20 01, 2019

Jekyll and Hyde Arsenal do the business against Chelsea

By |2019-01-20T11:11:20+00:00January 20th, 2019|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I love it the day after a big game win comes around and yesterday's 2-0 victory over Chelski really perked us up after a week or two of some pretty sad looking Arsenal faces everywhere. Uni Emery has faced his first bit of questioning from fans in recent weeks and the disappointment over the omission [...]

13 01, 2019

West Ham defeat shows Unai must swallow his pride on some players

By |2019-01-13T09:58:15+00:00January 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Yesterday's game was, unfortunately, not a 'bad day at the office' that we can say is in isolation with this Arsenal team. Sadly our away form has dropped off of a cliff for the last month and in the league when you consider that has included Southampton, Brighton and West Ham - where we've taken [...]

6 01, 2019

Job done with minimal fuss for Arsenal in Blackpool

By |2019-01-06T10:21:10+00:00January 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday all - hope you are enjoying your Sunday after Arsenal's safe passage to the fourth round? I am waking up to a sea view in Lytham St Anne's following the 3-0 victory over Blackpool and having gone to the game with The Management and thoroughly frozen ourselves by the end of the night, [...]

2 01, 2019

Score line flatters against Fulham, but job ultimately done

By |2019-01-02T07:41:25+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to 2019. As always the start of the new year brings with it hope and promise for a special year ahead and as Arsenal fans we'd probably look at 2018 as one we'd like to put behind us too. Let's be honest, 2018 wasn't an amazing one for us. We saw [...]

30 12, 2018

Abject Arsenal embarrass themselves at Liverpool

By |2018-12-30T09:53:26+00:00December 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

It's hard to really find the words to describe what went on yesterday at Anfield. Adjectives like appalling, farcical, embarrassing, all spring to mind first and foremost, but even they don't feel like they really explain the performance of the excuses for footballers that took to the pitch in a mint green Arsenal kit last [...]

23 12, 2018

Ozil, Xhaka and Kola star against physical Burnley

By |2018-12-23T09:36:52+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's always nice to kick off the Christmas period with a win and having dispatched a very physical Burnley side yesterday it feels like I can enjoy at least the start of my holiday. It was always going to be a tough game against a side who are known for their stubborn resistance and after [...]

20 12, 2018

NLD defeat: more worry for long term confidence than the result itself

By |2018-12-19T22:17:40+00:00December 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

That was properly poor yesterday. As in "things aren't all as rosy as perhaps we thought" kind of poor. We've got injuries. We've got players out. We've got a few problems and we're by no means the finished article. But that performance didn't really warrant a North London Derby and those Tiny Totts played a [...]

17 12, 2018

Arsenal defensive mitigation or attacking impotence against Southampton?

By |2018-12-17T07:22:01+00:00December 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

I'm struggling to fall down on a certain type of opinion on yesterday's defeat to Southampton. On the one hand we always have a terrible record there in the league. We've won once in six and yesterday was the second defeat in three years. They're becoming that pesky bogey team that Arsenal always seem to [...]

14 12, 2018

Laca the difference and Saka impressed against Qarabag

By |2018-12-14T07:56:17+00:00December 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote a piece outlining that I suspected last night's game would have a bit of a testimonial match about it and in the cold light of day and ha big stood in a biting cold Emirates with half a dozen old school chums, I find myself unsurprised that it's effectively what we got [...]

9 12, 2018

Torreira the difference against Huddersfield

By |2018-12-09T08:57:11+00:00December 9th, 2018|Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

In the end it was 'job done' thanks to an acrobatic finish from Torreira with about seven minutes remaining on the clock, but you can hardly say it was a vintage performance again from the team, as we struggled to break down a dogged but ultimately technically limited Huddersfield team. The big questions as we [...]