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 [...]

16 12, 2019

Arsenal fans show players how it’s done – Man City review

By |2019-12-16T07:58:06+00:00December 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Freddie Ljungberg, History, injuries, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

The only 'non-depressing' thing about yesterday's 3-0 defeat at home to Man City yesterday was the act of defiance that came at the end of the game. Not by the players of course and not by Mesut Özil who displayed more energy kicking a water bottle than for the rest of the game (although all [...]

3 12, 2019

No new Arsenal manager until January

By |2019-12-03T07:45:08+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

The big question on everybody's lips this morning: Will Freddie be in charge to oversee a glorious victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup? Of course I'm being a little flippant, especially given that we can't beat any team at the moment, let alone one winning every week. So the idea that we'll steamroll [...]

2 12, 2019

Premier League campaign over with another draw

By |2019-12-02T07:36:41+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There's quite a big caveat in the analysis of yesterday's draw away to Norwich. That caveat is that Freddie Ljungberg has had barely a few hours inputting his ideas into this set of players. So perhaps yesterday's performance still bore the hallmarks of Emery's Arsenal. The caveat that Freddie has had such little time is [...]

30 11, 2019

Emery’s time is up. But other questions remain.

By |2019-11-30T11:28:37+00:00November 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's finally happened. Yesterday morning Unai arrived at the training ground to prepare for the Norwich game this weekend and he didn't even get to put the cones out. By the time the first ball was kicked at London Colney he and his Spanish staff had been told that their services were no longer required [...]