13 12, 2019

Unconvincing Arsenal somehow top Europa League group

By |2019-12-13T07:59:18+00:00December 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Tactics|1 Comment

So we're all waking up to a monument ours occasion in the UK this morning: Arsenal topping a group in the Europa League. A hard fought comeback yesterday in the second half from Freddie Ljungberg's charges meant that eventually, by virtue of the fact that Vitoria Guimares earned an unlikely victory in Germany, we actually [...]

9 12, 2019

West Ham preview: pick wingers, Fred, wingers

By |2019-12-09T07:33:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

An earlier start than usual for me, coupled with Sunday night drinking, means that it's a groggy Monday morning blog I'll be compiling for you today. The weather is like my mood when it comes to The Arsenal these days too: pretty foul. It's West Ham away tonight and after seeing the team put in [...]

2 12, 2019

Premier League campaign over with another draw

By |2019-12-02T07:36:41+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There's quite a big caveat in the analysis of yesterday's draw away to Norwich. That caveat is that Freddie Ljungberg has had barely a few hours inputting his ideas into this set of players. So perhaps yesterday's performance still bore the hallmarks of Emery's Arsenal. The caveat that Freddie has had such little time is [...]

1 12, 2019

Freddie’s Arsenal to be freed against Norwich?

By |2019-12-01T08:42:53+00:00December 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Happy match day folks. And it's a match day in which there exists much more optimism and hope as a result of a new man picking the team than we've had for some time. It's Freddie's Arsenal now and that means anything could happen today. Which is exciting. We could get a total change of [...]

29 11, 2019

More evidence of Arsenal’s failing leadership – Frankfurt defeat at home

By |2019-11-29T07:34:03+00:00November 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Well now kids, how many of you could have predicted that an average, mid-table team from Germany, who have had patchy form, with no "official" supporters in the stadium (although we know they were there), would pick up three points against Unai Emery's shambolic Arsenal team? Just about everybody I reckon. This team is done. [...]

10 11, 2019

Another uninspiring Arsenal performance at Leicester – is Emery still here?

By |2019-11-10T09:18:16+00:00November 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sometimes I feel like I write about Arsenal out of some kind of habitual nature, because if I'm completely honest with you, I really don't feel that motivated to do it this morning. Yet here I am, Sunday morning, tapping away at my iPhone trying to make sense of what is going on at Arsenal [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

Boring, boring Arsenal – more dropped points in Portugal

By |2019-11-07T07:31:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If anybody was expecting anything other than the turgid football we got last night, can you make yourself known to the nearest steward, because you might need some kind of psychological evaluation. Yesterday late afternoon Unai Emery's Arsenal side delivered an utter stinkfest, again, which saw us outplayed by a team who my mother asked [...]

30 10, 2019

Emery dodges again, as rotation is on the cards at Anfield

By |2019-10-30T07:51:13+00:00October 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|1 Comment

Another game day this evening, this time in the League Cup, but forgive me if I'm not too optimistic about the game tonight. It's at Anfield, we seem to be on our knees as a club, we've got a captain who has gone radio silent and a manager who won't actually show any leadership and [...]

27 10, 2019

Fearing Crystal Palace at home – what have we become?

By |2019-10-27T08:07:34+00:00October 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I wouldn't say that I'm confident ahead of Arsenal matches at the Emirates. There's always usually the butterflies and when I get into the ground the excitement builds. But I'm never overly confident. But a game like Crystal Palace at home used to be one of those where I'd be thinking "of course we can [...]