Arsenal 2 – 0 Middlesbrough 1 – 0 Giroud (27) 2 – 0 Giroud (29) Arsenal vindicated Arsène’s decision to field a strong XI against Middlesbrough with a comfortable victory,Continue readingArsenal Cruise To Quarter-Finals
The overtime in the Premier League Treasury department is certainly being racked up. Still counting the money from the new domestic TV rights deal, eyebrows were raised when it wasContinue readingMiddlesbrough Preview & From The Vaults: 1930 – The Genius Of Alex James
Saturday morning and the bloated FA Cup weekend’s continue. It’s reaching a point where the fourth round will struggle to be completed when the Quarter-Final draw is made. “One. Arsenal, ManchesterContinue readingPlain Speaking Gabriel Set For Debut & From The Vaults: 1983 – Cup Glory Or Bust?
I’m not sure what to make of it to be honest. No disparagement to Brentford FC, players and supporters but I’m genuinely puzzled by the accolade. Wojciech Szczesny left aContinue readingEarly Cup Thoughts & From The Vaults: 1993 – Wright Chops Down Forest
One of the advantages of being in a different time zone – I said, time zone not Twilight Zone dammit! – is that you arrive later on a slow newsContinue readingMidfield Congestion To Cause Charge For The Door
The briefest of reportsd this morning, time has beaten me. FA Cup Third Round weekend continues, Arsenal seeking to avoid being the highest-placed fall guys. Well, that was the plannedContinue readingFA Cup Preview & From The Vaults: 1988 – Ticket To Ride
~ FA Cup Fourth Round fortnight has begun. What started out as a day has become so elongated that I am surprised the competition hasn’t become like the World CupContinue readingArsène Listened As The Players Find It’s Good To Talk
It’s a marketing scam that Reggie would have been proud of but unlike his fictional namesake, Loic Perrin’s is doomed to fail unintentionally as Arsenal are looking elsewhere for aContinue readingA Rich Man’s World & From The Vaults: 1932 – The Evolution Of Football
I’ll start by posing a question. Or two, to be precise. Why the hell would anyone to buy a selfie stick and more to the point, take one to aContinue readingDecisions, Decisions & From The Vaults: 1949 – The FA Cup’s First NLD
Overall, I am sure that Arsène is grateful for the week off. Indeed, over the next two months, it is going to be quite a familiar experience which raises questionsContinue readingCup Draw, Szczesny, Defenders Linked & From The Vaults: 1971
Arsenal 2 – 0 Hull City 1 – 0 Mertesacker (20) 2 – 0 Sanchez (82) Arsenal’s defence of the FA Cup began with a comfortable win over last season’sContinue readingArsenal Ease Into FA Cup Fourth Round & From The Vaults: 1932
It seems the broadcasters got it right in the end. No upsets yesterday even if, just for a while, the romance of the FA Cup seemed alive and kicking. NormalContinue readingFA Cup: To Hull & Back Plus From The Vaults: 1926
Morning all, FA Cup Third Round weekend is under way with Cardiff City taking on Colchester United in a Friday nightmare for BBC Wales with the lowest ever attendance atContinue readingGhosts, Ciao Poldi & New Signing Imminent?
Arsenal travel to Istanbul for the contractual obligation fixture. Dortmund are going to finish first, Arsenal second. In beating Hoffenheim, Dortmund climbed five places and, I am sure, restored someContinue readingGala Preview: A Familiar Story & From The Vaults: 1998
Northbank1969, wit, raconteur and bon viveur, writer of Gunnersorearse each Sunday, as well as Arts ‘N’ All, has taken time to share his memories of a fourth round FA Cup tie at AyresomeContinue readingOur Favourite Match: Middlesbrough v Arsenal, 26th February 1977
We do love a good parade in this country, any excuse to get the flags and bunting out. Arsenal obliged with the FA Cup win on Sunday and the estimatedContinue readingParty Atmosphere Spells Hope For The Future
The sound of footsteps run into the distance. The hinge on the door betrays the need for oil to smooth it’s journey between open and closed. The footsteps get louderContinue readingThe “Cup Final Saturday & We’re In It” Post
It’s pantomime season, isn’t it? Oh yes it is, oh not it isn’t. We’re talking Arsène’s future which unlike the past is not behind him. Who the dame is, well,Continue readingAre You Feeling Lucky & Dress rehearsals
There are a lot of ‘it isn’t’s’ this morning. Stories emerging from Spain about a buyback clause for Carlos Vela being invoked also mention one salient point; The player’s representativesContinue readingOn Jack, Hexes & More
I’m reminded of a film scene. Which one, I can’t remember but it was in a similar vein to Virgin Soldiers or perhaps And Now For Something Completely Different. The recruitsContinue readingWorld Cup Woes, Strongest Or Best XI For Wembley?