20 02, 2020

Keep the crowd quiet and score first tonight, Arsenal

By |2020-02-20T07:37:23+00:00February 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I’ve got that song in my head from Home Alone 2. You know the one “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” by Johnny Mathis? Yep, that one, only I’ve replaced some of the words to create a new version circling my brain on repeat: It’s the most wonderful time, of the week.... Yes [...]

16 02, 2020

Refreshed Arsenal need to lay down a marker against Newcastle – match preview

By |2020-02-16T10:12:17+00:00February 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday fellow Arsenal obsessive. Hope all is good with you? It's blowing a right ol' gail in London; certainly feels like the gods are angry and extracting their revenge. Perhaps that's why they've called this particular storm Dennis. Anyway, apparently it's not impacting the likelihood of the match being called off today apparently and [...]

2 02, 2020

Silence booey Burnley by a quick start, Arsenal

By |2020-02-02T09:15:04+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to match day. Have sampled the delights of a  Saturday 3pm kick off a couple weekend's ago, we've had it whipped away from us with another Sunday game, this time with an away trip to Burnley kicking off at 2pm this afternoon. Ahh Burnley, with the 'booiest' fans in the Premier [...]

27 01, 2020

A full strength team for Arteta away to Bournemouth?

By |2020-01-27T07:51:17+00:00January 27th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Yesterday I was far too hanging to be able to tap away at my computer. Had I have been then I'd have most likely talked about Pablo Mari, who is set to become our first signing, after being spotted on Saturday night at Heathrow airport with Edu. It's a deal that brings in a centre [...]

21 01, 2020

Arsenal have a ‘free hit’ away at Chelsea tonight

By |2020-01-21T07:56:51+00:00January 21st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

On Saturday morning I was uber positive about Arsenal getting the result and all three points against Sheffield United at home. I thought that despite injuries, suspensions and recent misfortune on VAR, we'd manage to grab ourselves some precious points on our own turf. Unfortunately I hadn't bargained on the fact that the footballing gods [...]

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. [...]