13 05, 2017

Victory or bust for Arsenal away to Stoke

By |2017-05-19T19:51:00+01:00May 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Here we are folks. We've arrived at one of the least palatable games of the season for Arsenal fans. Not because the opponents are better than us. Not because we are in the worst form in the world (although a few weeks ago that could have been the case), but because it's Stoke and oddly, [...]

9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By |2017-05-19T20:07:14+01:00December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

18 01, 2016

Cech shines in Stoke, but should we be happy with a point?

By |2016-01-18T08:02:39+00:00January 18th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|3 Comments

As the final whistle went yesterday, with Arsenal securing a point at The Britannia, it was hard for me to properly assess how I felt about the result. On the face of it it was a hard-fought point. It was more than City got against the Orcs and sees us go back to the top [...]

16 01, 2016

Are we in better nick for Stoke away?

By |2019-07-22T07:38:00+01:00January 16th, 2016|Arsenal, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Today is one of those days where I spend my Saturday semi-supporting other teams, with Arsenal playing tomorrow, because I have some sort of weird theory in my head that if at least one team in the top four drop points, then that's a positive for Arsenal.  The reality is probably that we need to [...]

6 01, 2016

Taking any small advantage and longing for the old transfer days

By |2017-05-19T20:11:38+01:00January 6th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, premier league|0 Comments

I don't know whether it's acceptable or not to be happy that Liverpool saw a couple more players go down with hamstring injuries yesterday evening against Stoke. I don't wish injury on anybody really, even those who are the morally bottom-of-the-barrel footballers who might deserve it through their on or off field antics, but the [...]

12 09, 2015

No more Stoke clobbermeisters, today will be a challenge for Arsenal

By |2017-05-19T20:11:56+01:00September 12th, 2015|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. That wonderful of rare things: a 3pm kick off. You can have your Friday nights under the lights, shove your Saturday early evening kick-offs, take all the 'Super Sunday's' you want. I'm a traditionalist at heart with some things and the 3pm kick offs are my not-so-guilty pleasure.It's The Orcs today [...]

12 01, 2015

Alexis inspired stoking

By |2015-01-12T08:09:45+00:00January 12th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, referees|0 Comments

After over a month in which I've frequented The Emirates, that performance and result yesterday was just the tonic required for a first home league game of 2015. Everything about yesterday went exactly how it should always be, in the ideal world of a Gooner, with a relatively very early goal, complete control of the [...]

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