12 07, 2020

I hate North London Derby Day – don’t make it worse Arsenal

By |2020-07-12T09:41:47+01:00July 12th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's the worst day in the footballing calendar for me personally, today is, as we travel away to Sh*ite Hart Lane to face that horrible lot round the corner in the North London Derby. I've always hated this fixture. Nerves, bragging rights, the fear of defeat and having to face all of the idiots at [...]

11 07, 2020

Arteta won’t rise to the bait ahead of the NLD

By |2020-07-11T08:16:34+01:00July 11th, 2020|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Press conferences always give a little bit of a nugget of info about the upcoming game, but the press don't usually use it to gain some kind of insight into how the clubs might tactically set up, instead using it as an opportunity to stoke the fires of possible discontent and rivalry between managers. So [...]

9 07, 2020

The farce of VAR once again rearing its ugly head

By |2020-07-09T08:03:48+01:00July 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

I didn't want to start this morning's blog labouring the point about referees and VAR that I did yesterday, but once again I find myself pretty angry having seen a couple of situations yesterday in other games that happened in the Premier League. The first I saw was a still of the Brighton vs Liverpool [...]

8 07, 2020

VAR adds to more Arsenal frustration at home to Leicester City

By |2020-07-08T11:19:33+01:00July 8th, 2020|Arsenal, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

I don't know about you but I have a real sense of frustration about the game against Leicester City last night and there are a number of factors that seem to be driving that I think. Dropped points The first is the fact that we've dropped points that would have seen use sitting level with [...]

7 07, 2020

Arsenal must use the flanks well and be prepared for the Leicester counter

By |2020-07-07T08:01:45+01:00July 7th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Another matchday is here and it’s ‘Part II’ of our Death Run as we come up against Leicester City at The Emirates this evening. This game is an intriguing one - and just as terrifying as the Wolves one - because of the way in which Leicester battered us on their turf earlier in the [...]

6 07, 2020

Auba, Guendouzi and Leicester – Monday musings

By |2020-07-06T09:00:13+01:00July 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Happy Monday peeps. Yesterday I had a stinking hangover, so didn’t compile any thoughts on the Wolves result, but I gotta tell ya I was mighty impressed I have to say. It was the first ‘statement victory’ that we have had under Arteta and no wonder he had such a beaming smile afterwards. I know [...]

3 07, 2020

Arteta’s confidence (on Auba and more) will transmit to this Arsenal team

By |2020-07-03T07:58:44+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Arsenal Manager, contracts, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

So we had Tricky Micky Arteta's press conference yesterday rather than today, which means we have something to stick our teeth into before this working week is done, which is nice. It must also mean that the team are making their moves up north today I'd imagine; probably because they got so lambasted by the [...]

1 07, 2020

Bye Mkhi, hi Saliba, but what about Norwich?

By |2020-07-01T08:03:38+01:00July 1st, 2020|Arsenal FC, contracts, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Okee dokee, right, lots to get through so let's have at it. How about we start with: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Goodbye gentle prince, we hardly knew ye. He's off on a permanent deal to Roma, having had his super agent pal Mino whisper sweet nothings to Raul and Vinay to convince them that £200k-a-week off the [...]

30 06, 2020

Formations Schmormations (at the Arsenal)

By |2020-06-30T08:05:20+01:00June 30th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Tuesday. I hope you and yours are keeping well. I have woken up this morning in a good mood. Is it because I have no meetings today and so can just get through my 'to do' list without much interruption? Or could it be because it's payday? Maybe. But mostly it is [...]