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 [...]

6 03, 2022

Watford will be no walkover for Arsenal

By |2022-03-06T10:16:15+00:00March 6th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A Sunday matchday it is for us today and having seen West ham narrowly defeated yesterday, as well as Wolves going down 2-0 at home to Palace, a win away at Watford for Arsenal will go a long way to driving us towards that coveted Top Four spot. We are level on points with West [...]

22 02, 2022

How do we fit them all in at The Arsenal?

By |2022-02-22T08:20:26+00:00February 22nd, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

I write this blog every morning and usually I write my body of content first, then try to think of a headline that summarises the blog I've just written.  But occasionally, very rarely, I start with the title of the blog and take it from there. Today is such an occasion because after watching Emile [...]

19 02, 2022

A very different Arsenal to line up against Brentford this time?

By |2022-02-19T07:51:19+00:00February 19th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

It's match day people! And it is the reverse of the opening game of the season, in which we succumbed to an excitable and motivated Brentford side who took advantage of our mixture of injuries and COVID situation in the Arsenal camp, to overcome us 2-0 in their new stadium. I drove past their stadium [...]

17 02, 2022

Keep yer statistical models, because it’s that confidence of momentum that I want

By |2022-02-17T08:27:14+00:00February 17th, 2022|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Thursday has come around and we are knocking down the door of the weekend once again. Perhaps it's because my work has been so busy, but these weeks appear to be flying by, which is good considering the lack of football we've had to endure. I think I read somewhere that there won't be a [...]

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