21 09, 2019

Play a Torreira as a DM and get those new fullbacks in ASAP

By |2019-09-21T08:08:07+00:00September 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another weekend. This weekend sees us play at home to Aston Villa and having faced 55 shots on our goal in the last two games, I'm sure Bernd Leno is hopeful for a quieter afternoon tomorrow. We are too open, giving up too many opportunities, we are behaving naively at [...]

16 09, 2019

Watford capitulation should raise questions about Emery

By |2019-09-16T07:55:54+00:00September 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Yesterday's second half capitulation by Arsenal has once again raised more questions than given answers and, sadly, the questions aren't really overly positive. That's because what we fans witnessed yesterday was a team of mentally bereft idiots gift a two-goal lead to a side bottom of the league and who about a mont ago got [...]

15 09, 2019

The unknown quantity of Watford pose selection questions for Emery and Arsenal

By |2019-09-15T08:50:43+00:00September 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day returns for The Arsenal and as usual I've got butterflies in all the right places, which must mean it's a tricky away game and the pressure is on. It's doubly on because all of those around us and at the top of the league picked up points. United scraped a victory through a [...]

12 09, 2019

Emery needs to select is midfield three and stick to it

By |2019-09-12T07:51:07+00:00September 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I always love this time of the season. As Lisa Simpson once said about the time after they've been to Church "it's the longest possible time before we have to go again!" And I couldn't echo those sentiments more. International football is boring, dull, slow, plus my choice of allegiances are fixed to a team [...]

10 09, 2019

What type of midfielder is Matteo Guendouzi?

By |2019-09-10T07:45:39+00:00September 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics, youth|0 Comments

As if there wasn't enough reasons and incentives to get ourselves out of the Europa League, now we've got UEFA stepping in and confirming to Arsenal - which was announced on the official website yesterday - that our away game to Vitoria Setabul is going to take place at 3.50pm in the afternoon in November. [...]

6 09, 2019

Proper Europa League rotation this time for Arsenal?

By |2019-09-06T07:41:07+00:00September 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsenal confirmed their squad list for the Europa League and whilst mostly we can determine who would be on that list, there were one or two surprises in there, some of which I think are worth talking about today. And they're worth talking about because of how Emery might approach the competition this year. [...]

5 09, 2019

How do we/should we, utilise Xhaka, if at all?

By |2019-09-05T07:51:18+00:00September 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

How on earth is it Thursday already? I tell you what though, I'll take it, because this month has officially been declared "Sh*t September" by yours truly here, on account of the fact that in prep for a trip to the States in October I'm giving up booze, bread, cola, chocolate and crisps, all vices [...]

2 09, 2019

Sokratis and Xhaka cost Arsenal three North London Derby points

By |2019-09-02T08:13:00+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The morning after the afternoon before. It's post-North London Derby day and whilst a draw at home against them isn't in itself the worst result in the world, we're probably all wondering "what could have been" had we had some senior players in our team who kept their heads screwed on properly yesterday. We all [...]

21 08, 2019

Özil and Ceballos can work together

By |2019-08-21T07:26:52+00:00August 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Apparently Roma are ready to put Shkodran's current limbo out of his misery by offering him a loan deal for a year, if you believe reports in Italy, which often we don't. This is about on cue I'd imagine. It's 21st August and the European transfer deadline day is - broadly speaking as they are [...]

17 08, 2019

Questions in defence and midfield, loads of options up top for The Arsenal against Burnley

By |2019-08-17T10:37:09+00:00August 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This feels like the proper start to the season for me today. I picked up a fresh set of home and away kits and will be rocking my beautiful red and white Adidas Arsenal shirt in the ground today for the first game of the season. I'm right back there. Right back to the obsession [...]