31 01, 2024

Arsenal unlock stubborn Forest – eventually…

By |2024-01-31T07:58:54+00:00January 31st, 2024|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, History, Match Review, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

When I penned my thoughts yesterday morning about how the game would be another difficult to break down Forest side, that we’d be up against a team who wanted to rapid transition counter and a side that would want us to have the ball, I don’t think I envisioned a first half that was quite [...]

30 01, 2024

Arsenal need to banish the Forest recent history to get title talk back on track

By |2024-01-30T07:25:54+00:00January 30th, 2024|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks and back we are finally for another match day for The Arsenal. I tell you what, hasn't January felt a little sparse, eh? Owing of course to our FA Cup exit which has meant two rounds have gone on since we went out to Liverpool, we found ourselves with even more time for [...]

17 01, 2024

Can Arsenal benefit from fatigue ‘marginal gains’ in the next couple of matches?

By |2024-01-17T08:09:08+00:00January 17th, 2024|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league|1 Comment

Eugh, this is becoming intolerable now, this absence of football. I don't know why, but it feels even worse than an international break period. And there was even football on last weekend, which was supposed to at least keep me preoccupied until The Arsenal roll back in to town, but alas it has made things [...]

17 08, 2023

Timber’s season is done, Tavares’ Arsenal career is probably too

By |2023-08-17T08:34:36+01:00August 17th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Howdy folks, how we all doing? Good? I've come down with a bloody cold, which is a bit annoying given I'm due to be flying to Berlin for a cheeky weekend away with the wife tomorrow night. Hopefully I've shifted it for tomorrow though. In the meantime, let's have a pause and a sad face [...]

14 08, 2023

Arteta keeping everyone second-guessing

By |2023-08-14T09:26:59+01:00August 14th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks, how we all doing? I didn't get around to penning any thoughts yesterday about the game, on account of the stinking hangover, followed by having the parents over and then trying to trudge my way around a golf course first thing yesterday, so I thought today I'd reflect a little on the weekend's [...]

12 08, 2023

No bankers, but Arsenal need to show we’re ready to go again against Forest

By |2023-08-12T07:54:03+01:00August 12th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning kids, we all excited for match day? I know I am! Didn't go to bed until midnight and here I am at 6.30am wide awake. There's something very special about the first game of the season when it's a homer. Everything is new, hope has been renewed, the bad tastes of last season (unless [...]

8 08, 2023

We need to string the Turner sale out until Friday late afternoon…

By |2023-08-08T08:15:49+01:00August 8th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Looks as though the Matt Turner to Forest deal will be going through sooner rather than later and, with us playing them on Saturday lunchtime, it'd be weird if it happened sooner and he plays in between the sticks at the Emirates for the away team, eh? I've just had a look at the Forest [...]

21 05, 2023

Arsenal go down without a fight

By |2023-05-23T09:36:07+01:00May 21st, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

Eugh. Really don't feel like writing about what transpired in Nottingham yesterday. Before the game The Management asked me how I was feeling about the match. "Meh, the season is over so I don't feel like there's any real jeopardy here" was my response. Of course she knew I was lying as much as I [...]

20 05, 2023

Arsenal got a dog! (There may or may not be a football match today too….)

By |2023-05-20T09:26:25+01:00May 20th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

I'm a cat owner, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a loveable dog. And so when I saw that Mikel Arteta had hand selected himself a chocolate Labrador to roam the halls and fields of London Colney, I thought it was a great idea. The thought that there will be an affectionate pooch bounding [...]

16 05, 2023

Should Arteta experiment for the final two games?

By |2023-05-16T08:41:03+01:00May 16th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Still feeling it a little bit after the game on Sunday. How about you? Even the catharsis of doing the pod last night hasn't helped to get me over the defeat to Brighton. I said on the pod that my football hangover cure was to avoid social media for a bit and that I did, [...]

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