17 06, 2019

Saliba’s potential arrival poses questions for Arsenal now

By |2019-06-17T08:11:34+01:00June 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to another Monday. It's a William Saliba shaped one by the sounds of it and supposedly we are in for him and have finally come to an agreement with his representatives, with just the small matter of St Etienne needing to agree the fee, so in other words the hardest bit [...]

14 06, 2019

Arsenal are lining up transfer ducks for July

By |2019-06-14T08:14:51+01:00June 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Signing relatively unknown goalkeepers, when we should be hard at work getting on board defenders and wingers, you say? That's the Arsenal I know! I had begun to wonder what the new regime would cook up in their first full summer transfer window but it appears that they've dusted off Wenger's old "how I deal [...]

13 06, 2019

Fixtures are out and it’s all about early momentum for The Arsenal

By |2019-06-13T11:38:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So we know how our season next year is going to pan out fixtures-wise, with the first one of the season away to Newcastle on Sunday 11th August. Then it's a home game against Burnley before Liverpool away and the Tiny Totts at home. Hardly the easiest of starts and certainly isn't a series of [...]

12 06, 2019

Carrasco and Nelson can (and should) be in the same team

By |2019-06-12T08:26:55+01:00June 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Last night as The Management was doing a fitness video I decided to undertake a bit of channel surfing and, upon landing on the sports section on Sky TV, I found a host of international games going on. My general malaise over all things internationals clearly extends beyond the boundaries of the domestic football season, [...]

6 06, 2019

Freddie’s promotion: the bridge between youth team and first team?

By |2019-06-06T09:52:28+01:00June 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|1 Comment

The curse of Chris struck again yesterday it seems, as I listed out all of my reasons why Xhaka would not be leaving, which of course led to a supposed 'cousin' saying "he's off to Inter for €55million". Given that sort of money I'm not surprised that there's a link but I'm still putting it [...]

5 06, 2019

Here’s why Auba isn’t going to China and Xhaka isn’t going to Inter

By |2019-06-05T07:46:55+01:00June 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning Gooners. Provocative headline I know, but given some of the rumours that have circulated over the last 24 hours I thought I'd wade in with my opinion as to why I cannot see either Granit Xhaka or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining the respective clubs they've been linked with by the gutter press. Let's start first [...]

4 06, 2019

Arsenal summer transfer season: here we go

By |2019-06-04T08:01:37+01:00June 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

The unsavoury part of the footballing calendar has begun: transfer season. Here we go again folks. Here we go with the attention seekers, looking to provide a 'scoop' simply by making things up from their mobiles on public transport somewhere. Here we go with the fighting amongst Twitter accounts as people label other people as [...]

3 06, 2019

Arsenal aren’t bringing enjoyment any more

By |2019-06-03T09:30:48+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

This last few days has been some of the longest times I've not blogged since I started this website up around ten years ago. I don't tend to do it too much when I'm on holiday, usually because I'm hanging and not waking up until after 10, but this time around there is no such [...]

30 05, 2019

Change it Arsenal. Or Stan’s oblivion awaits

By |2019-05-30T08:55:47+01:00May 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I'm trying hard this morning guys. I'm trying real hard. I'm trying hard because for all of the talk, the messages from ex players, the 'manager' who supposedly feels comfortable with this competition, what I'm looking at is a team of f**cking bottlers who stared Champions League and a trophy and not only blinked, but [...]

29 05, 2019

How desperate are Arsena to win the Europa League?

By |2019-05-29T08:03:38+01:00May 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This is it then. A whole season distilled down to one football match in which the success or failure will be viewed. All through the prism of a European Cup final. I've seen one in my lifetime, witnessed three heartbreaking ones, so I'm very aware of our record in Europe and very aware that this [...]