27 10, 2019

Fearing Crystal Palace at home – what have we become?

By |2019-10-27T08:07:34+00:00October 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I wouldn't say that I'm confident ahead of Arsenal matches at the Emirates. There's always usually the butterflies and when I get into the ground the excitement builds. But I'm never overly confident. But a game like Crystal Palace at home used to be one of those where I'd be thinking "of course we can [...]

25 10, 2019

Pepe is Unai’s latest ‘get out of jail free’ card against Vitoria SC

By |2019-10-25T07:47:36+00:00October 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I bet that when Unai Emery plays Monopoly with his family back home, he has a little tamper with the 'Chance' cards before they get started, because based on last night's performance against Vitoria Sporting Clube, he's a guy that loves to ride his luck. And it rides him back. As suspected he named a [...]

24 10, 2019

A shuffle for tonight’s game for Emery to expunge some of Monday’s anger

By |2019-10-24T07:24:44+00:00October 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai's press conference yesterday saw him come out swinging with regards to criticism of him, his tactics and his team selection on Monday night. The good news for him is that there's a game this evening which gives him the opportunity to at least a little bit put the Sheffield United debacle behind his team [...]

23 10, 2019

Granit’s Bullsh*t, Arsenal’s Bullsh*t, Emery’s Bullsh*t

By |2019-10-23T07:51:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Granit Xhaka thinks that what Patrice Evra said on Monday night football was 'bullshit'. I think the performance of him and his teammates was bullshit. I think the energy, intensity and structure of the team on Monday was bullshit. I think the side selection and tactical set up against a newly promoted team was bullshit. [...]

22 10, 2019

Is Emery the new Bruce Rioch? Sheffield United reaction

By |2019-10-22T07:32:26+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I was 13 years old when Bruce Rioch had his solitary season in charge of The Arsenal. He had David Platt, Dennis Bergkamp, the back four that had won leagues, an Ian Wright in his prime and Paul Merson all able to do the business for him. Yet we finished fifth and just scraped in [...]

20 10, 2019

VAR – pointless and run by the same incompetent refs we’ve seen for years

By |2019-10-20T11:03:24+00:00October 20th, 2019|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I watched Match of the Day last night and despite rarely agreeing with Alan Shearer, I couldn't help but thoroughly nod my head in agreement with his utter disdain at the decision making for the Watford v Totts game, because once again this season VAR wasn't used properly and the whole world could see just [...]

19 10, 2019

Luiz sentiment is appreciated, but the reality is very different for Arsenal’s title bid

By |2019-10-19T10:31:49+00:00October 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A Saturday welcome I bid you my friends. Sadly it's one without The Arsenal but I guess it is what it is and we have to contend ourselves with a weekend of supporting every other team that our rivals play. So it's Newcastle and Watford that we'll be hoping to do something special today. And [...]

18 10, 2019

Returning player boost, plus one to come out from the cold?

By |2019-10-18T07:47:35+00:00October 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

WE HAVE SOME ARSENAL FIRST TEAM CONTENT PEOPLE!! Thank frigg for that, because that last international break was really getting on my wick. You know how sometimes these breaks can go quite quickly? No, me either, because that one get long. Probably longer than the others. It was maddening. But Unai did his "Good afternoon" [...]

17 10, 2019

Özil comes out fighting, which is what we all need, but now on the pitch

By |2019-10-17T09:38:22+00:00October 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Apparently there was a 'behind-closed-doors' friendly that took place either yesterday or the day before, in which both Bellerin and Özil played, prepping them fitness-wise for upcoming games. I often wonder how they come about you know. Does Unai drop a note to another Premier League Manager and ask them if he wants to come [...]

30 09, 2019

Are Arsenal going to ‘Arsenal’ it in Manchester tonight?

By |2019-09-30T13:00:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy from a Gooner Stateside with jet leg. I don't get it - I thought that was only supposed to happen going East, not the other way around, so I'm finding myself beat by 10.30pm and up at 5.30pm at the moment, which is not how I plan on spending my holiday in a place [...]