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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.
27 11, 2021

Banish the bad taste of defeat by beating Newcastle today, Arsenal

By |2021-11-27T08:58:59+00:00November 27th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Saturday, with an early kick off and an opportunity for Arsenal to try to banish the bad taste of last weekend's battering at the hands of Liverpool. Newcastle are bottom of the league, haven't won a game yet, don't have a great record against us at the Emirates and last [...]

25 11, 2021

Squad sizes and players like Xhaka are important

By |2021-11-25T07:55:33+00:00November 25th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So it appears that Granit Xhaka's injury also included a bone break as well, which is the reason he's been out a little longer than we originally feared when he went down injured. Obviously that's also the reason why - despite the fact he's been seen in training and is doing ball work already - [...]

24 11, 2021

Arsenal: A true meritocracy?

By |2021-11-24T07:26:02+00:00November 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

Very rarely do I write my blog title each day before I actually start typing my usual daily thoughts. Normally I just spill out on to the virtual page a selection of what I'm thinking about, then I try to put some kind of link between the headline and the waffle I've just written. But [...]

23 11, 2021

Can we react? Can we deliver a battering? Do Arsenal have the team for that?

By |2021-11-23T09:04:05+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

After a stinging away defeat like the one at Anfield on Saturday, I don't know whether it's worse to have no game on at all and therefore the week feels like it'll drag out from an Arsenal perspective, or whether it's what we all need to take a breather, look at the situation, then have [...]

22 11, 2021

Now we see what this Arsenal are made of

By |2021-11-22T08:07:29+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

I was feeling a little ropey yesterday and so when I thought about sitting down at my laptop and tapping away in my office about what happened on Saturday night away to Liverpool, I just didn't really have the desire or energy to muster up any kind of thoughts. What also helped my overarching desire [...]

20 11, 2021

Liverpool preview – at least we have hope…

By |2021-11-20T08:13:27+00:00November 20th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. Back to match day and the excited nerves are kicking in already. Although I will admit that I'd have preferred us to get back in to the swing of the Premier League without having to play one of the hardest away games in world football right now. And it's probably made [...]

19 11, 2021

Partey’s back! Ramsdale’s helping to ‘mix it up’

By |2021-11-19T07:41:23+00:00November 19th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Friday's are always better when you have some good news to brighten your day, or when you have something exciting going on at the weekend, eh? For me it's a bit of both, actually, as I'm off in to London for a 40th birthday party tomorrow evening which will be fun. But most important of [...]

17 11, 2021

Arsenal only succeed at Anfield if…

By |2021-11-17T07:48:59+00:00November 17th, 2021|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

With it being Wednesday and the national team representatives on their way back to Arsenal, my mind is now turning to the daunting task of facing Liverpool on Saturday, looking at who  might be fit and available for this difficult game. Of course the Liverpool press is talking up all of the players they might [...]

16 11, 2021

England like it, they like it, they like it….oooh, oooh…here we gooooo….

By |2021-11-16T08:22:08+00:00November 16th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|0 Comments

Morning Gooners, did you all watch the mauling of the San Marino Minnows yesterday by England, eh? I have to tell you, I experienced  a wide range of emotions yesterday, whilst watching England smash the worst team in the FIFA World Rankings: Joy at the fact we had three Arsenal lads starting for the first [...]

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