27 09, 2019

Is Emery devolving too much power to The Arsenal players?

By |2019-09-27T06:58:58+01:00September 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I can't decide in my own mind if Emery's decisions to let the players pick their five captains is a good bit of management, giving them the opportunity to have more investment in the running of the team, or a sign of weakness because he doesn't want to make a difficult decision. Rob Holding has [...]

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 [...]

23 09, 2019

Aubameyang to the rescue as selection questions arise for Emery

By |2019-09-23T07:52:26+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night I had a funky old dream. I dreamt that I was having dinner with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. He was in fine form having just bagged the winning goal against Aston Villa during the day, but annoyingly I wasn't alone to just chat foot all with him. A load of work colleagues were there and [...]

22 09, 2019

Xhaka and Torreira base to build on against Villa?

By |2019-09-22T08:32:05+01:00September 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Villa at home at 4.30pm this Sunday afternoon represents an opportunity for Unai Emery and his players to show that we're back on the 'winning wagon'. We won in midweek against Frankfurt but building momentum needs a series of wins together and with United away coming up next weekend we really can't afford to be [...]

21 09, 2019

Play a Torreira as a DM and get those new fullbacks in ASAP

By |2019-09-21T08:08:07+01:00September 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another weekend. This weekend sees us play at home to Aston Villa and having faced 55 shots on our goal in the last two games, I'm sure Bernd Leno is hopeful for a quieter afternoon tomorrow. We are too open, giving up too many opportunities, we are behaving naively at [...]

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 [...]

19 09, 2019

Özil situation still baffles, as rotation must be on the cards against Frankfurt

By |2019-09-19T07:54:10+01:00September 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Last night I had a Singapore Laksa for dinner that I made and, having tried to sample it in the pan when still boiling, I burnt my tongue. It has left a bad taste etched to the tip of my tongue since. Which is pretty much how it feels when talking about the Mesut Özil [...]

18 09, 2019

Pitchforks online for Emery are too premature IMO

By |2019-09-18T06:51:35+01:00September 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Morning folks. It's a super early one from me so don't expect anything other than delirious and incoherent blog babble today, as I've had about four hours sleep having run a 10k last night in central London and followed that up by an inability to actually drift off to sleep. Marvellous stuff. But what is [...]