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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.
19 07, 2021

Pepe, ‘The Smith’ and Auba – post Rangers musings on three key players

By |2021-07-19T08:11:02+01:00July 19th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Mikel Arteta, pre season|1 Comment

I was in no fit state yesterday to do anything other than sit in the sun and melt a bit, so didn't pen any post Rangers thoughts and, given that it's a Monday and there isn't really any massive breaking news from yesterday, I thought i'd jot down some musings from the game that I [...]

17 07, 2021

Arteta being backed with White and Lokonga’s arrivals at The Arsenal?

By |2021-07-17T06:08:11+01:00July 17th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, finances, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

So it looks like the wheels are finally turning when it comes to Arsenal's transfer business. Yesterday evening, as the weekend beckoned, we got the social media call from The Ornacle that Arsenal had agreed a deal to sign Ben White from Brighton for roughly around £50million or thereabouts. It's a heck of a lot [...]

16 07, 2021

Saliba, Lokonga and Smith Rowe’s number

By |2021-07-16T08:08:59+01:00July 16th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

My whole thing about how we become so aware of transfers that by the time they actually happen, the joy of the signing isn't as joyous as the 'old days', also works for players leaving too. I've bleated on so much about Saliba lately that when it was confirmed by Arsenal and then on Marseille's [...]

15 07, 2021

Nearly halfway in to the transfer window – is anyone else starting to be concerned?

By |2021-07-15T08:18:22+01:00July 15th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, press conference, Transfers|2 Comments

I didn't watch the game against Hibs on Tuesday and so didn't actually manage to catch some individual performances. So the sight yesterday of a slightly rounder Willian on the pitch, with various pictures of him looking visibly chubbier as he faced off against the Scottish team, would be utterly hilarious, if it wasn't so [...]

14 07, 2021

A good look at the Arsenal kids at Hibs

By |2021-07-14T07:44:12+01:00July 14th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, friendly, Mikel Arteta, pre season|0 Comments

First pre season match underway and you'll forgive me for not really giving two sh*ts about the result, I'm sure, right? After all, the team that started yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Hibs in Edinburgh, won't be the same side that faces up against Brentford in a month's time on the first game of the Premier [...]

13 07, 2021

Pre season starts without Saliba, backing for Saka, plus more ESR speculation

By |2021-07-13T08:30:37+01:00July 13th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts|1 Comment

Happy Tuesday party people. How y'all doing? holding up ok? It's amazing how many England flags have been cast asunder in Uxbridge, or other such paraphernalia like football shirts, which I've seen just discarded like an old apple core. Some people, eh? All over that bandwagon whilst the going is good, but as soon as [...]

11 07, 2021

Signings, series’ and Saka on a Sunday

By |2021-07-11T09:24:04+01:00July 11th, 2021|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Sunday. We have ourselves a new signing! Ok, so we already knew all about it because of today's information age, but it's still nice when it is announced and you see the player himself in an Arsenal shirt declaring that he loves watching 'The Smith' in this current Arsenal team. [...]

8 07, 2021

England (and mainly Saka) make me feel…proud??

By |2021-07-08T09:31:33+01:00July 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Internationals, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

Morning all and happy Thursday to you and yours. Last night I sat and watched the England v Denmark game and for the first time in my lifetime the country of my birthday is in a major international football tournament. And this morning I’m realising just how big that is. 55 years have elapsed since [...]

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