19 05, 2019

Boring cup finals and scary European ones

By |2019-05-19T10:06:26+01:00May 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A quick one on Man City before I go in to the Arsenal spiel as usual today; their victory confirming the first ever domestic treble was certainly warranted. They are the best team this season by a mile and you have to respect the squad of players and Pep Guardiola for achieving the feat. However, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 04, 2019

Wolves will hit us with pace on the counter tonight, we need to deal with it

By |2019-04-24T07:08:25+01:00April 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a weekend in which teams around us dropped points tonight's game needs to come in to very sharp focus for Unai Emery and his team. This is because a win against Wolves will bring us not only three valuable points but also provide a valuable psychological boost to the players in terms of the [...]

20 04, 2019

Don’t get mad on Sunday Gooners: Unai’s getting rotation right

By |2019-04-20T08:44:45+01:00April 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, injuries, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Easter Saturday to you. I do like Easter Saturday. Despite not being particularly religious, I do - for the sake of the in-laws family - observe the 'no booze' rule on 'Good-but-should-be-called-rubbish Friday' and being up in the North East I always find myself craving a beer. So yesterday was a tough one. But [...]

29 03, 2019

Friendlies Schmendlies, but who plays in Arsenal’s midfield?

By |2019-03-29T11:30:04+01:00March 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, friendly, injuries, internationals, pre season, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Can I admit something to you? I really couldn't give a monkeys about the pre season friendly games. Sorry, but there, I said it. I mean it's not that I don't appreciate their value to fans that don't get to see The Arsenal every odd week like I do, but because I do and because [...]

23 03, 2019

Welbeck’s return probably isn’t great news for Suarez

By |2019-03-23T10:21:13+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, injuries, internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I had a few drinks last night and bleurgh, i'm feeling a little worse for wear, i have to tell you. But I wasn't drunk enough to watch England last night and despite the fact they smashed Czech Republic I can't get too excited about a team captained by The Crayon-eating Dribbler up top. Sorry. [...]

13 02, 2019

Returning injuries give Emery food for Europa League thought

By |2019-02-13T11:18:48+01:00February 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference|1 Comment

I guess one of the benefits of the new job I have is that because I often have to do early morning calls my commute into London is a little later than in my previous role. That's a benefit from a blog perspective because it means I'm writing today's instalment having just seen the team [...]

10 02, 2019

Awkward Arsenal still unconvincing despite needed win against Huddersfield

By |2019-02-10T09:50:36+01:00February 10th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Rule number one for any football fan is to win the match. In the late eighties and early nineties other teams mocked 'boring boring Arsenal' but we didn't care. We made defending an art form. When we went one nil up we were like an Italian side who were rarely broken at our peak. And [...]