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 [...]

12 12, 2019

A win for confidence against Liege

By |2019-12-12T10:25:08+00:00December 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|1 Comment

Matchday today means that we have another opportunity for a win and hopefully some sort of momentum building as we hit the busy festive period. The reality of the situation is that unless there is a monumental cock up of epic proportions - a five goal defeat would do it - we are through to [...]

29 11, 2019

More evidence of Arsenal’s failing leadership – Frankfurt defeat at home

By |2019-11-29T07:34:03+00:00November 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Well now kids, how many of you could have predicted that an average, mid-table team from Germany, who have had patchy form, with no "official" supporters in the stadium (although we know they were there), would pick up three points against Unai Emery's shambolic Arsenal team? Just about everybody I reckon. This team is done. [...]

28 11, 2019

An empty Arsenal stadium to see some fun against Frankfurt tonight?

By |2019-11-28T07:42:55+00:00November 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, contracts, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Have you ever felt so 'Meh' about a game in your life? Probably. There's games towards the end of the season when there's nothing left to play for that feel very pointless and although this match tonight has something riding on it - Europa League qualification to the k computer phase - it's hard to [...]

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+01:00October 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 [...]