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6 02, 2016

Small battle won, war on football affordability goes on, but we can get back to talking football for now

By |February 6th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

There’s no place better to start today than with the u-turn by Arsenal yesterday evening on the surcharge for ticket prices, announcing that they would not, on this occasion, enforce the charge for the Barcelona game. Funnily enough, I was actually halfway through a podcast talking about the issues of the surcharge and how it felt […]

31 01, 2016

Some positive Arsenal performances against Burnley

By |January 31st, 2016|Arsenal, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

After a couple of draws and a disappointing Sunday afternoon against Chelski, it was good to see Arsenal get back on the victory trail by overcoming a stubborn Burnley side yesterday afternoon, as well as get a decent look at some new and returning faces.

As expected, Arsene made some changes to the squad and with […]

28 01, 2016

The fools errand: predicting Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures

By |January 28th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I know it’s the FA Cup this weekend, I inow it’s an opportunity to bench our league campaign for a few days, but it is the league that keeps me awake at night. What’s been keeping me awake is our poor form, but also the form of others, who have all picked up varying degrees […]

28 01, 2016

The fools errand: predicting Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures

By |January 28th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, gooners, Gunners|4 Comments

I know it’s the FA Cup this weekend, I inow it’s an opportunity to bench our league campaign for a few days, but it is the league that keeps me awake at night. What’s been keeping me awake is our poor form, but also the form of others, who have all picked up varying degrees […]

24 01, 2016

Frustration with the fates, but Arsenal need to overcome the psychological battle, too

By |January 24th, 2016|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This fixture has become the one in which more frustration exists than ever before and it’s been like that over the last ten years or so because it doesn’t matter in what position the two teams are in, Chelski usually come out on top, or at least without defeat. It doesn’t matter if they’re flying high […]

9 01, 2016

The Ox must shine in a game of rotation

By |January 9th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

I think the possible team today is one of the most fascinating we’ve had in quite some time. It’s the third round of the FA Cup, we’re at home to Sunderland, with a manager in Sam Allardyce who has already suggested he will rotate a number of his players for the game today. At home […]

20 12, 2015

Technical quality is there to see in this Arsenal team, but belief to win the league?

By |December 20th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

Well, I learned something about my own ability to predict football results yesterday, which was that I really shouldn’t bother. After yesterday’s blog I had made some assumptions and whilst the only result I categorically predicted was the United one (which I got wrong), I also thought both Spurs and Leicester would drop points, which […]

19 12, 2015

Observing others this weekend; the importance of Per and what he brings to the team

By |December 19th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, premier league|0 Comments

Today’s an interesting day, because it still feels like we’re so far away from Arsenal’s game, yet it’s a weekend in football in which we’ll all be paying a lot of attention. Leicester travel to Everton in a game in which you have to wonder whether they will finally come unstuck. Much like how we […]

9 12, 2015

Champions League rabbit out of a hat tonight, Arsenal?

By |December 9th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight is – if you believe Joel Campbell – the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal. I get that, especially given that our Champions League future hinges on a 2-0 win or better score line, but whilst it might be important ‘to date’, I don’t think we’ll look back on it as […]

2 12, 2015

A shuffle that unleashes Ramsey 2013?

By |December 2nd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Quite often with Arsenal, when you hear rumours about an injury lay off, it usually results in the reality being much worse than feared.

Rumours of a three week lay off = out for six weeks

Hearing about a month out = three out.

Possibility of a return before Christmas = Christmas 2016.

So it is with some caution […]