26 09, 2019

Liverpool a good test for the youth; Emery’s “meritocracy” isn’t showing

By |2019-09-26T07:19:39+01:00September 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

So it appears as though our reward for a comprehensive victory over Nottingham Forest is an away trip to Anfield for the fourth round of the League Cup in October. After the scousers youth team overcame MK Dons we were drawn against them and, weirdly, I'm kind of glad we are. Not because I think [...]

25 09, 2019

Fun in the shower for Arsenal’s rotated team against Forest

By |2019-09-25T14:15:44+01:00September 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well now wasn't that a bit of fun to watch last night? It didn't matter that it was bucketing it down because for those that made the trip to The Emirates last night they were treated to a goal-fest and some great performances from some of those rotated players. In fact I'd say that there [...]

24 09, 2019

No Corporal return tonight, but the young players need to give Emery something to think about against Forest

By |2019-09-24T08:07:47+01:00September 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Defence, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

In just over 48 hours we have our second matchday, having only played Villa on Sunday and now the League Cup against Nottingham Forest just two days later. To put that in perspective it's like playing a Wednesday night Champions League game and then being on the bill for the Friday night football game on [...]

20 12, 2018

NLD defeat: more worry for long term confidence than the result itself

By |2018-12-19T22:17:40+01:00December 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

That was properly poor yesterday. As in "things aren't all as rosy as perhaps we thought" kind of poor. We've got injuries. We've got players out. We've got a few problems and we're by no means the finished article. But that performance didn't really warrant a North London Derby and those Tiny Totts played a [...]

19 12, 2018

Less pressure from an NLD?

By |2018-12-19T07:16:06+01:00December 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning fellow absorbers of Arsenal-related information. I hope you are well and enjoying the countdown to Christmas. As always it's about excesses for us in the western world; from food to beverages and everything in between, but it's also about the excess of football and once again we find ourselves gorging on that with another [...]

18 12, 2018

Rotation the aim for Unai – now and when BATE come to town

By |2018-12-18T11:27:58+01:00December 18th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So it's a trip to play BATE Borisov in the new year that looms for The Arsenal and having played them last season in the group stages I think we can be relatively happy with our lot there. It will mean an away trip first but if we can get the job done on their [...]

1 11, 2018

Guendouzi the headline grabber against Blackpool

By |2018-11-01T08:02:18+01:00November 1st, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Well my warnings from yesterday were certainly a bit of a waste of time in the end, eh? I said we shouldn't underestimate Blackpool and whilst there was a little patch after we went down to ten that looked a little nervy - not helped by some shoddy 'keeping by Cech that could have led [...]

31 10, 2018

Don’t underestimate the warm up act – Blackpool at home

By |2018-10-31T07:45:10+01:00October 31st, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Back on the horse today lads, there's an opportunity to extend the undefeated run to 13 and despite the fact we're all bricking it for Saturday evening, we should still approach tonight's game with the right attitude, approach and hopefully, safe passage in to the quarter finals of the League Cup. Blackpool are tonight's opponents [...]

30 10, 2018

The kids are alright against Blackpool; Torreira the terrier making us tick

By |2018-10-30T07:53:55+01:00October 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, League Cup, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

With another game coming so quickly after the poor Palace performance on Sunday, there's barely any time to draw breath for Unai Emery and his charges, as is the same for us as fans. Taking stock of performances like Sunday is important because Emery will need to analyse just why we're so poor in first [...]

11 10, 2018

Emery’s juggling keeps everyone happy

By |2018-10-11T07:56:43+01:00October 11th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, League Cup, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With no proper football on this week it feels a bit weird having little of interest to talk about, especially given the winning run and the volume of Arsenal matches we've been gifted. Even the European competition has been fun to see us win, albeit with a little bit too much huff and puff at [...]