11 09, 2016

Arsenal’s destination better than journey against Saints

By |September 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

Sometimes the arrival at a destination is more important than the journey. Which is what football feels like sometimes and yesterday was one of those times, as we laboured terribly to a victory over an organised Southampton team who remained disciplined in their shape. Yesterday's game was like a really crappy journey to a holiday [...]

28 08, 2016

Team balance and dynamic good for Watford win

By |August 28th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to writing this blog today. Having spent a large part of the summer in the transfer doldrums, then seeing our start to the season completely disrupted by injuries and the failure to adequately prepare for the season openers, the tone of my writing hasn't been [...]

3 06, 2016

What would England give for a Santi? Or a Bellerin? They have a Jack though…

By |June 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, internationals|1 Comment

Today I embark on a journey that will see me climb the UK's three biggest 'peaks' (although I have some kiwis in my team that assure me that they're just 'inclines' - they would know I guess) in the space of 24 hours and, if you were to see the amount of paraphernalia I have [...]

1 06, 2016

Bellerin’s nice surprise; looking out for Xhaka

By |June 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, internationals|3 Comments

So, some congratulations are in order for a certain Hector Bellerin, who yesterday became one of ten Arsenal internationals to be selected for the Euro's. It is clear reward for a guy who has not only established himself in the Arsenal team as a regular, but shown that he's one of - if not the [...]

29 04, 2016

A new midfield style to be forged in final three games?

By |April 29th, 2016|Arsenal, injuries, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsene gave an update on the players available at the weekend and wouldn't you know it, for the first time since the end of last season, everyone suddenly seems fully fit. Isn't that just the most Arsenal news of all time? Three matches before the end of the season, when everything is done and [...]

12 04, 2016

What does the rest of the season mean for you?

By |April 12th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|4 Comments

Genuine question there that I'd love to get some comments on from anybody tuning in today. We've had the Champions League come and go (which to be honest most of us must have thought that would happen anyway after the draw), we've seen a chance for FA Cup glory melt away after a lacklustre home [...]

1 04, 2016

Hope remains, players return, but there should be no sentiment – we need to be flawless

By |April 1st, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Righto, this is a new month, it's a new me, one in which I have now formally given up alcohol until May and at a time in which my other habit - The Arsenal - has driven me to even more drink than usual, I'll have to find a way of numbing the pain of [...]

15 01, 2016

Elneny the typhoon rolls in to town, but it’s the Ramsey/Coquelin/Cazorla conundrum that puzzles

By |January 15th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, injuries, midfield, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

I know we all rolled our eyes and manifested our delight of a signing by exhaling a big 'about time' when Mohamed Elneny was confirmed yesterday, but having listened to Arsène's video about the player too on the official site, I do wonder if he was the same as us. He readily accepted beginning the [...]

7 12, 2015

Legislating for a lack of creatives isn’t easy at Arsenal

By |December 7th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

As far as weekend's go, in terms of our result and in context of results for other teams around us, we can all be quite happy with our lot this Monday morning as I type. Liverpool, City, United and the Spuds all dropped points. Sure, Leicester kept up their winning habits, but let's let them [...]

4 12, 2015

No news isn’t good news when it comes to Alexis and Santi

By |December 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

They'll be a press conference today, so I'll be fully expecting Arsène to stroll in, put his middle fingers up to the skies and declare that November can kiss his shiny white hide. After injuries and dropped points that really shouldn't have happened, he'll be keen to stress that we're still two from top spot [...]