19 02, 2023

The Arsenal roller-coaster continues at Villa: What a week it’s been

By |2023-02-19T09:37:39+00:00February 19th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Life comes at you fast. And football comes at you faster. Bear with me on this today - it might be a long ol' blog, because there's so much to unpick from yesterday and the last week in general. One week ago I was sat here tapping away at my computer, penning some thoughts about [...]

25 10, 2022

Unai’s back, fixtures are changed and Gabby J is nothing to worry about for The Arsenal

By |2022-10-25T07:51:34+01:00October 25th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks, welcome to Tuesday and whilst it's not exactly Arsenal related, it appears as though Aston Villa are getting a little bit of an Arsenal connection as their next manager, as Unai Emery has been confirmed as their new appointment from Villareal. It's an interesting appointment and not one I would have expected and [...]

1 09, 2022

Arsenal dominate showing swagger – 2-1 was flattering for Villa

By |2022-09-01T07:39:54+01:00September 1st, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Five out of five for our boys and whilst the 'Yeah but it's only...' brigade may point to an out of sorts Aston Villa side, there are a few facts and figures that is being ignored by those that don't have an emotional investment in The Arsenal. For example, I read a stat this morning [...]

31 08, 2022

Villa at home: Arsenal must continue to the momentum

By |2022-08-31T07:59:36+01:00August 31st, 2022|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Match Day! It's the most wonderful time, of the week... But also it can be the most nail biting time of the week and what with us already losing some players to injury, the Arsenal  fanbase is going full Calculus to try to work out how we are going to [...]

17 08, 2022

Pepe’s value needs a French kick start; holding on to Holding?

By |2022-08-17T07:44:21+01:00August 17th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Rumour-mill: The Exit edition, going on at Arsenal  right now, if you believe all of the papers over the last 24 hours.  We've had Pepe off to Nice, Holding off to Aston Villa, although Hector Bellerin's zero-price move to Betis appears to be going cold. I'll avoid the final player in that trio, but [...]

19 03, 2022

Saka the key man against Villa today

By |2022-03-19T08:24:04+00:00March 19th, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Am super nervous about today, lads and lasses, super nervous indeed. Whereas I accepted the reality and realism of the defeat to Liverpool both prior and post the game itself, this one feels like there's much more pressure on the team, oddly enough. It feels like we need to get something from this game and [...]

18 03, 2022

How weary will those young Arsenal legs be?

By |2022-03-18T07:31:03+00:00March 18th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning Gooners. How you all doing? Any sore heads out there after a night of celebrating St Patrick's Day? I've got a mini one, having had a few beers and then half a bottle of Malbec with a steak last night, but nothing that a little bit of milk thistle and a Berocca won't cure. [...]

1 11, 2021

Is Lacazette the false nine when we already have a nine on the pitch?

By |2021-11-01T08:11:18+00:00November 1st, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Formation, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Yesterday morning I went out for my morning run in the pouring rain of Northumberland and I was listening to a post match podcast, which triggered some thoughts in me about Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The thoughts revolved around the fact people are talking about us playing 4-4-2 and also trying to work out [...]

24 10, 2021

Momentum is winning the home games for The Arsenal

By |2021-10-24T09:02:12+01:00October 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league|2 Comments

Football is a mental ol' sport sometimes, eh? Like watching a team in Everton who could have gone up to fourth with a home win against what looked like a hapless Watford last weekend, get battered in ten minutes to lose 5-2 at home. Or like how after three games of the season we were [...]

23 10, 2021

Impressive Arsenal blow away Villa

By |2021-10-23T08:57:23+01:00October 23rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Leaving the Emirates last night, after Arsenal had blitzed Aston Villa over 95+ minutes, I’m sure I wasn’t the only Gooner thinking “that’s more like it” as I queued for the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington. One swallow does not a summer make and one performance does not a ‘click’ or ‘turnaround’ materialise, but [...]

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