27 04, 2024

Arteta giving calm vibes ahead of NLD is good news

By |2024-04-27T08:21:07+01:00April 27th, 2024|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

The countdown commences and yesterday it was the opportunity for both managers to take to their respective press rooms to respond to questions from the press. As usual Arteta didn't really give up much on the team news and approach, but you wouldn't really ecpect him to because: He hasn't done that all season anyway. [...]

24 09, 2023

North London Derby day – the unknown quantity in Ange’s Tottenham

By |2023-09-24T10:09:34+01:00September 24th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Here we are. The second worst fixture of the football calendar, from my perspective, with the away North London Derby easily being the worst. Despite the fact we have a good record at home, despite the fact some of my best memories are from NLD's of years gone by, I still hate the tension ahead [...]

23 09, 2023

Odegaard signs up as Arteta’s project gets more longevity

By |2023-09-23T08:30:23+01:00September 23rd, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I had a stinking hangover yesterday after a company all-day conference on Thursday and so wasn't quite in the right frame of mind to do anything, let alone blog, but I'm back and feeling refershed this morning and what a good job too, because there is so much to talk about ahead of the North [...]

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 [...]

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