18 09, 2021

Pepe, ESR, Odegaard and Saka – three from four at Burnley

By |2021-09-18T11:20:33+01:00September 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There are some universal truths in life: death, taxes and Burnley fans booing something an opposition player does even though he was in fact probably fouled. And Burnley's fans are the booiest fans you'll ever see. If there was a sweepstake on the first minute at which the Burnley fans would boo Arsenal today, I [...]

17 09, 2021

Arteta’s straight bat is good for me

By |2021-09-17T08:00:09+01:00September 17th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Mikel had his pre-Burnley press conference yesterday and as is the way these days, he said some things that I'll be darned if I don't end up getting excited when I hear him talk. I know football is about what is on the pitch,  I know that the football has not been great for a [...]

16 09, 2021

Is Arsenal’s absence in Europe really giving us much of an advantage?

By |2021-09-16T07:50:19+01:00September 16th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning folks. How is it Thursday already? Before you know it we'll be staring down the barrel of a trip to Clobbermeister Central, aka Burnley Football Club, who with each week seem to be appearing on my timeline with 'tackles' that are half taking off the feet or legs of their opponents. I look forward [...]

13 09, 2021

Top four calculations and the lack of Arsenal goals

By |2021-09-13T07:38:47+01:00September 13th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks and happy Monday and all that jazz. You doing alright? I woke up at about 5am this morning and it took me about 30 minutes to drift back off to sleep. Why? The  Top Four. Yep, that's right, I couldn't get back to sleep because I was thinking about the chances of Arsenal [...]

11 09, 2021

Arsenal’s green shoots need to start today against Norwich

By |2021-09-11T10:49:36+01:00September 11th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's matchday people!! Whoop! And it feels like more of a 'whoop' because it feels like the international break has enabled a lot of people I speak to, to think about today as the 'new' start of the season. The Brentford game had unfortunate circumstances. The Chelski and Man City games were always going to [...]

10 09, 2021

Arteta talks a great game – we need it on the pitch NOW

By |2021-09-10T06:45:38+01:00September 10th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning party people, happy Friday! Let's hope that this weekend might bring that most precious of things: goals and three points to The Arsenal! I don't know why I'm starting off today's blog with such unbridled positivity, because I've woken up at 5.15am and I feel absolutely shattered. Plus there's a leaving party at my [...]

9 09, 2021

Arteta must balance player fitness with results

By |2021-09-09T07:53:16+01:00September 9th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

More bloody internationals?? I wasn't expecting this! Yet here we are, having had to endure yet another round of them crammed in, with players being away from their clubs even longer and probably only reporting for training tomorrow ahead of the weekend's action. Still, it could be worse, because we could have a team full [...]

8 09, 2021

COVID curse for Arsenal? Where have all the midfielders gone?

By |2021-09-08T07:11:40+01:00September 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Could all just be rumour. Could just be 'The Internet' and 'Internet People' being all 'Internetty', but with ESR not in the Under-21s England squad yesterday, as well as not being in the squad for the full international team over the weekend, the rumours started to circulate that Emile was 'ill' and in the current [...]

7 09, 2021

How can Arsenal get close to this ‘New Top Four’?

By |2021-09-07T07:21:21+01:00September 7th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league|1 Comment

Morning y’all, hope y’all are fine and dandy and living your best lives on this Tuesday morn? It was over a week of sun in the south of Portugal for me and although I had access to my computer and the internet, I’ll be completely honest with you, I just couldn’t be bothered with it [...]

27 08, 2021

Arteta bright-eyed and batting off Aubameyang speculation

By |2021-08-27T08:16:58+01:00August 27th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

No messing around from Arteta yesterday, was there? What I mean by that was he dropped a press conference in the morning following what will have been a late night on the Wednesday. I left pretty much after the final whistle on Wednesday and I got home at half 12, so they must have got [...]

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