22 03, 2019

April will define Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal

By |2019-03-22T07:01:35+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, friendly, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With work sending me across the globe in the last 10 days or so it's been difficult mustering the energy to write daily Arsenal ramblings, especially when you're so far behind on news due to the tone zones that by the time you do write something it's rendered a little redundant, so today I'm back [...]

24 02, 2019

Go attacking again against the Saints, Unai

By |2019-02-24T08:47:12+01:00February 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Match day. Best day of the week. Well, usually is, especially when it's a home game and usually I'm off to The Arsenal but this week I have a family event that prevents me from going. I'm not bitter. Much. It's a religious thing as well so I'm hoping that my sacrifice that [...]

23 02, 2019

Rennes will be a new challenge, hopefully with Özil a bit more involved

By |2019-02-22T20:55:22+01:00February 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Formation, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So our reward for the huffing and puffing against BATE Borisov is a couple of games against Rennes of Ligue Un and I think on the face of it, none of us can be too sad about that, because on paper I suppose they are one of the weaker teams. The thing is though, we [...]

20 02, 2019

Waiting for Unai and Özil to skip out together

By |2019-02-19T19:39:57+01:00February 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Europa League, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

Alright? Having a good'un? Waiting patiently for some form of team news to deep through about tomorrow night's game? I hear ya. Totally in the same boat. I wonder if Unai is dreading the inevitable "are you gonna ply Özil then?" Questions from the media? He'll surely get fired a few and usually there's a [...]

19 02, 2019

The Arsenal ‘hashtag outs’ and ‘hashtag ins’ have flipped

By |2019-02-19T08:20:40+01:00February 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

It's the Tuesday after an Arsenalless weekend and I'll be honest with you, it feels as painfully slow as an international break. The club news is relatively benign, there's little excitement to speak of from a football perspective and as I wrote the other day we have a fan base that appear to be finding [...]

16 02, 2019

Özil and Emery: War’s a brewin’

By |2019-02-16T10:09:01+01:00February 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Unai Emery is the man with the power to pick the team and so Özil has little else with which to strike back if he isn't playing. Which is why he - with inevitable backing and collaboration of his PR Team too - decided to post a not-so-subtle message last night on social media: When [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+01:00February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

13 02, 2019

Returning injuries give Emery food for Europa League thought

By |2019-02-13T11:18:48+01:00February 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|1 Comment

I guess one of the benefits of the new job I have is that because I often have to do early morning calls my commute into London is a little later than in my previous role. That's a benefit from a blog perspective because it means I'm writing today's instalment having just seen the team [...]

10 02, 2019

Awkward Arsenal still unconvincing despite needed win against Huddersfield

By |2019-02-10T09:50:36+01:00February 10th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Rule number one for any football fan is to win the match. In the late eighties and early nineties other teams mocked 'boring boring Arsenal' but we didn't care. We made defending an art form. When we went one nil up we were like an Italian side who were rarely broken at our peak. And [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By |2019-02-09T08:46:47+01:00February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]