14 09, 2019

Laca’s loss is Nelson’s gain – can he deliver?

By |2019-09-14T10:37:15+01:00September 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, injuries, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So, boys and girls, what did we learn from yesterday's pre-match presser with Unai Emery ahead of the travel to Watford on Sunday? Well, for one thing, we're going to be missing Alexandre Lacazette for the game, plus for the rest of September, which also rules him out of that game at Old Trafford in [...]

24 08, 2019

Is it time for Pepe at Anfield today?

By |2019-08-24T08:32:07+01:00August 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to another match day, probably the hardest of the season I think, because Liverpool are certainly one of the best two teams in the league. A 5.30pm kick off for our boys means we have to do a bit of waiting before we find out our fate but such is the [...]

22 08, 2019

Do Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos share similar fates?

By |2019-08-22T07:36:51+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Being a lazy not-so-little oik, I can't be bothered to search through my recent blog poss, but if I could I'd be pretty sure that I'd find the blog in which I talked up what a good move to Leeds United the Nketiah deal was for him, for us and potentially, for Leeds. He scored [...]

17 08, 2019

Questions in defence and midfield, loads of options up top for The Arsenal against Burnley

By |2019-08-17T10:37:09+01:00August 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This feels like the proper start to the season for me today. I picked up a fresh set of home and away kits and will be rocking my beautiful red and white Adidas Arsenal shirt in the ground today for the first game of the season. I'm right back there. Right back to the obsession [...]

11 08, 2019

Stop the Newcastle long ball supply line today, Arsenal

By |2019-08-10T08:50:02+01:00August 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the first game day of the season and like I said yesterday, despite feeling like I'm done with football in May, here we are in August and I'm right back in the game. An away trip to Newcastle it is for our lads and with the new signings probably not all 100% ready, I [...]

29 05, 2019

How desperate are Arsena to win the Europa League?

By |2019-05-29T08:03:38+01:00May 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This is it then. A whole season distilled down to one football match in which the success or failure will be viewed. All through the prism of a European Cup final. I've seen one in my lifetime, witnessed three heartbreaking ones, so I'm very aware of our record in Europe and very aware that this [...]

9 05, 2019

Arsenal need an away goal and no defensive brain farts against Valencia

By |2019-05-09T07:25:06+01:00May 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I hope that this morning when you woke up you hugged your children a little bit tighter than you usually do. Because unless Arsenal progress this evening against a Valencia side who fancy their chances up against our awful defence, then we're in a whole world of trouble, of biblical proportions. Last night's result means [...]

5 05, 2019

Patience and professionalism the key for Arsenal at home to Brighton

By |2019-05-05T08:58:17+01:00May 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the last home game of the season today, a chance to say goodbye to Cech and Ramsey and quite unbelievably, a game in which winning could still keep us in the hunt for a final day top four spot. Quite how we are still in it is beyond me but bizarrely after the Tiny [...]

3 05, 2019

Auba changes the complexion of semi final

By |2019-05-03T10:46:33+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I thought last night's game against Valencia worked out well in the end, considering where we were on the 12th minute, a goal down and looking as ropey as ever at the back. But let's give some credit to 'home team Arsenal' - a very different proposition to 'away team Arsenal' - because they bounced [...]

25 04, 2019

Arsenal are psychologically broken; Wolves showed it

By |2019-04-25T13:37:55+01:00April 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

They say that time is a healer, yet here I am about 16 hours after the diabolical performance at Molineux, still stewing on what was quite frankly an unacceptable Arsenal performance. I find myself with that one sentence - the title of today's blog - that keeps ringing in my mind and it brings me [...]