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 [...]

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 [...]

7 12, 2019

Nothing Arsenal is fun any more

By |2019-12-07T09:10:35+00:00December 7th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, premier league|3 Comments

Do you know what? I'm not sure I even have the energy to muster a full size, normal blog, like I do every morning. I'm genuinely just 'meh' about everything to do with Arsenal at the moment. \Later on I'm going to see some family friends. I'm godfather to the lad of our family friends [...]

9 11, 2019

A back three’s a brewing away to Leicester

By |2019-11-09T08:42:33+00:00November 9th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

It's match day today and the tam will most likely - unless they did last night - be on their way to face an in-form Leicester City side that I don't think many people have us down for victory for the evening. I can totally understand that and to be honest with you I am [...]

6 11, 2019

A strong team simply must deliver in Portugal today

By |2019-11-06T09:41:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today was supposed to be a standard match preview blog ahead of this afternoon's ridiculously early kick off away to Vitoria, but after the news dropped yesterday evening from Unai Emery that Xhaka had been dropped as captain, I guess that probably takes a little bit of the focus off the game itself today. Aubameyang [...]

26 10, 2019

So who is going to be Arsenal’s number 10, then?

By |2019-10-26T09:46:09+00:00October 26th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bloody hell Leicester, that's one way to put ten men to the sword, eh? Last night their battering of Southampton felt in very stark contrast to the two pretty terrible football match that our players have delivered in the last week. It was ruthless, free-flowing and an example of a manager who has given his [...]

20 10, 2019

VAR – pointless and run by the same incompetent refs we’ve seen for years

By |2019-10-20T11:03:24+00:00October 20th, 2019|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I watched Match of the Day last night and despite rarely agreeing with Alan Shearer, I couldn't help but thoroughly nod my head in agreement with his utter disdain at the decision making for the Watford v Totts game, because once again this season VAR wasn't used properly and the whole world could see just [...]

24 09, 2019

No Corporal return tonight, but the young players need to give Emery something to think about against Forest

By |2019-09-24T08:07:47+00:00September 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Defence, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

In just over 48 hours we have our second matchday, having only played Villa on Sunday and now the League Cup against Nottingham Forest just two days later. To put that in perspective it's like playing a Wednesday night Champions League game and then being on the bill for the Friday night football game on [...]

24 08, 2019

Is it time for Pepe at Anfield today?

By |2019-08-24T08:32:07+00:00August 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to another match day, probably the hardest of the season I think, because Liverpool are certainly one of the best two teams in the league. A 5.30pm kick off for our boys means we have to do a bit of waiting before we find out our fate but such is the [...]