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 [...]

30 06, 2020

Formations Schmormations (at the Arsenal)

By |2020-06-30T08:05:20+01:00June 30th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Tuesday. I hope you and yours are keeping well. I have woken up this morning in a good mood. Is it because I have no meetings today and so can just get through my 'to do' list without much interruption? Or could it be because it's payday? Maybe. But mostly it is [...]

17 06, 2020

Man City preview: How will Arteta react to City’s obvious threat?

By |2020-06-17T07:57:31+01:00June 17th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A match day blog. How about that then. I've almost forgotten what one of those looks like. But here we are a mere 12 or so hours away from the resumption of this Premier League season and even though we're playing City, even though we're probably losing tonight, I'm still excited. My expectations have been [...]

6 06, 2020

what could have been at Arsenal and what unfortunately has been – transfer thoughts

By |2020-06-06T07:29:21+01:00June 6th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Well now, they've finally lost it at the Premier League and in trying to pump in crowd noise via the red button when the season restarts, we're going to have come to the last desperate grabs by the broadcasters to protect their 'product'. Selfishly I hope it bombs. That's because I'm one of the people [...]

16 05, 2020

Torreira’s agent talking, but are we talking to Saka?

By |2020-05-16T08:03:13+01:00May 16th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks, hope all is good with you, on this Saturday which should have been the end of the season. Except, as we all know, it is far from the end of the season. We still have another ten games to play and the Premier League met this week to work out what the next [...]

13 02, 2020

Auba adds to Emery damnation; Smith-Rowe groomed as Özil replacement?

By |2020-02-13T07:43:28+00:00February 13th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Still nothing really meaty from the club ahead of the weekend's fixture with Newcastle, but that's to be expected give that it's Thursday, as well as the fact it's a home game. Arsène liked to do easy on a Friday, being Spanish Unai preferred them later on in the day, but Arteta has so many [...]

23 01, 2020

A turgid Premier League shines light on Sanllehi

By |2020-01-23T07:55:34+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

When you realise how often some of the 'big teams' are screwing up at the moment at the top of the Premier League, it does make you wonder how Arsenal find themselves mid table with 24 games gone, because any sort of run of victories probably gets you in to the top four. How on [...]

9 01, 2020

Irrational plotting on Arsenal’s top four hopes

By |2020-01-09T07:36:53+00:00January 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I find it a little bit weird that even though we are mid-table fodder right now, I still look at those teams towards the top of the league and think "good" when things go against them, as if their misfortune might in some way benefit us. So the fact that Leicester City drew at home [...]

8 01, 2020

Arteta’s philosophy needs a season to embed

By |2020-01-08T07:34:26+00:00January 8th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With the club still another three and a bit days in which we play another game (having had rapid-football fired at us over Christmas) there is understandably a desire to eek out as much delicious content from the Leeds win as possible on the official site. And who can blame the PR and Marketing Teams, [...]

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