25 07, 2021

Arsenal’s shape and fitness is starting to show

By |2021-07-25T13:17:00+01:00July 25th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I know pre season friendlies aren't supposed to mean anything, that you can't read too much in to them and that had we lost yesterday's 'behind closed doors' friendly at London Colney to Milwall then we'd all have shrugged and said 'move along', but I have to tell you I did enjoy watching the game [...]

8 07, 2021

England (and mainly Saka) make me feel…proud??

By |2021-07-08T09:31:33+01:00July 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Internationals, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

Morning all and happy Thursday to you and yours. Last night I sat and watched the England v Denmark game and for the first time in my lifetime the country of my birthday is in a major international football tournament. And this morning I’m realising just how big that is. 55 years have elapsed since [...]

30 06, 2021

Liking England for the first time in 30 years

By |2021-06-30T07:38:14+01:00June 30th, 2021|Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Internationals, Match Review, Transfers|0 Comments

I love that I have a surrogate team for international competitions. I am proud that I've got a little bit of German heritage in me and that when all else fails, usually, I can at least trust on that little bit of Deutsch in mein blut to keep international tournaments interesting through the years. Not [...]

24 05, 2021

It’s finally over with a Pepe-inspired flourish against Brighton

By |2021-05-24T08:02:58+01:00May 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

Well, it's finally over1 Hip hip hooray! We are free of this wretched season and, in the end, it was at least pleasing to see some fans in the ground cheering on what turned out to be a pretty routine Arsenal win against Brighton on the final day. We didn't get exactly what we wanted [...]

13 05, 2021

A win for Arsenal’s confidence against Chelski

By |2021-05-13T08:03:37+01:00May 13th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Isn't it just so very Arsenal that when all seems lost and there is little to play for, the team finds a level of character from deep within it, to pull off a victory away from home against a high-flying Chelski who have been bulldozing most teams and beat Man City at the weekend? Perhaps [...]

3 05, 2021

Arsenal tick all of the boxes in routine win over Newcastle

By |2021-05-03T11:07:24+01:00May 3rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

I must admit to you that I thoroughly enjoyed that Arsenal game against Newcastle. If you're going to write a script on the perfect match before a big European Cup Semi Final game to prepare, that one yesterday was almost a perfect situation. Resting key players: Check Getting minutes for returning players: Check Feeble opposition: [...]

30 04, 2021

Villareal thoughts: Arteta’s tinkering and Ceballos’ inclusion could cost us

By |2021-04-30T07:26:11+01:00April 30th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The most positive thing to come from what we witnessed last night was that we are still, somehow, in this tie. That it had to come from a penalty which was, let's face it 'generous' at best, is a real cause for concern and in a semi final of a European competition you really do [...]

24 04, 2021

Arsenal fans excel against KSE, Arsenal players decline against Everton

By |2021-04-24T07:13:34+01:00April 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I will get to the football that was played last night, eventually (and unfortunately), but first of all there should be only one place to start today's Arsenal-related musings and that is with the protest yesterday. Estimates between 2,000 to 3,000 fans were there outside the ground yesterday and in bringing together that many people [...]

16 04, 2021

Imperious Arsenal batter Slavia

By |2021-04-16T08:01:08+01:00April 16th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Now THAT'S more like it, eh? That's more like an Arsenal performance that we can all get behind, appreciate and generally feel more positive as this dreadful season draws to a close, as Arsenal ran away 4-0 winners against a team who before the game had basically been proven by UEFA to be wrong in [...]

12 04, 2021

Morale boosting win against Sjeffield United will help Arsenal prep for Slavia

By |2021-04-12T07:52:46+01:00April 12th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

It's snowing in London this morning. Snowing. In mid April. How weird is that? About as weird and unusual as an Arsenal clean sheet these days, so when the final whistle went and it was confirmed that we had beaten the hapless Sheffield United by three goals to nil, I didn't really know what to [...]

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