24 10, 2021

Momentum is winning the home games for The Arsenal

By |2021-10-24T09:02:12+01:00October 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Football is a mental ol' sport sometimes, eh? Like watching a team in Everton who could have gone up to fourth with a home win against what looked like a hapless Watford last weekend, get battered in ten minutes to lose 5-2 at home. Or like how after three games of the season we were [...]

23 10, 2021

Impressive Arsenal blow away Villa

By |2021-10-23T08:57:23+01:00October 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Leaving the Emirates last night, after Arsenal had blitzed Aston Villa over 95+ minutes, I’m sure I wasn’t the only Gooner thinking “that’s more like it” as I queued for the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington. One swallow does not a summer make and one performance does not a ‘click’ or ‘turnaround’ materialise, but [...]

22 10, 2021

Arsenal must win the duels against a counter-attacking Villa

By |2021-10-22T07:48:37+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday folks. Hope you and yours are well. It's two in a week for us; feels almost like the old days of the Europa League and Champions League, eh? Those feelings of playing every few days may have gone, but at least we've had a fair few like that with the League Cup and [...]

21 10, 2021

Arteta’s margins are too fine when we don’t score enough goals

By |2021-10-21T07:43:41+01:00October 21st, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Last night I had a weird ol' dream. I was back in my old season ticket seat at Highbury in the North Bank and time had rewound and the team were now allowed to play back in the old stadium again. Which is weird because a) that would take some serious engineering work needed, not [...]

20 10, 2021

Arteta can’t coach-out stupid mistakes, he CAN mitigate them. But is he?

By |2021-10-20T07:34:34+01:00October 20th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. How is it Wednesday already? Given we have a game on Friday too, there will probably be a pre-match presser tomorrow and so it'll be interesting to hear what Arteta thinks of what transpired on Monday given there has been some time between the raw emotion of a disappointing result and when he [...]

19 10, 2021

Overly-structured ArtetaBall isn’t working: Palace

By |2021-10-19T08:18:19+01:00October 19th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

At just before the hour mark I looked up to the big screen behind me yesterday and saw that with two thirds of the game gone, we were labouring, with Palace in the ascendency. And I hoped for a change. The set up wasn’t working. Crystal Palace we’re pressing across the pitch in an organised [...]

18 10, 2021

Arteta needs to sweep aside the narrative and Arsenal must ‘click’ against Palace

By |2021-10-18T07:39:55+01:00October 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A week of 'R n R' in Spain this past seven days and having also decided that the international break was an opportunity to step away from the blog in the mornings, I find myself rejuvenated and excited for what feels like 'Part III' of Arsenal's season. In Part I we experienced the lows, the [...]

8 10, 2021

The Super League by stealth (Brought to you by the Premier League)

By |2021-10-08T07:39:41+01:00October 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, finances, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|4 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about the Newcastle takeover as it was about to happen and then later on in the day we saw the confirmation that one of the richest 'consortiums' in the world had bought Newcastle. So here we go again. Another sports washing exercise (it entirely IS that despite what Amanda Staveley said in [...]

6 10, 2021

Arsenal’s successful future needs the stars to align

By |2021-10-06T07:57:02+01:00October 6th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's oh-so-quiet in Arsenal right now. Well, not the whole of the land, because of course the Arsenal Women played last night and sadly got a little beat up by Barcelona Women 4-1 on their home turf. Bit of a shame but I guess there are five more Champions League Group games to go and [...]

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