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 [...]

27 09, 2018

Welbeck quietly impressing and Laca to the rescue against Brentford

By |2018-09-27T08:01:49+01:00September 27th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's fair to say that the main requirement of yesterday was delivered: a better first half and progression to the next round of the League Cup. The former was important so as to avoid our lacklustre first half performances becoming "a thing". We'd not exactly clicked in the first 45 this season, save for a [...]

26 09, 2018

League Cup gives chances for some, but Brentford are no mugs

By |2018-09-26T06:56:21+01:00September 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day for The Arsenal unfortunately - not from my perspective because we haven't played and won our League Cup game as it hasn't been played yet - can't really be laced with lashings of schadenfreude in relation to Derby's win at Old Trafford. If we can overcome Brentford tonight then by all means, I'll [...]

25 09, 2018

A squad balance to be found against Brentford

By |2018-09-25T07:29:49+01:00September 25th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Tuesday is upon us friends and what I always like a about Tuesday after a Sunday game, is that it's usually when all of the stats boffins come out with their analysis on matches, firing xG charts into the great beyond of the internet and generally telling us why the game should, or shouldn't, have [...]