23 10, 2021

Impressive Arsenal blow away Villa

By |2021-10-23T08:57:23+01:00October 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Leaving the Emirates last night, after Arsenal had blitzed Aston Villa over 95+ minutes, I’m sure I wasn’t the only Gooner thinking “that’s more like it” as I queued for the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington. One swallow does not a summer make and one performance does not a ‘click’ or ‘turnaround’ materialise, but [...]

22 10, 2021

Arsenal must win the duels against a counter-attacking Villa

By |2021-10-22T07:48:37+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday folks. Hope you and yours are well. It's two in a week for us; feels almost like the old days of the Europa League and Champions League, eh? Those feelings of playing every few days may have gone, but at least we've had a fair few like that with the League Cup and [...]

21 10, 2021

Arteta’s margins are too fine when we don’t score enough goals

By |2021-10-21T07:43:41+01:00October 21st, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Last night I had a weird ol' dream. I was back in my old season ticket seat at Highbury in the North Bank and time had rewound and the team were now allowed to play back in the old stadium again. Which is weird because a) that would take some serious engineering work needed, not [...]

19 10, 2021

Overly-structured ArtetaBall isn’t working: Palace

By |2021-10-19T08:18:19+01:00October 19th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

At just before the hour mark I looked up to the big screen behind me yesterday and saw that with two thirds of the game gone, we were labouring, with Palace in the ascendency. And I hoped for a change. The set up wasn’t working. Crystal Palace we’re pressing across the pitch in an organised [...]

18 10, 2021

Arteta needs to sweep aside the narrative and Arsenal must ‘click’ against Palace

By |2021-10-18T07:39:55+01:00October 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A week of 'R n R' in Spain this past seven days and having also decided that the international break was an opportunity to step away from the blog in the mornings, I find myself rejuvenated and excited for what feels like 'Part III' of Arsenal's season. In Part I we experienced the lows, the [...]

2 10, 2021

Two sides, multiple formation options, difficult to predict: Brighton v Arsenal

By |2021-10-01T22:18:13+01:00October 2nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to matchday! It's the most wonderful time of the week.....maybe... ;-) It's a trip to Brighton for Arteta and the lads and I must tell you, I'm quite nervous about this game, which I take a good thing because it means that some of the apathy i've felt in recent years [...]

27 09, 2021

Arsenal ‘click’ in NLD – and it’s glorious

By |2021-09-27T08:53:50+01:00September 27th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Sometimes football is just hella fun, isn't it? I am here on this Monday morning thinking about how much I enjoy football. You? It's funny what a difference a day makes. This time yesterday I was tapping away at my laptop, nervously awaiting the impending North London Derby and the potential that we could come-a-cropper [...]

26 09, 2021

We will need at least two in the North London Derby

By |2021-09-26T08:37:04+01:00September 26th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's started already. As I tap away at my Macbook the time has only just ticked over to 8am in the morning and I'm already feeling those North London Derby day butterflies. The visit of the Scum at the carpet later on this afternoon and I'm already a bit of a nervous wreck. I don't [...]

22 09, 2021

AFC Wimbledon preview: Rotate them all Arteta!

By |2021-09-22T07:51:10+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, League Cup, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

  I really want to delve in to some of Mikel Arteta's comments from the interview on the website that I saw yesterday, because he talked in a little more detail than we're used to, about the pressing of the team and ensuring that the lines between the players is a little narrower and more [...]

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