20 07, 2020

Arteta’s rotation dilemma ahead of Villa tomorrow

By |2020-07-20T08:06:02+01:00July 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to the penultimate week of this season, finally drawing to a close with a trip to Villa Park, followed by Watford at home next Sunday. And to add to that we now know our fate in terms of the FA Cup Final in just under two week's time, as Chelski smashed [...]

19 07, 2020

Arsenal and Arteta deliver a tactical masterclass against City

By |2020-07-19T09:15:34+01:00July 19th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning people. And what a good morning it is, because we’re waking up today knowing we’re into another FA Cup Final and, unbelievably, it was done by a performance which showed a level of grit and determination that Arsenal have rarely shown in modern times. Yep, it was ‘backs to the wall’ Arsenal who beat [...]

17 07, 2020

Martinelli’s blow, Mavropanos’ value protected and a VAR rant

By |2020-07-17T08:08:30+01:00July 17th, 2020|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

One of the things I do like about some of the people at the club, is that they clearly do a fair bit of social listening, because in yesterday's injury update the club went in to more detail about Mari and Martinelli's respective injuries. It's been a long-standing joke amongst the fanbase online that the [...]

16 07, 2020

Liverpool ‘do an Arsenal’ to provide us with a boost ahead of Saturday’s cup game

By |2020-07-16T07:53:24+01:00July 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Well knock me down with a feather duster, I did not see that result coming, not in the slightest. A 2-1- home win against the champions and a game that I like to call a classic 'Champ Man Skanking'. If you're old enough to have played Championship Manager in the 90s and early 2000s you'll [...]

15 07, 2020

Part two of three for an uncomfortable week for Arsenal methinks

By |2020-07-15T08:10:35+01:00July 15th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know whether it is the sheer volume of games coming thick and fast, or the inner acceptance I have that this is just the second of what could be three pretty uncomfortable football watching  evenings, but I'm really not feeling tonight. Therefore by association, I don't have the same match day jitters that [...]

14 07, 2020

Transfers or not, Arteta should inspire more hope in Arsenal fans for next season

By |2020-07-14T07:56:56+01:00July 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We're all still a bit down at the moment because of the North London Derby defeat to a pretty average Tottenham team, but for some reason I haven't been as down as others, which is weird because I'm usually described as 'The Pessimistic One' when it comes to The Arsenal. But I just couldn't get [...]

13 07, 2020

Arsenal are masters of their own downfall in the NLD

By |2020-07-21T07:27:09+01:00July 13th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Arsenal be 'Arsenalling'. And yesterday's 2-1- defeat to that scummy lot from round the corner was about as 'Arsenalling' as you can get. This is a weird one this morning because in the cold light of day I'm not as angry as I thought I'd be. In fact, I've seen a few positives that can [...]

11 07, 2020

Arteta won’t rise to the bait ahead of the NLD

By |2020-07-11T08:16:34+01:00July 11th, 2020|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

Press conferences always give a little bit of a nugget of info about the upcoming game, but the press don't usually use it to gain some kind of insight into how the clubs might tactically set up, instead using it as an opportunity to stoke the fires of possible discontent and rivalry between managers. So [...]

10 07, 2020

VAR (again), KSE (again) and the NLD (again)

By |2020-07-10T07:58:04+01:00July 10th, 2020|Arsenal, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

I'll not labour the VAR point for the third day in a row, but really, it now seems to have upped the intensity in which it has become totally farcical hasn't it? Last night Jon Moss - a horrendous ref as it is - decided that a United played stamping on an opponent inside their [...]

9 07, 2020

The farce of VAR once again rearing its ugly head

By |2020-07-09T08:03:48+01:00July 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

I didn't want to start this morning's blog labouring the point about referees and VAR that I did yesterday, but once again I find myself pretty angry having seen a couple of situations yesterday in other games that happened in the Premier League. The first I saw was a still of the Brighton vs Liverpool [...]

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