20 02, 2016

Familiarity breeding anything but contempt, as long as we beat Hull

By |2017-05-19T20:11:16+01:00February 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

It's another matchday, another FA Cup round, another early kick off and another game against Hull City. Anything feel a bit, y'know, familiar to you? Perhaps it's a good omen. After all, in the last two years, when we've beaten Hull City in the cup, we've 100% guaranteed ourselves a trophy. So a win today [...]

26 01, 2016

Mesut at 100, Arsenal in the final third and Coquelin back in the team

By |2017-05-19T20:11:36+01:00January 26th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league|2 Comments

As Mesut Özil hits the 100 appearance mark for The Arsenal, what better way to celebrate it by the media, than talking up a story about a buyback clause that Real Madrid insisted upon?  Does such a clause exist? I'd be surprised. Arsenal don't tend to do those types of clauses unless they are the [...]

9 12, 2015

Champions League rabbit out of a hat tonight, Arsenal?

By |2017-05-19T20:11:41+01:00December 9th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Tonight is - if you believe Joel Campbell - the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal. I get that, especially given that our Champions League future hinges on a 2-0 win or better score line, but whilst it might be important 'to date', I don't think we'll look back on it as [...]

24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |2015-11-24T07:47:32+00:00November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène's presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq's return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more [...]

29 10, 2015

Someone’s got to step up

By |2017-05-19T20:11:49+01:00October 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries|0 Comments

Perhaps a provocative headline written this morning, but no less a relevant one, as we find out soon (possibly today) the extent of Theo and The Ox's injuries, which means Arsène has to delve a little deeper in to his squad than I'm sure he'd prefer. Arsène has definitely rotated this season more than we [...]

27 10, 2015

Players with points to prove against Wednesday?

By |2017-05-19T20:11:50+01:00October 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview|2 Comments

Howdy Gooners, looking forward to another match day? I find this game a fascinating one to predict the team line up you know, because unlike in the league in which a core of 13 or 14 players maximum are realistically going to feature, tonight's game could have almost anybody starting. There will inevitably be some [...]

8 07, 2015

Loyalty works both ways and having none suits everyone in football

By |2017-05-19T20:12:08+01:00July 8th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Transfers|0 Comments

So it appears Matthieu Flamini might be the man to exit the Arsenal squad this summer then, after rumours across multiple websites appeared about the apparent interest from Bastia. Isn't that where Squillaci was packed off to, with the club waving any fee, because Bastia played the poverty card? Perhaps they are the Broadstairs of [...]

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