23 02, 2019

Rennes will be a new challenge, hopefully with Özil a bit more involved

By |2019-02-22T20:55:22+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Formation, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So our reward for the huffing and puffing against BATE Borisov is a couple of games against Rennes of Ligue Un and I think on the face of it, none of us can be too sad about that, because on paper I suppose they are one of the weaker teams. The thing is though, we [...]

22 02, 2019

Couple of wobbles, but routine result in the end for The Arsenal

By |2019-02-21T20:16:00+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I guess it all worked out in the end. So we can be pleased we're still in the hat. But my word we don't half have to huff and puff to get results at the moment. After the debacle that was the away first leg to BATE, one could forgive us Arsenal fans for feeling [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For a team that has spent most of the season not turning up for one half of a game - usually the first half - tonight's match against BATE Borisov feels like it needs one heck of a first half Arsenal performance to stop the nerves of cup competition knockout to set in. It seems [...]

20 02, 2019

Waiting for Unai and Özil to skip out together

By |2019-02-19T19:39:57+00:00February 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Europa League, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

Alright? Having a good'un? Waiting patiently for some form of team news to deep through about tomorrow night's game? I hear ya. Totally in the same boat. I wonder if Unai is dreading the inevitable "are you gonna ply Özil then?" Questions from the media? He'll surely get fired a few and usually there's a [...]

15 02, 2019

Boring boring Arsenal (for all the wrong reasons)

By |2019-02-15T11:37:58+00:00February 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well that wasn't a whole heap of fun yesterday evening was it? To coin a phrase from Steve McCroskey in Airplane!: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking. Being off the booze in Feb meant I had to sit through more than 90 minutes of that dross that Unai Emery's players served [...]

9 02, 2019

Huddersfield preview: no pragmatism, unleash the creativity, Arsenal

By |2019-02-09T08:46:47+00:00February 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

A game away to Huddersfield today represents somewhat of an 'interesting' statistical impasse today it seems. Arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet all season away from home, whilst Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five matches. Huddersfield haven't picked up a win in the league since they beat Fulham at home in November. [...]

8 02, 2019

No more excuses on away form, and Unai knows it

By |2019-02-08T11:58:27+00:00February 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ello, ello, ello to you my fellow Arsenal-supporting friends. It's wet in London. Wet and windy and as I write today's nonsensical ramblings I'm struggling to use my thumbs properly on the phone to type. I blame Brexit. And palm oil. And plastics. And Richard Scudamore. We go into this weekend looking for some kind [...]

4 02, 2019

Our right hand side the stuff of nightmares against City

By |2019-02-04T08:15:22+00:00February 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

In yesterday's pre match blog I said that I thought the midfield pairing would have a bearing on the outcome of the game. I think it's fair to say I got that one a bit wrong. In fact, it was the midfield two of Guendouzi and Torreira who I thought came out of the game [...]

30 01, 2019

Stuttering Arsenal do the job against compact Cardiff

By |2019-01-30T17:20:09+00:00January 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Blimey it was cold watching the football last night. Real 'brass monkeys' stuff and after the first half of football we watched I did wonder whether all I'd have to show from an evening of sleet and numb toes was a solitary point against a dogged Cardiff team. And it was a dogged Cardiff team. [...]

25 01, 2019

Confidence from Chelski will be key, but what formation for Emery?

By |2019-01-25T11:05:00+00:00January 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Match day? On a Friday you say? At any other time I'd kinda like it. I work in a London, takes me about 15 minutes on the train to get to Highbury & Islington, so I can get a few jars in with the lads. Great fun. Except The Management booked us in for tickets [...]