Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed we were giving away goals last weekend and then for 85 minutes looked like he couldn’t hit a barn door in Frankfurt. Tom Cleverley was stunned byContinue readingVilla Preview: Time For Emery To Step Up
Watford 2 – 2 Arsenal Arsenal stared the top four in the face and bottled it. The mental weakness which ultimately cost us a Champions League place haunted us atContinue readingWatford Review: What The Actual…?
The Premier League returns properly this afternoon with the short hop to Hertfordshire. Watford, sitting bottom of the table and without a win all season, against Arsenal, who with aContinue readingWatford Preview: Sting Like A Butterfly…
It was a North London Derby which highlighted the good and the bad of modern Arsenal. A game of two halves, where the energy and purpose of the second halfContinue readingSpurs Review: Two Points Dropped
The players get a quick shot at redemption following last weekend’s defeat at Anfield and a chance to make the international break seem a lot shorter. Defeat is unthinkable butContinue readingSpurs Preview: Turn Up, Tune In, Do Not Cop Out
Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal In the end, defeat was unsurprising but from that defeat came a number of positives and pointers for the rest of the season. It mightContinue readingLiverpool Review: Some Good Bits, Some Bad & Some Very Ugly
Even before 26th May 1989, the two meetings with Liverpool were among the biggest in the fixture list. Let’s be honest, from the mid-70s to that fateful night it wasContinue readingLiverpool Preview: Joining the Big-Time Charlies
We do love a hero in football, don’t we? So quickly crowned, venomously disavowed on their departure. Mostly, not always. Liam Brady, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry. Different ages, different reasons;Continue readingDani Ceballos: An Answer To Our Prayers?
Arsenal 2 – 1 Burnley Sean Dyche chatted sh*t after the game about simulation. Of course he did; his team lost. The real target of his ire was his ownContinue readingPatchy Arsenal Take Deserved Three Points
The opening home game of the season is always a special occasion. The campaign is really underway when the Arsenal lay in front of their own fans. Today sees anContinue readingBurnley Preview: Youth Gives Way to New Boys
Unai met the press yesterday with Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac dominating the reporting. As you’d expect, he welcomed them back. Not just as a boss or Arsenal employee butContinue readingOn Ozil and Home Debuts in Early Burnley Thoughts
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Arsenal On every level, Yesterday’s win at St James Park was ideal. Bar entertaining football; I’ll give you that. Entertaining football, however, isn’t what wasContinue readingNewcastle Review: One-Nil To The Arsenal
I knew the season was upon us when I penned last night’s 2019-20 preview. Yes, the Premier League began on Friday but the matches so far all had the airContinue readingNewcastle Preview: Will Arsenal Be On Song Or Out Of Toon?
How do you like your football, sir? Saturday at 3pm? I’m afraid not; that is just too ‘old skool’ for the modern game. Sky and BT mauled the fixture listContinue readingPremier League Join UEFA In Contempt for Arsenal Fans
There’s no way of doing a Likely Lads anymore. Pubs full of TV screens, phones pinging every few minutes amid chatter about City “blowing it”. Only sleeping all afternoon andContinue readingBurnley Review: Sweet PEA As Willock Impresses
It’s not quite the end to the season we hoped for. Recent form put paid to qualifying for the Chanpions League through the top four; three costly defeats in aContinue readingBurnley Preview: Do Or Dyche For Fifth
Before I start on the meat of the day, many thanks to all for the good wishes sent in recent weeks. Apologies if I haven’t replied to emails sent butContinue readingBack in Business: Brighton Review & Fond Farewells
Everton 1 – 0 Arsenal In amongst the faux outrage that Manchester City didn’t sellout their ticket allocation at Wembley or ’10 things we noticed about the Premier League thisContinue readingEverton Review: From Despair To Where?
Those worrying about the trip to Wolves following the midweek games get some respite from those concerns. This afternoon we travel to Everton to put our two wins in nineContinue readingEverton Preview: Scrap For Third Is On
Initially, I opened with “Once again” but that’s hardly true. Racism always lurks beneath the surface in football, it’s poison coursing through the game’s veins. It’s a societal problem andContinue readingOn Racism, Football Eating Itself and Everton
Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle United We went into the game as favourites according to football acca tips, looked at third place and grasped it with both hands. A 2Continue readingNewcastle Review: Three Is The Magic Number