25 11, 2015

Morale boosting win with Mesut, Santi and Alexis shining

By |November 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|1 Comment

I know it’s pretty easy to talk about it in hindsight, but that was pretty much as routine as you’re going to get in the Champions League, perhaps somewhat to most Arsenal fans frustration given the relative ease in which we dispatched Zagreb compared to the Olympiakos game.

In truth, our opponents were less than average, […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

17 11, 2015

Filling the blanks on the Arsenal flanks

By |November 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

With the friendly game to take place at Wembley tonight most probably being the centre of attention for most of the world and its media, it is perhaps inevitable that from an Arsenal perspective there is some involvement. I suspect we’ll see Giroud and Koscienly take their place in the team at some point, whilst […]

13 11, 2015

Welbeck will need time

By |November 13th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries|0 Comments

Nothing is fun about this morning for me. Yes it’s Friday, for which I am thankful, but that I drag myself in to work after a boozy night in which I needed to be at a work function, supporting an organisations awards in which my company get involved in, is particularly vexing for me this […]

12 11, 2015

Mesut Özil: Is this the birth of an Arsenal legend?

By |November 12th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, History, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Last night I had a little smile to myself. I was thinking about the outrage when Arsène waved away the overtures of a Fabregassian return to the club and the player himself admitted that Arsène had told him that he wouldn’t take up the option on the Spaniard, because we had Mesut Özil, with whom […]

11 11, 2015

Football loans – the rich get richer

By |November 11th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Now, admittedly the following thoughts for today are based on opinion, rather than in depth research. I write this blog whilst on my way to work travelling in on the Metropolitan Line tube and occasionally it goes in and out of signal, so the ability for me to undertake lengthy statistical analysis is somewhat mitigated. […]

9 11, 2015

Frustration and relief – the North London Derby

By |November 9th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

What on earth do you make of that game yesterday? I don’t even know where to start if I’m honest. I don’t k is whether to express relief that the team managed to salvage a draw, or frustration that we looked so leggy and at times disinterested, or at least a little clueless and out […]

8 11, 2015

Victory in the Derby will show the strength of the squad

By |November 8th, 2015|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Here we are folks. Derby day. The most worrying day of the year as far as I’m concerned. Derby day has the potential to delight or disappoint in equal measure. A win against that lot down the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Road puts us in a superb position going in to the international […]

7 11, 2015

The nerves have set in, but team unity brings hope ahead of the North London Derby

By |November 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I’ve got to be honest and tell you that the nerves have already started for tomorrow’s North London Derby. It always starts at least two days before the actual game and by the time I reach the day before I’m already thinking about the potential outcomes, both positively and negatively.

I make myself more nervous by […]

6 11, 2015

I want to taste the glory of Premier League success

By |November 6th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

I really hope that Per Mertesacker hasn’t been taking PR lessons from Djourou or Denilson, because as I flicked across to Arsenal.com to see what was going on, I saw two articles featuring him in the aftermath of the Bayern defeat. Can’t they all just go into media lock down? I like it when that […]