21 12, 2019

Arteta in stands to see just how much work he has to do – Everton preview

By |2019-12-21T08:17:25+00:00December 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. It is a new day and a new dawn for Arsenal's history, as a new manager has been announced and as expected it is a man who has an affinity and affection for the club and a guy who was formerly our captain. Step forward Mikel Arteta. I have said pretty much all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 12, 2019

Hope more than expectation against City at home

By |2019-12-15T08:50:11+00:00December 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I can't even remember a home match day in which I've been less optimistic than I am about today's match against Man City. I mean sure, city aren't exactly the dominant force they were last season and sure, defensively they look like they can be got at. But it feels like today we could be [...]

10 12, 2019

Winning. ACTUAL winning for The Arsenal.

By |2019-12-10T07:59:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

So THIS is what it feels like? It had been so long that I'd almost forgotten about that winning feeling. I forgotten the fist-pumpingly deliciousness of a performance that bags three points, an away one at that, with some pretty good goals chucked in as well. And they were all from open play too! And [...]

9 12, 2019

West Ham preview: pick wingers, Fred, wingers

By |2019-12-09T07:33:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

An earlier start than usual for me, coupled with Sunday night drinking, means that it's a groggy Monday morning blog I'll be compiling for you today. The weather is like my mood when it comes to The Arsenal these days too: pretty foul. It's West Ham away tonight and after seeing the team put in [...]

7 12, 2019

Nothing Arsenal is fun any more

By |2019-12-07T09:10:35+00:00December 7th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, premier league|3 Comments

Do you know what? I'm not sure I even have the energy to muster a full size, normal blog, like I do every morning. I'm genuinely just 'meh' about everything to do with Arsenal at the moment. \Later on I'm going to see some family friends. I'm godfather to the lad of our family friends [...]

5 12, 2019

Brighton at home – a 100% ‘must win’

By |2019-12-05T09:32:21+00:00December 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Preview, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. Dropping you this match preview in the early hours of Thursday morning, ahead of what feels like a perpetual 'must win' for The Arsenal these days. Well, I've written it in the early hours, so please excuse the fact that there'll be even more typos than normal. Probably won't actually finish it until [...]