Barcelona 2 – 1 Arsenal About a week ago, social media was awash with criticism of those who thought the £72m spent on Nicolas Pepe was better spent on sortingContinue readingOn Barcelona and the Defence – Transfer Clock is Ticking
Arsenal 1 – 2 Lyon I repeated the mantra so often yesterday that now I believe it: I will not lose my sh*t over a friendly, I will not loseContinue readingLaca’s Knack, The Defence Is Cack = The Arsenal’s Back & Transfer Gossip
It seems just like days of olde. The Emirates Cup arrives with some vague expectation we will land a big-money signing. Wheeling out Nicholas Pepe pre-match or half-time in theContinue readingTwo Years Left: Are We To Be Brave Or Foolhardy Sellers This Window?
Real Madrid 2 – 2 Arsenal (3 – 2 on pens) One defeat changed the narrative. Yesterday’s Scottish press claimed we’d thrown our toys out of our pram over KieranContinue readingReal Madrid Review; Tierney On, Ceballos Off – Transfer Keepie Uppies!
Fiorentina 0 – 3 Arsenal This morning’s headline always contained a musical bent. Had La Viola turned up in their famous purple kits, Jimi Hendrix was unleashed with a PurpleContinue readingArsenal’s Teenage Kicks Deliver A Punch plus Iwobi, Ceballos and Bale – One Door Opens…
Junior got the message. Whether he chooses to listen is another matter but a succession of positive speak out of Highbury House via the USA!USA!USA! suggest he did. Maybe heContinue readingOn Fiorentina, Edu and Unai Plus Transfer Gossip
Only UEFA could wreck the joy of reaching a cup final. Even by their standards, the choice of Baku as the host city for the Europa League final is aContinue readingThere & Baku Won’t Be Easy Thanks To UEFA Farce
The win over Napoli was arguably the best team performance in a couple of seasons, maybe even back to the 2017 cup final win over Chelsea. A dynamic attack withContinue readingOn Napoli, the Best XI and Watford
Arsenal 3 – 0 Rennes Arsenal broke their 56-year hoodoo and overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to progress to the next round in European competition. A return to the ChampionsContinue readingRennes Bring Footballing Indigestion, Napoli The Relief
I don’t know if Unai Emery will make that change to Sunday’s formation but I like the thought of a midfield diamond pressurising Rennes into surrender this season. The FrenchContinue readingRennes Preview: Diamond’s Are A Goal’s Best Friend
Let’s get this out of the way first of all. VAR, idolised the night before, found itself as welcome as dog turd you stepped on without realising. Interrupting a last-ditchContinue readingVAR: The Empire Strikes Back & Rennes Preview
Arsenal’s first signing of the summer is, fittingly, a free transfer although that claim is open to debate given that AS Roma announced in 2017 that he joined the clubContinue readingArsenal So Hungry For Success They Get The Monchis
Arsenal 3 – 0 BATE Borisov If Mesut Ozil wants to know what life is like post-Arsenal, he could do worse than look at Alex Hleb. Selling the Belorussian toContinue readingBATE Review: Job Done & Rennes Await
Unai Emery met the press yesterday ahead of a must-win match tonight. It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these, eh? The Spaniard is rapidly coming to gripsContinue readingBATE Preview: Do You Want That Battered?
It’s a good news/bad news kind of day. Laughter is, we’re told by cliche, the best medicine so news that Jose Mourinho got the tin-tack from Manchester United brings aContinue readingSpurs Is No Throwaway Match and More…
Arsenal 1 – 0 Qarabag FK Tom Cruise saved nations, democracy and the world but that was just child’s play. The next Mission: Impossible film is about a crazed bloggerContinue readingQarabag Review: Kos The Kids Are Alright
There is a distinct lack of interest in tonight’s match. None of the usual chit-chat about Qarabag, tough tests and certainly no ‘we’ve only got to turn up’, which isContinue readingQarabag Preview and AMN on Racism
FC Vorskla Poltava 0 – 3 Arsenal Arsenal made short work of a dismal Vorskla side who played like they wished they were anywhere other than Kyiv. Not even theContinue readingVorskla Review: Teenage Rampage
Arsenal head to Kyiv for the final away game of the Europa League group stage. FC Vorskla face an inexperienced squad, even by League Cup standards. A bespectacled Unai Emery,Continue readingVorskla Preview & Goalkeeper Anecdotes