27 02, 2019

Arsenal need to press high, force errors in Bournemouth

By |2019-02-27T10:19:47+01:00February 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match days. I love 'em. Not least because it gives you something to look forward to after the monotony of a day at the office. Not that I don't like my job - I actually find it quite rewarding - but if you gave me the choice of not doing it and sitting at [...]

25 02, 2019

‘One half Arsenal’ strikes again against Southampton

By |2019-02-25T07:20:58+01:00February 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Perhaps we're a little too greedy as Arsenal fans. Perhaps we want too much? Because after yesterday's victory over Southampton, which saw us tiptoe into the top four after United's draw, I found myself wishing that we could play like we did in the first half but in the second as well. And I wasn't [...]

24 02, 2019

Go attacking again against the Saints, Unai

By |2019-02-24T08:47:12+01:00February 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Match day. Best day of the week. Well, usually is, especially when it's a home game and usually I'm off to The Arsenal but this week I have a family event that prevents me from going. I'm not bitter. Much. It's a religious thing as well so I'm hoping that my sacrifice that [...]

23 02, 2019

Rennes will be a new challenge, hopefully with Özil a bit more involved

By |2019-02-22T20:55:22+01:00February 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Formation, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So our reward for the huffing and puffing against BATE Borisov is a couple of games against Rennes of Ligue Un and I think on the face of it, none of us can be too sad about that, because on paper I suppose they are one of the weaker teams. The thing is though, we [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+01:00February 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For a team that has spent most of the season not turning up for one half of a game - usually the first half - tonight's match against BATE Borisov feels like it needs one heck of a first half Arsenal performance to stop the nerves of cup competition knockout to set in. It seems [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+01:00February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

5 02, 2019

Top Four countdown starts now for Arsenal

By |2019-02-05T07:50:41+01:00February 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Chinese New Year if you're so inclined to celebrate it. Me personally, I'm half celebrating because my company is predominantly Asian based and so whilst I don't get the day off like many of them do, I have to say it's rather nice having a week where I can play catch up [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By |2019-02-04T08:15:22+01:00February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

3 02, 2019

Midfield is key against City

By |2019-02-03T10:14:52+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I sort of mentioned this yesterday, but today's game against City feels to me like a free hit, because they are chasing down Liverpool for the league title and on their home turf they should be expected to beat us. There's also the fact that we have enough injuries to contend with as it is. [...]

29 01, 2019

Football a sideshow on a sombre evening against Cardiff

By |2019-01-29T07:18:45+01:00January 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

This game will have a sadly strange feel about it today I think, what with it being the first game since Cardiff City have played, having tragically lost Emiliano Sala to that plane crash over a week ago. It's times like that in which you realise how football is just a side distraction in your [...]