13 11, 2019

Numbers are grim for Arsenal, but reliance of Europa is also grim

By |2019-11-13T07:43:13+00:00November 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's all expectantly quiet today and with the international break upon us within a day or two, I can understand that, because the Leicester debacle feels like it whipped up yet more anger and frustration and the comms that followed only poured petrol on the proverbial flames. The problem with the international break, however, is [...]

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 [...]

6 11, 2019

A strong team simply must deliver in Portugal today

By |2019-11-06T09:41:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today was supposed to be a standard match preview blog ahead of this afternoon's ridiculously early kick off away to Vitoria, but after the news dropped yesterday evening from Unai Emery that Xhaka had been dropped as captain, I guess that probably takes a little bit of the focus off the game itself today. Aubameyang [...]

4 11, 2019

Arsenal must act before Champions League qualification is unsalvageable

By |2019-11-04T07:38:23+00:00November 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Ownership and the board, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

It's Monday and the Arsenal are now - as we expected - six points off a top four place and looking nowhere near close enough to challenging for Champions League football for next season. Leicester showed just how average Palace are and we find ourselves this morning looking at yet more speculation as yesterday there [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

20 09, 2019

An Arsenal win in Frankfurt: not the perfect performance, but the perfect tonic

By |2019-09-20T07:20:53+00:00September 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

It's Friday, our last game is now no longer the disastrous performance at Watford, we have our first win in the Europa League and it was done away to what I think is the best team in the group that we will face. There's also the added benefit of a couple of young players really [...]

19 09, 2019

Özil situation still baffles, as rotation must be on the cards against Frankfurt

By |2019-09-19T07:54:10+00:00September 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Last night I had a Singapore Laksa for dinner that I made and, having tried to sample it in the pan when still boiling, I burnt my tongue. It has left a bad taste etched to the tip of my tongue since. Which is pretty much how it feels when talking about the Mesut Özil [...]

10 09, 2019

What type of midfielder is Matteo Guendouzi?

By |2019-09-10T07:45:39+00:00September 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics, youth|0 Comments

As if there wasn't enough reasons and incentives to get ourselves out of the Europa League, now we've got UEFA stepping in and confirming to Arsenal - which was announced on the official website yesterday - that our away game to Vitoria Setabul is going to take place at 3.50pm in the afternoon in November. [...]