23 04, 2018

The sun, the goals, the comments – West Ham match review

By | 2018-04-23T08:04:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's game was always going to be more of an emotional and nostalgia-infused affair after Wenger's announcement on Friday. It was a warm day with that April sun that sometimes greets us at this time of year in London, all adding to a very carnival and friendly feel to the game, almost like when it's [...]

22 04, 2018

Sentiment aside, momentum is still needed against West Ham

By | 2018-04-22T09:15:09+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Today is the first time we'll hear from Arsene Wenger properly since the announcement was made on Friday about his exit but, in true Wenger style, I suspect he will want to dwell little on that and more on the game today. So I'll follow suit after this opening few words. But I do think [...]

20 04, 2018

Presser shows Arsène blinded to problems

By | 2018-04-20T07:46:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

Some post press conference thoughts on the empty stadiums, subsidised tickets, and player injuries ahead of Arsenal v West Ham

19 04, 2018

Arsène Wenger: Die the hero or live the villain?

By | 2018-04-19T07:30:42+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

As Bjork so famously once said: It's oh so quiet...it's oh so still... There's nowt on out to shout about that's for sure. No "we must respond", no "learn our lessons", no reported deep and meaningful team 'heart-to-heart's. Just radio silence. I don't necessarily mind that though. I think everyone associated with Arsenal is just [...]

18 04, 2018

Permutations show how far Arsenal have fallen

By | 2018-04-18T07:44:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

It's that time of the year where football fans start to become mathematicians, as they try to calculate the various permutations that could befall their football team. How many points to be assured of safety? How many points to get in to the playoff places? How close are we to the Europa League spots? What [...]

17 04, 2018

Formation flip-flopping and transfer plan confusion at Arsenal

By | 2018-04-17T07:52:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

I'd like to tell you that I'm still reeling from Sunday's performance but much like our domestic season, it all feels a little pointless and actually, it wouldn't be true, because I just feel resigned when I think about Arsenal this season in the league. People have stopped talking to me about Arsenal specifically at [...]

5 04, 2018

Arsenal must start fast against CSKA

By | 2018-04-07T11:01:11+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Some thoughts ahead of the home game for Arsenal against CSKA Moscow, including how I think we need to start - fast.

4 04, 2018

Arsenal should say ‘screw it’ and experiment

By | 2018-04-04T07:49:58+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Tactics|0 Comments

On Sunday before the game I posted my preferred line up which included Özil, Lacazette, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, with our number 10s starting on paper out wide although in all honesty in my mind I saw it as a very fluid system. I remember writing years ago about Rosicky and his mobility (when not on [...]

23 03, 2018

Wilshere’s laying the foundations for an exit

By | 2018-03-23T07:54:09+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries|0 Comments

Bleugh. International friendly weekend. The most pointless of all weekends. Can't be dealing with it. So I think I'll just not. There are plenty of other things out there to focus on. Like finding out a way to filter out people who constantly sniff on the tube. Or conclusively solving the issue of the constantly [...]

22 03, 2018

Pochettino’s latest ploy and the Nelson conundrum for Arsenal

By | 2018-03-22T07:40:27+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Last night I had a dream about the Tiny Totts. I know, more like a nightmare, but it was to do with a new tactic that Pochettino has adopted. A cunning and devious tactic that yet again flouted the rules of football. You see, not content with clearly instructed his teams to cheat by diving [...]