11 01, 2020

Arsenal need to be compact between the lines to beat Crystal Palace

By |2020-01-11T08:51:51+00:00January 11th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks from a relatively wet Belfast, in which I'm treating The Management to a birthday weekend away to see the giant's causeway. It means I'm not sure if I'll get time to watch The Arsenal but I'll have to see if I can find a pub to watch it in at some stage I'm [...]

6 01, 2020

Possession-based Leeds might work well for Arsenal tonight

By |2020-01-06T07:55:43+00:00January 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Matchday on a Monday is becoming a far more regular thing than I'd have liked it to have been, if I'm completely honest and with all of the other FA Cup round fixtures now having been played, we'll be learning our fate before a ball is kicked. That is of course assuming we can get [...]

29 12, 2019

Give Ozil space, ensure our fullbacks are protected and hope Guendouzi is disciplined – Chelsea preview

By |2019-12-29T09:56:23+00:00December 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Without going on to the internet and running a quick search I can't even remember the last time we won in a big game against one of the traditional 'big' teams, so I'm under no illusions that this afternoon's lunchtime match against Chelski will be a bloody difficult one to pick three points up on. [...]

26 12, 2019

Arteta the unknown gives excitement ahead of tough Bournemouth game

By |2019-12-29T17:11:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Boxing Day folks. It's a football-infused one today and wouldn't you know it, Arsenal have an actual 3pm kick off for a change. We also have a level of excitement that genuinely hasn't existed all season, because it's the first official game of Mikel Arteta's reign in charge and the possibilities feel endless. That's [...]

15 12, 2019

Hope more than expectation against City at home

By |2019-12-15T08:50:11+00:00December 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I can't even remember a home match day in which I've been less optimistic than I am about today's match against Man City. I mean sure, city aren't exactly the dominant force they were last season and sure, defensively they look like they can be got at. But it feels like today we could be [...]

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 [...]

10 12, 2019

Winning. ACTUAL winning for The Arsenal.

By |2019-12-10T07:59:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So THIS is what it feels like? It had been so long that I'd almost forgotten about that winning feeling. I forgotten the fist-pumpingly deliciousness of a performance that bags three points, an away one at that, with some pretty good goals chucked in as well. And they were all from open play too! And [...]

9 12, 2019

West Ham preview: pick wingers, Fred, wingers

By |2019-12-09T07:33:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

An earlier start than usual for me, coupled with Sunday night drinking, means that it's a groggy Monday morning blog I'll be compiling for you today. The weather is like my mood when it comes to The Arsenal these days too: pretty foul. It's West Ham away tonight and after seeing the team put in [...]

5 12, 2019

Brighton at home – a 100% ‘must win’

By |2019-12-05T09:32:21+00:00December 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. Dropping you this match preview in the early hours of Thursday morning, ahead of what feels like a perpetual 'must win' for The Arsenal these days. Well, I've written it in the early hours, so please excuse the fact that there'll be even more typos than normal. Probably won't actually finish it until [...]

1 12, 2019

Freddie’s Arsenal to be freed against Norwich?

By |2019-12-01T08:42:53+00:00December 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Happy match day folks. And it's a match day in which there exists much more optimism and hope as a result of a new man picking the team than we've had for some time. It's Freddie's Arsenal now and that means anything could happen today. Which is exciting. We could get a total change of [...]