16 05, 2017

Maintain the momentum, Arsenal

By | 2017-05-16T07:10:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight's game against Sunderland is probably the closest you'll ever get to a 'dead rubber' game without it being an actual dead rubber or a game I think. Sunderland are down and have nothing but 'pride' to play for, which I've always found a ludicrous comment to make, because if you're relegated because you are [...]

15 05, 2017

Prepare the development squad

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:00+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

It was probably always going to be too much to ask for West Ham to put on the same display as they did against the Totts and dispatch Liverpool yesterday. West Ham hate that lot almost as much as us so of course they were going to give it a little more than their last [...]

14 05, 2017

Resurgence at Stoke – in time for the final?

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:00+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, History, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

I must say 'welcome back' to the Arsenal. Where have you been? We've been hanging around your dodgy cousin that smells a little bit and looks a lot like you, but has a limp, gammy leg, croaky voice, German measles and quite frankly, it's been an unpleasant experience. I thought that I'd just have to [...]

10 05, 2017

No margin for error for Arsenal tonight 

By | 2017-05-10T07:46:17+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning friends and welcome to Wednesday, the second match day in a three match week and yet another game in which there is absolutely no wiggle room. Arsenal's horrific couple of months recently has effectively left us clutching at the fourth place straw although unlike most previous seasons, even perfect results between now and the [...]

3 05, 2017

Arsenal’s run in – the numbers don’t look good

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:01+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Morning. How are you doing? Still licking your wounds from Sunday?  Yeah I know. Me too.  It's probably a good thing that there's a bit of quiet coming out of the club this week. They're all probably wrapped up in their bubbles somewhere. As for you and I, we have to deal with Tiny Totts [...]

9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:14+00:00 December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

26 11, 2016

Arsene rotates and I’m still not happy – hey, i’m human

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:15+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Howdy Gooners, how goes it? Are you feeling good on a Saturday? I had a bit of an unprompted late one, with a beer or two, some rum, a bit of champers and some fine Nepalese food, which was followed by going to bed about 1am watching a programme about all of the crap TV [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does Arsenal’s league position make?

By | 2016-05-11T07:35:41+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does league position make?

By | 2016-05-11T07:35:20+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]

13 04, 2016

Permutations. Damn those permutations

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:07+00:00 April 13th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I spent a bit of time on the blog talking about the fact that I'm not sure that there's much to play for this season. I speculated that we might see a little bit of experimentation as we have little to play for. But as Moneychester City glided past PSG to reach the Champions [...]