8 03, 2020

VAR does Arsenal a favour for once against West Ham

By |2020-03-08T08:16:26+00:00March 8th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

When the offside flag went up to signal Arsenal’s winning goal against West Ham yesterday, the thought never even crossed my mind that VAR would rule that it was onside and the goal should stand. Such is the extent to which we’ve been skanked by it this season I just assumed that we’d not be [...]

3 03, 2020

A second half step up from The Arsenal against Portsmouth

By |2020-03-03T08:29:59+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Well, we got there in the end and, despite some pretty decent concerted effort from Portsmouth in the first half against The Arsenal last night, the job was done and we are into the bowl for the next round of the FA Cup. It wasn’t easy though. Far from it in the first half and [...]

28 02, 2020

Unprofessional Arsenal crash out of Europe

By |2020-02-28T07:50:27+00:00February 28th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Rant|1 Comment

That was a disgrace of a performance last night. It was an example in arrogance and this morning I am still pretty raw with rage from what I saw last night. Because what I saw was an Arsenal team that broke one of the fundamental laws of any kind of competition: Never underestimate your opponent. [...]

24 02, 2020

Fatigued Arsenal build momentum against Everton

By |2020-02-24T07:49:16+00:00February 24th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

A third win in a week is certainly nothing to be sniffed at and, with a sixth, seventh and eighth goal scored in eight days, then you can’t really be complaining too much after the season we’ve had. It felt like a weird old game though. What I mean by that is that when I [...]

21 02, 2020

Hang on a minute…’Gritty Arsenal grind out 1-0 win away’???

By |2020-02-21T08:55:52+00:00February 21st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, youth|0 Comments

Morning folks. It feels weird this morning. It feels very weird. We won, which is good. We won back-to-back games, which is also good. But we also did it in a style and approach that was resolute, dogged and whilst not always pretty on the eye, it did the job. Arsenal 'getting the job done'. [...]

17 02, 2020

Arsenal’s attackers deliver end product against Newcastle

By |2020-02-17T12:05:43+00:00February 17th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well, I think it’s fair to say that yesterday afternoon’s home game against Newcastle United ended up being a lot of fun by the time it reached its conclusion, didn’t it? It all started with a curveball. Firstly from Arteta’s first team selection, then by the fact that Newcastle didn’t look as bad as I [...]

3 02, 2020

Boring Burnley, boring Arsenal, boring draws and a boring Premier League

By |2020-02-03T11:41:22+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

well there are some things in life that feel as certain as death and taxes and, right now, Arsenal drawing and Burnley fans booing absolutely anything they could possibly muster are such things. Yesterday's 0-0 was our 13th in a season that has seen us only lose six games, but only win six and these [...]

28 01, 2020

The dominant Arsenal kids do the business in Bournemouth

By |2020-01-28T07:46:03+00:00January 28th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I wondered what type of Arsenal we'd get for yesterday evening's FA Cup fourth round away tie to Bournemouth. On the GT Radio show last night I missed that each match had played out very differently so far: One game in which we'd not taken our chances and were frustrated (Bournemouth away in the league) [...]

22 01, 2020

Arteta’s Arsenal show resolve, determination and fight against Chelsea

By |2020-01-22T08:36:10+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

There's been a few media rumblings about how Arteta has only won two of his seven games in charge as Arsenal manager. It's stat loading where its not necessary but if it gives somebody an angle they'll take it. Which is why there will be another round of journos and writers chucking in the fact [...]

19 01, 2020

We don’t take advantage at Arsenal

By |2020-01-18T18:23:27+00:00January 19th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Morning folks. It's a good job this season is an utter write off, because otherwise we'd be proper fumin', eh? I am, of course, talking about the the complete bore-fest that was yesterday's 1-1 draw with a pretty average Sheffield Unite dream yesterday. They're average because apart from discipline, shape and a scrappy goal bouncing [...]