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 [...]

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 [...]

15 09, 2019

The unknown quantity of Watford pose selection questions for Emery and Arsenal

By |2019-09-15T08:50:43+01:00September 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day returns for The Arsenal and as usual I've got butterflies in all the right places, which must mean it's a tricky away game and the pressure is on. It's doubly on because all of those around us and at the top of the league picked up points. United scraped a victory through a [...]

14 09, 2019

Laca’s loss is Nelson’s gain – can he deliver?

By |2019-09-14T10:37:15+01:00September 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, injuries, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So, boys and girls, what did we learn from yesterday's pre-match presser with Unai Emery ahead of the travel to Watford on Sunday? Well, for one thing, we're going to be missing Alexandre Lacazette for the game, plus for the rest of September, which also rules him out of that game at Old Trafford in [...]

13 09, 2019

Returning Arsenal defenders need to cut out individual errors from team

By |2019-09-13T07:50:31+01:00September 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Still nothing from Unai on the ol' team update but, with it being Friday and the last weekday available for him to say some words, it'll not doubt come out at some stage today. It's unusual because it's an away game, but for the players and managers who all live around the Cockfosters/London Colney area, [...]

12 09, 2019

Emery needs to select is midfield three and stick to it

By |2019-09-12T07:51:07+01:00September 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I always love this time of the season. As Lisa Simpson once said about the time after they've been to Church "it's the longest possible time before we have to go again!" And I couldn't echo those sentiments more. International football is boring, dull, slow, plus my choice of allegiances are fixed to a team [...]

9 09, 2019

Xhaka’s paternity leave and Wenger’s extended leave from the Emirates

By |2019-09-09T07:44:18+01:00September 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Internationals|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to another interminable week of international nonsense before we get to next weekend and the return of the Premier League. What I always find fascinating about these breaks is not so much the football itself, but rather all the speculation that seems to be whipped up as a result of players [...]