12 09, 2023

Gabriel seems fine (phew), but it lays out the defensive tightrope we could be walking

By |2023-09-12T07:58:35+01:00September 12th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, injuries, Internationals|0 Comments

We're nearly there folks...closing down on exiting this interminable international break and we can get our focus back to Everton on Sunday, which will be a tough trip as it always is for us, having not won there in what feels like a bazillion years. Hopefully we'll also have the benefit of having Gabriel back [...]

15 08, 2023

Timber blow means Arsenal need to have a rethink

By |2023-08-15T08:16:16+01:00August 15th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

I want to talk more about Arsenal related stuff and I of course will do that today, but before that let's take a moment to recognise the incompetence of the refereeing in last night's game at Old Trafford. Quite how Simon Hooper and his VAR officials didn't come to a conclusion that Wolves should have [...]

14 08, 2023

Arteta keeping everyone second-guessing

By |2023-08-14T09:26:59+01:00August 14th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks, how we all doing? I didn't get around to penning any thoughts yesterday about the game, on account of the stinking hangover, followed by having the parents over and then trying to trudge my way around a golf course first thing yesterday, so I thought today I'd reflect a little on the weekend's [...]

4 05, 2023

Sweating on Gabriel, but not on Arsenal’s summer transfer kitty

By |2023-05-04T07:45:46+01:00May 4th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Ownership and the board, Transfers|0 Comments

Mercifully, instead of putting myself through the inevitable torture of expecting a depleted West Ham side to show anything like the level of fight back and drive they showed against us just a few short weeks ago, I didn't watch anything of the City game last night and just saw that at the end they [...]

3 05, 2023

Arsenal hold serve against woeful Chelsea

By |2023-05-03T06:36:00+01:00May 3rd, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Pre game yesterday the nerves had returned. I was in the pub talking to the lads and I had the not-very-nice feeling that there could be a banana skin being placed before us in the shape of Chelsea. They had some injuries, they were woefully out of form, they had a manager in Frank Lampard who clearly [...]

24 03, 2023

Round one of ‘Arsenal international damage report’ complete

By |2023-03-24T09:05:12+00:00March 24th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals|1 Comment

This is the worst part of the international break. It really is - as Arseblog puts it - the 'Interlull'. Eng-ger-land might have played yesterday, Harry Kane might have got himself another individual accolade in a team sport (well done Harry, hope you keep up your record in cup competitions too), but frankly I couldn't give [...]

13 03, 2023

Arsenal stroll in to the Cottage and out with three points

By |2023-03-13T08:05:30+00:00March 13th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Well now, I must confess, I didn't expect to get such a comfortable afternoon for the Arsenal players in West London yesterday, that's for sure. Fulham were a side difficult to play against, especially on their own ground, with a week off and us having travelled to Portugal to play midweek too. This felt like [...]

22 10, 2022

A great Gabriel day – for him and us

By |2022-10-22T08:57:06+01:00October 22nd, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Happy Saturday you wonderful people. It might be an Arsenal-less one, but hopefully you can find enough enjoyable other things in your life to have a good one nonetheless. The good news from an Arsenal perspective today is that Gabriel - the big one at centre half - confirmed that he’s signed a new deal [...]

17 10, 2022

Arsenal struggle and strain but get another job done against Leeds

By |2022-10-17T07:56:28+01:00October 17th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|1 Comment

Nine wines out of ten, four points clear at the top of the league, meaning that whatever happens in midweek with other results, we'll still go in to the weekend top of the league by match day 12. We are now over the quarter way point in the season and we have amassed the same [...]

9 09, 2022

Marquinhos arrives with an impressive debut

By |2022-09-09T08:12:53+01:00September 9th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta|1 Comment

Morning folks - hope you are all well. Before the usual match review stuff today, it is worth taking a moment to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, who died yesterday aged 96. I am certainly no royalist or major fan of the Royal Family, but she has always been a [...]

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