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 - [...]

24 11, 2021

Arsenal: A true meritocracy?

By |2021-11-24T07:26:02+00:00November 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

Very rarely do I write my blog title each day before I actually start typing my usual daily thoughts. Normally I just spill out on to the virtual page a selection of what I'm thinking about, then I try to put some kind of link between the headline and the waffle I've just written. But [...]

23 11, 2021

Can we react? Can we deliver a battering? Do Arsenal have the team for that?

By |2021-11-23T09:04:05+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

After a stinging away defeat like the one at Anfield on Saturday, I don't know whether it's worse to have no game on at all and therefore the week feels like it'll drag out from an Arsenal perspective, or whether it's what we all need to take a breather, look at the situation, then have [...]

22 11, 2021

Now we see what this Arsenal are made of

By |2021-11-22T08:07:29+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

I was feeling a little ropey yesterday and so when I thought about sitting down at my laptop and tapping away in my office about what happened on Saturday night away to Liverpool, I just didn't really have the desire or energy to muster up any kind of thoughts. What also helped my overarching desire [...]

20 11, 2021

Liverpool preview – at least we have hope…

By |2021-11-20T08:13:27+00:00November 20th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. Back to match day and the excited nerves are kicking in already. Although I will admit that I'd have preferred us to get back in to the swing of the Premier League without having to play one of the hardest away games in world football right now. And it's probably made [...]

19 11, 2021

Partey’s back! Ramsdale’s helping to ‘mix it up’

By |2021-11-19T07:41:23+00:00November 19th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Friday's are always better when you have some good news to brighten your day, or when you have something exciting going on at the weekend, eh? For me it's a bit of both, actually, as I'm off in to London for a 40th birthday party tomorrow evening which will be fun. But most important of [...]

15 11, 2021

Keeping Arsenal players fit for the Christmas countdown

By |2021-11-15T07:31:05+00:00November 15th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, injuries, Internationals, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning all, how we all doing then, eh? I have a bit of a headache this Monday morning. It's not the kind of selection headache Mikel Arteta seems to have these days (ba-dum, tsch!) but an actual headache caused by sleep depravation on Saturday evening following a rather unhealthy amount of white and red wine [...]

10 11, 2021

More time needed for both Wenger and Arsenal

By |2021-11-10T07:30:36+00:00November 10th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, History, Internationals, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Wednesday morning, the internal break hasn't even kicked off and I'm already bored of it. It's funny because when we lose I view the internationals as either a painfully slow creepy death in terms of football (i.e. you can't get 'back on the wagon' with a result), or a momentum killer (i.e. what happens if [...]

9 11, 2021

Is there an upside to all international call ups for Arsenal?

By |2021-11-09T07:28:24+00:00November 9th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Internationals, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

I've kind of gotten used to the fact that a number of our players usually get 'rest' time during the international breaks. We've seen other teams in the league see half of their squads go away, but we've been able to keep plenty of lads back  and have them prepare for the next Premier League [...]

8 11, 2021

Arsenal’s solid foundations help the win over Watford

By |2021-11-08T07:46:31+00:00November 8th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

As I exited the ground yesterday with the three points secured, I asked my Dad to reflect on the game and the performance and he said 'it was a funny old game, wasn't it?'. Indeed it was Pa, indeed it was. Arsenal controlled possession, scored goals, had big chances in the form of a penalty, [...]

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