6 05, 2019

Domestic bottle job complete with pathetic draw to Brighton

By |2019-05-06T08:37:16+01:00May 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Well, yesterday was a total shambles, eh? Although there was an outside chance we might be able to qualify for Champions League yesterday, those Arsenal players contrived to blow it, picking up just one point against a Brighton team who literally had nothing to play for, had probably spent the night partying and would have [...]

5 05, 2019

Patience and professionalism the key for Arsenal at home to Brighton

By |2019-05-05T08:58:17+01:00May 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the last home game of the season today, a chance to say goodbye to Cech and Ramsey and quite unbelievably, a game in which winning could still keep us in the hunt for a final day top four spot. Quite how we are still in it is beyond me but bizarrely after the Tiny [...]

3 05, 2019

Auba changes the complexion of semi final

By |2019-05-03T10:46:33+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I thought last night's game against Valencia worked out well in the end, considering where we were on the 12th minute, a goal down and looking as ropey as ever at the back. But let's give some credit to 'home team Arsenal' - a very different proposition to 'away team Arsenal' - because they bounced [...]

2 05, 2019

An away goal (or lack of) could be essential tonight for Arsenal’s cup hopes

By |2019-05-02T07:33:12+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are folks. This game this evening represents - in my opinion - one of the most important in the season for these Arsenal players. That's because our horrendous away form invariably means that we are going to struggle at the Mestalla and so unless we win - and win well - tonight, I [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]