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 [...]

5 05, 2021

Tierney’s availability the mind game for Emery?

By |2021-05-05T07:26:49+01:00May 5th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

One day to go until the real nerves kick in, eh? And I do mean REALLY kicking in, because it feels like this game has become even more essential in terms of the potential future of Arsenal; another Sliding Doors moment for the whole team, manager and everyone associated. There were even some pretty spurious rumours [...]

16 08, 2020

Raul’s exit can mean a new, positive, era at Arsenal

By |2020-08-16T09:46:02+01:00August 16th, 2020|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league, sven mislintat|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Yesterday I woke up a little hungover round a friends house, grabbed myself some bacon and eggs, then started planning the rest of the day for a bit of a bar crawl and some Po’ Boys in Kingston at the end. What I didn’t expect was to be glued to my phone [...]

29 06, 2020

Tough to watch at times, but Arteta is building something – post Sheffield United thoughts

By |2020-06-29T08:25:49+01:00June 29th, 2020|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I like the world a lot more when Arsenal do the winning. It is way more fun. And even though yesterday's game - like the Southampton game - had plenty of parts that weren't a lot of fun to watch at times, I have to say the satisfaction by the end was very enjoyable. It's [...]

23 12, 2019

Projecting Arsenal’s points tally at the halfway stage in the season

By |2019-12-23T10:06:35+00:00December 23rd, 2019|analysis, Arsenal FC, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Seeing results unfold like yesterday, with United losing away to Watford and then the Tomy Totts at home to Chelski, really does make me irritable that we've fluffed this season up so much. If we'd have just converted three of our eight draws this season into wins, we'd be within just three points of Chelski [...]

27 08, 2018

Tactical opens from Emery is refreshing; Ozil situation is tiresome

By |2018-08-27T10:29:04+01:00August 27th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning gooner. It's one of those rarest of things in the UK today - bank holiday - which means a bit of s lie in and a morning spent in me PJs watching the Unai Emery press conference again, as well as some more fall out from the victory against West Ham. I don't really [...]

11 08, 2018

Unai nails another presser and the positivity and press at Arsenal is exciting

By |2018-08-11T10:01:13+01:00August 11th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

So, we have a press conference ahead of a proper game to digest, eh? Uni took to the press conference and spoke to the assembled hacks to talk about the game this weekend and once again, he sounded like his English is improving at each time and once again I was impressed with a guy [...]

1 06, 2018

Is it the Arsenal players that are the problem?

By |2018-06-01T07:52:40+01:00June 1st, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative blog title today, I know, but it's something I've been thinking of for a while since the Emery appointment was announced. We've spent years being led to believe that it's Arsène's laissez-faire attitude to team structure, to specific and detailed instructions, that have been an issue for these players. We knew [...]

11 03, 2018

Watford at home: It’s about momentum, not points

By |2018-03-11T09:15:49+00:00March 11th, 2018|analysis, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's another match day for the Arsenal and as annoying as it is to be another Sunday game, the reason for it being this Sunday is certainly one that we can stomach, because it's due to the teams participation in the Europa League and the excellent performance that was Milan. In a way I'm kind [...]

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