arsène […]

17 09, 2015

Complacency costs careless Arsenal

By |September 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Rant|0 Comments

In yesterday’s blog I spoke about how the start of the Champions League proper yesterday evening felt like the start of the new season, full of hope and expectation, with all of the positivity that comes with it. So isn’t it just the most ‘Arsenal’ thing to do to go and repeat the same mistakes […]

15 09, 2015

Can Mesut build a legacy and can Jack stay fit?

By |September 15th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries|0 Comments

Howdy fellas and ladies, hope you’re feeling fine and dandy on a Tuesday, wherever you may roam. 

Let’s start today with some words about Mesut. Mainly because I like talking about him. The way he plays football is effortless and ever since we signed him, whenever there’s an article or an interview with him, I invariably […]

13 09, 2015

Stoke review: Sometimes you can’t win, even when you do

By |September 13th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|2 Comments

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do, you’re never going to win, are you? 

Yesterday I witnessed an Arsenal team absolutely dismantle Stoke City, yet when the Match of the Day team had their attempt at ‘analysis’, it seemed like they were giving a little more of a dig than praise for the performance. The fact […]

12 09, 2015

No more Stoke clobbermeisters, today will be a challenge for Arsenal

By |September 12th, 2015|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. That wonderful of rare things: a 3pm kick off.

You can have your Friday nights under the lights, shove your Saturday early evening kick-offs, take all the ‘Super Sunday’s’ you want. I’m a traditionalist at heart with some things and the 3pm kick offs are my not-so-guilty pleasure.It’s The Orcs today and […]

11 09, 2015

Arsène ‘The Deceiver’? Do me a favour

By |September 11th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, Rant, soccer, Transfers|2 Comments

Ahh Friday. Full of promise of a weekend of enjoyment, full of Arsenal and everything a home 3pm Saturday afternoon kick off and full of fallout from an Arsène Wenger press conference.

For it is he, the man with which so much irritation appears to be directed, who has caused much consternation amongst some Arsenal fans […]