12 09, 2019

Emery needs to select is midfield three and stick to it

By |2019-09-12T07:51:07+01:00September 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I always love this time of the season. As Lisa Simpson once said about the time after they've been to Church "it's the longest possible time before we have to go again!" And I couldn't echo those sentiments more. International football is boring, dull, slow, plus my choice of allegiances are fixed to a team [...]

11 09, 2019

Mkhi’s ‘sad’ exit was right for the club and kids

By |2019-09-11T07:32:09+01:00September 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

It's still the international break and therefore there is still being football played, in which apparently England did something, but I hold it in as much importance as the next Beyoncé Knowles album. (For the avoidance of doubt, I hate Beyoncé's music) My brain is clearly desperate for its next Arsenal fix though, because last [...]

10 09, 2019

What type of midfielder is Matteo Guendouzi?

By |2019-09-10T07:45:39+01:00September 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics, youth|0 Comments

As if there wasn't enough reasons and incentives to get ourselves out of the Europa League, now we've got UEFA stepping in and confirming to Arsenal - which was announced on the official website yesterday - that our away game to Vitoria Setabul is going to take place at 3.50pm in the afternoon in November. [...]

9 09, 2019

Xhaka’s paternity leave and Wenger’s extended leave from the Emirates

By |2019-09-09T07:44:18+01:00September 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Internationals|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to another interminable week of international nonsense before we get to next weekend and the return of the Premier League. What I always find fascinating about these breaks is not so much the football itself, but rather all the speculation that seems to be whipped up as a result of players [...]

6 09, 2019

Proper Europa League rotation this time for Arsenal?

By |2019-09-06T07:41:07+01:00September 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsenal confirmed their squad list for the Europa League and whilst mostly we can determine who would be on that list, there were one or two surprises in there, some of which I think are worth talking about today. And they're worth talking about because of how Emery might approach the competition this year. [...]

5 09, 2019

How do we/should we, utilise Xhaka, if at all?

By |2019-09-05T07:51:18+01:00September 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

How on earth is it Thursday already? I tell you what though, I'll take it, because this month has officially been declared "Sh*t September" by yours truly here, on account of the fact that in prep for a trip to the States in October I'm giving up booze, bread, cola, chocolate and crisps, all vices [...]

4 09, 2019

Nacho’s sad admission; international football’s confidence concerns

By |2019-09-04T07:51:37+01:00September 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals|0 Comments

Nacho Monreal leaving us to go back to Spain was greeted with a lot more respect and acceptance than the poor way in which Laurent Koscielny left the club earlier in the transfer window. It was seen that he'd been professional right up until the last and whilst that certainly appears to be the case, [...]

2 09, 2019

Sokratis and Xhaka cost Arsenal three North London Derby points

By |2019-09-02T08:13:00+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The morning after the afternoon before. It's post-North London Derby day and whilst a draw at home against them isn't in itself the worst result in the world, we're probably all wondering "what could have been" had we had some senior players in our team who kept their heads screwed on properly yesterday. We all [...]

31 08, 2019

NLD nerves kicking in as Nacho departs

By |2019-08-31T09:28:35+01:00August 31st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Blimey I'm tired. Plus I have a banging headache. I'm sat in a park in Manchester at 9am and my only friend right now is fresh air. It's a good friend to be honest. I will say this though; the thought of the impending North London Derby isn't helping my current situation. The fixture gives [...]

30 08, 2019

Emery’s NLD dilemmas: Monreal, front three and tactical set up

By |2019-08-30T07:31:18+01:00August 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai's pre match presser had a wee bit of unexpected positive news yesterday, as it seems that Holding, Bellerin and Tierney might just be all back in to full training after the international break. Of course they're likely to not be ready for first team action for a few weeks, but it looks like Holding [...]