A grim period in the modern history of Arsenal Football Club ended yesterday with the appointment of Mikel Arteta as head coach. The arrival of Arteta immediately injected energy intoContinue readingWelcome Home, Mikel & Everton Preview
A week has passed since since ill health prevented posting. And it was probably the best week of Freddie’s short Arsenal managerial career to date. Well, if he’s honest, itContinue readingCity Preview: Tall Order
For the first time in a number of years, we head to West Ham in the role of party poopers. We’re four points from the bottom three with a winContinue readingWest Ham Preview & New Manager Race Hots Up
The ugly head of racism reared in the Mancunian derby which was rightly called out by everyone. Disturbingly, very little attention is being paid to a similar incident at ForestContinue readingOn Racism and Killing Arsenal
Freddie Ljungberg’s long-awaited home debut as Arsenal boss is here! Yay, Freddie! Brighton find themselves as the bit-part players who are not expected to poop on this particular party. NotContinue readingA Quick Brighton Preview
Norwich City 2 – 2 Arsenal I said before kick-off that Freddie got a “free pass” for this one. Little did I know that he intended to turn it intoContinue readingNorwich Review: New Boss, Same Failings
We love you, Freddie… And as quick as a flash, the game is here. Forty-eight hours ago, Freddie Ljungberg walked into London Colney wondering how Unai would approach this fixtureContinue readingNorwich City: Right, Said Fred!
I don’t know why it aroused such surprise but the dismissal of Unai Emery was handled utterly courteously. As if adults were involved rather than the petulant brats which nearlyContinue readingFreddie: The Prose and Con Artists In The Running
Arsenal 1 – 2 Eintracht Frankfurt And so the axe fell. The club put out a cursory statement ending the reign of Unai Emery; Freddie Ljungberg will “take responsibility forContinue readingEmery Out, Freddie In: Here’s To Hoping
Eintracht Frankfurt arrive at the Emirates tonight ready to capitalise on Arsenal’s undisguised turmoil. No German fans will be admitted this evening, giving rise to expectations that this will beContinue readingFrankfurt Preview: Desperately Seeking Support
The chances of anything coming from Mars is a million-to-one they said… Well, when they park their flying saucers on Highbury Hill and disembark wearing their Mars/Arsenal half ‘n’ halfContinue readingAuba Off As Emery Remains? The Drama Continues…
“Shouting into the abyss”; a phrase read yesterday which struck a chord. That is, after all, what we are doing. Arsenal have muffled Highbury House and London Colney with everyoneContinue readingMovers & Shakers: Can We Afford The Inexperienced One?
Simon Jordan, the failed Crystal Palace owner turned rent-a-gob, reckons no-one would want to manage Arsenal because “the supporters moan about everything”. In reality, what it all boils down toContinue readingArsenal Engage Radio Silence To Back Emery
Arsenal 2 – 2 Southampton The Stylistics told us that ‘na-na’ was the saddest word they ever heard. They were partly right; Unai is the one they were looking for.Continue readingSaints Review: Rotten to the Core
The last Saturday 3pm kick-off at the Emirates until kingdom come sees a relegation six-pointer in the Premier League form book. Ordinarily, I’d be looking at this with a comfortableContinue readingSaints Preview: Who Will Rein In The Tinkerman?
I can completely relate to where Rob Holding and Sokratis are coming from. Confidence; if you’re brimming with it this morning, you’ll have a good days travails. Myself? Well, I’mContinue readingHolding & Sokratis: Confidence Tricksters
It’s been a good week for Unai Emery with two of the frontrunners to replace him finding gainful employment elsewhere. I admit relief at both Jose Mourinho and Luis EnriqueContinue readingSpurs Take Lead In Sack Race, Will Arsenal Follow?
You can tell a club’s situation by the stories which surround it. Currently, you’d assume correctly that we’re stuck in a certain creek without a paddle and are pointing anContinue readingOn Winter Sales, Speculation Fails & More
The international break proved useful for something, I suppose, with the decorating well in-hand. For Arsenal, it is providing little respite. Unai Emery remains as unpopular as ever while RaulContinue readingRaul Blocks New Order & More Backing For Emery