8 11, 2021

Arsenal’s solid foundations help the win over Watford

By |2021-11-08T07:46:31+00:00November 8th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

As I exited the ground yesterday with the three points secured, I asked my Dad to reflect on the game and the performance and he said 'it was a funny old game, wasn't it?'. Indeed it was Pa, indeed it was. Arsenal controlled possession, scored goals, had big chances in the form of a penalty, [...]

7 11, 2021

Watford to mirror Arsenal’s formation, so we must step up

By |2021-11-07T09:49:26+00:00November 7th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This'll be a quick one today as I'm off to have a pre match meal with the family in Islington before the old man and I make our way to the game. Watford at home in the old days - like six or seven years ago - would be one in which you'd be wondering [...]

6 11, 2021

Arteta still learning

By |2021-11-06T09:54:37+00:00November 6th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I watched the 30 minute video on Mikel Arteta this morning. He talked a lot about 'unity' and his time so far as he approaches 100 games tomorrow and I thought it was a nice piece from Amy Lawrence who interviewed him. I'm losing track about the number of times I've said how strong his [...]

5 11, 2021

We need Xhaka for January and Tierney for Liverpool next week

By |2021-11-05T07:37:04+00:00November 5th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well the good news appears to be that the squad injury update ahead of the game against Watford on Sunday is positive. Only Kieran Tierney and Granit Xhaka remain doubts. For Xhaka the main worry is in the wording from the clubs medical team that he is expected to be in full training in the [...]

3 11, 2021

The Arsenal worrier and his ‘worry wall’

By |2021-11-03T07:33:41+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Antonio Conte to the Scum, Unai Emery to the new Geordie Oil Whores, what is happening right now? What weird twilight zone have we fallen in to that sees this collective of randomness occur? In fairness Conte has hedged his bets with an 18-month contract and you have to hope that is fails dismally and [...]

2 11, 2021

Arsenal giving me a touch of the ‘what ifs’ and I like it

By |2021-11-02T07:57:41+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

Being a football fan is a funny old game and that game goes from highs to lows, from joy to worry, relatively quickly. Take the Scum from the Lane. They may have won f**k all, but the fact that they're about to sign Antonio Conte as their manager has a few Arsenal fans slightly concerned, [...]

1 11, 2021

Is Lacazette the false nine when we already have a nine on the pitch?

By |2021-11-01T08:11:18+00:00November 1st, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Formation, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Yesterday morning I went out for my morning run in the pouring rain of Northumberland and I was listening to a post match podcast, which triggered some thoughts in me about Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The thoughts revolved around the fact people are talking about us playing 4-4-2 and also trying to work out [...]

31 10, 2021

Ramsdale heroics underline Arsenal’s credentials

By |2021-10-31T09:25:14+00:00October 31st, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

What a performance that was yesterday, eh? On Friday night week before last we were worried about whether this team would be able to sustain the momentum of the streak we were on. An unconvincing draw with Palace (who, despite the fact they played City with 10 men for a whole half, still picked up [...]

30 10, 2021

A tough ask for Arsenal at Leicester today

By |2021-10-30T09:39:44+01:00October 30th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I'd take a draw today. There, I said it. I've set my stall out for today's blog early on and I'll be completely frank with you, I fear this game now that we are on the eve of it. We've scored one goal away all season, which was in the 1-0 win over Burnley. We've [...]

29 10, 2021

Keeping the whole squad happy at Arsenal

By |2021-10-29T07:30:00+01:00October 29th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to Friday. The last one in October. How on earth is it nearly November already? Anyhoo, we should get ourselves a press conference today and that means we'll get an update on the player availability situation, which Mikel will obviously elaborate on at some stage today. I'm a natural worrier though [...]

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