18 09, 2021

Pepe, ESR, Odegaard and Saka – three from four at Burnley

By |2021-09-18T11:20:33+01:00September 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There are some universal truths in life: death, taxes and Burnley fans booing something an opposition player does even though he was in fact probably fouled. And Burnley's fans are the booiest fans you'll ever see. If there was a sweepstake on the first minute at which the Burnley fans would boo Arsenal today, I [...]

15 09, 2021

Tomiyasu the new Monreal?

By |2021-09-15T08:01:57+01:00September 15th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We got to hear from our newbie  yesterday, with the club dropping a fresh new video of Tomiyasu talking at London Colney to the chap that usually does the Arsenal Media videos and I have to say I was impressed. His English was excellent for somebody who has been in Japan, Belgium and then Italy [...]

12 09, 2021

Arsenal up and running with green shoots against Norwich

By |2021-09-12T10:28:19+01:00September 12th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Winning football matches is hella fun. I like it. I like it indeed. And although at the time I felt moments of frustration, this was very much one of those days in which I look back at the game and realise that actually Arsenal played quite well. In fact you'd say the 1-0 scoreline probably [...]

11 09, 2021

Arsenal’s green shoots need to start today against Norwich

By |2021-09-11T10:49:36+01:00September 11th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's matchday people!! Whoop! And it feels like more of a 'whoop' because it feels like the international break has enabled a lot of people I speak to, to think about today as the 'new' start of the season. The Brentford game had unfortunate circumstances. The Chelski and Man City games were always going to [...]

28 08, 2021

Man City preview: All Arsenal have is hope

By |2021-08-28T09:45:44+01:00August 28th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I don't think there's many people on this planet who could argue a case for Arsenal getting anything today. It really does feel like we have two hopes: Bob Hope and No Hope, against the Champions of England, on their home turf. There is nothing to suggest that even a draw would be possible, given [...]

24 08, 2021

Exits key to right back issue at The Arsenal?

By |2021-08-24T07:37:39+01:00August 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Transfers|0 Comments

It seems like there apears to be some movement in the departure lounge at London Colney. Over the last 48 hours we've heard stories about Palace wanting Nketiah for £10million, Fiorentina wanting Torreira for €1.5million loan deal and €15million option to buy at the end of next season, as well as...drumroll...Corinthians wanting Willian on a [...]

23 08, 2021

Arsenal depressingly never laid a glove on Chelsea

By |2021-08-23T07:56:05+01:00August 23rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know what was worse about yesterday's defeat to Chelski; the actual defeat, or the horrible predictability of how the game would go. I thought we'd concede early. We did. I thought they'd get a second and it would kill the game. It did. I thought we'd barely be able to fashion any chances [...]

22 08, 2021

Back at The Arsenal, back with the ‘fear’ – Chelski preview

By |2021-08-22T08:35:22+01:00August 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

I can't say I'm overly confident about today's match if I'm completely honest with you. Aubameyang aside, this will be the same side that looked so lifeless and defensively fragile as the one that started the season against Brentford, only this time, we're playing a team that has just started the season with a comprehensive [...]

13 08, 2021

Arteta needs a strong start

By |2021-08-13T11:09:32+01:00August 13th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Match-day! Whoop! After gawd knows how long, we finally have a game with a full house of fans and even though I’m on a stag weekend in Edinburgh and none of the gents are football fans, there’s no way I won’t be watching tonight’s game from my phone. It’s an irritating one because Brentford is [...]

11 08, 2021

No Ramsdale for Sheffield United, No Ramsdale for Arsenal, please…

By |2021-08-11T07:40:42+01:00August 11th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Transfers|3 Comments

Last night Sheffield United beat Carlisle in the first round of the League Cup and Aaron Ramsdale did not feature. Cue the noises online about an impending transfers and a possible deal to Arsenal, which was shortly followed by a general outpouring of disdain from my social media timelines. Honestly, I don't think there has [...]

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