28 09, 2022

Marquinhos took his chance. What about Nelson?

By |2022-09-28T08:00:51+01:00September 28th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta|1 Comment

The countdown feels like it truly commenceth today, my good friends. We are on T-minus three days and counting after today until the North London Derby and with the players all starting to make their way back to London Colney to be assessed on their fitness ahead of what is feeling - as always - [...]

10 05, 2022

The seven stages of NLD nerves for an Arsenal fan

By |2022-05-10T08:09:20+01:00May 10th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, press conference|2 Comments

I've got to be completely frank with you, I absolutely cannot stand the North London Derby. There are people that say they look forward to it, that it is a great opportunity to do one over the old enemy and when it comes to the post match bliss after a win I can totally understand [...]

15 01, 2022

Arsenal climbing down from the morale high ground?

By |2022-01-15T09:04:29+00:00January 15th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

So now we know...Arsenal's hand has been played and the extent to which we have absentees has been laid bare, as the club confirmed yesterday afternoon that they've applied to the Premier League for a postponement of the match on Sunday against The Scum. Mikel Arteta spoke to the Arsenal website in the morning and [...]

27 09, 2021

Arsenal ‘click’ in NLD – and it’s glorious

By |2021-09-27T08:53:50+01:00September 27th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Sometimes football is just hella fun, isn't it? I am here on this Monday morning thinking about how much I enjoy football. You? It's funny what a difference a day makes. This time yesterday I was tapping away at my laptop, nervously awaiting the impending North London Derby and the potential that we could come-a-cropper [...]

26 09, 2021

We will need at least two in the North London Derby

By |2021-09-26T08:37:04+01:00September 26th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's started already. As I tap away at my Macbook the time has only just ticked over to 8am in the morning and I'm already feeling those North London Derby day butterflies. The visit of the Scum at the carpet later on this afternoon and I'm already a bit of a nervous wreck. I don't [...]

24 09, 2021

Will Arteta answer the Xhaka question today?

By |2021-09-24T07:27:51+01:00September 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

morning folks and welcome to the end of the working week (for me at least), and the start of the weekend, the most nervy of weekends in the Arsenal football calendar. Well, when the fixtures come out, that is. Why is this so? Well to me I know we have a pretty crap record at [...]

12 07, 2020

I hate North London Derby Day – don’t make it worse Arsenal

By |2020-07-12T09:41:47+01:00July 12th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's the worst day in the footballing calendar for me personally, today is, as we travel away to Sh*ite Hart Lane to face that horrible lot round the corner in the North London Derby. I've always hated this fixture. Nerves, bragging rights, the fear of defeat and having to face all of the idiots at [...]

20 12, 2018

NLD defeat: more worry for long term confidence than the result itself

By |2018-12-19T22:17:40+00:00December 20th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

That was properly poor yesterday. As in "things aren't all as rosy as perhaps we thought" kind of poor. We've got injuries. We've got players out. We've got a few problems and we're by no means the finished article. But that performance didn't really warrant a North London Derby and those Tiny Totts played a [...]

19 12, 2018

Less pressure from an NLD?

By |2018-12-19T07:16:06+00:00December 19th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning fellow absorbers of Arsenal-related information. I hope you are well and enjoying the countdown to Christmas. As always it's about excesses for us in the western world; from food to beverages and everything in between, but it's also about the excess of football and once again we find ourselves gorging on that with another [...]

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