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 [...]

19 02, 2020

Rotation tomorrow, but not too much; Saka’s contract

By |2020-02-19T07:46:22+00:00February 19th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, contracts, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Morning folks. This will probably be a short one from me, on account of the fact I’ve spent half my journey this morning clearing up f*cking hot sauce that fell on the floor as I sat down on the Met Line this morning. FFS! Anyway, in terms of Arsenal there’s not too much going on [...]

14 02, 2020

Arsenal aren’t signing Upamecano. Here’s why…

By |2020-02-14T07:52:08+00:00February 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

A provocative title for a Friday morning, I know, but when I was checking my Twitter feed I saw that it was awash with people asking whether or not we'd be in for the French international. He's young, strong, having an excellent season with Leipzig and has one year left on his deal in the [...]

31 01, 2020

Soares in is a sensible move for Arsenal

By |2020-01-31T12:52:16+00:00January 31st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Bit of a later one from me today. Partly because I was working from home this morning and therefore haven't been sat on the tube able to write my usual ramblings. But mainly because I went out last night on a work corporate thing and first thing this morning I was pretty hanging. It's a [...]

15 01, 2020

Usmanov’s Everton investment casts more shadows on KSE

By |2020-01-15T07:51:05+00:00January 15th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Champions League, Europa League, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Rant|6 Comments

I guess you can't really call it Arsenal news, but given that Alisher Usmanov was a shareholder at Arsenal until recently, it has a bit of Arsenal related to it, and certainly I think it has implications for the Premier League. Because Everton confirmed last night that Usmanov has invested £30million in naming rights for [...]

14 01, 2020

Lacazette needs to fix up and Arsenal need European football

By |2020-01-14T07:39:48+00:00January 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

So Dinos has now been confirmed as heading out the door on loan to Germany and the next question is when Eddie will be sent out on loan. I said my peace on that yesterday so I won't dwell on what happens in the next few weeks, but I'd be surprised if he's not even [...]

13 12, 2019

Unconvincing Arsenal somehow top Europa League group

By |2019-12-13T07:59:18+00:00December 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Tactics|1 Comment

So we're all waking up to a monument ours occasion in the UK this morning: Arsenal topping a group in the Europa League. A hard fought comeback yesterday in the second half from Freddie Ljungberg's charges meant that eventually, by virtue of the fact that Vitoria Guimares earned an unlikely victory in Germany, we actually [...]