19 04, 2020

Pablo Mari’s situation is another headache for Arsenal

By |2020-04-19T09:26:58+01:00April 19th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Howdy folks, hope all is well with thee and you're surviving during our continued isolation. I've been listening to a few podcasts whilst I go out running every day. Some are work related, but some are football related and I listened to the Ornstein and Chapman podcast the other day which had Phil Bardsley on [...]

13 04, 2020

The devil’s in the detail for Arsenal wage cut

By |2020-04-13T08:36:21+01:00April 13th, 2020|Arsenal FC, contracts, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

Happy Easter Mondy y'all. Hope your Easter Sunday was as fun as you can make it. We had decent weather in West London so I managed to get out for a walk, before things got a bit tropical with a thunderstorm and lightning display, which worked out ok as The Management and I went full [...]

24 03, 2020

Football kits, memories and costs – something’s gotta give

By |2020-03-24T08:51:01+00:00March 24th, 2020|Arsenal FC, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

Morning folks. Well, here you have it, it's a lockdown in the UK which means no more going outside at all unless you're exercising. I have a supermarket - a big one - opposite me and already this morning I've seen people queuing to get themselves inside the store to buy their essentials. Strap yourselves [...]

14 03, 2020

Season delay will cause introspection, but Arsenal will get their fullbacks back

By |2020-03-14T08:05:43+00:00March 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league|1 Comment

So, we have ourselves an enforced two week hiatus from The Arsenal, as yesterday the Premier League confirmed that the league will shut down until 4th April. It’s an admission of just how serious the Coronavirus is from a contagious point of view and I don’t think there are many people out there who would [...]

12 03, 2020

Coronavirus to impact Brighton prep? Aubameyang to go with our blessing?

By |2020-03-12T07:04:26+00:00March 12th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|1 Comment

How about a tasty dose of schadenfreude on a Thursday morning? Yep, I’m game too, so let’s do a little bit on the Liverpool defeat at home to Atletico Madrid last night, shall we? I mean ordinarily I wouldn’t really be advocating too much of it but given what we’ve all - and I include [...]

10 03, 2020

Arteta’s impressive presser breathes hope for City away

By |2020-03-10T07:38:19+00:00March 10th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

As we all suspected it was a press conference day yesterday and, whilst I still don’t think we’ll be getting anything from the game on Wednesday night, Arteta’s convictions and the way he articulated himself in the press conference, had me thinking that maybe...just maybe...he has some kind of blueprint for success. It’s unlikely because [...]

9 03, 2020

Auba’s contract length was wrong; why signing Willian doesn’t make sense

By |2020-03-09T07:48:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, finances, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

If Saturday’s results - including The Arsenal’s - were a positive day for us, then yesterday’s were the opposite, as Everton rolled over and let Chelski blow raspberries on their bellies, whilst Man City played the possession-based game of how to be toothless against A United side who had their number early on in the [...]

5 03, 2020

FA Cup thoughts from a gooner: To Schadenfreude or not to Schadenfreude…

By |2020-03-05T08:32:29+00:00March 5th, 2020|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I'm trying to work out this morning how hard to go in on the schadenfreude with the scum after they crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties to Norwich last night. I mean on the one hand I want to get stuck in two footed and laugh my t*ts off, but then I think about the [...]

4 03, 2020

Will the Man City fixture reschedule derail Arsenal’s momentum?

By |2020-03-04T08:02:24+00:00March 4th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Now I’m not going to go all obsessive on this subject, believe me, but having witnessed Liverpool get knocked out of the FA Cup to Chelski I couldn’t help but smile. That’s because there’s been a lot of these comparisons with Arsenal’s invincibles since the weekend and there’s plenty of salty scousers who have been [...]

3 03, 2020

A second half step up from The Arsenal against Portsmouth

By |2020-03-03T08:29:59+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Well, we got there in the end and, despite some pretty decent concerted effort from Portsmouth in the first half against The Arsenal last night, the job was done and we are into the bowl for the next round of the FA Cup. It wasn’t easy though. Far from it in the first half and [...]