7 01, 2017

An unknown quantity for Arsenal – both who will start for us and Preston themselves

By |January 7th, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy howdy folks, hope you're all gravy on a Saturday, looking forward to the good ol' FA Cup fixture tonight? I'm rather excited, I have to say, because Preston is a new ground for me and it's also the first away FA Cup tie i think I've been too. I can't really fully remember if [...]

19 12, 2016

Insipid Arsenal. Predictable Arsenal. Boring Arsenal.

By |December 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant|7 Comments

I don't like having to write thoughts like this after a game like yesterday, but you can't exactly call yourself a daily blogger, if you tap out when you have to endure performances like yesterday. Because tapping out was pretty much what the players did against Man City, wasn't it? That was a shameful performance. [...]

11 12, 2016

Second half purring sends Arsenal top

By |December 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well, that went well yesterday, didn't it? Eventually, I mean, because the first half was a little ropey and we had to come from behind to hit top spot in the league. But a bit like a fine port, it took a little time but the end result was a fine flavour and I thoroughly [...]

3 12, 2016

No Carroll nightmares please, Arsenal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You know that Andy Carroll is going to be resurrected from the walking dead injury list that West Ham have today, right? I mean, you got that memo, didn't you? It was this fixture last year that we dominated for large parts, were two up, before he got himself a hat trick and generally caused Gabriel [...]

27 11, 2016

Patience against Bournemouth is key for Arsenal

By |November 27th, 2016|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Victories for Liverpool, City and Chelski yesterday mean that today's game against Bournemouth isn't one that we can really afford to be buggering up this afternoon. Yes, it was hilarious to see Spurs' dreams of going the season unbeaten go down the khazi, but when you look at the table this morning and see that [...]

12 11, 2016

International ranty gooner

By |November 12th, 2016|Arsene Wenger, friendly, gooners, injuries, Internationals, Rant|2 Comments

I hate the international break so much. From an Arsenal fans perspective, nothing ever good comes out of the players disappearing for national team duty, so I detest it with every fibre of my being. With just cause too, I might add, because I also live on the outskirts of London and so have to [...]

8 11, 2016

Still stewing on the NLD, but at least Hector is sticking around

By |November 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league|1 Comment

With no proper football taking place this weekend, I don't know about you, but I'm still stewing on the missed opportunity that was the North London Derby. It's fairly obvious it was a missed opportunity too. Everything I've read talks about how Tottenham will have been happier with the point, how they have shown that [...]

4 11, 2016

No plan B, all plan As, and no motivational aids for that lot

By |November 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Arsène Wenger always has, and always will be, the master of his own way. I bet he wakes up at the beginning of each week and decides when his press conference will be, lifting his phone only to tell somebody at the club to 'make the necxessafy arrangements'. It's the only explanation for the press [...]

20 10, 2016

Efficient Arsenal are fun to watch

By |October 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|1 Comment

We were well rubbish yesterday, weren't we? I mean, we played a team who were so overawed by the occasion, they tried to camouflage themselves with the pitch by wearing green. I can't believe we only scored six goals yesterday... What a result. Six goals, a hat trick for Mesut, a team that is positively [...]

17 10, 2016

Only The Ox can save the Ox

By |October 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|2 Comments

Today I start a new job, with renewed vigour and hope for a whole new working world, which means more opportunities and a chance to impress a whole new set of people. I wonder if The Ox is taking similar measures though, after he appeared on Sky Sports yesterday and admitted he might be getting [...]