11 03, 2019

Big morale win for Arsenal against United

By |2019-03-11T07:50:12+00:00March 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I haven't exactly had the time to actually watch the game yet due to work travel commitments, so today's blog is a little bit of a 'helicopter view' of what I think it means to us to have beaten United on our own patch yesterday. It's big. Real big. Potentially season defining big. It is [...]

3 03, 2019

Arsenal have momentum despite frustrating draw at Spurs

By |2019-03-03T09:34:18+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Yesterday morning I was pessimistic about our chances of taking any points at all so, given that I was expecting us to take a pounding against the tiny Totts at Wembley, the fact that come 3pm I was disappointed that we hadn't picked up all three points I think needs to be seen as a [...]

28 02, 2019

Arsenal delivering swagger against Bournemouth ahead of NLD

By |2019-02-28T20:18:07+00:00February 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's more like it Arsenal! Much more enjoyable an evening at The Emirates. And I'm thankful that given it's the last time I rock up in North London for a whole month due to work comments, FA Cup weekends and a plethora of away games, I got to see Arsenal strong together two decent halves [...]

25 02, 2019

‘One half Arsenal’ strikes again against Southampton

By |2019-02-25T07:20:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Perhaps we're a little too greedy as Arsenal fans. Perhaps we want too much? Because after yesterday's victory over Southampton, which saw us tiptoe into the top four after United's draw, I found myself wishing that we could play like we did in the first half but in the second as well. And I wasn't [...]

22 02, 2019

Couple of wobbles, but routine result in the end for The Arsenal

By |2019-02-21T20:16:00+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I guess it all worked out in the end. So we can be pleased we're still in the hat. But my word we don't half have to huff and puff to get results at the moment. After the debacle that was the away first leg to BATE, one could forgive us Arsenal fans for feeling [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

10 02, 2019

Awkward Arsenal still unconvincing despite needed win against Huddersfield

By |2019-02-10T09:50:36+00:00February 10th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Rule number one for any football fan is to win the match. In the late eighties and early nineties other teams mocked 'boring boring Arsenal' but we didn't care. We made defending an art form. When we went one nil up we were like an Italian side who were rarely broken at our peak. And [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By |2019-02-04T08:15:22+00:00February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

30 01, 2019

Stuttering Arsenal do the job against compact Cardiff

By |2019-01-30T17:20:09+00:00January 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Blimey it was cold watching the football last night. Real 'brass monkeys' stuff and after the first half of football we watched I did wonder whether all I'd have to show from an evening of sleet and numb toes was a solitary point against a dogged Cardiff team. And it was a dogged Cardiff team. [...]

26 01, 2019

What are Emery’s Arsenal? Man United review

By |2019-01-26T09:35:49+00:00January 26th, 2019|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, Match Review, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all. I must admit I didn't actually go to the game last night and when I checked my phone after i'd finished what I was doing in the evening, I feel like I dodged a bit of a bullet, because it was a familiar story against United on our home soil. It's what happens [...]