23 02, 2021

Normal football is on the horizon again!

By |2021-02-23T08:00:26+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Today feels like it should be a good day. I've woken up to the sun shining here in London, birds tweeting, as well as a bit more of a clearer indication as to when some normality returns to life again in England. Yesterday the Prime Minister made his statement about when he thinks the country [...]

22 02, 2021

Arsenal’s defeat to City: walking in No Man’s Land

By |2021-02-22T08:09:33+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I'm struggling to properly put my feelings in to proper context this morning, with regards to yesterday's defeat to Man City at home, because I have a mixture of disappointment and acceptance of what we all watched. When I write about Arsenal in a post match review of what went on I tend to view [...]

20 02, 2021

Can Arsenal lay a glove on Man City?

By |2021-02-20T08:25:47+00:00February 20th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Tactics|3 Comments

We had ourselves a video update from the manager yesterday ahead of the home game against Man City on Sunday and, as expected, Mikel Arteta was more than happy to wax lyrical about the team he was coach at just over a year ago. Of course all the way up there in Manchester we also [...]

19 02, 2021

Frustration in Rome for Arsenal

By |2021-02-19T07:03:00+00:00February 19th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

Before this game began I looked at Benfica, looked at some of the players they had - the likes of Ottamendi and Verthongen as well as Rafa and Everton - and I was bemoaning our bad luck in drawing quite a high profile team in the first knockout round of this competition. This morning I [...]

18 02, 2021

Benfica: Arsenal must emphasize attack in first leg and away goals

By |2021-02-18T07:43:34+00:00February 18th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa Leagur, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to match day Thursday, with the Europa League in our sights, as a trip to Benfica on the horizon. Well, I say 'trip to Benfica', but what I actually mean is 'neutral venue as part of two legs. Because As I bemoaned yesterday, the farce that is this current situation where [...]

17 02, 2021

UEFA preserve no ‘integrity of the competition’ in Arsenal’s case

By |2021-02-17T07:40:39+00:00February 17th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't watch any Champions League football last night, but I have seen the gifts that Liverpool were so generously offered by RB Leipzig last night, as well as the borderline free handout that the referee tried to leg up on Barcelona in their game against PSG. Honestly, when you see that given as a [...]

16 02, 2021

Rotation, rotation, rotation – some thoughts on Arsenal in the next 10 days

By |2021-02-16T08:11:07+00:00February 16th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Nothing like a bit of intermittent internet problems to start off ones day, eh? It’s amazing how reliant we are on these little black/white boxes that pump invisible connectivity to all parts of our houses and when that goes temporarily we feel lost and bereft. So it’s a bit of old school blogging from my [...]

15 02, 2021

Arsenal’s creativity and end product see off Leeds

By |2021-02-15T08:25:14+00:00February 15th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It is funny how the end result often makes such a dramatic impact on how you feel about a game. Because when the final whistle went I felt relief at fact we'd managed to hold on. Having been in the ground on that infamous day at St James' Park in which we drew 4-4 having [...]

13 02, 2021

Momentum, injuries and Balogun – a few Arteta press conference thoughts

By |2021-02-13T06:31:28+00:00February 13th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning folks, hope you're all good, albeit rather chilly if you're in the UK like I am. My soft desk-jockey exterior wasn't cut out for anything other than mild incremental weather and so the fact that it is in the minus here in London isn't exactly conducive to me being at my most productive. So [...]

12 02, 2021

Arsenal and injuries: we can’t have nice things

By |2021-02-12T07:53:45+00:00February 12th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Ahh balls. Big sh*tty balls. Thomas Partey has a hamstring strain. Are we not allowed nice things? Is that what it is? Isn't it the most Arsenal thing ever to sign a player with no history of injury (I sent the link around of his record on Transfermarkt record after the Tottenham game and on [...]

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