29 04, 2022

How much will fatigue play a factor for Arsenal this weekend?

By |2022-04-29T07:47:48+01:00April 29th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another Friday. We'll get a Mikel Arteta press conference today and the main question marks will be around who is fit, most notably Bukayo Saka, who Arteta admitted had been carrying a knock last weekend and came off in the win over Man United. Obviously from an Arsenal fan perspective [...]

13 04, 2022

Arsenal’s European curse

By |2022-04-13T07:59:36+01:00April 13th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I find it very difficult to watch the Champions League these days. The frustrations of seeing other teams progress when we haven't had a stab at it in so long is annoying and the fact that over the last 10 days or so we have - what feels to me like - probably lost our [...]

10 03, 2022

FInally – a European advantage over an upcoming opponent for Arsenal?

By |2022-03-10T08:44:42+00:00March 10th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Earlier in the season I wrote a post about no European football, then lamented how when we were in the competition, we always seemed to suffer by playing opponents fresher in the league than us. And we have heard managers of Arsenal over the years talk about how the midweek game had the players a [...]

4 11, 2021

Building Arsenal’s nucleus with more time at London Colney

By |2021-11-04T07:50:59+00:00November 4th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners|1 Comment

I often wonder how much of a 'football fan' I actually am you know. I mean, I'm a die-hard Arsenal fan and birthdays, special occasions and holidays are often navigated around based on the football calendar, but football fan? Not so much. Take this round of midweek action currently going on. Not watched a single second of it. No [...]

16 09, 2021

Is Arsenal’s absence in Europe really giving us much of an advantage?

By |2021-09-16T07:50:19+01:00September 16th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning folks. How is it Thursday already? Before you know it we'll be staring down the barrel of a trip to Clobbermeister Central, aka Burnley Football Club, who with each week seem to be appearing on my timeline with 'tackles' that are half taking off the feet or legs of their opponents. I look forward [...]

27 05, 2021

Unai proves Arsenal are cursed in Europe!

By |2021-05-27T07:38:55+01:00May 27th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Rant|1 Comment

Seeing Unai Emery lift the Europa League Trophy for the fourth time last night, having been to five finals, I couldn't help but wonder: "Are Arsenal ACTUALLY cusrsed in Europe?" This might sound like a bit of a lamenting blog this morning but honestly I am offering up a wry smile as I write it. [...]

6 05, 2021

Villareal and Emery will look to hit Arsenal on the counter

By |2021-05-06T07:26:45+01:00May 6th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well folks, this feels like it could be pretty much it tonight, what it all boils down to and should the worst happen this evening and we sh*t the bed against Unai Emery's Villareal then the season is essentially finished in all but name. It feels like last chance saloon for Mikel and his charges [...]

5 05, 2021

Tierney’s availability the mind game for Emery?

By |2021-05-05T07:26:49+01:00May 5th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

One day to go until the real nerves kick in, eh? And I do mean REALLY kicking in, because it feels like this game has become even more essential in terms of the potential future of Arsenal; another Sliding Doors moment for the whole team, manager and everyone associated. There were even some pretty spurious rumours [...]

30 04, 2021

Villareal thoughts: Arteta’s tinkering and Ceballos’ inclusion could cost us

By |2021-04-30T07:26:11+01:00April 30th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The most positive thing to come from what we witnessed last night was that we are still, somehow, in this tie. That it had to come from a penalty which was, let's face it 'generous' at best, is a real cause for concern and in a semi final of a European competition you really do [...]

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