29 03, 2019

Friendlies Schmendlies, but who plays in Arsenal’s midfield?

By |2019-03-29T11:30:04+01:00March 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, friendly, injuries, internationals, pre season, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Can I admit something to you? I really couldn't give a monkeys about the pre season friendly games. Sorry, but there, I said it. I mean it's not that I don't appreciate their value to fans that don't get to see The Arsenal every odd week like I do, but because I do and because [...]

26 03, 2019

Morrow doesn’t inspire ahead of a crucial summer

By |2019-03-26T07:02:02+01:00March 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

It's funny that at a time in which the England team are smashing it up both at home and away, I still can't really bring myself to get excited about the national team, most likely because of the likes of Kane and Dier being such regulars. If that is the representation that my country has [...]

25 03, 2019

How much chance do the youth players have at Arsenal?

By |2019-03-25T11:17:56+01:00March 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks - just about - hope you're having a lovely Monday? Mine is just grand, although from an Arsenal perspective there's very little on as the team prepare for a MASSIVE CRUNCH TIE IN DUBAI tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see how many of the first teamers and how many of the youth get [...]

23 03, 2019

Welbeck’s return probably isn’t great news for Suarez

By |2019-03-23T10:21:13+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, injuries, internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I had a few drinks last night and bleurgh, i'm feeling a little worse for wear, i have to tell you. But I wasn't drunk enough to watch England last night and despite the fact they smashed Czech Republic I can't get too excited about a team captained by The Crayon-eating Dribbler up top. Sorry. [...]

22 03, 2019

April will define Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal

By |2019-03-22T07:01:35+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, friendly, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With work sending me across the globe in the last 10 days or so it's been difficult mustering the energy to write daily Arsenal ramblings, especially when you're so far behind on news due to the tone zones that by the time you do write something it's rendered a little redundant, so today I'm back [...]

5 08, 2018

Emery’s tinkering of Arsenal formation keeps us guessing

By |2018-08-05T09:53:12+01:00August 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's it then. Final match preparations have been completed, a 2-0 victory against Lazio was secured, an Arsenal performance in which some of the returning players got valuable minutes and as is par for the course for The Arsenal, a positional crisis as we now seem to have both of our left backs injured for [...]

4 08, 2018

Arsenal’s final dress rehearsal, poor Sead and Iwobi’s pivotal season

By |2018-08-04T07:50:31+01:00August 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I'm at a wedding today. Which is going to be really awks when I put my headphones in at 7pm to watch the Arsenal v Lazio game on Arsenal Player. Oh well, people will organise life-changing events when the last pre season friendly is on... Tonight will be fascinating I think. It'll be intriguing because [...]

2 08, 2018

Familiar frailties, but this Arsenal evolution will take time

By |2018-08-02T07:57:58+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A victory on penalties is still a victory, albeit a friendly victory and one in which I certainly think we can learn a bit from, get a bit excited about, but also be a little apprehensive. Let's get the painful stuff out of the way first though. Like ripping off the plaster on your knee [...]

1 08, 2018

Team takes shape tonight – with or without Rambo

By |2018-08-01T07:53:26+01:00August 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I think this'll be an interesting game this evening against Chelski. Yes it's a pre season friendly. Yes it means little in the grand scheme of things. And yes the players are still adapting to life under Emery. But this will be a good opportunity for us to see what sort of side is taking [...]

31 07, 2018

New manager = players saying new things

By |2018-07-31T07:27:33+01:00July 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Because we haven't had a new manager in so many years prior to this summer, we haven't seen the usual "this manager is working us soooo much more harder than the last one" type comments from footballers at Arsenal, so yesterday's comments from Bellerin are welcome but I personally take it with a pinch of [...]