12 06, 2020

Soares’ absence from Arsenal should raise questions about those running the club

By |2020-06-12T09:37:38+01:00June 12th, 2020|contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

Morning folks and happy Friday! In some ways it's potentially the best day of the week - all the promise of the weekend lies ahead of you and we are on a downward slope hurtling towards the restart and some Arsenal action on Wednesday. And we're bringing a new podcast to you as well, as [...]

6 06, 2020

what could have been at Arsenal and what unfortunately has been – transfer thoughts

By |2020-06-06T07:29:21+01:00June 6th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Well now, they've finally lost it at the Premier League and in trying to pump in crowd noise via the red button when the season restarts, we're going to have come to the last desperate grabs by the broadcasters to protect their 'product'. Selfishly I hope it bombs. That's because I'm one of the people [...]

6 02, 2020

Super agents and Raul’s contact book will have us relying on Edu

By |2020-02-06T07:36:30+00:00February 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Transfers|0 Comments

There was a wee bit of reaction from my post yesterday, in which I suggested our summer 'war chest' may not be as big as we'd like. I had a couple of people suggesting I was talking a load of old nonsense. I don't deny that I do talk a load of old nonsense but [...]

23 01, 2020

A turgid Premier League shines light on Sanllehi

By |2020-01-23T07:55:34+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

When you realise how often some of the 'big teams' are screwing up at the moment at the top of the Premier League, it does make you wonder how Arsenal find themselves mid table with 24 games gone, because any sort of run of victories probably gets you in to the top four. How on [...]

15 01, 2020

Usmanov’s Everton investment casts more shadows on KSE

By |2020-01-15T07:51:05+00:00January 15th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Champions League, Europa League, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Rant|6 Comments

I guess you can't really call it Arsenal news, but given that Alisher Usmanov was a shareholder at Arsenal until recently, it has a bit of Arsenal related to it, and certainly I think it has implications for the Premier League. Because Everton confirmed last night that Usmanov has invested £30million in naming rights for [...]

14 01, 2020

Lacazette needs to fix up and Arsenal need European football

By |2020-01-14T07:39:48+00:00January 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

So Dinos has now been confirmed as heading out the door on loan to Germany and the next question is when Eddie will be sent out on loan. I said my peace on that yesterday so I won't dwell on what happens in the next few weeks, but I'd be surprised if he's not even [...]

20 12, 2019

Arsenal players disillusioned? Now they know how we feel!

By |2019-12-20T07:54:36+00:00December 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league, press conference, Rant|1 Comment

Morning folks. It's wet, it's dark, it doesn't really feel like my last day in the office before Christmas and I'm hanging a little. Everything's a little fuzzy and vague. A bit like an Arsenal transfer pursuit - be it manager or player! We seem to enjoy having the worst kept secrets, don't we? I [...]

19 12, 2019

Arteta won’t get five years like Chapman did

By |2019-12-19T07:01:45+00:00December 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

Looks like the Arteta situation is finally rumbling to a close, in classic Arsenal "drag-it-our-linger-than-needed" fashion and after Pep decided not to give anything away post-match against Oxford United last night, you have to expect that there'll be some kind of announcement imminent. If Arteta is to take charge against Everton on Saturday lunchtime there [...]

18 12, 2019

Arteta deal done but yet it rumbles on

By |2019-12-18T07:45:42+00:00December 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|1 Comment

As with all things Arsenal, rarely these days do things just 'happen' quickly, so it's probably come as no surprise to any of us that the Mikel Arteta situation continues to rumble along. And like I said yesterday, none of this reflects well on those in the administration side of the football business. That's because [...]

17 12, 2019

Concerns over Arteta are understandable. But what if…

By |2019-12-17T07:57:25+00:00December 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, History, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

So it appears we are on the verge of Tricky Micky Arteta re-joining the club as manager, of all of the noise it to be believed, as pretty much every media outlet is reporting it and has been doing so since last night. Here's the thing: I like Mikel Arteta. The noises that come from [...]