10 01, 2022

Tactical and player mistakes knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup against Forest

By |2022-01-10T07:59:05+00:00January 10th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

For the second time in four years Arsenal travelled to the City Ground to play Championship Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup and for the second time in four years Arsenal's FA Cup run was halted as quickly as it began in ignominious fashion as we were knocked out to a [...]

9 01, 2022

Forest away – Arsenal must control the narrative and quieten the crowd

By |2022-01-09T10:22:15+00:00January 9th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, History, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to matchday. It is one of my most favourite match days of the year actually; FA Cup third round day. A chance to travel to a ground that you don't often go to and for me I haven't been to the City Ground, so a new one to tick off the [...]

8 01, 2022

Arteta’s admission on transfer movement is good news this January

By |2022-01-08T09:00:10+00:00January 8th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, FA Cup, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Transfers|1 Comment

Before I start talking about the press conference and some of the more interesting parts of it for me yesterday, I thought I'd just mention Arsenal's campaign against knife crime that was released yesterday, with a video and also confirmation that Arsenal will wear an all white kit for the game against Nottingham Forest in [...]

7 01, 2022

How does Arteta rotate in the next 10 days and what should we do about Lacazette?

By |2022-01-07T07:54:48+00:00January 7th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, FA Cup, League Cup, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Friday. Been a long ol' slog this week, I have to say, so has it been the same for you? Have you just jumped straight back in to the swing of work or have you counted down until the weekend like me? What hasn't helped was the lack of football [...]

6 01, 2022

Transparency in football is gone; from the EFL to FA…

By |2022-01-06T08:21:05+00:00January 6th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, League Cup, premier league, Rant|4 Comments

We should be playing the first of a two-legged semi final in the League Cup against Liverpool this evening. But for reasons that - as I mentioned yesterday - are increasingly murky, it has been postponed to 20th January, in two week's from today. The EFL - chaired by Merseyside-born former Liverpool Chairman Rick Parry [...]

4 01, 2022

Will Arsenal’s away form determine a top four spot?

By |2022-01-04T08:34:57+00:00January 4th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup, premier league|1 Comment

It's Tuesday, a full three days since we were defeated against the state-funded Oil Whores, yet that defeat still stings a little bit. I guess it's partially also due to the fact that on Sunday those teams around us all picked up wins and now we're only a couple of points ahead of the Scum, [...]

24 01, 2021

Arsenal Squaddies prove they aren’t up to it in the Cup

By |2021-01-24T10:27:20+00:00January 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

What a disappointing performance that was yesterday. And there is emphasis on the word 'performance' really, because that's what I think warrants more discussion and debate than the actual result itself. We all love the FA Cup. We've seen Arsenal win it more than most and certainly in the last 20 odd years Arsenal have [...]

23 01, 2021

Sensible soccer signings in Ryan and Odegaard; Saints preview

By |2021-01-23T08:29:52+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Saturday. And it's a slightly different blog today because it appears as though not only we have a match to digest at lunchtime, but also a signing and one more that seems virtually on the way. On the one that is on the way - Odegaard - I'd like to [...]

22 01, 2021

Moles and Odegaard: Arteta has his say

By |2021-01-22T06:51:25+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

We've had ourselves a press conference yesterday ahead of the FA Cup game tomorrow and Mikel had plenty to say on a number of different things, including some of the exits that we've had, with Sokratis getting the platitudes, as well as Mesut - to an extent anyway. He has obviously said nice things about [...]

10 01, 2021

Smith-Rowe and Tierney the difference makers against Newcastle in the cup

By |2021-01-10T09:30:30+00:00January 10th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

A win is a win is a win. Am I right? Arsenal got that win - their fourth in a row - courtesy of a superb Emile Smith-Rowe finish and then a much needed Aubameyang goal in extra time, but whilst we can all agree that was a laboured performance last night, what I think [...]

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