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|2 Comments

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, […]

22 11, 2015

Title talk is fanciful as injuries take toll against the Baggies

By |November 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Where to even begin with the shower of the proverbial that we witnessed from Arsenal yesterday, eh? I mean seriously, I have no idea where to even start. Nothing went right. We played terribly. Then, even with most of the 90 minutes of tripe we had to sit through, we still get handed a lifeline […]

21 11, 2015

Expect physicality, but to beat West Brom we need to show technical superiority

By |November 21st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Please forgive me if I end up jinxing the outcome of today’s game, but this match today feels very much like the Swansea game of a few weeks ago, in which we had some very difficult moments but ended up winning comfortably away in South Wales.

I’m not saying that I think we’ll win today (there, […]

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 […]

31 10, 2015

Swansea away: stifle their counter and stop supply to the wingers

By |October 31st, 2015|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

I don’t like this particular fixture that we’ve got today. It was this same fixture about this time last year that I was almost banned from watching The Arsenal with family members around, because of the profanities that I was firing in the direction of the flat screen, as everybody was around celebrating my birthday. […]

30 10, 2015

Arsene gives clarity on wing thinking

By |October 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

The two bits of key news that came out yesterday included a bit of a blow, injury wise, as well as a bit of clarity on where Le Boss’ mindset is with regards to who will occupy the right-wing spot for the immediate future given our lengthy injury list.

Firstly, the injuries, which are a bitter pill […]

17 10, 2015

Expect frustration at Watford, but we need to start a title run now

By |October 17th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

The one positive I will say that comes out of the international breaks that punctuate each season, is that when an Arsenal match day comes around, you learn to appreciate it more. That’s how I’m feeling today, with the Watford game just hours away, knowing that soon I’ll get the excited feeling of an Arsenal […]

13 10, 2015

Ox needs one form game, Gibbs needs a run and I need real football

By |October 13th, 2015|analogy, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|2 Comments

I think it’s safe to come out now, isn’t it, after all the international friendlies and Euro qualifiers are done right?

I took the horrendous decision to watch the majority of a disjointed and unimportant dead rubber between England and the might that is Lithuania, which is two hours of my life I’ll never get back, […]

10 10, 2015

Theo replicating club for country, whilst Johnny-come-lately has the press fawning

By |October 10th, 2015|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|1 Comment

I Actually managed to sit through a whole 90 minutes of an England game last night, made all the more impressive by the fact that it was a dead rubber and only one Arsenal player was starting: Theo.

Thankfully it was worth tuning in, just so that Theo could show Harry Kane what clinical finishing looks […]

9 10, 2015

Fixture rescheduling (un)happiness; the power of Santi

By |October 9th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

Can I admit to being a little bit selfish when it comes to the football fixtures? What I mean by that is that because I am a season ticket holder – and very privileged I feel to be in that position – I want all of the home games to be Saturday 3pm kick offs […]