7 10, 2015

Mesut’s ‘wellbeing’ physio; the increasingly redundant role of a captain

By |October 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, midfield, Rant|0 Comments

Not that we ever needed to be given a clear indication of the bromance between Mesut and the Flamster, but we got treated to ‘exhibit A’ on the official site yesterday, with Özil waxing lyrical about his partner in crime. Specifically, about his performance and two goals against the Spuds, which were both beauts you […]

28 09, 2015

The benefits of a confident squad – not just first XI

By |September 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

There’s no time for basking in victory right now, the games are coming thick and fast and tomorrow night the team will look to make it three wins in a row by trying to overcome Olympiakos.

I must say I do love it when Arsenal play so often, but it doesn’t leave you much room for […]

26 09, 2015

How do Arsenal unwrap the ‘surprise package’ Leicester?

By |September 26th, 2015|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

I really hope the team are riding high today after Wednesday’s North London Derby victory. Today is the last of our back-to-back-to-back-to-back away games and a win today feels like it could be really splendid, don’t you know. 

A win today means we go into the midweek game on another high and then if we can […]

10 09, 2015

Time flies for Arteta, who needs games to show he’s still got it

By |September 10th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, injuries, midfield, premier league, soccer|4 Comments

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun, eh?

This particular phrase has definitely struck a chord with me this morning, as I find myself back on the Metropolitan line train and slowly ambling myself towards my grey prison in central London for my first day back to work after a break in the sun.

I won’t bore […]

19 08, 2015

Wellington's path is more blocked than Coq's

By |August 19th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

A little while back I wrote a piece about how the Arsenal Youth team can be seen as a little bit of a cash cow in terms of the way the club is run, in that we bring in players, loan them out to get experience and then if they don’t make the grade, we […]

17 08, 2015

Relief that The Arsenal are underway, with dominant display

By |August 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I am a completely irrational football fan. Specifically, I am a complete irrational Arsenal football fan and if I’m completely honest, after the first weekend of football I was dreading anything but a positive outcome from yesterday’s game against Crystal Palace. 

That in itself doesn’t sound too irrational to you, I’m sure, but when I tell […]

12 08, 2015

Accommodating the best Arsenal players unbalances the team

By |August 12th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics|3 Comments

Hello hello you wonderful peers of mine. I hope you’re not too caught up in your own inner torment and moroseness as we hit the halfway point in the week. The bad taste of a weekend defeat may still be lingering like a little morning breath (despite having brushed your teeth to within an inch […]

1 08, 2015

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

By |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 […]

31 07, 2015

The 'yeah but' brigade circling Coquelin

By |July 31st, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

This morning I read Mr Positive himself, Paul Merson, talking about this weekend’s Community Shield. He’s predicting an Arsenal win, which is nice, irregardless of the context of the game or whether either side can truly be as ‘up for it’ as a Premier League game. But that’s not what drew my attention to write […]

7 07, 2015

Arteta's deal raises questions that Arsène must ponder and answer

By |July 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, pre season, premier league, soccer|2 Comments

Monday came and went with players returning to training and, unlike in places like Southampton where the odd chap doesn’t show for his first day back with his current club, everyone at Arsenal came back who was supposed to come back. No Szczesny stuck in a wishing well, no Wilshere falling in to the Grand […]