16 10, 2019

Golden ‘Meh’ for Guendouzi; Nketiah’s trajectory needs close attention

By |2019-10-16T07:06:15+01:00October 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, internationals, Rant, youth|0 Comments

Effin insomnia. Screw you and screw you again. Jet-lag infused nastiness has meant I've been up since 3am this morning and I've got a long ol' day in the office followed by an evening black tie do. I don't think they make a caffeine-based drink strong enough to be honest. Still, it can't be worse [...]

26 09, 2019

Liverpool a good test for the youth; Emery’s “meritocracy” isn’t showing

By |2019-09-26T07:19:39+01:00September 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

So it appears as though our reward for a comprehensive victory over Nottingham Forest is an away trip to Anfield for the fourth round of the League Cup in October. After the scousers youth team overcame MK Dons we were drawn against them and, weirdly, I'm kind of glad we are. Not because I think [...]

25 09, 2019

Fun in the shower for Arsenal’s rotated team against Forest

By |2019-09-25T14:15:44+01:00September 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well now wasn't that a bit of fun to watch last night? It didn't matter that it was bucketing it down because for those that made the trip to The Emirates last night they were treated to a goal-fest and some great performances from some of those rotated players. In fact I'd say that there [...]

24 09, 2019

No Corporal return tonight, but the young players need to give Emery something to think about against Forest

By |2019-09-24T08:07:47+01:00September 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Defence, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

In just over 48 hours we have our second matchday, having only played Villa on Sunday and now the League Cup against Nottingham Forest just two days later. To put that in perspective it's like playing a Wednesday night Champions League game and then being on the bill for the Friday night football game on [...]

20 09, 2019

An Arsenal win in Frankfurt: not the perfect performance, but the perfect tonic

By |2019-09-20T07:20:53+01:00September 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

It's Friday, our last game is now no longer the disastrous performance at Watford, we have our first win in the Europa League and it was done away to what I think is the best team in the group that we will face. There's also the added benefit of a couple of young players really [...]

11 09, 2019

Mkhi’s ‘sad’ exit was right for the club and kids

By |2019-09-11T07:32:09+01:00September 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

It's still the international break and therefore there is still being football played, in which apparently England did something, but I hold it in as much importance as the next Beyoncé Knowles album. (For the avoidance of doubt, I hate Beyoncé's music) My brain is clearly desperate for its next Arsenal fix though, because last [...]

10 09, 2019

What type of midfielder is Matteo Guendouzi?

By |2019-09-10T07:45:39+01:00September 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics, youth|0 Comments

As if there wasn't enough reasons and incentives to get ourselves out of the Europa League, now we've got UEFA stepping in and confirming to Arsenal - which was announced on the official website yesterday - that our away game to Vitoria Setabul is going to take place at 3.50pm in the afternoon in November. [...]

6 09, 2019

Proper Europa League rotation this time for Arsenal?

By |2019-09-06T07:41:07+01:00September 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Yesterday Arsenal confirmed their squad list for the Europa League and whilst mostly we can determine who would be on that list, there were one or two surprises in there, some of which I think are worth talking about today. And they're worth talking about because of how Emery might approach the competition this year. [...]

3 09, 2019

Mkhitarayn’s exit spells opportunities for youth

By |2019-09-03T09:13:01+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well I have to say well played to Raul Sanllehi once again because even though we all thought our business was done for the season both in and out, he pulled out another little surprise with the agreement that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now a Roma player following a deadline day move. It's a move that, [...]

28 08, 2019

Alexis’ failure is delicious; Unai’s success is needed

By |2019-08-28T07:49:01+01:00August 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well if ever there was a failed move between two top clubs it was that of Alexis Sanchez who, in chasing the megabucks, finds himself an unwanted man and about to be shipped to the barren wasteland known as Serie A. A tenth month loan deal in which United have to shell out £6million during [...]