6 05, 2021

Villareal and Emery will look to hit Arsenal on the counter

By |2021-05-06T07:26:45+01:00May 6th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well folks, this feels like it could be pretty much it tonight, what it all boils down to and should the worst happen this evening and we sh*t the bed against Unai Emery's Villareal then the season is essentially finished in all but name. It feels like last chance saloon for Mikel and his charges [...]

5 05, 2021

Tierney’s availability the mind game for Emery?

By |2021-05-05T07:26:49+01:00May 5th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

One day to go until the real nerves kick in, eh? And I do mean REALLY kicking in, because it feels like this game has become even more essential in terms of the potential future of Arsenal; another Sliding Doors moment for the whole team, manager and everyone associated. There were even some pretty spurious rumours [...]

30 04, 2021

Villareal thoughts: Arteta’s tinkering and Ceballos’ inclusion could cost us

By |2021-04-30T07:26:11+01:00April 30th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The most positive thing to come from what we witnessed last night was that we are still, somehow, in this tie. That it had to come from a penalty which was, let's face it 'generous' at best, is a real cause for concern and in a semi final of a European competition you really do [...]

29 04, 2021

Villareal preview: So much narrative swaying against The Arsenal

By |2021-04-29T08:31:37+01:00April 29th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This is it folks. Crunch time. Game day. But not just any game day. We are here at season-defining game day. Again. Only today will be harder than any of the other season-defining game days we've had so far. For one thing the opposition are better than any other we've faced in the Europa League. [...]

24 04, 2021

Arsenal fans excel against KSE, Arsenal players decline against Everton

By |2021-04-24T07:13:34+01:00April 24th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I will get to the football that was played last night, eventually (and unfortunately), but first of all there should be only one place to start today's Arsenal-related musings and that is with the protest yesterday. Estimates between 2,000 to 3,000 fans were there outside the ground yesterday and in bringing together that many people [...]

16 04, 2021

Imperious Arsenal batter Slavia

By |2021-04-16T08:01:08+01:00April 16th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Now THAT'S more like it, eh? That's more like an Arsenal performance that we can all get behind, appreciate and generally feel more positive as this dreadful season draws to a close, as Arsenal ran away 4-0 winners against a team who before the game had basically been proven by UEFA to be wrong in [...]

5 04, 2021

Arteta’s future: I’m becoming a Doubting Thomas

By |2021-04-05T09:30:09+01:00April 5th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative title for today's blog, I know, but let me just explain myself a little with my thinking here. Also, what with it being an Easter weekend, I thought I'd go for a variation on a theme... Yesterday after I'd written my usual match review on what transpired in the limp 3-0 [...]

1 12, 2020

Do you enjoy watching Arsenal?

By |2020-12-01T07:51:28+00:00December 1st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|6 Comments

Howdy people. Didn't blog yesterday because, frankly, I just didn't feel like it. I've always enjoyed writing and writing every day about Arsenal has been something I've taken pleasure from. Then, when Arsenal have been bad and I've had to write negative stuff, I've still managed to get some catharsis from it. I guess that's [...]

19 08, 2020

Flexible formations for Arsenal ahead of ‘set systems’

By |2020-08-19T08:02:52+01:00August 19th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another midweek of this weird pre-season we find ourselves in. What's weird about it is that even though the FA Cup is still relatively fresh in the minds of most of us (despite Arsenal's attempts to pour cold water on it through signings, redundancies, sackings at the top, etc), we [...]

14 07, 2020

Transfers or not, Arteta should inspire more hope in Arsenal fans for next season

By |2020-07-14T07:56:56+01:00July 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We're all still a bit down at the moment because of the North London Derby defeat to a pretty average Tottenham team, but for some reason I haven't been as down as others, which is weird because I'm usually described as 'The Pessimistic One' when it comes to The Arsenal. But I just couldn't get [...]

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