29 04, 2021

Villareal preview: So much narrative swaying against The Arsenal

By |2021-04-29T08:31:37+01:00April 29th, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This is it folks. Crunch time. Game day. But not just any game day. We are here at season-defining game day. Again. Only today will be harder than any of the other season-defining game days we've had so far. For one thing the opposition are better than any other we've faced in the Europa League. [...]

3 02, 2019

Midfield is key against City

By |2019-02-03T10:14:52+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I sort of mentioned this yesterday, but today's game against City feels to me like a free hit, because they are chasing down Liverpool for the league title and on their home turf they should be expected to beat us. There's also the fact that we have enough injuries to contend with as it is. [...]

12 01, 2018

Draxler or Mkhitaryan for Arsenal?

By |2018-01-12T07:38:27+00:00January 12th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

I don't know about you but my first full working week back in the office absolutely flew by, which is grand because a) I do love a weekend, and b) it's the return of Premier League Football to (hopefully) wash that bitter taste in my mouth brought about by the Nottingham Forest FA Cup debacle. [...]

20 12, 2017

Welbeckian finish sees us get a semi

By |2017-12-20T07:33:04+00:00December 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, injuries, League Cup, Match Review|0 Comments

When at halftime you're handed a Carlsberg (this is becoming a habit Andrew) and you look up at the statistics, which tell you that you're opponent hasn't even mustered an effort, corner, as well as making just three fouls, you kind of get the feeling that the game isn't quite going to finish all blood [...]

16 12, 2017

Newcastle preview: Second half wearing down could be key

By |2017-12-16T09:58:23+00:00December 16th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

After two disappointing away performances, today nothing else than victory at home over Newcastle must be accepted by the players, because this collective need to up their game over the festive period and that starts now. We all know the troubles on the road. We know how teams have been better and we've generally been [...]

24 11, 2017

Happy despite an Arsenal defeat – feels weird

By |2017-11-24T08:20:57+00:00November 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

I don't know about you but last night's game against FC Köln felt weird. It was weird because we lost, yet ultimately there was relief, because we still topped the group to ensure that the game against BATE in a couple of weeks is as meaningless as it would have been had we won or [...]

24 10, 2017

Loving rotation as Norwich come to town

By |2017-10-24T08:11:22+01:00October 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview|0 Comments

Norwich at home this evening provides yet another game with which Arsène can rotate his squad and I have to say, with no sense of irony or sarcasm, that I’m enjoying the level of rotation we’re seeing this season from Arsenal. Perhaps it’s because I am a child of the Championship Manager and latterly Football [...]

9 07, 2017

Formation change depending on summer acquisitions

By |2017-07-09T10:35:53+01:00July 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Tactics|4 Comments

Last night I think I ate too much food. It's 10am and in have absolutely no desire for consumption of anything whatsoever. I don't like it, because I love my food you know. But clearly my gorging has caused my belly to be full and not require any additional sustenance. Yet. Why am I telling [...]

23 02, 2017

King Santi might be dead, long live the next king?

By |2017-05-19T19:51:10+01:00February 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Woke up this morning like: "Yep, still in the Arsenal interlull" Man, for a team that regularly winds me up and has me vowing to put less emotional investment in them, they sure do manage to rope me back in with alarming regularity. I suppose that's a good thing: it shows the fondness I have [...]

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