8 12, 2016

Squad rotation: Wenger be like…

By |December 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my journey to and from work swings me by Wembley Park and yesterday, it was unusually busy. It was only after almost everyone got off at the national stadium that I realised that the Spuds were having a leaving party! Apparently there were a few empty [...]

5 11, 2015

Embarrassing ‘meh’

By |November 5th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

I'm really not sure what to make of yesterday's 5-1 hammering to Bayern Munich. I mean, obviously we played poorly and obviously our Champions League qualifications are hanging by the tiniest of threads, but it was a strange game because at times in the second half we looked good. Heck, Ollie G even weighed in [...]

4 11, 2015

Munich: a steep hill to climb, but it’s only a hill, right?

By |November 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

This feels like an incredibly steep hill for the team to climb tonight. In fact, whilst not impossible, it does feel like the kind of bill that you'd probably walk around if you had the chance.  Bayern Munich on their own patch are a formidable opponent to say the least, but given that we have [...]

3 11, 2015

Players out and talking up chances – on both sides

By |November 3rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant|0 Comments

With just 24 hours until matchday, perhaps it was inevitable that we'd start getting snippets of information from both sets of players about this week's Bayern game, with Arturo Vidal treading firmly on the line between praise and arrogance. Having read his comments and seen some of the headlines, you could be forgiven that he [...]

30 10, 2015

Arsene gives clarity on wing thinking

By |October 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

The two bits of key news that came out yesterday included a bit of a blow, injury wise, as well as a bit of clarity on where Le Boss' mindset is with regards to who will occupy the right-wing spot for the immediate future given our lengthy injury list. Firstly, the injuries, which are a bitter [...]

22 10, 2015

Arsenal is a rollercoaster, but would you prefer a monorail?

By |October 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league|1 Comment

It's Thursday, I have an annoying work presentation to contend with, but all that is ringing in between my ears are the sights and sounds of The Arsenal. That's what a well-earned victory against one of the best three teams in the world will give you. But more than that, it gives you something else, [...]

21 10, 2015

Hindsight aside, Arsenal were brilliant and now in form

By |October 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

I love hindsight. It offers so much and asks so little. It is a wonderful gift and a soothing relaxant after an evening of the 'now' can build such tension. Hindsight has allowed me to utter such a phrase: What a glorious night of football under the floodlights. Hindsight, as well as the bundled 'header' [...]

20 10, 2015

Malaise for many, but Champions League success still burns for this Arsenal fan

By |October 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

A night under the lights to save our Champions League season against the German champions and recent history tormentors. What more could you ask for on a random Tuesday in October? It wasn't meant to be this way. We were supposed to have collected six points and be looking like a draw in one of [...]

19 10, 2015

Clarity of mind on tomorrow nights task for Arsenal

By |October 19th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners|2 Comments

Ahh Monday's, the vindictive and evil brother of the lethargic Sunday, how much more tolerable you seem to be when The Arsenal have had a good game. I suppose, given that you are also followed by a matchday Tuesday as well, that I should find you a little bit more agreeable.  It almost feels like [...]

16 10, 2015

Dividends, desperation (Jose) and derbies (of the Watford variety)

By |October 16th, 2015|Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, internationals, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Quite a lot to get through, after an eventful day yesterday, eh? First and foremost, the AGM and I'll make this relatively brief because a) I wasn't there, and b) it has precious little to do with what is on the pitch and more about what is happening in the boardroom. Or not happening, apparently, [...]