18 06, 2019

Is Freddie’s promotion a warning shot to Unai?

By |2019-06-18T08:55:06+01:00June 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, youth|2 Comments

Morning folks and happy Friday unto thee. We have some news amongst the barren wasteland of post season silence, although as much as many people online wanted it to be some sort of magical work of fiction and Kroenke was leaving the club and throwing his shares out of the plane over the Emirates as [...]

29 03, 2019

Friendlies Schmendlies, but who plays in Arsenal’s midfield?

By |2019-03-29T11:30:04+01:00March 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, friendly, injuries, internationals, pre season, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Can I admit something to you? I really couldn't give a monkeys about the pre season friendly games. Sorry, but there, I said it. I mean it's not that I don't appreciate their value to fans that don't get to see The Arsenal every odd week like I do, but because I do and because [...]

14 09, 2018

Nacho’s deal is pragmatic, Özil’s rest is welcome, but Gazidis isn’t

By |2018-09-14T13:25:22+01:00September 14th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning you wonderful sexy bitches, you. Well, it is for me as I write this now, having flown out to New York for the weekend with my company for a bit of a jolly. So the next couple of days will probably be somewhat disjointed blogs, although I will be waking up at 9am to [...]

10 08, 2018

No deadline day excitement, because it’s saved for our attacking line up

By |2018-08-10T07:52:16+01:00August 10th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That was that then. The transfer window closed an unsurprisingly, given that so many people talked up 'madness' and went on about a defender and Dembele from Barca, there were only outgoings yesterday from Arsenal. Lucas Perez ended an unhappy two years at the club by signing for West Ham for a paltry £4million and [...]

9 08, 2018

Ramsey new deal defines success of our midfield season

By |2018-08-09T07:55:17+01:00August 9th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, midfield, pre season, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

It's transfer deadline day today - a lot earlier than it's ever been - and despite some of the murmurings of a Dembele here, or centre half there, I think Arsenal's revolving door at Colney will be more busy by the 'exit' part than the 'entry'. We've got too many players. Jenkinson, Brammall, Perez, Welbeck, [...]

8 08, 2018

Deadline day looms as defensive questions are asked

By |2018-08-08T07:58:34+01:00August 8th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well it's all been pretty much confirmed and after yesterday's Kroenke news I've obviously had my say in yesterday's blog. This morning I wake up resigned to the fact we are powerless to do anything. There are talks of protests, or not turning up to the first game, leaving the seats empty and showing Kroenke [...]

6 08, 2018

Chambers, Ramsey, Holding and fearing City – wobbly with a week to go

By |2018-08-06T07:52:19+01:00August 6th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

We're less than a week before the big kick off to the Premier League so perhaps inevitably, what with the transfer window shutting on Friday too, Arsenal are suddenly looking less than perfect when it comes to preparation with the new season. I'm talking of the Ramsey situation of course, but also of the Calum [...]

5 08, 2018

Emery’s tinkering of Arsenal formation keeps us guessing

By |2018-08-05T09:53:12+01:00August 5th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's it then. Final match preparations have been completed, a 2-0 victory against Lazio was secured, an Arsenal performance in which some of the returning players got valuable minutes and as is par for the course for The Arsenal, a positional crisis as we now seem to have both of our left backs injured for [...]

3 08, 2018

Plug defensive holes and rotate the attack – how Emery makes Arsenal successful

By |2018-08-03T07:58:04+01:00August 3rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This time next week fellow Gooners, it'll be countdown to Premier League match weekend one and we'll be but a few days away from finding out just how ready Unai Emery's charges are for the slog ahead. The summer has been kind to us so far. We've done business early, the players have had plenty [...]

2 08, 2018

Familiar frailties, but this Arsenal evolution will take time

By |2018-08-02T07:57:58+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, friendly, Match Review, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A victory on penalties is still a victory, albeit a friendly victory and one in which I certainly think we can learn a bit from, get a bit excited about, but also be a little apprehensive. Let's get the painful stuff out of the way first though. Like ripping off the plaster on your knee [...]