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 [...]

29 04, 2023

What does Arteta do tactically: Stick or twist?

By |2023-04-29T09:46:21+01:00April 29th, 2023|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Bit of a weird one for a Saturday blog today, because although it is a Premier League weekend, Arsenal don't play until Tuesday, which means we'll be watching all of the other Premier League games unfolding in front of us, without any real proper football at all. From a personal point of view I'd rather [...]

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 04, 2023

Show you want to be champions: beat the Saints, Arsenal

By |2023-04-21T09:00:19+01:00April 21st, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

It’s match day tonight and, I’ll be completely honest with you not only am I worried that we might not deliver the kind of assured performance of a team that sits top of the league, but I’m also slightly concerned about our season longer term. That’s because Arteta had his press conference yesterday and confirmed [...]

18 04, 2023

Saliba injury forcing us to think ahead to that City game

By |2023-04-18T18:09:01+01:00April 18th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Morning folks. Yesterday I put a tweet out about how I'd almost forgotten how rubbish Monday's are after a disappointing performance from Arsenal. We've been that good all season that out of the 28 or 29 match weeks (I know we are on game 31 but there have been midweek Premier League matches so sometimes [...]

5 04, 2023

Making a case for the increasingly likely start of Rob Holding

By |2023-04-05T08:05:33+01:00April 5th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I didn't bother to watch the Chelsea versus Liverpool game. I already knew how the script would play out; Liverpool looking ropey, Chelsea not able to finish their dinner, a game in which Football365 has already labelled 'El Sh*tico' would be a waste of an evening. Of course I still wanted to know how the game [...]

31 03, 2023

Saliba’s injury and why we should all be worried about Holding long term

By |2023-03-31T07:55:08+01:00March 31st, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|2 Comments

I'm probably going to spend the vast bulk of today's ramblings talking about how worried I am with regards to William Saliba's fitness concerns, so before I do that, I'm taking a moment to remember the wonderful player that was David Rocastle. He sadly died 22 years ago today and whilst he didn't end his [...]

19 03, 2023

Palace are an unknown quantity today for The Arsenal

By |2023-03-19T09:27:51+00:00March 19th, 2023|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

After the three points were confirmed against Fulham last weekend, I gave a little fist pump in the air in my kitchen to myself. That felt like a big win. I immediately started thinking about this weekend. "If we can beat Palace and Leeds, then we'll be in a really good position to go for [...]

7 10, 2022

Arsenal tick all the boxes in routine win over Bodo/Glimt

By |2022-10-07T08:40:30+01:00October 7th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Europa League, Match Review, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

With October and November due to be pretty intense months and the games coming thick and fast, what any team really wants from kicking off such an intense period of the season, is for games to pan out nice and stress free with maybe some decent wins and opportunities to rotate players in. At the [...]

17 08, 2022

Pepe’s value needs a French kick start; holding on to Holding?

By |2022-08-17T07:44:21+01:00August 17th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Rumour-mill: The Exit edition, going on at Arsenal  right now, if you believe all of the papers over the last 24 hours.  We've had Pepe off to Nice, Holding off to Aston Villa, although Hector Bellerin's zero-price move to Betis appears to be going cold. I'll avoid the final player in that trio, but [...]

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