1 04, 2019

Expect a cagey affair against Newcastle tonight

By |2019-04-01T07:15:33+01:00April 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The defeat to the Scousers by the Tiny Totts has given us somewhat of an opportunity this evening. Victory sends us two points clear of them and Man United and of ever the Arsenal players needed an incentive this could be it when we play Newcastle at 8pm. I'm certainly not one to wish Liverpool [...]

10 03, 2019

Don’t fall into the United counter attack trap, Arsenal

By |2019-03-10T08:30:42+01:00March 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Frustratingly, because I've got overseas travel with work today, I'll not find out the result of the game until about 7pm tonight. Which isn't exactly helping my nervous disposition when I think about the game in general. This - as well as Rennes at home on Thursday next week - is season defining for Emery [...]

7 03, 2019

No rotation at Rennes for Arsenal

By |2019-03-07T08:58:31+01:00March 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night we saw the unlikely happen with United and I have to say it made me slightly more nervous for this Sunday's game. I'm glad we're in form and at home but they will be on cloud nine in terms of morale and confidence right now and that word I keep bleating on about [...]

2 03, 2019

Arsenal need to minimise the space on the flanks against Tottenham today

By |2019-03-02T09:36:13+01:00March 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are then. Derby day. The away leg of it and the one Premier League game of the season I hate the most. It doesn't help that we've only won one in 16 and with those numbers it feels like today is going to be an uphill struggle against the Tiny Totts. I get [...]

27 02, 2019

Arsenal need to press high, force errors in Bournemouth

By |2019-02-27T10:19:47+01:00February 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match days. I love 'em. Not least because it gives you something to look forward to after the monotony of a day at the office. Not that I don't like my job - I actually find it quite rewarding - but if you gave me the choice of not doing it and sitting at [...]

24 02, 2019

Go attacking again against the Saints, Unai

By |2019-02-24T08:47:12+01:00February 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Match day. Best day of the week. Well, usually is, especially when it's a home game and usually I'm off to The Arsenal but this week I have a family event that prevents me from going. I'm not bitter. Much. It's a religious thing as well so I'm hoping that my sacrifice that [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+01:00February 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For a team that has spent most of the season not turning up for one half of a game - usually the first half - tonight's match against BATE Borisov feels like it needs one heck of a first half Arsenal performance to stop the nerves of cup competition knockout to set in. It seems [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By |2019-02-09T08:46:47+01:00February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]

3 02, 2019

Midfield is key against City

By |2019-02-03T10:14:52+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I sort of mentioned this yesterday, but today's game against City feels to me like a free hit, because they are chasing down Liverpool for the league title and on their home turf they should be expected to beat us. There's also the fact that we have enough injuries to contend with as it is. [...]

29 01, 2019

Football a sideshow on a sombre evening against Cardiff

By |2019-01-29T07:18:45+01:00January 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

This game will have a sadly strange feel about it today I think, what with it being the first game since Cardiff City have played, having tragically lost Emiliano Sala to that plane crash over a week ago. It's times like that in which you realise how football is just a side distraction in your [...]