3 08, 2020

The FA Cup win as the positive ‘sliding door’ moment we needed

By |2020-08-03T08:01:04+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, FA Cup, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

I spent intermittent moments of yesterday just smiling to myself. If the Cup final of 2019 cut deep and was a wound that took long to heal, this weekend's victory in the FA Cup helped to stitch up some of that wound. It was like the lollipop you got at the doctors when you were [...]

25 07, 2020

Arteta impresses again, but admits to some challenges, amidst uncertainty

By |2020-07-25T10:40:43+01:00July 25th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, finances, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|2 Comments

Plenty to get through today, after Arteta had his press conference ahead of Sunday’s dead rubber, the Premier League fixtures for next season were confirmed, as well as the disappointing news that Mustafi will miss the cup final due to the injury he picked up in the Semi Final last week. You really have to [...]

22 07, 2020

Are we not allowed nice things as Arsenal fans?

By |2020-07-22T08:00:19+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

Well if that wasn't the crappy Yin to last weekend's fantastic Yang... Are we not allowed to have nice things? Are we not allowed to bask in the glory of a really resolute and fantastic performance? Because it feels like it with this Arsenal side. As brilliant as they were against Man City, yesterday they were as [...]

20 07, 2020

Arteta’s rotation dilemma ahead of Villa tomorrow

By |2020-07-20T08:06:02+01:00July 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to the penultimate week of this season, finally drawing to a close with a trip to Villa Park, followed by Watford at home next Sunday. And to add to that we now know our fate in terms of the FA Cup Final in just under two week's time, as Chelski smashed [...]

29 02, 2020

Arteta needs to pick us all up

By |2020-02-29T08:03:55+00:00February 29th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

After the game on Thursday Arteta said it’s his job to pick up the players form the crushing feeling of a last second goal in extra time. But actually the man now has the weight of an entire club - including the fan base - with which to lift the mood. It’s strange though. We’re [...]

28 02, 2020

Unprofessional Arsenal crash out of Europe

By |2020-02-28T07:50:27+00:00February 28th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Rant|1 Comment

That was a disgrace of a performance last night. It was an example in arrogance and this morning I am still pretty raw with rage from what I saw last night. Because what I saw was an Arsenal team that broke one of the fundamental laws of any kind of competition: Never underestimate your opponent. [...]

27 02, 2020

Strike early, Arsenal, strike fast

By |2020-02-27T06:52:49+00:00February 27th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning peeps. Happy match day to thee and thine kin. Hopefully it’s an Arsenal-victory flavoured one. A fourth win on the bounced would be rather delicious and tonight provides that opportunity with a home second leg against Olympiakos. We did half of the job in Greece with the late Lacazette strike and with the Greek’s [...]

26 02, 2020

Gnabry’s trajectory, Saka’s future

By |2020-02-26T07:32:23+00:00February 26th, 2020|Arsenal FC, contracts, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Of ever you needed a clear-cut example of how Tony Pauli’s is ‘anti-football’, it can be evidenced by Serge Gnabry and his goals against Chelski last night, quickly followed by a collective groan by Arsenal fans everywhere. I’m not saying Pulis is totally to blame for the ‘exit stage left’ of Gnabry from Arsenal, but [...]

21 02, 2020

Hang on a minute…’Gritty Arsenal grind out 1-0 win away’???

By |2020-02-21T08:55:52+00:00February 21st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, youth|0 Comments

Morning folks. It feels weird this morning. It feels very weird. We won, which is good. We won back-to-back games, which is also good. But we also did it in a style and approach that was resolute, dogged and whilst not always pretty on the eye, it did the job. Arsenal 'getting the job done'. [...]

20 02, 2020

Keep the crowd quiet and score first tonight, Arsenal

By |2020-02-20T07:37:23+00:00February 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I’ve got that song in my head from Home Alone 2. You know the one “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” by Johnny Mathis? Yep, that one, only I’ve replaced some of the words to create a new version circling my brain on repeat: It’s the most wonderful time, of the week.... Yes [...]

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