23 10, 2021

Impressive Arsenal blow away Villa

By |2021-10-23T08:57:23+01:00October 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Leaving the Emirates last night, after Arsenal had blitzed Aston Villa over 95+ minutes, I’m sure I wasn’t the only Gooner thinking “that’s more like it” as I queued for the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington. One swallow does not a summer make and one performance does not a ‘click’ or ‘turnaround’ materialise, but [...]

19 10, 2021

Overly-structured ArtetaBall isn’t working: Palace

By |2021-10-19T08:18:19+01:00October 19th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

At just before the hour mark I looked up to the big screen behind me yesterday and saw that with two thirds of the game gone, we were labouring, with Palace in the ascendency. And I hoped for a change. The set up wasn’t working. Crystal Palace we’re pressing across the pitch in an organised [...]

27 09, 2021

Arsenal ‘click’ in NLD – and it’s glorious

By |2021-09-27T08:53:50+01:00September 27th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Sometimes football is just hella fun, isn't it? I am here on this Monday morning thinking about how much I enjoy football. You? It's funny what a difference a day makes. This time yesterday I was tapping away at my laptop, nervously awaiting the impending North London Derby and the potential that we could come-a-cropper [...]

23 09, 2021

Rolling back the years against AFC Wimbledon

By |2021-09-23T08:06:12+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Last night felt like a bit of a throwback night for me personally. Not just because I was once again reunited with the collective of pre game drinking buddies I have been going to football with for the last few years, but because the game wasn't on TV and it was a time that was [...]

12 09, 2021

Arsenal up and running with green shoots against Norwich

By |2021-09-12T10:28:19+01:00September 12th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Winning football matches is hella fun. I like it. I like it indeed. And although at the time I felt moments of frustration, this was very much one of those days in which I look back at the game and realise that actually Arsenal played quite well. In fact you'd say the 1-0 scoreline probably [...]

26 08, 2021

Confidence is currency at Arsenal as big hitters star against West Brom

By |2021-08-26T08:38:01+01:00August 26th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review|0 Comments

Football is hella fun when you win football matches. And score goals. Lots of goals. And last night we did just that. A game in which all six goals came from The Arsenal and in which some vital confidence will have been restored for some of those players. I get it though. I get the [...]

23 08, 2021

Arsenal depressingly never laid a glove on Chelsea

By |2021-08-23T07:56:05+01:00August 23rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know what was worse about yesterday's defeat to Chelski; the actual defeat, or the horrible predictability of how the game would go. I thought we'd concede early. We did. I thought they'd get a second and it would kill the game. It did. I thought we'd barely be able to fashion any chances [...]

9 08, 2021

Are Arsenal ready for the new season? Is Willock’s exit just the start?

By |2021-08-09T07:31:49+01:00August 9th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season|1 Comment

So the two big talking points today then, are: The final televised friendly against the Scum that ended in a 1-0 defeat yesterday lunchtime The impending sale of Joe Willock First, the game itself, which was the final one in the 'Mind' series. We found ourselves on the wrong end of the result and finished [...]

2 08, 2021

As much goodness and badness: Chelski friendly review

By |2021-08-02T07:45:14+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, friendly, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Plenty to chew over from yesterday's 2-2* draw over Chelski at the Emirates, some good, some shall we say 'less so good'. Let's get the less so good stuff out of the way first though, because I'd rather finish today's blog feeling a little more positive, given that it's a Monday morning. Arteta named a [...]

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