22 04, 2022

Formations and team sheets mean nothing any more

By |2022-04-22T15:37:44+01:00April 22nd, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and happy Friday bestowed unto thee. I'm still feeling good about The Arsenal after that surprise win on Wednesday night. It was everything you'd hope from the Arsenal team but what I've been repeating in my mind is the tactical approach by Arteta and how he got it so spot on. I find [...]

20 04, 2022

Gut feel for a good Arsenal performance tonight?

By |2022-04-20T07:57:29+01:00April 20th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I'll be honest with you today folks, because I am really torn about tonight's game. On the one hand logic dictates that it is very difficult to make a case for Arsenal away at Chelski. They smashed Southampton 6-0 where we laboured to a 1-0 defeat. They have a bigger and better squad than us [...]

17 04, 2022

Arsenal’s attacking problems stare us all in the face against Southampton

By |2022-04-17T09:27:56+01:00April 17th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday's defeat was painful in so many ways. It was painful because the Scum had given us an opportunity to draw level and we didn't take it. Its was painful because it was obvious to see that Southampton were not very good. It was painful because we picked the right starting line up in my [...]

16 04, 2022

Arsenal must change the approach and personnel to counter Southampton’s high press

By |2022-04-16T07:12:18+01:00April 16th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I had a nervousness before the Crustal Palace game that belied the form that Arsenal had going in to it. I was nervous ahead of the Brighton game that belied the terrible form Brighton were in. I am nervous ahead of this game which belies the fact Southampton took an absolute pasting last weekend and [...]

14 04, 2022

Why do I now fear Arteta’s selection approach?

By |2022-04-14T08:11:17+01:00April 14th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

I chose my words to the title for today's musings quite carefully here. I know there are people that are convinced that Arteta is, from a tactical perspective, a man who knows his onions and he has shown that at times this season. I also know that there are a proportion - a small one [...]

4 04, 2022

Palace no pushover as Arsenal face pressure tonight

By |2022-04-04T07:44:10+01:00April 4th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

If any Arsenal fan was expecting to get any kind of good news from both Everton or Newcastle yesterday and feeling confident after Saturday's 'fun' results, then they were brought back down to earth yesterday, as West Ham overcame an Everton side who with every passing week look more terrible, making our defeat to them [...]

1 04, 2022

Focus and five subs – Arteta press conference thoughts

By |2022-04-01T07:52:10+01:00April 1st, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

The arrival of yesterday's press conference was a timely reminder that the infernal international break is now behind us and we can fully focus on all things Arsenal and Premier League, which is a-ok with me. Arteta talked about the need to refocus his players after the international break and whilst the team news is [...]

19 03, 2022

Saka the key man against Villa today

By |2022-03-19T08:24:04+00:00March 19th, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Am super nervous about today, lads and lasses, super nervous indeed. Whereas I accepted the reality and realism of the defeat to Liverpool both prior and post the game itself, this one feels like there's much more pressure on the team, oddly enough. It feels like we need to get something from this game and [...]

16 03, 2022

Arsenal must stop the full back pressure from Liverpool

By |2022-03-16T07:23:02+00:00March 16th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

The way in which I try to temper my own intensity and nervousness over a football game is usually to start at the lowest base point and work upwards. What I mean by that is that in my head, if I start at the point in which my expectations are that we will lose and [...]

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