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 [...]

25 10, 2019

Pepe is Unai’s latest ‘get out of jail free’ card against Vitoria SC

By |2019-10-25T07:47:36+00:00October 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I bet that when Unai Emery plays Monopoly with his family back home, he has a little tamper with the 'Chance' cards before they get started, because based on last night's performance against Vitoria Sporting Clube, he's a guy that loves to ride his luck. And it rides him back. As suspected he named a [...]

24 10, 2019

A shuffle for tonight’s game for Emery to expunge some of Monday’s anger

By |2019-10-24T07:24:44+00:00October 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai's press conference yesterday saw him come out swinging with regards to criticism of him, his tactics and his team selection on Monday night. The good news for him is that there's a game this evening which gives him the opportunity to at least a little bit put the Sheffield United debacle behind his team [...]

23 10, 2019

Granit’s Bullsh*t, Arsenal’s Bullsh*t, Emery’s Bullsh*t

By |2019-10-23T07:51:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Granit Xhaka thinks that what Patrice Evra said on Monday night football was 'bullshit'. I think the performance of him and his teammates was bullshit. I think the energy, intensity and structure of the team on Monday was bullshit. I think the side selection and tactical set up against a newly promoted team was bullshit. [...]

22 10, 2019

Is Emery the new Bruce Rioch? Sheffield United reaction

By |2019-10-22T07:32:26+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I was 13 years old when Bruce Rioch had his solitary season in charge of The Arsenal. He had David Platt, Dennis Bergkamp, the back four that had won leagues, an Ian Wright in his prime and Paul Merson all able to do the business for him. Yet we finished fifth and just scraped in [...]

21 10, 2019

Grinding out a difficult result against Sheffield United – what we hope is in store for The Arsenal

By |2019-10-21T07:54:39+00:00October 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Finally, match day is upon us, having had to wait what feels like an eternity for The Arsenal to arrive after a particularly draggy international break. It's a trip up to Sheffield United and for those of you with memories long enough, that 2006 defeat at Bramall Lane will probably feel a little fresher than [...]

19 10, 2019

Luiz sentiment is appreciated, but the reality is very different for Arsenal’s title bid

By |2019-10-19T10:31:49+00:00October 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A Saturday welcome I bid you my friends. Sadly it's one without The Arsenal but I guess it is what it is and we have to contend ourselves with a weekend of supporting every other team that our rivals play. So it's Newcastle and Watford that we'll be hoping to do something special today. And [...]

3 10, 2019

Let the youth give us some fun against Liege

By |2019-10-03T14:52:26+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Given that it's matchday and the Management is still sound asleep in the bedroom, I thought I'd pop some pre-game thoughts from Memphis, as I haven't really been doing much on here of late. I blame the fried food. It's addled my brain and thinking processes. And I've had a lot of fried food. And [...]