26 09, 2019

Liverpool a good test for the youth; Emery’s “meritocracy” isn’t showing

By |2019-09-26T07:19:39+01:00September 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

So it appears as though our reward for a comprehensive victory over Nottingham Forest is an away trip to Anfield for the fourth round of the League Cup in October. After the scousers youth team overcame MK Dons we were drawn against them and, weirdly, I'm kind of glad we are. Not because I think [...]

25 09, 2019

Fun in the shower for Arsenal’s rotated team against Forest

By |2019-09-25T14:15:44+01:00September 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well now wasn't that a bit of fun to watch last night? It didn't matter that it was bucketing it down because for those that made the trip to The Emirates last night they were treated to a goal-fest and some great performances from some of those rotated players. In fact I'd say that there [...]

23 09, 2019

Aubameyang to the rescue as selection questions arise for Emery

By |2019-09-23T07:52:26+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night I had a funky old dream. I dreamt that I was having dinner with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. He was in fine form having just bagged the winning goal against Aston Villa during the day, but annoyingly I wasn't alone to just chat foot all with him. A load of work colleagues were there and [...]

22 09, 2019

Xhaka and Torreira base to build on against Villa?

By |2019-09-22T08:32:05+01:00September 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Villa at home at 4.30pm this Sunday afternoon represents an opportunity for Unai Emery and his players to show that we're back on the 'winning wagon'. We won in midweek against Frankfurt but building momentum needs a series of wins together and with United away coming up next weekend we really can't afford to be [...]

21 09, 2019

Play a Torreira as a DM and get those new fullbacks in ASAP

By |2019-09-21T08:08:07+01:00September 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another weekend. This weekend sees us play at home to Aston Villa and having faced 55 shots on our goal in the last two games, I'm sure Bernd Leno is hopeful for a quieter afternoon tomorrow. We are too open, giving up too many opportunities, we are behaving naively at [...]

20 09, 2019

An Arsenal win in Frankfurt: not the perfect performance, but the perfect tonic

By |2019-09-20T07:20:53+01:00September 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

It's Friday, our last game is now no longer the disastrous performance at Watford, we have our first win in the Europa League and it was done away to what I think is the best team in the group that we will face. There's also the added benefit of a couple of young players really [...]

19 09, 2019

Özil situation still baffles, as rotation must be on the cards against Frankfurt

By |2019-09-19T07:54:10+01:00September 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Last night I had a Singapore Laksa for dinner that I made and, having tried to sample it in the pan when still boiling, I burnt my tongue. It has left a bad taste etched to the tip of my tongue since. Which is pretty much how it feels when talking about the Mesut Özil [...]

18 09, 2019

Pitchforks online for Emery are too premature IMO

By |2019-09-18T06:51:35+01:00September 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Morning folks. It's a super early one from me so don't expect anything other than delirious and incoherent blog babble today, as I've had about four hours sleep having run a 10k last night in central London and followed that up by an inability to actually drift off to sleep. Marvellous stuff. But what is [...]

17 09, 2019

Auba’s rage is right, but should be at both defence AND Emery

By |2019-09-17T07:21:55+01:00September 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

In the aftermath of Sunday's pathetic second half capitulation many people wondered aloud on social media what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made of our shambles of a defence. After all, he'd done his bit by scoring two goals, yet still we couldn't come away with the victory that we should have given the respective quality of the [...]

16 09, 2019

Watford capitulation should raise questions about Emery

By |2019-09-16T07:55:54+01:00September 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Yesterday's second half capitulation by Arsenal has once again raised more questions than given answers and, sadly, the questions aren't really overly positive. That's because what we fans witnessed yesterday was a team of mentally bereft idiots gift a two-goal lead to a side bottom of the league and who about a mont ago got [...]