9 11, 2019

A back three’s a brewing away to Leicester

By |2019-11-09T08:42:33+00:00November 9th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

It's match day today and the tam will most likely - unless they did last night - be on their way to face an in-form Leicester City side that I don't think many people have us down for victory for the evening. I can totally understand that and to be honest with you I am [...]

6 11, 2019

A strong team simply must deliver in Portugal today

By |2019-11-06T09:41:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today was supposed to be a standard match preview blog ahead of this afternoon's ridiculously early kick off away to Vitoria, but after the news dropped yesterday evening from Unai Emery that Xhaka had been dropped as captain, I guess that probably takes a little bit of the focus off the game itself today. Aubameyang [...]

2 11, 2019

Changes afoot for Unai, as Wolves come to town

By |2019-11-02T10:08:38+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning campers, how's everyone doing on this wet and drizzly day (well, for Londoners, anyway)? Are we all feeling excited and expectant that Arsenal will pick up three points on our first three o'clock kick off of the season? No, me neither, but i'll always have my hope. I'll always have my desire for Arsenal [...]

30 10, 2019

Emery dodges again, as rotation is on the cards at Anfield

By |2019-10-30T07:51:13+00:00October 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Another game day this evening, this time in the League Cup, but forgive me if I'm not too optimistic about the game tonight. It's at Anfield, we seem to be on our knees as a club, we've got a captain who has gone radio silent and a manager who won't actually show any leadership and [...]

27 10, 2019

Fearing Crystal Palace at home – what have we become?

By |2019-10-27T08:07:34+00:00October 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I wouldn't say that I'm confident ahead of Arsenal matches at the Emirates. There's always usually the butterflies and when I get into the ground the excitement builds. But I'm never overly confident. But a game like Crystal Palace at home used to be one of those where I'd be thinking "of course we can [...]

24 10, 2019

A shuffle for tonight’s game for Emery to expunge some of Monday’s anger

By |2019-10-24T07:24:44+00:00October 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai's press conference yesterday saw him come out swinging with regards to criticism of him, his tactics and his team selection on Monday night. The good news for him is that there's a game this evening which gives him the opportunity to at least a little bit put the Sheffield United debacle behind his team [...]

21 10, 2019

Grinding out a difficult result against Sheffield United – what we hope is in store for The Arsenal

By |2019-10-21T07:54:39+00:00October 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Finally, match day is upon us, having had to wait what feels like an eternity for The Arsenal to arrive after a particularly draggy international break. It's a trip up to Sheffield United and for those of you with memories long enough, that 2006 defeat at Bramall Lane will probably feel a little fresher than [...]

3 10, 2019

Let the youth give us some fun against Liege

By |2019-10-03T14:52:26+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Given that it's matchday and the Management is still sound asleep in the bedroom, I thought I'd pop some pre-game thoughts from Memphis, as I haven't really been doing much on here of late. I blame the fried food. It's addled my brain and thinking processes. And I've had a lot of fried food. And [...]

30 09, 2019

Are Arsenal going to ‘Arsenal’ it in Manchester tonight?

By |2019-09-30T13:00:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy from a Gooner Stateside with jet leg. I don't get it - I thought that was only supposed to happen going East, not the other way around, so I'm finding myself beat by 10.30pm and up at 5.30pm at the moment, which is not how I plan on spending my holiday in a place [...]

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+00:00September 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 [...]