15 09, 2021

Tomiyasu the new Monreal?

By |2021-09-15T08:01:57+01:00September 15th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We got to hear from our newbie  yesterday, with the club dropping a fresh new video of Tomiyasu talking at London Colney to the chap that usually does the Arsenal Media videos and I have to say I was impressed. His English was excellent for somebody who has been in Japan, Belgium and then Italy [...]

28 08, 2021

Man City preview: All Arsenal have is hope

By |2021-08-28T09:45:44+01:00August 28th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I don't think there's many people on this planet who could argue a case for Arsenal getting anything today. It really does feel like we have two hopes: Bob Hope and No Hope, against the Champions of England, on their home turf. There is nothing to suggest that even a draw would be possible, given [...]

13 08, 2021

Arteta needs a strong start

By |2021-08-13T11:09:32+01:00August 13th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Match-day! Whoop! After gawd knows how long, we finally have a game with a full house of fans and even though I’m on a stag weekend in Edinburgh and none of the gents are football fans, there’s no way I won’t be watching tonight’s game from my phone. It’s an irritating one because Brentford is [...]

25 07, 2021

Arsenal’s shape and fitness is starting to show

By |2021-07-25T13:17:00+01:00July 25th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I know pre season friendlies aren't supposed to mean anything, that you can't read too much in to them and that had we lost yesterday's 'behind closed doors' friendly at London Colney to Milwall then we'd all have shrugged and said 'move along', but I have to tell you I did enjoy watching the game [...]

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 [...]

2 01, 2021

Two steps forward – Don’t make it one back against West Brom, Arsenal

By |2021-01-02T10:52:53+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to the first Saturday of 2021 and blow me down if it isn't a Saturday match day for us. We've had so many Sunday's as a result of cup competitions and the Europa League, that playing on a Saturday feels like a novelty. Alright, it may be an 8pm kick off [...]

26 12, 2020

Arsenal approaching Chelski like a small club underdog

By |2020-12-26T10:32:48+00:00December 26th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Boxing Day and match day. There was a time where I’d be pretty excited to have a bit of The Arsenal on at Christmas, but I’ll be honest with you, I’m not feeling overly confident and given that it’s been literally months since we won a Premier League game, the prospect of beating Chelski seems [...]

29 11, 2020

High press and avoid the counter: the blueprint for victor over Wolves

By |2020-11-29T09:56:13+00:00November 29th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Iiiiiiiiit’s matchday! Always a day that is both exciting and terrifying because in 12 hours time we’ll know that Arsenal have either buggered up another opportunity to get points on the board, or they’ll have made this weekend a heck of a lot better by beating Wolves. But in order to do that it feels [...]

28 11, 2020

Arsenal’s balance and a high press might beat Wolves

By |2020-11-28T08:20:04+00:00November 28th, 2020|Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Moring folks and welcome to Saturday. How you doing? Y'alreet? I'm fine, thanks for asking, although I did stay up too late watching The Good, The Bad and The Ugly last night and my body clock is such that it doesn't matter what time I go to bed, I'm always up around 7am. That's not [...]

22 11, 2020

Arteta needs to inject pace into Arsenal attack against Leeds

By |2020-11-22T10:05:26+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I believe I have some very real fears and trepidation about today’s game at Elland Road. The preparation the Arsenal players have had in the build up to this hasn’t been ideal, with injuries, COVID and the form of some of our players, plus I have some bad memories of defeats going up there I [...]

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