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 [...]

9 04, 2019

No case for our defence, but what about Mavropanos?

By |2019-04-09T07:17:55+01:00April 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Unai Emery|4 Comments

As is to be expected West Ham did us no favours last night by losing away to Chelski, but with that lot due to play Liverpool and United away, their route to top four is still a tough one. Whether or not it's tougher than ours remains to be seen because quite frankly with our [...]

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 [...]

3 02, 2019

Midfield is key against City

By |2019-02-03T10:14:52+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I sort of mentioned this yesterday, but today's game against City feels to me like a free hit, because they are chasing down Liverpool for the league title and on their home turf they should be expected to beat us. There's also the fact that we have enough injuries to contend with as it is. [...]

26 01, 2019

What are Emery’s Arsenal? Man United review

By |2019-01-26T09:35:49+01:00January 26th, 2019|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, Match Review, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all. I must admit I didn't actually go to the game last night and when I checked my phone after i'd finished what I was doing in the evening, I feel like I dodged a bit of a bullet, because it was a familiar story against United on our home soil. It's what happens [...]

20 01, 2019

Jekyll and Hyde Arsenal do the business against Chelsea

By |2019-01-20T11:11:20+01:00January 20th, 2019|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I love it the day after a big game win comes around and yesterday's 2-0 victory over Chelski really perked us up after a week or two of some pretty sad looking Arsenal faces everywhere. Uni Emery has faced his first bit of questioning from fans in recent weeks and the disappointment over the omission [...]

10 01, 2019

Full fitness at Arsenal: Unai – play your best team!

By |2019-01-10T09:00:30+01:00January 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We have a load of fit players again! It's some sort of miracle! We can field 'actual' players in their natural positions on Saturday! What a thrill! Let's be honest, it's been long enough though, because for the last month and a bit we've patched up the team as injury and suspension kicked in and [...]