19 11, 2021

Partey’s back! Ramsdale’s helping to ‘mix it up’

By |2021-11-19T07:41:23+00:00November 19th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Friday's are always better when you have some good news to brighten your day, or when you have something exciting going on at the weekend, eh? For me it's a bit of both, actually, as I'm off in to London for a 40th birthday party tomorrow evening which will be fun. But most important of [...]

7 11, 2021

Watford to mirror Arsenal’s formation, so we must step up

By |2021-11-07T09:49:26+00:00November 7th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This'll be a quick one today as I'm off to have a pre match meal with the family in Islington before the old man and I make our way to the game. Watford at home in the old days - like six or seven years ago - would be one in which you'd be wondering [...]

5 11, 2021

We need Xhaka for January and Tierney for Liverpool next week

By |2021-11-05T07:37:04+00:00November 5th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well the good news appears to be that the squad injury update ahead of the game against Watford on Sunday is positive. Only Kieran Tierney and Granit Xhaka remain doubts. For Xhaka the main worry is in the wording from the clubs medical team that he is expected to be in full training in the [...]

1 11, 2021

Is Lacazette the false nine when we already have a nine on the pitch?

By |2021-11-01T08:11:18+00:00November 1st, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Formation, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Yesterday morning I went out for my morning run in the pouring rain of Northumberland and I was listening to a post match podcast, which triggered some thoughts in me about Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The thoughts revolved around the fact people are talking about us playing 4-4-2 and also trying to work out [...]

30 10, 2021

A tough ask for Arsenal at Leicester today

By |2021-10-30T09:39:44+01:00October 30th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I'd take a draw today. There, I said it. I've set my stall out for today's blog early on and I'll be completely frank with you, I fear this game now that we are on the eve of it. We've scored one goal away all season, which was in the 1-0 win over Burnley. We've [...]

25 10, 2021

The perfect weekend and the perfect Arsenal partnership up top?

By |2021-10-25T08:25:58+01:00October 25th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

As weekends go, that was pretty tasty, from an Arsenal perspective wasn't it? We had our win on Friday, which meant we could just watch the games pan out knowing we had done our job. Then we had Everton stunned against Watford, followed by yesterday's results, which were almost perfect. First the Scum were beaten [...]

22 10, 2021

Arsenal must win the duels against a counter-attacking Villa

By |2021-10-22T07:48:37+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy matchday folks. Hope you and yours are well. It's two in a week for us; feels almost like the old days of the Europa League and Champions League, eh? Those feelings of playing every few days may have gone, but at least we've had a fair few like that with the League Cup and [...]

20 10, 2021

Arteta can’t coach-out stupid mistakes, he CAN mitigate them. But is he?

By |2021-10-20T07:34:34+01:00October 20th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. How is it Wednesday already? Given we have a game on Friday too, there will probably be a pre-match presser tomorrow and so it'll be interesting to hear what Arteta thinks of what transpired on Monday given there has been some time between the raw emotion of a disappointing result and when he [...]

18 10, 2021

Arteta needs to sweep aside the narrative and Arsenal must ‘click’ against Palace

By |2021-10-18T07:39:55+01:00October 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A week of 'R n R' in Spain this past seven days and having also decided that the international break was an opportunity to step away from the blog in the mornings, I find myself rejuvenated and excited for what feels like 'Part III' of Arsenal's season. In Part I we experienced the lows, the [...]

6 10, 2021

Arsenal’s successful future needs the stars to align

By |2021-10-06T07:57:02+01:00October 6th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's oh-so-quiet in Arsenal right now. Well, not the whole of the land, because of course the Arsenal Women played last night and sadly got a little beat up by Barcelona Women 4-1 on their home turf. Bit of a shame but I guess there are five more Champions League Group games to go and [...]

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