27 02, 2019

Arsenal need to press high, force errors in Bournemouth

By |2019-02-27T10:19:47+00:00February 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 [...]

26 02, 2019

Is Monchi all that for Arsenal?

By |2019-02-26T06:58:18+00:00February 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, sven mislintat, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today's blog starts off with a nod to a career that should have been, after Abou Diaby officially retired from football at just 32 years of age. In nine years at Arsenal he showed us mere fleeting glances of what could have been a fantastic career that was cut short by a malicious 'leave one [...]

25 02, 2019

‘One half Arsenal’ strikes again against Southampton

By |2019-02-25T07:20:58+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 [...]

22 02, 2019

Couple of wobbles, but routine result in the end for The Arsenal

By |2019-02-21T20:16:00+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I guess it all worked out in the end. So we can be pleased we're still in the hat. But my word we don't half have to huff and puff to get results at the moment. After the debacle that was the away first leg to BATE, one could forgive us Arsenal fans for feeling [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+00:00February 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 [...]

19 02, 2019

The Arsenal ‘hashtag outs’ and ‘hashtag ins’ have flipped

By |2019-02-19T08:20:40+00:00February 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

It's the Tuesday after an Arsenalless weekend and I'll be honest with you, it feels as painfully slow as an international break. The club news is relatively benign, there's little excitement to speak of from a football perspective and as I wrote the other day we have a fan base that appear to be finding [...]

18 02, 2019

Holding out hope Arsenal players will ‘click’

By |2019-02-18T07:17:56+00:00February 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Been a strange old weekend, hasn't it? The FA Cup weekend's are normally something we're involved in at least for a few rounds, but this year - like last year - we spent this weekend kicking our heels a bit. Well, except the players, who all disappeared off abroad somewhere to recharge their [...]

16 02, 2019

Özil and Emery: War’s a brewin’

By |2019-02-16T10:09:01+00:00February 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Unai Emery is the man with the power to pick the team and so Özil has little else with which to strike back if he isn't playing. Which is why he - with inevitable backing and collaboration of his PR Team too - decided to post a not-so-subtle message last night on social media: When [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00February 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 [...]