25 07, 2023

Does Zinchenko’s absence force tactical changes for Forest at home in three weeks?

By |2023-07-25T07:48:17+01:00July 25th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Morning Gooners, how we all doing? Been away from the blog for the last two days on account of a case of food poisoning that I got from a restaurant in London Waterloo on Saturday night. Wiped me out for two days but ready and rocking after what it feels like some mammoth sleeps and [...]

12 05, 2023

Do Saliba and Zinchenko blows mean a rethink for Arteta?

By |2023-05-12T07:33:43+01:00May 12th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

And then The Ornstein went and did that to us... Yep, last night we got another injury blow via The Athletic reporter, that not only with Saliba miss the remainder of this season through injury, but we'd also lose his fellow defensive teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko through a calf strain as well. both are big blows [...]

8 05, 2023

Gutsy Arsenal keep the pressure on with Newcastle win

By |2023-05-08T07:23:10+01:00May 8th, 2023|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

When this season is finished and we all start to assess how it has gone, there will be loads of really positive things to say about Mikel Arteta’s side. Sure, we’ll probably have some regrets like the Everton game away, or that we didn’t make more of the Southampton at home (and away too, probably) [...]

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 [...]

25 04, 2023

Does the Saliba situation and the ‘Holding System’ mean a ‘Hail Mary’ is needed?

By |2023-04-25T08:27:15+01:00April 25th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

The all but official confirmation yesterday that Saliba would certainly miss tomorrow's game at the Etihad yesterday, sent a wave of Arsenal fans - your humble narrator included - into a wave of 'formation and play permutation bingo' and, I'll be honest, none of it was particularly palatable. We all know the issues of late; [...]

21 01, 2023

Arsenal’s London bus approach to transfers as Kiwior is on the verge…

By |2023-01-21T08:14:46+00:00January 21st, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You wait all January for a shiny new player, then two come along in the space of 48 hours! Well, sort of... That's because yesterday as we were just starting to read all the #content in relation to Leandro Trossard, then out of nowhere we get an Ornbomb on Jakub Kiwior from Spezia. I'll come [...]

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