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 [...]

24 04, 2019

Wolves will hit us with pace on the counter tonight, we need to deal with it

By |2019-04-24T07:08:25+01:00April 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a weekend in which teams around us dropped points tonight's game needs to come in to very sharp focus for Unai Emery and his team. This is because a win against Wolves will bring us not only three valuable points but also provide a valuable psychological boost to the players in terms of the [...]

21 04, 2019

Palace’s pace out wide needs to be countered by Arsenal today

By |2019-04-21T09:17:04+01:00April 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today is going to be a tough game. We're at the point in the season where there are many aching limbs, we're missing key players, plus those that are fit are being patched up and sent out twice a week and expected to get results. Today is no different and after Man City just about [...]

16 04, 2019

Points first, performance a very far second, against Watford

By |2019-04-16T09:30:09+01:00April 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Life as an Arsenal fan, eh? Before the game we had excitement. The team was left of field as Unai has done to us all season; it was exciting and with Mavropanos in, a midfield including Xhaka and Torreira, with Ramsey providing energy in front of them, this felt perfect for a Watford side who [...]

15 04, 2019

Watford’s physical approach must be countered

By |2019-04-15T07:15:50+01:00April 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

This is a big match day for our season today. Over the weekend we fell down in to sixth and if we suffer back-to-back defeats in the Premier League following the Everton debacle, then it really will start to feel like this run of so called 'easier' games isn't going to go to plan. Mainly [...]

7 04, 2019

Back three to offer more protection against Everton’s pacey front line?

By |2019-04-07T09:27:38+01:00April 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today begins the tough work as we play the first of what feels like about a billion away games to finish the season. We're on the last stretch, we probably need 12 or 13 points I think and looking at the teams we play today has to be one of those games in which a [...]

2 04, 2019

Professional Arsenal hitting form at right time against Newcastle

By |2019-04-02T07:30:41+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well I thought that was a thoroughly enjoyable performance last night. It was composed, assured and one of the simplest of three points we'll get this season. On a weekend where a victory could see us get in to the third spot by overcoming the Geordies, it could have been a tricky encounter against a [...]