27 12, 2019

Positives for Arteta at Bournemouth, but finishing practice is needed

By |2019-12-29T17:13:17+00:00December 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

We're off and underway with the Arteta era and although it's hardly the barnstorming away victory that I think we probably deserved given our dominance of the ball at times yesterday afternoon, there were certainly positives to take from what we saw against Bournemouth, so I'm hoping to focus on those a little more than [...]

26 12, 2019

Arteta the unknown gives excitement ahead of tough Bournemouth game

By |2019-12-29T17:11:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Boxing Day folks. It's a football-infused one today and wouldn't you know it, Arsenal have an actual 3pm kick off for a change. We also have a level of excitement that genuinely hasn't existed all season, because it's the first official game of Mikel Arteta's reign in charge and the possibilities feel endless. That's [...]

24 12, 2019

Mikel Arteta impresses with every presser

By |2019-12-24T09:47:26+00:00December 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference, Transfers|3 Comments

Morning folks and a happy Christmas wherever you are. I hope it is spent with loved ones and I hope you enjoy whatever festivities you have planned. Micky Arteta probably will have a token glass raised with the family, but by the sounds of it and judging by the press conference yesterday, it'll be kept [...]

23 12, 2019

Projecting Arsenal’s points tally at the halfway stage in the season

By |2019-12-23T10:06:35+00:00December 23rd, 2019|analysis, Arsenal FC, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Seeing results unfold like yesterday, with United losing away to Watford and then the Tomy Totts at home to Chelski, really does make me irritable that we've fluffed this season up so much. If we'd have just converted three of our eight draws this season into wins, we'd be within just three points of Chelski [...]

22 12, 2019

Bore draw at Goodison – the kids need leaders

By |2019-12-22T09:58:12+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Freddie Ljungberg, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|2 Comments

The phrase "well that was 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back again" hasn't really, over the years, been something I've associated with watching The Arsenal. But after having to sit through that utter snooze-fest yesterday lunchtime as we played out an utter bore draw against an equally confidence-shorn Everton, I think it [...]

21 12, 2019

Arteta in stands to see just how much work he has to do – Everton preview

By |2019-12-21T08:17:25+00:00December 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Freddie Ljungberg, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks. It is a new day and a new dawn for Arsenal's history, as a new manager has been announced and as expected it is a man who has an affinity and affection for the club and a guy who was formerly our captain. Step forward Mikel Arteta. I have said pretty much all [...]

20 12, 2019

Arsenal players disillusioned? Now they know how we feel!

By |2019-12-20T07:54:36+00:00December 20th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, premier league, press conference, Rant|1 Comment

Morning folks. It's wet, it's dark, it doesn't really feel like my last day in the office before Christmas and I'm hanging a little. Everything's a little fuzzy and vague. A bit like an Arsenal transfer pursuit - be it manager or player! We seem to enjoy having the worst kept secrets, don't we? I [...]

19 12, 2019

Arteta won’t get five years like Chapman did

By |2019-12-19T07:01:45+00:00December 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

Looks like the Arteta situation is finally rumbling to a close, in classic Arsenal "drag-it-our-linger-than-needed" fashion and after Pep decided not to give anything away post-match against Oxford United last night, you have to expect that there'll be some kind of announcement imminent. If Arteta is to take charge against Everton on Saturday lunchtime there [...]

18 12, 2019

Arteta deal done but yet it rumbles on

By |2019-12-18T07:45:42+00:00December 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league|1 Comment

As with all things Arsenal, rarely these days do things just 'happen' quickly, so it's probably come as no surprise to any of us that the Mikel Arteta situation continues to rumble along. And like I said yesterday, none of this reflects well on those in the administration side of the football business. That's because [...]

17 12, 2019

Concerns over Arteta are understandable. But what if…

By |2019-12-17T07:57:25+00:00December 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, History, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

So it appears we are on the verge of Tricky Micky Arteta re-joining the club as manager, of all of the noise it to be believed, as pretty much every media outlet is reporting it and has been doing so since last night. Here's the thing: I like Mikel Arteta. The noises that come from [...]