10 03, 2019

Don’t fall into the United counter attack trap, Arsenal

By |2019-03-10T08:30:42+00:00March 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Frustratingly, because I've got overseas travel with work today, I'll not find out the result of the game until about 7pm tonight. Which isn't exactly helping my nervous disposition when I think about the game in general. This - as well as Rennes at home on Thursday next week - is season defining for Emery [...]

7 03, 2019

No rotation at Rennes for Arsenal

By |2019-03-07T08:58:31+00:00March 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night we saw the unlikely happen with United and I have to say it made me slightly more nervous for this Sunday's game. I'm glad we're in form and at home but they will be on cloud nine in terms of morale and confidence right now and that word I keep bleating on about [...]

2 03, 2019

Arsenal need to minimise the space on the flanks against Tottenham today

By |2019-03-02T09:36:13+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are then. Derby day. The away leg of it and the one Premier League game of the season I hate the most. It doesn't help that we've only won one in 16 and with those numbers it feels like today is going to be an uphill struggle against the Tiny Totts. I get [...]

28 02, 2019

Arsenal delivering swagger against Bournemouth ahead of NLD

By |2019-02-28T20:18:07+00:00February 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's more like it Arsenal! Much more enjoyable an evening at The Emirates. And I'm thankful that given it's the last time I rock up in North London for a whole month due to work comments, FA Cup weekends and a plethora of away games, I got to see Arsenal strong together two decent halves [...]

27 02, 2019

Arsenal need to press high, force errors in Bournemouth

By |2019-02-27T10:19:47+00:00February 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match days. I love 'em. Not least because it gives you something to look forward to after the monotony of a day at the office. Not that I don't like my job - I actually find it quite rewarding - but if you gave me the choice of not doing it and sitting at [...]

25 02, 2019

‘One half Arsenal’ strikes again against Southampton

By |2019-02-25T07:20:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Perhaps we're a little too greedy as Arsenal fans. Perhaps we want too much? Because after yesterday's victory over Southampton, which saw us tiptoe into the top four after United's draw, I found myself wishing that we could play like we did in the first half but in the second as well. And I wasn't [...]

24 02, 2019

Go attacking again against the Saints, Unai

By |2019-02-24T08:47:12+00:00February 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Match day. Best day of the week. Well, usually is, especially when it's a home game and usually I'm off to The Arsenal but this week I have a family event that prevents me from going. I'm not bitter. Much. It's a religious thing as well so I'm hoping that my sacrifice that [...]

23 02, 2019

Rennes will be a new challenge, hopefully with Özil a bit more involved

By |2019-02-22T20:55:22+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Formation, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So our reward for the huffing and puffing against BATE Borisov is a couple of games against Rennes of Ligue Un and I think on the face of it, none of us can be too sad about that, because on paper I suppose they are one of the weaker teams. The thing is though, we [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For a team that has spent most of the season not turning up for one half of a game - usually the first half - tonight's match against BATE Borisov feels like it needs one heck of a first half Arsenal performance to stop the nerves of cup competition knockout to set in. It seems [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]