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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.
29 07, 2021

Watford take a look at Eddie as Azeez looks tasty

By |2021-07-29T08:12:20+01:00July 29th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Well, don't we have a lot of things to chew over on this Thursday morn, eh? For starters there was a game yesterday. Bit last minute, but Arsenal arranged another friendly at London Colney in which Watford came to visit from over the fence. Almost literally, given their training ground is next to ours and [...]

28 07, 2021

Arteta’s reliance on those already here – a dangerous game?

By |2021-07-28T08:11:57+01:00July 28th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

I decided to go for an early run this morning and as usual, put on my headphones and had a listen to an Arsenal podcast or two. There was one topic which I did find interesting during the run, which was from the lads on the Arsenal Vision podcast, in which they touched on the [...]

27 07, 2021

Arsenal need to sort out their first team quota pronto

By |2021-07-27T07:54:31+01:00July 27th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Transfers|2 Comments

I do have to chuckle at Man United fans you know. I start off today's Arsenal musings with a smile in relation to the Manc's, because there are a fair few of them crowing that they are buying Varane for £34million plus some add ons, as well as Sancho for £73million, then comparing that to [...]

26 07, 2021

Fill the stadium before thinking of cash, Arsenal

By |2021-07-26T07:47:56+01:00July 26th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, finances, friendly, pre season, Transfers|1 Comment

We're another Monday closer to the Premier League kick off boys and girls, with this week's current noises from an Arsenal perspective being the eventual signing of Ben White from Brighton, who is expected to undertake his medical on Wednesday and sign for us by the time we play Chelski at The Emirates in the [...]

25 07, 2021

Arsenal’s shape and fitness is starting to show

By |2021-07-25T13:17:00+01:00July 25th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I know pre season friendlies aren't supposed to mean anything, that you can't read too much in to them and that had we lost yesterday's 'behind closed doors' friendly at London Colney to Milwall then we'd all have shrugged and said 'move along', but I have to tell you I did enjoy watching the game [...]

24 07, 2021

Abraham the shiny new thing, but we already have other shinies….

By |2021-07-24T10:59:41+01:00July 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league|4 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Saturday. Hope yours is set up to be a good one. I'm off in to London for a birthday party in a pub this evening. Mask wearing on the tube aside, it all feels very normal and that's great. I also went in to London last night. The Management bought me a [...]

23 07, 2021

Emile Smith Rowe has been given the keys to The Arsenal

By |2021-07-23T07:54:52+01:00July 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, contracts, Mikel Arteta, pre season|1 Comment

Well that's another big 'tick' off the 'to do' list for Edu, Arteta and Arsenal this summer completed, after it was confirmed yesterday that Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long term agreement to remain at Arsenal for the foreseeable future. And I don't think you'll see many disappointed Gooners with this decision this [...]

22 07, 2021

Arsenal must roll the dice on non-Premier League acquisitions

By |2021-07-22T07:17:15+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, pre season, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Everyone thought the Nuno Tavares move seemed sensible enough, right? Young, hungry to prove himself, low fee, good understudy. Then we all poretty much agreed that Albert Sambi Lokonga was a good move for The Arsenal, yeah? Young, athletic, speaks decent English so should be able to slot in well in terms of communication, looks [...]

21 07, 2021

Feeling for the American Gooners, but how does this impact Arsenal’s prep?

By |2021-07-21T07:06:54+01:00July 21st, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Stepping in to a nice, ice cold shower, with the weather in blighty like it is right now, is some kind of heaven. Don't get me wrong though, I'm loving the warm weather, because we get so little of it in this country. So you won't get me moaning that it is too hot. Nosiree. [...]

20 07, 2021

Sambi signs – but replacing Ceballos or Xhaka?

By |2021-07-20T07:37:20+01:00July 20th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, midfield, pre season, Transfers|3 Comments

We have ourselves a fresh new signing to talk about! Ok, so it's not exactly like the old 'Sol Campbell turns up when everyone thought it was Richard Wright' level of surprise and intrigue, because we all knew this deal was going to happen and we've been fed enough information to know it was more [...]

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