18 09, 2021

Pepe, ESR, Odegaard and Saka – three from four at Burnley

By |2021-09-18T11:20:33+01:00September 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

There are some universal truths in life: death, taxes and Burnley fans booing something an opposition player does even though he was in fact probably fouled. And Burnley's fans are the booiest fans you'll ever see. If there was a sweepstake on the first minute at which the Burnley fans would boo Arsenal today, I [...]

17 09, 2021

Arteta’s straight bat is good for me

By |2021-09-17T08:00:09+01:00September 17th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Mikel had his pre-Burnley press conference yesterday and as is the way these days, he said some things that I'll be darned if I don't end up getting excited when I hear him talk. I know football is about what is on the pitch,  I know that the football has not been great for a [...]

16 09, 2021

Is Arsenal’s absence in Europe really giving us much of an advantage?

By |2021-09-16T07:50:19+01:00September 16th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning folks. How is it Thursday already? Before you know it we'll be staring down the barrel of a trip to Clobbermeister Central, aka Burnley Football Club, who with each week seem to be appearing on my timeline with 'tackles' that are half taking off the feet or legs of their opponents. I look forward [...]

15 09, 2021

Tomiyasu the new Monreal?

By |2021-09-15T08:01:57+01:00September 15th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We got to hear from our newbie  yesterday, with the club dropping a fresh new video of Tomiyasu talking at London Colney to the chap that usually does the Arsenal Media videos and I have to say I was impressed. His English was excellent for somebody who has been in Japan, Belgium and then Italy [...]

11 09, 2021

Arsenal’s green shoots need to start today against Norwich

By |2021-09-11T10:49:36+01:00September 11th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's matchday people!! Whoop! And it feels like more of a 'whoop' because it feels like the international break has enabled a lot of people I speak to, to think about today as the 'new' start of the season. The Brentford game had unfortunate circumstances. The Chelski and Man City games were always going to [...]

28 08, 2021

Man City preview: All Arsenal have is hope

By |2021-08-28T09:45:44+01:00August 28th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I don't think there's many people on this planet who could argue a case for Arsenal getting anything today. It really does feel like we have two hopes: Bob Hope and No Hope, against the Champions of England, on their home turf. There is nothing to suggest that even a draw would be possible, given [...]

23 08, 2021

Arsenal depressingly never laid a glove on Chelsea

By |2021-08-23T07:56:05+01:00August 23rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know what was worse about yesterday's defeat to Chelski; the actual defeat, or the horrible predictability of how the game would go. I thought we'd concede early. We did. I thought they'd get a second and it would kill the game. It did. I thought we'd barely be able to fashion any chances [...]

13 08, 2021

Arteta needs a strong start

By |2021-08-13T11:09:32+01:00August 13th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Match-day! Whoop! After gawd knows how long, we finally have a game with a full house of fans and even though I’m on a stag weekend in Edinburgh and none of the gents are football fans, there’s no way I won’t be watching tonight’s game from my phone. It’s an irritating one because Brentford is [...]

8 08, 2021

Trippier’s a no; Willock in the hole?

By |2021-08-08T11:05:22+01:00August 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I had a skin full of booze yesterday. So to wake up this morning with a fuzzy head and see that Arsenal are linked with a £34million bid for 30-year-old Kieran Trippier doesn’t help my general state of mind. I just hope this is a ‘we’ve got papers to sell’ rumour because that price and [...]

2 08, 2021

As much goodness and badness: Chelski friendly review

By |2021-08-02T07:45:14+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, friendly, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Plenty to chew over from yesterday's 2-2* draw over Chelski at the Emirates, some good, some shall we say 'less so good'. Let's get the less so good stuff out of the way first though, because I'd rather finish today's blog feeling a little more positive, given that it's a Monday morning. Arteta named a [...]

Go to Top