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 [...]

2 01, 2020

Arsenal beat United. Arsenal are ‘fun’ again. Bring on 2020.

By |2020-01-02T10:16:58+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Now I don't know about you, but I've enjoyed reading just about everything between last night's result and me writing today's blog. And I'm going to thoroughly enjoy today's blog from start to finish, that's for sure, because last night we won a football match and we did it in a way in which gave [...]

30 12, 2019

Some good, some bad, some awful (refereeing decisions) – Arsenal v Chelsea

By |2019-12-30T10:05:12+00:00December 30th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm still trying to work out how I feel about yesterday's defeat to Chelski on our own patch. I mean, obviously I'm annoyed, but it feels like it's tempered somewhat with some of the situations that occurred during the match. Last night I lay in bed and at one point I was both pissed off [...]

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 [...]

22 12, 2019

Bore draw at Goodison – the kids need leaders

By |2019-12-22T09:58:12+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

The phrase "well that was 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back again" hasn't really, over the years, been something I've associated with watching The Arsenal. But after having to sit through that utter snooze-fest yesterday lunchtime as we played out an utter bore draw against an equally confidence-shorn Everton, I think it [...]

20 12, 2019

Arsenal players disillusioned? Now they know how we feel!

By |2019-12-20T07:54:36+00:00December 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league, press conference, Rant|1 Comment

Morning folks. It's wet, it's dark, it doesn't really feel like my last day in the office before Christmas and I'm hanging a little. Everything's a little fuzzy and vague. A bit like an Arsenal transfer pursuit - be it manager or player! We seem to enjoy having the worst kept secrets, don't we? I [...]

19 12, 2019

Arteta won’t get five years like Chapman did

By |2019-12-19T07:01:45+00:00December 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

Looks like the Arteta situation is finally rumbling to a close, in classic Arsenal "drag-it-our-linger-than-needed" fashion and after Pep decided not to give anything away post-match against Oxford United last night, you have to expect that there'll be some kind of announcement imminent. If Arteta is to take charge against Everton on Saturday lunchtime there [...]