16 02, 2017

Abject Arsenal players are a disgrace to the shirt

By |February 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

I am appalled. I am appalled at the travesty of a performance that we witnessed yesterday. In Championship Manager they used to have a saying which involved describing you team as 'running out of superlatives to describe'. What is the exact opposite of that? What is the antithesis of running out of nice things to [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win on the counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

14 02, 2017

Mes, Mo and Arsenal not sh*tting the bed

By |February 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

With just over 24 hours to go until our annual trip to Bayern, there are a few bits and bobs filtering out from both sides, and a press conference sure to take place in Bavaria at some stage today.  It'd be great if the press asked the manager the question: "it's all a bit boring [...]

13 02, 2017

Ox/Xhaka – the missing puzzle pieces?

By |February 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm intrigued. I'm intrigued to know what Wenger is going to do in the middle of our midfield for Bayern away this week. The reason I am intrigued is because I think he has what he perceives as a 'safe' option which will deliver what he knows, or the 'gamble' option, which will be a [...]

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 [...]