12 01, 2020

Should Arsenal be happy with a point in mitigating circumstances?

By |2020-01-12T09:44:48+00:00January 12th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning from a bright but cold Belfast. It's a weekend away for the wife's birthday and so yesterday's lunchtime kick off and the fact we were out and about meant I didn't actually get to watch the game in full yesterday, but I followed what was happening and saw a few of the key moments [...]

7 01, 2020

Gritty Arsenal beat Dirty Leeds

By |2020-01-07T07:54:49+00:00January 7th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Well now, wasn't that a slightly different performance to the ones we'd had under Arteta in the previous three games, eh? Certainly it was what you'd call 'gritty' and in terms of the high intensity that we'd seen in the previous two games, it was hardly the same, but perhaps that was opposition dependent. Leeds [...]

2 01, 2020

Arsenal beat United. Arsenal are ‘fun’ again. Bring on 2020.

By |2020-01-02T10:16:58+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Now I don't know about you, but I've enjoyed reading just about everything between last night's result and me writing today's blog. And I'm going to thoroughly enjoy today's blog from start to finish, that's for sure, because last night we won a football match and we did it in a way in which gave [...]

30 12, 2019

Some good, some bad, some awful (refereeing decisions) – Arsenal v Chelsea

By |2019-12-30T10:05:12+00:00December 30th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm still trying to work out how I feel about yesterday's defeat to Chelski on our own patch. I mean, obviously I'm annoyed, but it feels like it's tempered somewhat with some of the situations that occurred during the match. Last night I lay in bed and at one point I was both pissed off [...]

27 12, 2019

Positives for Arteta at Bournemouth, but finishing practice is needed

By |2019-12-29T17:13:17+00:00December 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We're off and underway with the Arteta era and although it's hardly the barnstorming away victory that I think we probably deserved given our dominance of the ball at times yesterday afternoon, there were certainly positives to take from what we saw against Bournemouth, so I'm hoping to focus on those a little more than [...]

22 12, 2019

Bore draw at Goodison – the kids need leaders

By |2019-12-22T09:58:12+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

The phrase "well that was 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back again" hasn't really, over the years, been something I've associated with watching The Arsenal. But after having to sit through that utter snooze-fest yesterday lunchtime as we played out an utter bore draw against an equally confidence-shorn Everton, I think it [...]

16 12, 2019

Arsenal fans show players how it’s done – Man City review

By |2019-12-16T07:58:06+00:00December 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Freddie Ljungberg, History, injuries, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

The only 'non-depressing' thing about yesterday's 3-0 defeat at home to Man City yesterday was the act of defiance that came at the end of the game. Not by the players of course and not by Mesut Özil who displayed more energy kicking a water bottle than for the rest of the game (although all [...]

13 12, 2019

Unconvincing Arsenal somehow top Europa League group

By |2019-12-13T07:59:18+00:00December 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Tactics|1 Comment

So we're all waking up to a monument ours occasion in the UK this morning: Arsenal topping a group in the Europa League. A hard fought comeback yesterday in the second half from Freddie Ljungberg's charges meant that eventually, by virtue of the fact that Vitoria Guimares earned an unlikely victory in Germany, we actually [...]

10 12, 2019

Winning. ACTUAL winning for The Arsenal.

By |2019-12-10T07:59:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So THIS is what it feels like? It had been so long that I'd almost forgotten about that winning feeling. I forgotten the fist-pumpingly deliciousness of a performance that bags three points, an away one at that, with some pretty good goals chucked in as well. And they were all from open play too! And [...]

2 12, 2019

Premier League campaign over with another draw

By |2019-12-02T07:36:41+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There's quite a big caveat in the analysis of yesterday's draw away to Norwich. That caveat is that Freddie Ljungberg has had barely a few hours inputting his ideas into this set of players. So perhaps yesterday's performance still bore the hallmarks of Emery's Arsenal. The caveat that Freddie has had such little time is [...]