Cup football comes to Unai Emery’s rescue in the shape of this evening’s trip to Liverpool. It gives him a 24-hour respite from questions about Granit Xhaka, at the veryContinue readingLiverpool Preview & Final Xhakagate Thoughts
Arsenal 5 – 0 Nottingham Forest It’s been a good week for the second string team; three without reply in Frankfurt followed by five last night. Have any of themContinue readingForest Review: Young XI Fires On All Cylinders
Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a defeat which raised more questions than giving answers. A strong line-up was outplayed by aContinue readingSpurs Review: Cup Defeat Raises Özil Questions
Craig Bellamy barely contained his glee; Manchester City face Burton Albion for a place at Wemberlee. A flustered host quickly cut in; the draw takes place tonight. Too late. TinContinue readingSpurs Preview: Cup of Good Cheer?
Arsenal 2 – 1 Blackpool Let’s be honest, it was a match of few talking points and entirely overshadowed by events off the pitch. Like the draw for the quarter-finalsContinue readingBlackpool Review: From Dustbowl to Dust-up
Whatever the legitimate complaints about Enos Stanley Kroenke may be – and there are plenty – the prospect of him destroying the club seems remote. Stan wants a saleable assetContinue readingBlackpool Preview: The World Is Your Oyston
There’s an Arsenal Stadium Mystery pun waiting to be written in tomorrow’s headline. Something involving Trojans, or maybe a play on Leonard Grimble? Had Sokratis or Mavropanos been fit, itContinue readingBrentford Preview: Holding On To A First Team Place
Manchester City 3 – 0 Arsenal A pitiful postscript to the afternoon. Arsène Wenger provided a pitiful vignette on the final and in the closing years of his reign. We’reContinue readingCarabao Cup Final Review: Arsenal Find New Depths To Sink To
It’s been seven years since we fell flat our faces against Birmingham City and a return to Wembley in the League Cup final is long overdue. And a surprise; we’veContinue readingCarabao Cup Final Preview: Underdogs? That’ll Do Nicely, Sir
Arsenal 2 – 1 Chelsea Reasons to celebrate are in short supply this season so reaching a Wembley final is one of them, especially when it offers the opportunity ofContinue readingChelsea Review: Drowning Sorrows, Celebrating Wembley & Auba Thoughts
Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal The final score was as good as we might have hoped for. It might have been worse, it might have been better; it definitely wasContinue readingChelsea Review: Job Done With VARying Degrees of Success
I’m pretty sure that Stonehenge was built in a quicker time than Hengist Pod ran this morning’s Microsoft update. Well, it killed a few minutes more before the ritual sacrificeContinue readingChelsea Preview: Growling Like Tigers – GRRR!
Arsenal 1 – 0 West Ham United At the end of the day, Arsenal won and that is never a bad thing. Never. No matter what the performance, the objectContinue readingWest Ham United Review: Really? Must I?
I’d forgotten quite how long a ‘Microsoft Minute’ can be so was ill-prepared when the message on the screen triumphantly declared that “this will take a while”. “A while” isContinue readingWest Ham Preview: Are You Experienced?
Arsenal 2 – 1 Norwich City It’s a very different morning than the one we expected for the first 85 minutes of last night’s game. Awful doesn’t do it justice;Continue readingNorwich City Review: Nketiah Late Show Steals Win
Norwich City pitch up at the Emirates for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie with both sides expected to be massively different from those which won their respective league matches on Sunday.Continue readingNorwich City Preview: Arsène Faces a Dickens of Team Selection Tonight
Arsenal 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers The worst football match I’ve yet seen came during the mid-80s when Birmingham City visited Highbury. David Seaman was in goal for the visitorsContinue readingDoncaster Review: League Cup Dies Death Of A Thousand Misses
Arsenal tread the Emirates turf this evening in search of League Cup glory. Arsène confirmed yesterday that he will field a side similar in strength to the one which beatContinue readingDoncaster Rovers Preview: Youth Leads The Way?
Jan Molby was the first one that I recalled when I thought about it. No, not players who spent time at Her Majesty’s Pleasure but footballers with curious accents. MolbyContinue readingNottingham Forest: Praise The Lord
So we move onto the City Ground. The EFL Cup, not to be confused with the equally pointless EFL Trophy, takes centre stage this week as Arsenal travel to NottinghamContinue readingForest Looms As FIFA Can’t See The Wood For The Trees
28th November 1990 Rumbelow Cup Fourth Round Arsenal 2 – 6 Manchester United Losing a cup tie was disappointing but not an unexpected result. It’s 50:50 on those nights, particularlyContinue readingTales From 1990/91: Arsenal Dumped Out Of League Cup By Sharpe Shooting United
Sheffield Wednesday 3 – 0 Arsenal 1 – 0 Wallace (28) 2 – 0 Santos Joao (40) 3 – 0 Hutchinson (51) It is the strangest of mornings. I don’tContinue readingAbomination Of A Kit & The Performance Wasn’t Much Better