5 01, 2022

The integrity of the League Cup and EFL is now in the spotlight – Arsenal v Liverpool

By |2022-01-05T08:08:25+00:00January 5th, 2022|Arsenal FC, League Cup, Rant|8 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Wednesday. I started back up with my work yesterday and although I enjoy my job, there's nothing worse than that first day back and remembering you can't just eat, drink and be merry all the time like over the Christmas period. But the upside of this first week back for [...]

4 01, 2022

Will Arsenal’s away form determine a top four spot?

By |2022-01-04T08:34:57+00:00January 4th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, League Cup, premier league|1 Comment

It's Tuesday, a full three days since we were defeated against the state-funded Oil Whores, yet that defeat still stings a little bit. I guess it's partially also due to the fact that on Sunday those teams around us all picked up wins and now we're only a couple of points ahead of the Scum, [...]

2 01, 2022

Arsenal looking good against Man City, VAR and referees less so

By |2022-01-02T11:08:28+00:00January 2nd, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, referees|3 Comments

I have a whole plethora of mixed emotions this morning. Yesterday's game against Man City was one that I thought to myself was a free hit, I just wanted us to compete, but what we got was an Arsenal team that not only competed, but I thought dominated Man City for two-thirds of a football [...]

31 12, 2021

COVID crippling any well-though game plans

By |2021-12-31T10:03:27+00:00December 31st, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I didn't manage to catch the training pictures from 29th that the club released, so had a little look this morning, as I pondered to myself why on earth I give a monkeys about seeing players doing their shuttle runs at London Colney more now than I ever have before. Then it dawned on me: [...]

30 12, 2021

Arteta’s COVID has a big impact in a game of fine margins

By |2021-12-30T08:48:01+00:00December 30th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

There's no place to start today other than our manager Mikel Arteta, who the club confirmed yesterday contracted COVID for the second time in just under two years, meaning he is now in isolation and will not be on the bench for the game against Man City on New Years Day. I think this is [...]

28 12, 2021

COVID, injuries and refs: a little more equality and transparency needed

By |2021-12-28T09:28:15+00:00December 28th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

There's nothing more irritating to a football  fan than a perceived lack of transparency and equity in the game. As Arsenal fans we have felt it with situations like the Godfrey stamp on Tomiyasu, or the McArther boot of Saka in the Palace game at The Emirates. I have spoken of that feeling of a [...]

27 12, 2021

Arsenal doing the job; confidence soaring against Norwich

By |2021-12-27T09:08:32+00:00December 27th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Some days writing about The Arsenal feels like a proper chore. I've been - broadly speaking - writing about Arsenal for 13 years and so it has become habitual, which means I really do have to drag my carcass to the laptop and at this time of the year with over-indulgence a daily occurrence, it [...]

26 12, 2021

Pepe and Nketiah to get a shot against Norwich?

By |2021-12-26T08:34:16+00:00December 26th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s match day and a Boxing Day one in which Arsenal face a struggling Norwich side who currently sit bottom of the league having picked up two wins and four draws all season. They have found it struggling even since Dean Smith took over and even have a fair few injury and COVID problems today, [...]

24 12, 2021

Arteta’s balancing act for Christmas

By |2021-12-24T09:19:23+00:00December 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

So it seems we are now playing the waiting game when it comes to our Boxing Day fixture. Two games were called off yesterday, including Wolves’ match against Leeds and that means Wolves will have had a full nine days rest between their 0-0 draw against Chelski on 19th and when they play us. Hardly [...]

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