1 11, 2023

West Ham in the League Cup – what does Arteta do?

By |2023-11-01T07:54:28+00:00November 1st, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Before I talk about the game tonight, a word on FIFA, the most corrupt organisation I have ever seen, who yesterday confirmed that Saudi Arabia had won the rights to host the 2034 World Cup after nobody else bid for it. Nobody. Really. So one of the most prestigious tournaments on the planet, that generates [...]

12 08, 2023

No bankers, but Arsenal need to show we’re ready to go again against Forest

By |2023-08-12T07:54:03+01:00August 12th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning kids, we all excited for match day? I know I am! Didn't go to bed until midnight and here I am at 6.30am wide awake. There's something very special about the first game of the season when it's a homer. Everything is new, hope has been renewed, the bad tastes of last season (unless [...]

6 08, 2023

A semi competitive game to prep us for the real stuff next week – City in the Community Shield

By |2023-08-05T07:52:06+01:00August 6th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season|0 Comments

I'm going to let you 'in behind the curtain' a little here and level with you, these words were written yesterday (Saturday), as I knew that I would be rather hungover and probably in no mood to sit at my computer and tap away at the keyboard for 20 minutes whilst trying to prepare myself [...]

25 07, 2023

Does Zinchenko’s absence force tactical changes for Forest at home in three weeks?

By |2023-07-25T07:48:17+01:00July 25th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, how we all doing? Been away from the blog for the last two days on account of a case of food poisoning that I got from a restaurant in London Waterloo on Saturday night. Wiped me out for two days but ready and rocking after what it feels like some mammoth sleeps and [...]

16 05, 2023

Should Arteta experiment for the final two games?

By |2023-05-16T08:41:03+01:00May 16th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Still feeling it a little bit after the game on Sunday. How about you? Even the catharsis of doing the pod last night hasn't helped to get me over the defeat to Brighton. I said on the pod that my football hangover cure was to avoid social media for a bit and that I did, [...]

9 08, 2022

Success at right back requires specific skills at The Arsenal

By |2022-08-09T08:16:24+01:00August 9th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners, how we all doing today? How we feeling? Counting down the seconds until the first home game of the season? I know I am. Blistering heat, a home match where the atmosphere will be amazing, it'll be one heck of a day - I hope - spoiled only by a Jamie Vardy dive [...]

30 07, 2022

Let’s have a look at Arsenal’s in-game tactical flexibility

By |2022-07-30T10:58:26+01:00July 30th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to Saturday matchday. Well, it kind of is, of sorts, as The Arsenal play at home to Sevilla in our final friendly before the new season starts in six days and it'll be our final look at the team that will lock horns with the Eagles for the Friday Night Football [...]

23 04, 2022

Man United preview: Arsenal should not underestimate the danger

By |2022-04-23T08:01:57+01:00April 23rd, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

There should not be a single Arsenal player, member of the coaching staff, or fan, that underestimates the difficulty of today's home game against Man United this lunchtime. This will be a tough game, make no mistake. Firstly, United will be hurting after the absolute tonking they got at Liverpool. That's a fixture those lot [...]

22 04, 2022

Formations and team sheets mean nothing any more

By |2022-04-22T15:37:44+01:00April 22nd, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and happy Friday bestowed unto thee. I'm still feeling good about The Arsenal after that surprise win on Wednesday night. It was everything you'd hope from the Arsenal team but what I've been repeating in my mind is the tactical approach by Arteta and how he got it so spot on. I find [...]

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