7 01, 2020

Gritty Arsenal beat Dirty Leeds

By |2020-01-07T07:54:49+00:00January 7th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Well now, wasn't that a slightly different performance to the ones we'd had under Arteta in the previous three games, eh? Certainly it was what you'd call 'gritty' and in terms of the high intensity that we'd seen in the previous two games, it was hardly the same, but perhaps that was opposition dependent. Leeds [...]

6 01, 2020

Possession-based Leeds might work well for Arsenal tonight

By |2020-01-06T07:55:43+00:00January 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Matchday on a Monday is becoming a far more regular thing than I'd have liked it to have been, if I'm completely honest and with all of the other FA Cup round fixtures now having been played, we'll be learning our fate before a ball is kicked. That is of course assuming we can get [...]

4 01, 2020

The importance of that Edu/Arteta relationship is massive

By |2020-01-04T09:40:55+00:00January 4th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, FA Cup, injuries, Mikel Arteta, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning friends and happy Saturday to you. It's an FA Cup weekend and in my opinion it's the best FA Cup weekend - cup final day aside if you're in it - of all of the round. It's the one in which all the Premier League teams feature, there's a shedload of games going on, [...]

3 01, 2020

Arteta’s strong stance on Xhaka, Auba and transfers is welcome

By |2020-01-03T08:02:30+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning folks. Ahh man, after almost two weeks of not setting an alarm before 8am, to see the wet side of pre 7am isn't fun, that's for sure. Still, at least Arsenal have made it a little more fun this week with a hard fought win against United and much like the intensity, drive and [...]

1 01, 2020

Arsenal must avoid the United counter with a compact team

By |2020-01-01T09:24:21+00:00January 1st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning fellow Arsenal sufferers and welcome to a brand new year. A new year brings hope of renewal, recharging and refresh, which is exactly what we need as ~Arsenal fans having had to sit through 2019 and watch our team slowly implode from about March onward. Much like the beginning of a new season bringing [...]

29 12, 2019

Give Ozil space, ensure our fullbacks are protected and hope Guendouzi is disciplined – Chelsea preview

By |2019-12-29T09:56:23+00:00December 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Without going on to the internet and running a quick search I can't even remember the last time we won in a big game against one of the traditional 'big' teams, so I'm under no illusions that this afternoon's lunchtime match against Chelski will be a bloody difficult one to pick three points up on. [...]

27 12, 2019

Positives for Arteta at Bournemouth, but finishing practice is needed

By |2019-12-29T17:13:17+00:00December 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We're off and underway with the Arteta era and although it's hardly the barnstorming away victory that I think we probably deserved given our dominance of the ball at times yesterday afternoon, there were certainly positives to take from what we saw against Bournemouth, so I'm hoping to focus on those a little more than [...]

26 12, 2019

Arteta the unknown gives excitement ahead of tough Bournemouth game

By |2019-12-29T17:11:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Boxing Day folks. It's a football-infused one today and wouldn't you know it, Arsenal have an actual 3pm kick off for a change. We also have a level of excitement that genuinely hasn't existed all season, because it's the first official game of Mikel Arteta's reign in charge and the possibilities feel endless. That's [...]

24 12, 2019

Mikel Arteta impresses with every presser

By |2019-12-24T09:47:26+00:00December 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Transfers|3 Comments

Morning folks and a happy Christmas wherever you are. I hope it is spent with loved ones and I hope you enjoy whatever festivities you have planned. Micky Arteta probably will have a token glass raised with the family, but by the sounds of it and judging by the press conference yesterday, it'll be kept [...]