14 01, 2021

Arsenal must crack the tough Crystal Palace nut

By |2021-01-14T08:39:59+00:00January 14th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's Crystal Palace at home today and it is the type of game that four or five years ago I'd be pretty confident about us getting a win. But last season and this has pretty much dented any of that "we're The Arsenal, we win this game today" mindset that I had developed over a [...]

2 01, 2021

Two steps forward – Don’t make it one back against West Brom, Arsenal

By |2021-01-02T10:52:53+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to the first Saturday of 2021 and blow me down if it isn't a Saturday match day for us. We've had so many Sunday's as a result of cup competitions and the Europa League, that playing on a Saturday feels like a novelty. Alright, it may be an 8pm kick off [...]

29 12, 2020

Arsenal must break the Brighton hoodoo

By |2020-12-29T11:52:06+00:00December 29th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Welcome to another match day folks and this, I have to say, has always been a frustrating one for me. Brighton and Hove Albion entertain us at 6pm on their turf and it’s been quite an unhappy hunting ground for us recently. Last season they shafted us in the last minute with a sucker punch [...]

26 12, 2020

Arsenal approaching Chelski like a small club underdog

By |2020-12-26T10:32:48+00:00December 26th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Boxing Day and match day. There was a time where I’d be pretty excited to have a bit of The Arsenal on at Christmas, but I’ll be honest with you, I’m not feeling overly confident and given that it’s been literally months since we won a Premier League game, the prospect of beating Chelski seems [...]

28 11, 2020

Arsenal’s balance and a high press might beat Wolves

By |2020-11-28T08:20:04+00:00November 28th, 2020|Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Moring folks and welcome to Saturday. How you doing? Y'alreet? I'm fine, thanks for asking, although I did stay up too late watching The Good, The Bad and The Ugly last night and my body clock is such that it doesn't matter what time I go to bed, I'm always up around 7am. That's not [...]

22 11, 2020

Arteta needs to inject pace into Arsenal attack against Leeds

By |2020-11-22T10:05:26+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I believe I have some very real fears and trepidation about today’s game at Elland Road. The preparation the Arsenal players have had in the build up to this hasn’t been ideal, with injuries, COVID and the form of some of our players, plus I have some bad memories of defeats going up there I [...]

18 11, 2020

How Arsenal move the ball quicker from back to front

By |2020-11-18T07:46:36+00:00November 18th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

If ever you wanted an example of footballers not living in the normal world, it comes courtesy of Willian who supposedly if you read some of the stories from yesterday, decided to head off to Dubai during this international break. In normal times that'd be ok if he's been given a few days off but [...]

16 11, 2020

Partey, Xhaka and Ceballos – let’s see if that midfield trio can work

By |2020-11-16T08:23:38+00:00November 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Still not a lot going on in the Arsenal world today, well, other than the ladies football in which the Arsenal women drew yesterday. But I've never really been able to get myself 'in' to it to be honest. It's the same with the youth football too. I want players coming through, it is great [...]

10 11, 2020

Taking the ‘rough’ with the ‘smooth’ with new manager Arteta

By |2020-11-10T08:10:42+00:00November 10th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

I'm still trying to figure out in my head why I'm still mad about the Villa game. We're now two days after the defeat and usually after a blog post mortem and generally trying to fill my life with other stuff, I am able to just put defeats in a metaphorical box, move on, prep [...]

9 11, 2020

Cowardly Arsenal outfought by Villa

By |2020-11-09T08:54:27+00:00November 9th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

That was a disgusting performance last night from Arsenal. It was cowardly, lacked intensity and, frankly, should be worthy of some serious examination and change by the club in the cold light of day this morning. If last week it was time to hold our hands up and admit that Arteta got the approach and [...]

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