29 04, 2019

Leicester: that’s top four out for Arsenal’s bottlers

By |2019-04-29T10:34:28+01:00April 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Let's not hide behind any kind of faux injustice brought about by Ainsley Maitland-Niles' sending off in the first half yesterday: this Arsenal team was probably defeated before it even took to the field. Nine goals conceded in three games against three opponents who have nothing to play for other than some additional points on [...]

28 04, 2019

Leicester: sh*t or bust for Arsenal’s Champions League hopes

By |2019-04-28T09:37:14+01:00April 28th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Another away trip against a team with nothing to play for and sadly I have very little confidence that we will come out of this one with any points. Wolves aren't fighting for anything, Palace weren't fighting for anything, yet both put three past us and with Leicester sure to play us on the counter [...]

27 04, 2019

Emery says something, which isn’t anything; back to basics Arsenal

By |2019-04-27T09:18:16+01:00April 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a day in which Unai Emery has had a press conference ahead of a game I like to have a little read over his comments on the official website to see if there's anything that I can glean that gives an insight in to how the team will set up in the upcoming match. [...]

26 04, 2019

We don’t spread our scoring around enough at Arsenal

By |2019-04-26T11:03:51+01:00April 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I really like it when Arsenal and the players go in to media lockdown and blackout after a poor result. After a couple of results like we've had this week the last thing I want to see if Alex Iwobi channelling his inner Johan Djourou with a "we have to move on" statement post the [...]

25 04, 2019

Arsenal are psychologically broken; Wolves showed it

By |2019-04-25T13:37:55+01:00April 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

They say that time is a healer, yet here I am about 16 hours after the diabolical performance at Molineux, still stewing on what was quite frankly an unacceptable Arsenal performance. I find myself with that one sentence - the title of today's blog - that keeps ringing in my mind and it brings me [...]

24 04, 2019

Wolves will hit us with pace on the counter tonight, we need to deal with it

By |2019-04-24T07:08:25+01:00April 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a weekend in which teams around us dropped points tonight's game needs to come in to very sharp focus for Unai Emery and his team. This is because a win against Wolves will bring us not only three valuable points but also provide a valuable psychological boost to the players in terms of the [...]

22 04, 2019

Palace profit from comical Arsenal

By |2019-04-22T08:27:22+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sadly I had a feeling we were due a performance from Arsenal at home like we got yesterday. Lethargic, leggy and lackadaisical with some absolutely comical defending that really gifted Palace all three points yesterday. Unai Emery rotates once again and I'm came Jenkinson, Mavropanos and Mustafi in defence, followed by a midfield duo of [...]

21 04, 2019

Palace’s pace out wide needs to be countered by Arsenal today

By |2019-04-21T09:17:04+01:00April 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today is going to be a tough game. We're at the point in the season where there are many aching limbs, we're missing key players, plus those that are fit are being patched up and sent out twice a week and expected to get results. Today is no different and after Man City just about [...]

19 04, 2019

Arsenal make it a good Friday with professional victory over Napoli

By |2019-04-19T10:02:33+01:00April 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For both of these two legs against Napoli i haven't really felt nervous at all, aside from a quick pang of butterflies in the stomach about two minutes before kick off yesterday, but even that went away after I saw how Arsenal had set up and how Unai has instructed his players to play. In [...]

17 04, 2019

Unai’s squad management is to be applauded – maybe

By |2019-04-17T07:16:06+01:00April 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Wednesday folks. It's a pre Europa Wednesday and given that we have a massive game against Napoli in about 36 hours from me writing this, I thought I'd be a little more nervous than I am, although I think the first leg is playing a big part of it. Arsenal are a side who [...]