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 [...]

2 05, 2016

Shouting at Arsenal as you fall, or dignified silence when you plummet?

By |May 2nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league|4 Comments

Tonight history can be made if Chelski can beat or draw with the Spuds, which will mean the title is Leicester City's and in a season which has truly turned out to be one of the most disappointing under Arsene Wenger, it is somewhat fitting that we have to find ourselves cheering on the evil [...]

30 04, 2016

Let’s re-instate mobility to the forward three against Norwich

By |April 30th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

At present I find myself typing today's blog from a hotel room in Dubai. It means I won't get to the game today, but I will be watching it from a Sports Bar round the corner. Why is any of this significant? Well, I've been to Dubai before just once, in May 2012. I missed [...]

29 04, 2016

A new midfield style to be forged in final three games?

By |April 29th, 2016|Arsenal, injuries, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsene gave an update on the players available at the weekend and wouldn't you know it, for the first time since the end of last season, everyone suddenly seems fully fit. Isn't that just the most Arsenal news of all time? Three matches before the end of the season, when everything is done and [...]

27 04, 2016

Can Arsenal fans affect change?

By |April 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

I gave some musings on Twitter yesterday about the respective fan groups who have called on everybody to unite under the 'Time for Change' header, so I thought i'd elaborate a little on some thoughts, as there's very little else to talk about at the moment. That's what's fundamentally fueling this initiative, isn't it? The [...]

25 04, 2016

Insipid Arsenal and Arsene’s baffling selection decisions at Sunderland

By |April 25th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

Inspid was the first word that came to my mind after yesterday's display and I've already seen a number of Arsenal fans use it, so clearly I'm not alone in my view of how this Arsenal team failed again to show any kind of drive, any kind of belief and quite frankly looked like they [...]