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Gooner born in 1982 from Harlow, Essex, now living in Uxbridge. I say what I see - frequently wrong, but hey, it's just an opinion piece, right? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
16 01, 2021

Arteta wants a weekend away from Arsenal too

By |2021-01-16T09:08:07+00:00January 16th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Mikel obviously wanted a weekend without Arsenal as well after that snoozefest on Thursday night, because he did his pre match presser then and yesterday we got the video and transcription on the official site ahead of the game on Monday night against Newcastle. The good news is that Kieran Tierney isn’t going to be [...]

15 01, 2021

A mid table boring performance from a mid table boring Arsenal

By |2021-01-15T08:05:24+00:00January 15th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Ahh man that was boring to watch last night. I tweeted that Arsenal are an ugly team with a handsome manager and last night's 0-0 snoozefest against Crystal Palace certainly felt like it was backed up by an Arsenal team so lacking in creative spark that you wondered if we were actually watching a pre [...]

14 01, 2021

Arsenal must crack the tough Crystal Palace nut

By |2021-01-14T08:39:59+00:00January 14th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Crystal Palace at home today and it is the type of game that four or five years ago I'd be pretty confident about us getting a win. But last season and this has pretty much dented any of that "we're The Arsenal, we win this game today" mindset that I had developed over a [...]

12 01, 2021

Does Arteta need to publicly praise form players more? And what was the Runarsson ‘plan’?

By |2021-01-12T08:11:30+00:00January 12th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly Mikel Arteta held his press conference ahead of the Palace game on Thursday. Normally it is a day or two before the match itself but I wonder if he just wanted to 'get it out of the way' so he could focus on the challenge that Palace provide us this week. After [...]

11 01, 2021

Elneny to Sabitzer: How Arsenal’s style needs to evolve with player recruitment

By |2021-01-11T08:18:07+00:00January 11th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, midfield, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Morning folks. Another Monday in lockdown. It's a countdown to the Palace game on Thursday and as you'd probably expect given the game is four days away, which means most people arse still worrying themselves with transfer noises, which I too am not immune to. We've seen the Buendia stuff come and go, there's been [...]

10 01, 2021

Smith-Rowe and Tierney the difference makers against Newcastle in the cup

By |2021-01-10T09:30:30+00:00January 10th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

A win is a win is a win. Am I right? Arsenal got that win - their fourth in a row - courtesy of a superb Emile Smith-Rowe finish and then a much needed Aubameyang goal in extra time, but whilst we can all agree that was a laboured performance last night, what I think [...]

9 01, 2021

How much does Arteta rotate Arsenal for tonight’s FA Cup game against Newcastle?

By |2021-01-09T11:25:17+00:00January 9th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

It's a little bit of a later one from me today, on account of a host of jobs i've had to do, but just before I pop out for a run I thought I'd pen some musings because it is FA Cup third round day and we've got ourselves a 5.30pm kick off on BBC [...]

8 01, 2021

Ozil saga reaches the end, as Arsenal turn to the Bank for help

By |2021-01-08T09:01:28+00:00January 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, press conference|0 Comments

Morning peeps. Happy Friday! How did that come around so quickly? I don't know if it's the same for you, but my first work week has absolutely flown by and I've got to be honest with you, I'm pretty glad about that, because: I've also given up booze I'm currently trying to shift Christmas pounds [...]

7 01, 2021

How Saliba’s fared; how a Julian Brandt loan deal might fare

By |2021-01-07T08:08:05+00:00January 7th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Thursday of week one of the new year and my, hasn't it flown by, eh? We're already on the countdown to the FA Cup third round and it's a home tie to Newcastle that we start to draw our attention to. However, with the lack of team news - some of which will no [...]

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