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
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!
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?
Leicester City 2 – 0 Arsenal At the final whistle, defeat confirmed this as Arsenal’s worst start to a season since 1982/83. In a warning of what’s to come, TerryContinue readingLeicester Review: Teflon Emery Still Survives
For most of us, this evening’s trip to Leicester is a tipping point in the season. Defeat leaves, most likely, nine points away, with little sign that we are goingContinue readingLeicester Preview: Reality Check For Emery?
Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves For the umpteenth game in Unai Emery’s reign, Arsenal dropped points from a winning position as Wolves took a deserved point. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed hisContinue readingWolves Review: Emery on the Brink?
Arsenal 2 – 2 Crystal Palace Unai Emery’s reign at Arsenal descended further into acrimony and recrimination as for the second time this season, a two-goal lead was thrown away.Continue readingUnai Emery & VAR Plot Arsenal’s Downfall
Crystal Palace arrive at the Emirates, six months on from their season-ending win in April. That’s our season they ended, by the way. It also ended Shkodran Mustafi’s Premier LeagueContinue readingPalace Preview & Özil: More Questions
Sheffield United 1 – 0 Arsenal Before kick-off, my youngest son asked whether Emery would be sacked by Christmas. Confidently, I told him that won’t happen. Indeed, he needed toContinue readingSheffield United Review: Dismal. Just Dismal.
The Gunners went into the international break sitting pretty in third place in the Premier League, just one point below Manchester City. Unai Emery has turned around a shaky fewContinue readingSheffield United vs Arsenal Match Preview
Football returns tonight with the trip to Sheffield United. It’s not quite a case of getting the flags and buntings out but there’s certainly a lot of relief. The interminableContinue readingSheffield United Preview: Blunting the Blades
Arsenal 1 – 0 Bournemouth A match which saw many boxes ticked left as many questions unanswered. We’ve reached the heady heights of third and no-one is quite sure how.Continue readingBournemouth Review: The Sideshow Begins
Bournemouth pitch up at the Emirates as the season goes into the hibernation of an international break. Since the last unwanted interruption, it’s six unbeaten with a win today sendingContinue readingBournemouth Preview: Sign Off With A Win
Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal Given our record at Old Trafford, a point is a good outcome. This, however, feels like a glorious opportunity missed. The quality of footballContinue readingUnited Review: A Missed Opportunity
Here we go again. The journey to the graveyard of our dreams with a defence which gives us nightmares. Whatever team we put out at Old Trafford, we struggle toContinue readingUnited Preview: Safety First or All Out?
Arsenal 3 – 2 Aston Villa Three goals, three points; on paper, we sit fourth in the Premier League, two goals behind Leicester City. Football, Brian Clough famously declared, isn’tContinue readingHelter-Skelter Arsenal, The Comeback Kings