15 05, 2019

Stan and Ivan could have driven Arsenal into mediocrity

By |2019-05-15T08:04:40+01:00May 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant, Transfers|9 Comments

It's that time of the year again: David Ornstein's time. The BBC journalist's click through rate goes through the roof during transfer crazy season and it sounds like he's been wheeled out again, from some of the rumblings I've heard, not many of them good. I don't have any links because I think what he [...]

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 [...]

8 05, 2019

Arsenal’s lack of athleticism causing this slump?

By |2019-05-08T07:43:21+01:00May 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Looks like it's time to start booking in those caves in remote far-flung destinations of the word because if the Totts beat Ajax to the final tonight then it won't be a final I'll be wanting to watch or know the result of. I'm already on a personal social media lockdown after last night's capitulation [...]

7 05, 2019

Much Edu about nothing?

By |2019-05-07T10:33:55+01:00May 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So it appears as though we have Edu who might be joining us in the much publicised Technical Director role at Arsenal. Perhaps I'm a bit naive here but I thought he didn't want the job because he'd be too far from his family? If that's the case then heading over to Europe is hardly [...]

6 05, 2019

Domestic bottle job complete with pathetic draw to Brighton

By |2019-05-06T08:37:16+01:00May 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Well, yesterday was a total shambles, eh? Although there was an outside chance we might be able to qualify for Champions League yesterday, those Arsenal players contrived to blow it, picking up just one point against a Brighton team who literally had nothing to play for, had probably spent the night partying and would have [...]

4 05, 2019

Top four is done, but Laca could still fire us to Europa League success

By |2019-05-04T08:45:46+01:00May 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai faced the media yesterday and as usual never really said anything of interest, also not confirming whether Cech will play his last game of the season tomorrow against Brighton. I'd like to say that Brighton will have nothing to play for if they are safe, but Palace didn't, which didn't stop us from absolutely [...]

2 05, 2019

An away goal (or lack of) could be essential tonight for Arsenal’s cup hopes

By |2019-05-02T07:33:12+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are folks. This game this evening represents - in my opinion - one of the most important in the season for these Arsenal players. That's because our horrendous away form invariably means that we are going to struggle at the Mestalla and so unless we win - and win well - tonight, I [...]

1 05, 2019

Are we heading for ‘Project Youth II’?

By |2019-05-01T07:52:41+01:00May 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Wouldn't an Ajax vs Barcelona final just bring back the romance of the European Cup, eh? A team who has a rich history but has fallen down the global pecking order since the advent of the Champions League format, versus a team who thinks the world loves them but in fact it's just their own [...]

29 04, 2019

Leicester: that’s top four out for Arsenal’s bottlers

By |2019-04-29T10:34:28+01:00April 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Let's not hide behind any kind of faux injustice brought about by Ainsley Maitland-Niles' sending off in the first half yesterday: this Arsenal team was probably defeated before it even took to the field. Nine goals conceded in three games against three opponents who have nothing to play for other than some additional points on [...]

27 04, 2019

Emery says something, which isn’t anything; back to basics Arsenal

By |2019-04-27T09:18:16+01:00April 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a day in which Unai Emery has had a press conference ahead of a game I like to have a little read over his comments on the official website to see if there's anything that I can glean that gives an insight in to how the team will set up in the upcoming match. [...]