6 09, 2015

Walcott vs Ramsey; End product vs work rate – sacrifices needed?

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:57+00:00 September 6th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday some Arsenal players were in action for England and, whilst I'm pleased that Theo got off the mark and the Ox chipped in (almost literally) with an assist, I didn't bother watching the game and it's difficult to read too much in to it. After all, I don't want to watch a pointless thrashing [...]

1 08, 2015

We'll get victory through harmony – the players believe it

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:03+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

Stability is a place called Arsenal these days. With the announcement that Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have both renewed their contracts with a four and three-year deal respectively, we have seen two of the recently unanswered questions be unequivocably dealt with by the club. In terms of keeping the continuity of the squad together, only the inking of [...]

5 07, 2015

Alexis' success good for us?

By | 2017-05-19T20:12:08+00:00 July 5th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league|1 Comment

Alexis Sanchez will be a happy boy today, after chipping the winning penalty to see Chile win the Copa America, so after a season of somewhat success at Arsenal just gone (and I say 'somewhat' not because of his personal success, or the teams, but I get the feeling the squad are all happy with [...]

20 06, 2015

Arsenal's PR offensive is still good for the fans; Dennis' legacy remembered

By | 2015-06-20T09:13:38+00:00 June 20th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History|0 Comments

It'd be nice to be able to talk up the fact that Ivan said yesterday in a fans Q & A that we're going to sign Player x, Player Y is in the bag and Player Z was just waiting behind a pop-up banner to appear like a Sol Campbell from nowhere, but the reality [...]

4 05, 2015

Exploit the width against Hull's formation

By | 2015-05-04T08:57:16+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today the good lord Bergkamp could see fit to bless upon us the day of St Totteringham, in which we celebrate the mathematical certainty that Arsenal will finish above the other team in North London in the Premier League. Ideally a draw yesterday coupled with an Arsenal win would have made this weekend just about as good [...]

3 05, 2015

Permutations, as St Totteringham's draws ever nearer

By | 2015-05-03T08:54:10+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

So it appears that it's not just football in which there are some 'boring boring' tactics used, as Floyd Mayweather decided that yesterday he'd rather celebrate the equivalent of a 0-0 to beat Manny Pacquiao by winning on points in what I am reading from people on social media, was more of a snugglefest from the American. I'm [...]

7 03, 2015

Options in the squad, but still a very tough time with tough decisions

By | 2017-05-19T21:35:35+00:00 March 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Tactics|2 Comments

Arsene's presser started with the bad news about Gabriel being out for three weeks, but injuries in an Arsenal squad - especially the infamous 'three weeks' ones - are as par of the course as an Arsenal player, as the new inductee song in front of the playing staff. It's a shame for Gabriel because [...]

15 02, 2015

Boro: A tight encounter with concentration key

By | 2017-05-19T21:35:38+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, soccer, Tactics|0 Comments

FA Cup Sunday. We're getting used to this, aren't we? That, and stupid non-traditional kick off times, coupled with having to pay for two subscriptions. This weekend I've wanted to watch a bit of FA Cup action and without BT Sport on my TV, I've been limited to Match of The Day. It'll only get [...]

13 02, 2015

Champions League sorted, now the FA Cup to focus on

By | 2017-05-19T21:35:26+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, soccer|0 Comments

Don't shoot the messenger here, but just before I woke up this morning, I was in Berlin about to watch Arsenal play in the Champions League final. We'd beaten Monaco and Basle and in the semi final we'd played Norman Booth under-11s (they were the best team in my youth league and won every game [...]

31 01, 2015

Le boss in fine fettle and the club in form; what we all want, right?

By | 2015-01-31T09:18:52+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

Arsene took on the press yesterday and, as expected I suppose given our form and the announcement of a signing to talk about in the shape of Gabriel, he was in quite a jovial mood. I must say, it is much more preferable to me when everyone is a little bit more happier. I think [...]