18 10, 2018

Keep Özil and Koscielny for the ones that really love them

By |2018-10-18T08:24:28+01:00October 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Internationals, midfield, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sooooo little to talk about in the Arsenal world right now. When headline news is the existing Arsenal ladies manager signing a new contract extension, plus Arsène Wenger saying how it wasn't good news for Germany to lose Mesut Özil (well, duh...), you know it's been a slow news week. The Özil situation isn't one [...]

17 10, 2018

Does Mesut really need a social hug?

By |2018-10-17T07:43:48+01:00October 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, midfield, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Ahh man this Interlull is interminable. It feels like the world has literally ground to a halt as we patiently await the return of actual, proper, football. I'll be honest with you, even the news that Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagged goals and assists for Armenia, or that Reiss Nelson bagged an Under-21 goal with a free [...]

12 10, 2018

Nelson – the first proper Arsenal LANS?

By |2018-10-12T07:54:38+01:00October 12th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I'm sorry but anybody who can get remotely 'up for' this selection of international football boredom festivals that are arranged for this weekend probably needs an enima from Dr Seward from Dracula Dead and Loving it. For me the only purpose these intermissions of proper football provide is when we're on a poor run of [...]

6 07, 2018

Arsenal getting it right in all aspects this summer

By |2018-07-06T07:26:15+01:00July 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I know people are quick to read into things, especially online and I am certainly not immune to this, but we keep getting these videos of the team training, working on fitness, showing the backroom staff doing their thing on Arsenal.com and it's hard not to see the stark contrast between this and the previous [...]

5 07, 2018

What a footballing summer so far

By |2018-07-05T07:52:11+01:00July 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Internationals, pre season|0 Comments

Today feels like the first proper 'lully' day from a football perspective this summer. Before the World Cup there was build up but also we had the change in Arsenal manager, the swift arrivals of players and the feeling that this summer we actually have a 'plan' to the signings that are being made, followed [...]

4 07, 2018

Arsenal’s unsung heroes and Mesut righting the wrong

By |2018-07-04T06:55:26+01:00July 4th, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, pre season, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I spend a lot of my time trying to convince The Management - and probably myself as well - that I don't really care about England or international football. And I suppose for the most part that's true; I don't tend to watch the friendlies, I won't make sure I'm near a TV when the [...]

3 07, 2018

Sokratis arrives, Japan depart, but what about Monreal?

By |2018-07-03T07:54:45+01:00July 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to Tuesday, which is unsurprisingly being billed as "a nation expects" this evening in England with my birth country playing against David Ospina's lads of Colombia. The fact I'm opening with the World Cup and not the fact we finally, formally, announced the arrival of Sokratis from Dortmund for around £15million [...]

2 07, 2018

Mustafi is out the Arsenal door and ‘double jeopardy’ rule is a farce

By |2018-07-02T12:35:50+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Internationals, Rant, sven mislintat, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Holiday over for me, a week in the sun of Italy and wouldn't you know it, they're not really making a big deal of the competition in Naples? Huh, who'd have thunk it? I could probably talk to you about all of the different Arsenal-related stuff that has gone on whilst I'm away but no [...]

19 06, 2018

Arsenal are shopping at a level down, but there is a plan, at least

By |2018-06-19T07:55:53+01:00June 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sometimes it's comforting to know that things don't always change. I'll be honest with you; after Germany lost to Mexico in their opening group game at the weekend for the first time in like a billion years, then England had a first half in which they played brilliantly by-and-large, I thought we must have been [...]