7 12, 2016

‘Small miracles’ and majestic Arsenal men

By |December 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Match Review|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Welly, welly, welly. Wellington. Wellington. Wellington. Didn't expect that from the last round of Champions League matches in our group, did we? No-siree we didn't. But we got what I think Arsène had described as a 'small miracle' and both the Arsenal team put out yesterday, as well as the Ludogorets team [...]

20 11, 2016

Incorrect team set up is spared blushes by Ollie G

By |November 20th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

What is it about Old Trafford? What is it about Jose Mourinho? Both seem to bring out the worst - performance-wise - in Arsène Wenger teams. Yesterday was a painful game to watch. It was 45 minutes of tedium followed by 45 minutes of under performance from Arsenal players, which was only spared by a [...]

19 11, 2016

Arsenal must overcome an Old Trafford psychological barrier

By |November 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I don't know whether it's because it's early in the morning and I'm still tired, having had a few jars in the city last night and not returning home until 1am, but as I write this pre match preview blog I don't feel as nervous as I usually do about today's away trip to Old [...]

18 11, 2016

Arsène: don’t gamble, just win

By |November 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

As expected, Arsène addressed the media ahead of this weekend on Thursday rather than Friday, with the team travelling oop norf today at some stage. No doubt Alexis will be with them, having told Le Boss that he's ok via text. Ahh texting, remember that? The thing that we all used to do before Whatsapp, [...]

16 11, 2016

Alexis survives! Shame that Mourinho does too though

By |November 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Alexis Sanchez really is something else, isn't he? For the last week all we've heard is how broken he is, how his heavy strapping is keeping his hamstring from twanging like an old banjo, yet last night he managed 84 minutes and two goals. What a machine. It just highlights to everyone how much of a [...]

24 10, 2016

Bus parking – do we need to be worried at Arsenal?

By |October 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I was a little too worse for wear yesterday to blog, having consumed quite enough spiced rum on the Saturday evening, so I decided I'd wait until the inevitable affect effects had run their course and blog today on Saturday's game.  I suppose there's also an element of the match itself having been a bit [...]

16 10, 2016

A bizarre victory against Swansea, but a victory nonetheless

By |October 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

Well lads and lasses, I don't know about you, but I have absolutely no idea what to make of yesterday's game. I don't know if I should be a little worried about the way in which we handed Swansea a few lifelines, or happy about the fact that at times we were breathtaking and ultimately [...]

15 10, 2016

Ghosts of Swansea past need to be erased for title belief

By |October 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's match day! Hoorah! Proper football is finally back! Yippee!  As you can tell, I'm rather excited that Arsenal are back in action today, after what has felt like the longest interlull in a long, long, time. It's Swansea at home for a three o'clock kick off and whilst I can't be there to see [...]

13 10, 2016

Santi’s words to youngsters could be given to Arsène

By |October 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

We're nearly there folks. The interlull is nearly behind us and I don't know why, but this one has felt waaaaaay longer than the last few. It's like we're being punished for finally seeing an Arsenal side click - Burnley aside - after about a year and a half.  The reality is probably more to [...]

7 10, 2016

Hector and Theo symbiosis is key

By |October 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, internationals, Tactics|2 Comments

I must say that this season, Theo Walcott has done a bang up job in proving some of his doubters thus far, hasn't he? He's improved his overall game, is looking the player we should have seen six years ago and when you read stories like this you can only be pleased that we have a [...]