23 02, 2020

The wings are key today: Arsenal v Everton preview

By |2020-02-23T09:53:39+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

There is a match day to be had today folks and much like Tyson Fury on his journey to achieve his objectives and be the best, this is another hurdle that this Arsenal team must overcome if we want to claw our way up the table and build confidence to fight for titles and trophies. [...]

20 02, 2020

Keep the crowd quiet and score first tonight, Arsenal

By |2020-02-20T07:37:23+00:00February 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I’ve got that song in my head from Home Alone 2. You know the one “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” by Johnny Mathis? Yep, that one, only I’ve replaced some of the words to create a new version circling my brain on repeat: It’s the most wonderful time, of the week.... Yes [...]

17 02, 2020

Arsenal’s attackers deliver end product against Newcastle

By |2020-02-17T12:05:43+00:00February 17th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well, I think it’s fair to say that yesterday afternoon’s home game against Newcastle United ended up being a lot of fun by the time it reached its conclusion, didn’t it? It all started with a curveball. Firstly from Arteta’s first team selection, then by the fact that Newcastle didn’t look as bad as I [...]

16 02, 2020

Refreshed Arsenal need to lay down a marker against Newcastle – match preview

By |2020-02-16T10:12:17+00:00February 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday fellow Arsenal obsessive. Hope all is good with you? It's blowing a right ol' gail in London; certainly feels like the gods are angry and extracting their revenge. Perhaps that's why they've called this particular storm Dennis. Anyway, apparently it's not impacting the likelihood of the match being called off today apparently and [...]

28 01, 2020

The dominant Arsenal kids do the business in Bournemouth

By |2020-01-28T07:46:03+00:00January 28th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I wondered what type of Arsenal we'd get for yesterday evening's FA Cup fourth round away tie to Bournemouth. On the GT Radio show last night I missed that each match had played out very differently so far: One game in which we'd not taken our chances and were frustrated (Bournemouth away in the league) [...]

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 [...]