28 03, 2023

Sweating on the fitness of Partey

By |2023-03-28T08:36:34+01:00March 28th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

I don't know about you guys, but when I saw that Thomas Partey was an unused substitute in the game against Angola yesterday evening, my initial thought was of relief. After all, if he's made the bench, then he must be available to be used, right? I mean, otherwise if he isn't fit to play [...]

23 03, 2023

Mesut Ozil – focusing on the positives of his Arsenal legacy

By |2023-03-23T08:41:40+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, Internationals, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

I was going to talk about some of the players who are on international duty, how I am praying for their safe return, having a little look at how far they are travelling over the next few days and then working out who I thought might be the one we need to keep a closest [...]

16 09, 2022

Some rest for some Arsenal players is coming

By |2022-09-16T07:49:23+01:00September 16th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to Friday - hope we're all feeling grand? In the UK it has somewhat unexpectantly become a bank holiday this weekend because of the Queen's funeral, which means I'm up north visiting the in-laws, looking out on to a crystal clear Northumbrian morning as I type today. It's quite peaceful. I [...]

12 06, 2022

Rest the players, but be excited as an Arsenal fan

By |2022-06-12T09:53:35+01:00June 12th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league|0 Comments

Morning Gooners, how we all doing on this Sunday, eh? Me? I'm feeling a wee bit fragile, as I went to a gin festival yesterday and basically drank about a litre of different spirits, followed by going for a few drinks after and drinking wine and beer. They say it is 'Mothers Ruin'. They are [...]

31 05, 2022

Managing international Arsenal players and expectations

By |2022-05-31T07:39:01+01:00May 31st, 2022|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, injuries, internationals, Mikel Arteta, pre season|0 Comments

Morning folks. How we all doing? Feeling good? I’m feeling pretty good. Hurtling my way in to the Big Smoke for a day at the office, with little proper Arsenal news to speak of, hopefully meaning they’re all getting themselves recharged at the club so that ‘we go again’ for pre season and the new [...]

9 11, 2021

Is there an upside to all international call ups for Arsenal?

By |2021-11-09T07:28:24+00:00November 9th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Internationals, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

I've kind of gotten used to the fact that a number of our players usually get 'rest' time during the international breaks. We've seen other teams in the league see half of their squads go away, but we've been able to keep plenty of lads back  and have them prepare for the next Premier League [...]

26 03, 2021

Is Martinelli the ‘internal solution’ to a possible Lacazette exit?

By |2021-03-26T06:20:29+00:00March 26th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Mikel Arteta|1 Comment

I flicked BBC news on last night and as I watch half watching, half flicking through my Twitter timeline, I saw them talking about the international matches that took place last night. I count myself a proud man to have completely forgotten that there was international football on and if the Interlull can disappear as [...]

17 11, 2020

Elneny’s absence shows reckless internationals; no five sub rules is a DISADVANTAGE to Arsenal

By |2020-11-17T08:40:35+00:00November 17th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Internationals, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Well, it was always going to happen but yesterday it was confirmed: An Arsenal player has contracted COVID-19 and will now need to self isolate for two weeks. Mohammed Elneny is the victim of the virus and once again what this has done is highlight to me at least that these internationals are even worse [...]

22 11, 2018

Arsenal lord’s are leapin’ (in to jail)

By |2018-11-22T07:41:12+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

My poor ol' lookalike. The one, the only, the Lord, Nick Bentdner, has been sentenced to 'jail' for a assaulting a taxi driver; a crime he thinks he did not commit. If only there was some kind of crack team of vigilantes (they themselves who had been victims of a crime of which they did [...]

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