21 10, 2019

Grinding out a difficult result against Sheffield United – what we hope is in store for The Arsenal

By |2019-10-21T07:54:39+01:00October 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Finally, match day is upon us, having had to wait what feels like an eternity for The Arsenal to arrive after a particularly draggy international break. It's a trip up to Sheffield United and for those of you with memories long enough, that 2006 defeat at Bramall Lane will probably feel a little fresher than [...]

20 10, 2019

VAR – pointless and run by the same incompetent refs we’ve seen for years

By |2019-10-20T11:03:24+01:00October 20th, 2019|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I watched Match of the Day last night and despite rarely agreeing with Alan Shearer, I couldn't help but thoroughly nod my head in agreement with his utter disdain at the decision making for the Watford v Totts game, because once again this season VAR wasn't used properly and the whole world could see just [...]

19 10, 2019

Luiz sentiment is appreciated, but the reality is very different for Arsenal’s title bid

By |2019-10-19T10:31:49+01:00October 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A Saturday welcome I bid you my friends. Sadly it's one without The Arsenal but I guess it is what it is and we have to contend ourselves with a weekend of supporting every other team that our rivals play. So it's Newcastle and Watford that we'll be hoping to do something special today. And [...]

18 10, 2019

Returning player boost, plus one to come out from the cold?

By |2019-10-18T07:47:35+01:00October 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

WE HAVE SOME ARSENAL FIRST TEAM CONTENT PEOPLE!! Thank frigg for that, because that last international break was really getting on my wick. You know how sometimes these breaks can go quite quickly? No, me either, because that one get long. Probably longer than the others. It was maddening. But Unai did his "Good afternoon" [...]

30 09, 2019

Are Arsenal going to ‘Arsenal’ it in Manchester tonight?

By |2019-09-30T13:00:51+01:00September 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy from a Gooner Stateside with jet leg. I don't get it - I thought that was only supposed to happen going East, not the other way around, so I'm finding myself beat by 10.30pm and up at 5.30pm at the moment, which is not how I plan on spending my holiday in a place [...]

27 09, 2019

Is Emery devolving too much power to The Arsenal players?

By |2019-09-27T06:58:58+01:00September 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I can't decide in my own mind if Emery's decisions to let the players pick their five captains is a good bit of management, giving them the opportunity to have more investment in the running of the team, or a sign of weakness because he doesn't want to make a difficult decision. Rob Holding has [...]

26 09, 2019

Liverpool a good test for the youth; Emery’s “meritocracy” isn’t showing

By |2019-09-26T07:19:39+01:00September 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

So it appears as though our reward for a comprehensive victory over Nottingham Forest is an away trip to Anfield for the fourth round of the League Cup in October. After the scousers youth team overcame MK Dons we were drawn against them and, weirdly, I'm kind of glad we are. Not because I think [...]

23 09, 2019

Aubameyang to the rescue as selection questions arise for Emery

By |2019-09-23T07:52:26+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night I had a funky old dream. I dreamt that I was having dinner with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. He was in fine form having just bagged the winning goal against Aston Villa during the day, but annoyingly I wasn't alone to just chat foot all with him. A load of work colleagues were there and [...]

22 09, 2019

Xhaka and Torreira base to build on against Villa?

By |2019-09-22T08:32:05+01:00September 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Villa at home at 4.30pm this Sunday afternoon represents an opportunity for Unai Emery and his players to show that we're back on the 'winning wagon'. We won in midweek against Frankfurt but building momentum needs a series of wins together and with United away coming up next weekend we really can't afford to be [...]