18 01, 2020

We’re beating Sheffield United today. I feel it.

By |2020-01-18T09:33:16+00:00January 18th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know why but I have an unusually positive feeling about today's game. I'm not usually the positive one and when we do the radio on Monday night's on LoveSport I'm usually the one to pour cold water on our chances of victory, but for some reason, I just 'feel' like we're going to [...]

11 01, 2020

Arsenal need to be compact between the lines to beat Crystal Palace

By |2020-01-11T08:51:51+00:00January 11th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks from a relatively wet Belfast, in which I'm treating The Management to a birthday weekend away to see the giant's causeway. It means I'm not sure if I'll get time to watch The Arsenal but I'll have to see if I can find a pub to watch it in at some stage I'm [...]

6 01, 2020

Possession-based Leeds might work well for Arsenal tonight

By |2020-01-06T07:55:43+00:00January 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Matchday on a Monday is becoming a far more regular thing than I'd have liked it to have been, if I'm completely honest and with all of the other FA Cup round fixtures now having been played, we'll be learning our fate before a ball is kicked. That is of course assuming we can get [...]

1 01, 2020

Arsenal must avoid the United counter with a compact team

By |2020-01-01T09:24:21+00:00January 1st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning fellow Arsenal sufferers and welcome to a brand new year. A new year brings hope of renewal, recharging and refresh, which is exactly what we need as ~Arsenal fans having had to sit through 2019 and watch our team slowly implode from about March onward. Much like the beginning of a new season bringing [...]

29 12, 2019

Give Ozil space, ensure our fullbacks are protected and hope Guendouzi is disciplined – Chelsea preview

By |2019-12-29T09:56:23+00:00December 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Without going on to the internet and running a quick search I can't even remember the last time we won in a big game against one of the traditional 'big' teams, so I'm under no illusions that this afternoon's lunchtime match against Chelski will be a bloody difficult one to pick three points up on. [...]

26 12, 2019

Arteta the unknown gives excitement ahead of tough Bournemouth game

By |2019-12-29T17:11:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Boxing Day folks. It's a football-infused one today and wouldn't you know it, Arsenal have an actual 3pm kick off for a change. We also have a level of excitement that genuinely hasn't existed all season, because it's the first official game of Mikel Arteta's reign in charge and the possibilities feel endless. That's [...]

21 12, 2019

Arteta in stands to see just how much work he has to do – Everton preview

By |2019-12-21T08:17:25+00:00December 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. It is a new day and a new dawn for Arsenal's history, as a new manager has been announced and as expected it is a man who has an affinity and affection for the club and a guy who was formerly our captain. Step forward Mikel Arteta. I have said pretty much all [...]

15 12, 2019

Hope more than expectation against City at home

By |2019-12-15T08:50:11+00:00December 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I can't even remember a home match day in which I've been less optimistic than I am about today's match against Man City. I mean sure, city aren't exactly the dominant force they were last season and sure, defensively they look like they can be got at. But it feels like today we could be [...]

12 12, 2019

A win for confidence against Liege

By |2019-12-12T10:25:08+00:00December 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|1 Comment

Matchday today means that we have another opportunity for a win and hopefully some sort of momentum building as we hit the busy festive period. The reality of the situation is that unless there is a monumental cock up of epic proportions - a five goal defeat would do it - we are through to [...]

9 12, 2019

West Ham preview: pick wingers, Fred, wingers

By |2019-12-09T07:33:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

An earlier start than usual for me, coupled with Sunday night drinking, means that it's a groggy Monday morning blog I'll be compiling for you today. The weather is like my mood when it comes to The Arsenal these days too: pretty foul. It's West Ham away tonight and after seeing the team put in [...]