11 01, 2020

Arsenal need to be compact between the lines to beat Crystal Palace

By |2020-01-11T08:51:51+00:00January 11th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks from a relatively wet Belfast, in which I'm treating The Management to a birthday weekend away to see the giant's causeway. It means I'm not sure if I'll get time to watch The Arsenal but I'll have to see if I can find a pub to watch it in at some stage I'm [...]

10 01, 2020

I believe Arteta and his ‘like a new signing’ rhetoric

By |2020-01-10T09:57:23+00:00January 10th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Morning folks - happy Friday n'all that jazz. Right, let's get down to it, because it was press conference Thursday yesterday and he addressed the assembled media. The good news is that the first thing he said was that he's given a few more ideas to the players following a first full week of training [...]

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, [...]

7 01, 2020

Gritty Arsenal beat Dirty Leeds

By |2020-01-07T07:54:49+00:00January 7th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Well now, wasn't that a slightly different performance to the ones we'd had under Arteta in the previous three games, eh? Certainly it was what you'd call 'gritty' and in terms of the high intensity that we'd seen in the previous two games, it was hardly the same, but perhaps that was opposition dependent. Leeds [...]

6 01, 2020

Possession-based Leeds might work well for Arsenal tonight

By |2020-01-06T07:55:43+00:00January 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, FA Cup, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Matchday on a Monday is becoming a far more regular thing than I'd have liked it to have been, if I'm completely honest and with all of the other FA Cup round fixtures now having been played, we'll be learning our fate before a ball is kicked. That is of course assuming we can get [...]

4 01, 2020

The importance of that Edu/Arteta relationship is massive

By |2020-01-04T09:40:55+00:00January 4th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, FA Cup, injuries, Mikel Arteta, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning friends and happy Saturday to you. It's an FA Cup weekend and in my opinion it's the best FA Cup weekend - cup final day aside if you're in it - of all of the round. It's the one in which all the Premier League teams feature, there's a shedload of games going on, [...]

3 01, 2020

Arteta’s strong stance on Xhaka, Auba and transfers is welcome

By |2020-01-03T08:02:30+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning folks. Ahh man, after almost two weeks of not setting an alarm before 8am, to see the wet side of pre 7am isn't fun, that's for sure. Still, at least Arsenal have made it a little more fun this week with a hard fought win against United and much like the intensity, drive and [...]

2 01, 2020

Arsenal beat United. Arsenal are ‘fun’ again. Bring on 2020.

By |2020-01-02T10:16:58+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Now I don't know about you, but I've enjoyed reading just about everything between last night's result and me writing today's blog. And I'm going to thoroughly enjoy today's blog from start to finish, that's for sure, because last night we won a football match and we did it in a way in which gave [...]

1 01, 2020

Arsenal must avoid the United counter with a compact team

By |2020-01-01T09:24:21+00:00January 1st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning fellow Arsenal sufferers and welcome to a brand new year. A new year brings hope of renewal, recharging and refresh, which is exactly what we need as ~Arsenal fans having had to sit through 2019 and watch our team slowly implode from about March onward. Much like the beginning of a new season bringing [...]