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 [...]

22 09, 2019

Xhaka and Torreira base to build on against Villa?

By |2019-09-22T08:32:05+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Villa at home at 4.30pm this Sunday afternoon represents an opportunity for Unai Emery and his players to show that we're back on the 'winning wagon'. We won in midweek against Frankfurt but building momentum needs a series of wins together and with United away coming up next weekend we really can't afford to be [...]

19 09, 2019

Özil situation still baffles, as rotation must be on the cards against Frankfurt

By |2019-09-19T07:54:10+00:00September 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Last night I had a Singapore Laksa for dinner that I made and, having tried to sample it in the pan when still boiling, I burnt my tongue. It has left a bad taste etched to the tip of my tongue since. Which is pretty much how it feels when talking about the Mesut Özil [...]

15 09, 2019

The unknown quantity of Watford pose selection questions for Emery and Arsenal

By |2019-09-15T08:50:43+00:00September 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day returns for The Arsenal and as usual I've got butterflies in all the right places, which must mean it's a tricky away game and the pressure is on. It's doubly on because all of those around us and at the top of the league picked up points. United scraped a victory through a [...]

24 08, 2019

Is it time for Pepe at Anfield today?

By |2019-08-24T08:32:07+00:00August 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to another match day, probably the hardest of the season I think, because Liverpool are certainly one of the best two teams in the league. A 5.30pm kick off for our boys means we have to do a bit of waiting before we find out our fate but such is the [...]

17 08, 2019

Questions in defence and midfield, loads of options up top for The Arsenal against Burnley

By |2019-08-17T10:37:09+00:00August 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This feels like the proper start to the season for me today. I picked up a fresh set of home and away kits and will be rocking my beautiful red and white Adidas Arsenal shirt in the ground today for the first game of the season. I'm right back there. Right back to the obsession [...]

11 08, 2019

Stop the Newcastle long ball supply line today, Arsenal

By |2019-08-10T08:50:02+00:00August 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the first game day of the season and like I said yesterday, despite feeling like I'm done with football in May, here we are in August and I'm right back in the game. An away trip to Newcastle it is for our lads and with the new signings probably not all 100% ready, I [...]