25 11, 2021

Squad sizes and players like Xhaka are important

By |2021-11-25T07:55:33+00:00November 25th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So it appears that Granit Xhaka's injury also included a bone break as well, which is the reason he's been out a little longer than we originally feared when he went down injured. Obviously that's also the reason why - despite the fact he's been seen in training and is doing ball work already - [...]

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 [...]

22 10, 2021

Arsenal must win the duels against a counter-attacking Villa

By |2021-10-22T07:48:37+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday folks. Hope you and yours are well. It's two in a week for us; feels almost like the old days of the Europa League and Champions League, eh? Those feelings of playing every few days may have gone, but at least we've had a fair few like that with the League Cup and [...]

29 09, 2021

Xhaka’s injury a blow and an opportunity in equal measure

By |2021-09-29T07:41:50+01:00September 29th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I bet Mikel Arteta thinks he’s got some kind of mini curse, because no sooner has he got a full strength squad to choose from, no sooner has he got his selection he can decide exactly based on the game that is being played, does he have one of his key men taken away from [...]

26 09, 2021

We will need at least two in the North London Derby

By |2021-09-26T08:37:04+01:00September 26th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's started already. As I tap away at my Macbook the time has only just ticked over to 8am in the morning and I'm already feeling those North London Derby day butterflies. The visit of the Scum at the carpet later on this afternoon and I'm already a bit of a nervous wreck. I don't [...]

24 09, 2021

Will Arteta answer the Xhaka question today?

By |2021-09-24T07:27:51+01:00September 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

morning folks and welcome to the end of the working week (for me at least), and the start of the weekend, the most nervy of weekends in the Arsenal football calendar. Well, when the fixtures come out, that is. Why is this so? Well to me I know we have a pretty crap record at [...]

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 [...]

11 09, 2021

Arsenal’s green shoots need to start today against Norwich

By |2021-09-11T10:49:36+01:00September 11th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's matchday people!! Whoop! And it feels like more of a 'whoop' because it feels like the international break has enabled a lot of people I speak to, to think about today as the 'new' start of the season. The Brentford game had unfortunate circumstances. The Chelski and Man City games were always going to [...]

10 09, 2021

Arteta talks a great game – we need it on the pitch NOW

By |2021-09-10T06:45:38+01:00September 10th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning party people, happy Friday! Let's hope that this weekend might bring that most precious of things: goals and three points to The Arsenal! I don't know why I'm starting off today's blog with such unbridled positivity, because I've woken up at 5.15am and I feel absolutely shattered. Plus there's a leaving party at my [...]

8 09, 2021

COVID curse for Arsenal? Where have all the midfielders gone?

By |2021-09-08T07:11:40+01:00September 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Could all just be rumour. Could just be 'The Internet' and 'Internet People' being all 'Internetty', but with ESR not in the Under-21s England squad yesterday, as well as not being in the squad for the full international team over the weekend, the rumours started to circulate that Emile was 'ill' and in the current [...]

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