3 08, 2023

Arteta is testing a few things – post Monaco thoughts

By |2023-08-03T07:42:08+01:00August 3rd, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Tactics|2 Comments

We won the Emirates Cup! Arteta has done it again! Of course I'm being a bit flippant and, unlike Richarlison, you could see when Martin Odegaard lifted the trophy last night by the way he looked so sheepish that this is hardly the 'big prize' that we were after, but I suppose a win is [...]

2 08, 2023

Arteta’s plans remain a mystery ahead of tonight’s game against Monaco

By |2023-08-02T07:58:54+01:00August 2nd, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, friendly, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Tactics|2 Comments

Well it seems - if ol' Romano is to be believed, that the Raya deal edges closer. I will still maintain that I'm not sure it is the move for us; he's a good 'keeper but no better than Ramsdale in my opinion, Brentford want too much money for a guy with one year left [...]

31 07, 2022

This Arsenal team is ready

By |2022-07-31T12:23:58+01:00July 31st, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

Morning morning, fellow gooners! How we all doing? Feeling chipper after that absolute mauling yesterday? I know I am. On top of the world, in fact, because if you’re going to lay down a blueprint for how a pre season should draw to a close, I’m not sure many of us would disagree that giving [...]

30 07, 2022

Let’s have a look at Arsenal’s in-game tactical flexibility

By |2022-07-30T10:58:26+01:00July 30th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to Saturday matchday. Well, it kind of is, of sorts, as The Arsenal play at home to Sevilla in our final friendly before the new season starts in six days and it'll be our final look at the team that will lock horns with the Eagles for the Friday Night Football [...]

27 07, 2022

Don’t underestimate the value of a good pre season

By |2022-07-27T09:06:40+01:00July 27th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

Morning all. We all good? Middle of the week for those of us who are Monday to Fridayers and it's a countdown to the final game of the pre season before the real stuff starts. It's Sevilla at home in the Emirates Cup and unlike previous renditions of the competition, it won't be a footballing [...]

29 07, 2019

Some positives from youth but that Arsenal back line terrifies me

By |2019-07-29T07:57:07+01:00July 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, pre season, Unai Emery, youth|2 Comments

So we had the Emirates Cup yesterday in which Lyon eventually beating us from coming two goals behind (one of which looking like it certainly had more than a whiff of offside about it) and as a result there were a few Gooners who sadly couldn't see a victory on home soil before the important [...]

28 07, 2019

What’s going on at right back for Arsenal?

By |2019-07-28T11:33:03+01:00July 28th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, pre season, Tactics, Unai Emery|5 Comments

So we have a Sunday morning in which there's an Emirates Cup on the horizon later on this afternoon and probably a little more Pepe chatter until something breaks like a 'spotted at Arsenal' or 'medical set for x date' or something similar. After my later post yesterday there was some noises about PSG possibly [...]

31 07, 2017

Laca learns from Theo, Wenger dials up the spin on contracts

By |2017-07-31T08:06:15+01:00July 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, Match Review, pre season, press conference|1 Comment

Well that's one shiny and oh so important trophy safely tucked away in the cabinet for another season, as Arsenal conspired to lose to Sevilla but still win the Emirates Cup due to the bizarre system of points scoring based on goals that is in place.  The 2-1 defeat to Sevilla saw us pick up [...]

30 07, 2017

Some good, some less so, performances at the Emirates Cup

By |2017-07-30T10:59:22+01:00July 30th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, friendly, Match Review, pre season|0 Comments

I don't know about you, but it's always enjoyable to see Arsenal 'do the goals' and so when you watch a tanking like we did yesterday in day one of the Emirates Cup, it's all a bit of good fun, even if it is a little meaningless. It as a pretty grim day weather-wise and [...]

29 07, 2017

Catalyst for change not kicked in yet at Arsenal

By |2017-07-29T08:57:55+01:00July 29th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, happy match day to you, even if it is only a 'fitness developing' exercise today when we play Benfica on home soil. I think I will watch the games this afternoon, because I suspect we'll get a better indication on how much work is needed for this team after today's workout. The usual [...]

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