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 [...]

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 [...]

3 10, 2019

Let the youth give us some fun against Liege

By |2019-10-03T14:52:26+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Given that it's matchday and the Management is still sound asleep in the bedroom, I thought I'd pop some pre-game thoughts from Memphis, as I haven't really been doing much on here of late. I blame the fried food. It's addled my brain and thinking processes. And I've had a lot of fried food. And [...]

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 [...]

25 09, 2019

Fun in the shower for Arsenal’s rotated team against Forest

By |2019-09-25T14:15:44+01:00September 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well now wasn't that a bit of fun to watch last night? It didn't matter that it was bucketing it down because for those that made the trip to The Emirates last night they were treated to a goal-fest and some great performances from some of those rotated players. In fact I'd say that there [...]

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 [...]

21 09, 2019

Play a Torreira as a DM and get those new fullbacks in ASAP

By |2019-09-21T08:08:07+01:00September 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another weekend. This weekend sees us play at home to Aston Villa and having faced 55 shots on our goal in the last two games, I'm sure Bernd Leno is hopeful for a quieter afternoon tomorrow. We are too open, giving up too many opportunities, we are behaving naively at [...]

19 09, 2019

Özil situation still baffles, as rotation must be on the cards against Frankfurt

By |2019-09-19T07:54:10+01:00September 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Last night I had a Singapore Laksa for dinner that I made and, having tried to sample it in the pan when still boiling, I burnt my tongue. It has left a bad taste etched to the tip of my tongue since. Which is pretty much how it feels when talking about the Mesut Özil [...]