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7 02, 2016

Start quick, don’t let the first half pass you by, Arsenal

By |February 7th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

In this – quite frankly mad – season, it seems strange that with us eight points from the top of the league, there still remains hope. But Leicester’s win at the Etihad has done exactly that, strangely, because if it was City, Chelski or United that had just established such an assailable lead, we would […]

24 01, 2016

Frustration with the fates, but Arsenal need to overcome the psychological battle, too

By |January 24th, 2016|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This fixture has become the one in which more frustration exists than ever before and it’s been like that over the last ten years or so because it doesn’t matter in what position the two teams are in, Chelski usually come out on top, or at least without defeat. It doesn’t matter if they’re flying high […]

22 01, 2016

Here comes the cavalry

By |January 22nd, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, injuries, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

Good ol’ Arsène and his day early pressers. He’s enabled me to talk about the game ahead on Sunday a day early, which is great, because I’ve been dying to sink my teeth in to it. Well, I have been and still am, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be absolutely bricking it come Sunday. 

Anyway, […]

21 01, 2016

A decade of different Theo’s

By |January 21st, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries|0 Comments

Celebrating Nacho’s contract renewal this week was clearly not enough for the Arsenal fraternity, because we’ve got another ‘congratulations’ that took place yesterday, as Theo Walcott hit ten years with The Arsenal.

You can say what you like about Theo’s performances during his tenure – and many do – but you can’t deny that in the […]

19 01, 2016

Arsenal fixture review and Walcott’s ‘mental strength’

By |January 19th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Gunners, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

I wonder if there was a conversation between Theo and Arsène, before Walcott talked up the teams ‘mental strength’ post Stoke away. It does seem as though that interview was straight out of the Arsenal Wenger handbook on how to talk up your team, so perhaps after ten years in his regular presence, Le Boss’ […]

18 01, 2016

Cech shines in Stoke, but should we be happy with a point?

By |January 18th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|3 Comments

As the final whistle went yesterday, with Arsenal securing a point at The Britannia, it was hard for me to properly assess how I felt about the result. On the face of it it was a hard-fought point. It was more than City got against the Orcs and sees us go back to the top […]

17 01, 2016

Laying down a title credential marker in Mordor for Arsenal

By |January 17th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Stoke away is up there as one of those ‘least desirable’ fixtures I look for at the beginning of the season. If I was given the choice, I’d probably want it to appear at the start of each season, so it can be just got out of the way. A bit like ripping of a […]

16 01, 2016

Are we in better nick for Stoke away?

By |January 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Today is one of those days where I spend my Saturday semi-supporting other teams, with Arsenal playing tomorrow, because I have some sort of weird theory in my head that if at least one team in the top four drop points, then that’s a positive for Arsenal. 

The reality is probably that we need to see […]

14 01, 2016

Narrative set on goal timings, but I’m happy with a point at Anfield

By |January 14th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|2 Comments

Having not watched the game last night due to the celebration of The Management’s birthday, it’s interesting for me to see the overall context of a point at Anfield, in comparison to those I follow online or the narrative of the oft biased Liverpool-favouring media. Many Arsenal fans seemed to be virtually throwing their hands […]

13 01, 2016

Get the balance right, frustrate Liverpool, then counter

By |January 13th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

There were plenty of people scoffing yesterday at Liverpool’s loan deal for Steven Caulker, but as an Arsenal fan whose seen plenty of goals conceded to the unlikeliest of candidates, I was not one of them. Klopp is a very precise man and he knows exactly the type of player who fits in to the […]