21 01, 2020

Arsenal have a ‘free hit’ away at Chelsea tonight

By |2020-01-21T07:56:51+00:00January 21st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

On Saturday morning I was uber positive about Arsenal getting the result and all three points against Sheffield United at home. I thought that despite injuries, suspensions and recent misfortune on VAR, we'd manage to grab ourselves some precious points on our own turf. Unfortunately I hadn't bargained on the fact that the footballing gods [...]

18 01, 2020

We’re beating Sheffield United today. I feel it.

By |2020-01-18T09:33:16+00:00January 18th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know why but I have an unusually positive feeling about today's game. I'm not usually the positive one and when we do the radio on Monday night's on LoveSport I'm usually the one to pour cold water on our chances of victory, but for some reason, I just 'feel' like we're going to [...]

17 01, 2020

Kurzawa potential signing shows importance of overlapping full backs for Arteta

By |2020-01-17T07:57:14+00:00January 17th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning folks. Looks like we're in for a left back then. An injury prone left back. A left back who has not been getting in to the PSG team and with whom the home fans are supposedly happy to see the back of. Doesn't exactly want the cockles of your heart, does it? The fact [...]

16 01, 2020

More injury questions for Arteta and Arsenal

By |2020-01-16T07:43:22+00:00January 16th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

You've got to love our collective optimism as Arsenal fans, followed by the 'edge of a cliff' melancholy, that comes as a result of Arsenal doing something slightly differently and out of the norm with the usual regime. I am, of course, talking about the press conference that took place yesterday. Arsenal's pre-game pressers are [...]

13 01, 2020

Auba missing gives a dry run for next season’s Arsenal

By |2020-01-14T07:11:31+00:00January 13th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence|1 Comment

So I see plenty of noise about Sergio Aguero and his scoring record on my Twitter timeline at the moment. The man has just surpassed Thierry Henry in terms of Premier League goals to become the highest overseas goal scorer. Quite a feat indeed and he deserves the praise being afforded to him. But don't [...]

11 01, 2020

Arsenal need to be compact between the lines to beat Crystal Palace

By |2020-01-11T08:51:51+00:00January 11th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks from a relatively wet Belfast, in which I'm treating The Management to a birthday weekend away to see the giant's causeway. It means I'm not sure if I'll get time to watch The Arsenal but I'll have to see if I can find a pub to watch it in at some stage I'm [...]

10 01, 2020

I believe Arteta and his ‘like a new signing’ rhetoric

By |2020-01-10T09:57:23+00:00January 10th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Morning folks - happy Friday n'all that jazz. Right, let's get down to it, because it was press conference Thursday yesterday and he addressed the assembled media. The good news is that the first thing he said was that he's given a few more ideas to the players following a first full week of training [...]

9 01, 2020

Irrational plotting on Arsenal’s top four hopes

By |2020-01-09T07:36:53+00:00January 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I find it a little bit weird that even though we are mid-table fodder right now, I still look at those teams towards the top of the league and think "good" when things go against them, as if their misfortune might in some way benefit us. So the fact that Leicester City drew at home [...]

8 01, 2020

Arteta’s philosophy needs a season to embed

By |2020-01-08T07:34:26+00:00January 8th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With the club still another three and a bit days in which we play another game (having had rapid-football fired at us over Christmas) there is understandably a desire to eek out as much delicious content from the Leeds win as possible on the official site. And who can blame the PR and Marketing Teams, [...]

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 [...]