9 05, 2019

Arsenal need an away goal and no defensive brain farts against Valencia

By |2019-05-09T07:25:06+01:00May 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I hope that this morning when you woke up you hugged your children a little bit tighter than you usually do. Because unless Arsenal progress this evening against a Valencia side who fancy their chances up against our awful defence, then we're in a whole world of trouble, of biblical proportions. Last night's result means [...]

6 05, 2019

Domestic bottle job complete with pathetic draw to Brighton

By |2019-05-06T08:37:16+01:00May 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Well, yesterday was a total shambles, eh? Although there was an outside chance we might be able to qualify for Champions League yesterday, those Arsenal players contrived to blow it, picking up just one point against a Brighton team who literally had nothing to play for, had probably spent the night partying and would have [...]

3 05, 2019

Auba changes the complexion of semi final

By |2019-05-03T10:46:33+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I thought last night's game against Valencia worked out well in the end, considering where we were on the 12th minute, a goal down and looking as ropey as ever at the back. But let's give some credit to 'home team Arsenal' - a very different proposition to 'away team Arsenal' - because they bounced [...]

2 05, 2019

An away goal (or lack of) could be essential tonight for Arsenal’s cup hopes

By |2019-05-02T07:33:12+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are folks. This game this evening represents - in my opinion - one of the most important in the season for these Arsenal players. That's because our horrendous away form invariably means that we are going to struggle at the Mestalla and so unless we win - and win well - tonight, I [...]

29 04, 2019

Leicester: that’s top four out for Arsenal’s bottlers

By |2019-04-29T10:34:28+01:00April 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Let's not hide behind any kind of faux injustice brought about by Ainsley Maitland-Niles' sending off in the first half yesterday: this Arsenal team was probably defeated before it even took to the field. Nine goals conceded in three games against three opponents who have nothing to play for other than some additional points on [...]

28 04, 2019

Leicester: sh*t or bust for Arsenal’s Champions League hopes

By |2019-04-28T09:37:14+01:00April 28th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Another away trip against a team with nothing to play for and sadly I have very little confidence that we will come out of this one with any points. Wolves aren't fighting for anything, Palace weren't fighting for anything, yet both put three past us and with Leicester sure to play us on the counter [...]

25 04, 2019

Arsenal are psychologically broken; Wolves showed it

By |2019-04-25T13:37:55+01:00April 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|3 Comments

They say that time is a healer, yet here I am about 16 hours after the diabolical performance at Molineux, still stewing on what was quite frankly an unacceptable Arsenal performance. I find myself with that one sentence - the title of today's blog - that keeps ringing in my mind and it brings me [...]

24 04, 2019

Wolves will hit us with pace on the counter tonight, we need to deal with it

By |2019-04-24T07:08:25+01:00April 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

After a weekend in which teams around us dropped points tonight's game needs to come in to very sharp focus for Unai Emery and his team. This is because a win against Wolves will bring us not only three valuable points but also provide a valuable psychological boost to the players in terms of the [...]

23 04, 2019

Burnley do us a favour, but Arsenal still needs it’s midfield back

By |2019-04-23T09:25:41+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well didn't we get away with it yesterday, with Burnley doing us an almighty favour and holding Chelski to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, which means Top four is still in our shaky hands. I didn't expect anything from a Burnley team that are pretty much safe but by drawing away it means that [...]