23 06, 2017

Mbappe deal makes me think of Bergkamp and Sol

By | 2017-06-23T08:16:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season|4 Comments

Another day and another Kylian Mbappe story, as each journalist desperately tries to re-hash the same transfer, but with a new spin on it. We've had the initial interest, the 'Wenger in France', the Real Madrid intrigue, the 'family member talks' and now we're at what is usually the final stages, which is the 'increasingly [...]

22 06, 2017

Kylian treats us like the ugly cousin

By | 2017-06-22T07:38:06+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, premier league|2 Comments

Hey folks, how's it going? Y'all in a good mood? Y'all super psyched at the launch of the new home kit? Well I guess there's nothing else really happening, so I suppose it's all we could ponder over yesterday, wasn't it? Personally it's not really something I'll bother with because football kits are far too [...]

21 06, 2017

It’s hot and quiet but at least Giroud stays

By | 2017-06-21T07:35:29+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

It's a hot one today. Some say the hottest in the south east since 1976 which, if you weren't alive to experience it, is all older people like your parents talk about whenever you talk about whether or not we'll have a decent summer in this country. Ahh well, you see whatever they say about [...]

18 06, 2017

Japanese Gooners – what’s happened to Ryo and Takuma?

By | 2017-06-18T09:34:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, soccer|4 Comments

Happy Sunday and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May you be gifted with pieces of paper with writing scrawled on it. And beer. Or wine.  I'm in the sunny West of France with the in-laws, having spent the weekend relaxing, and with the total lack of interesting Arsenal related news I [...]

16 06, 2017

Where’s Arsenal’s catalyst?

By | 2017-06-16T07:59:10+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Friday, it's approaching the weekend, and it's awfully quiet out there in Arsenal land.  Too quiet. The kind of quiet that starts it all off. The worry. The fear. "What happens if we go the whole summer having only picked up a left back on a free transfer?" Kind of quiet. True, it's still [...]

13 06, 2017

What does Wenger have to do?

By | 2017-06-13T07:56:23+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

As I made my usual walk towards Uxbridge tube station this morning I started to think about Arsène and how much he has fallen from the pedestal that I put him on in my mind. I started to think about how a man who I once hoped could manage us forever, is now a guy [...]

12 06, 2017

Only at Arsenal

By | 2017-06-12T07:58:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

It seems just about everyone in the world wants to slap their proverbial balls on the table and declare an interest in Mbappe right now. PSG and Liverpool have 'declared an interest' if you listen to the gutter press and whilst we don't know whether anyone's interest is genuine other than Arsenal and Madrid - [...]

11 06, 2017

Ox makes England 7% more interesting

By | 2017-06-11T10:42:57+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|0 Comments

"Well? How many Arsenal players are the England team?" The Management said to me yesterday.  "None at the moment. Full of dirty Spurs players. That's why I'm only half watching this sh*tshow" I said at half time. Of course much like the second half and the late flurry of goals, it got much more interesting, [...]

9 06, 2017

Costa, Ibrahimovich and Alexis – how much is good news?

By | 2017-06-09T08:10:13+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Transfers|0 Comments

Well there's no other place to start this morning's blog, given some of the news which came out yesterday, than this: Should Arsenal just go and sign Ibrahimovich and Costa? Screw general elections, Arsenal need a striker and clearly there are some people so worried about 'the madness' of Mbappe, that they're already trying to [...]

6 06, 2017

Sadness over Tiote; Arsène’s French road trip

By | 2017-06-06T07:37:24+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

It's difficult to start anywhere except the non-Arsenal footballer Cheick Tiote, who died at age 30 yesterday on a Chinese training pitch. Your heart goes out to the family at this time and hearing somebody being taken so young really is a tragic state of affairs. I'm 34 and to hear of somebody dying at [...]