Archive | December 2019

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We Must Unite To Beat United.

Hoping for a new lease on life with our new head-coach, Arsenal gets 2020 rolling with a Premier League clash against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. With both clubs under the guidance of former players, Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows all about the hostilities and the grit that goes with one of […]

Goodbye 2019, You Will Not Be Remembered Fondly

  A desperately disappointing result, especially given how well we played in the first half. In that half we were very compact , energetic and aggressive in the tackle and pressing. The goal though came from a set piece rather than any good bit of creative play. However, we were value for the first half […]

Arsenal vs Chelsea

The last time Mikel Arteta stepped onto the Emirates Stadium pitch representing the Arsenal, he had his young boys next to him and said an emotional goodbye to the home crowd on a sunny afternoon back in May 2016. He now makes his return to lead the Gunners out as head-coach and what a homecoming […]

Much More Than A Point.

    It was only a point and only a single goal, but that was much better. The team looked like a team again. Ozil was the best player on the pitch, closely followed by Xhaka and then Torreira. Our midfield was all of a sudden balanced. Ozil creating 3 really good chances in the […]

The Dawn Of Arteta

Mikel Arteta reign as Arsenal’s head-coach gets under way with a trip to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth this Boxing Day. Good day all. With Arteta now in charge his immediate goal will be to get the team back to winning ways, having taken over with a dismal run of just one win […]

Massive Positivity For Arteta But For How Long

In this podcast, George and yours truly, Shotta, discuss the massive positivity among Arsenal fans on the signing of Mikel Arteta as head coach but wonder how long the honeymoon will last. In our opinion his biggest challenge is getting power over the signing and selling of players. But with fans turning on AFTV he […]

A Point Won.

      A point is a point, as they say. I have to be honest though, Everton were awful. In the spirit  of the blog , let’s look at the positives. We fielded an awfully young team and we didn’t lose. I thought David Luiz had a fine game, I feel that when he […]

The New Dawn

It’s still a few days till Christmas but with Mikel Arteta already unwrapped as Arsenal’s new boss, it sure feels like it came early with a genuine buzz of excitement amongst most Gooners. However, he’s not taking charge yet. Seasons greetings all. Arsenal are at Goodison Park this afternoon for their Premier League clash against […]

Football Is Coming Home

It’s official, Mikel Arteta is the new Arsenal head coach.  Since the departure of Unai Emery there have been endless discussions , articles, podcasts and twitter threads from people with various levels of insight and knowledge, about who should take over. As ever, just about everyone is positive that their choice is the right choice and […]

Arsenal Outclassed By City – Remember The Titanic

In this edition Shotta and Blackburn George, discuss Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City; how the gunners were outclassed particularly in midfield and explain why this is further evidence of a grim future for the club. Is the Titanic afloat or sinking? Should we take to the liferafts or stay on deck? Remember […]