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Electricity brings fire: 12th Man Emirates Fans bring Gunners glory over United (Positives Needs & Hopes)

‘Electricity brings fire’ An Arsenal blog from a coach’s perspective Even though I haven’t been to the Emirates this season, I’ve started to take for granted that the crowd have become the 12th man. After the game on Sunday I was wondering why it seemed like a beautiful inevitability that we came back from 0-1 […]

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He Wasn’t There: Arsenal’s impact sub not yet at the Club [ARS 0-0 NEW](Positives Needs & Hopes)

‘He wasn’t there’ An Arsenal blog from a coach’s perspective I’m writing and scrolling through social media at the same time here. Everybody seems to have the same opinion. That we needed somebody from the bench to change the game. Funnily enough I think that this would’ve been only half the solution. Maybe it would’ve […]

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“Almost all of them” – Arsenal’s Player of the Season to date [WOL 0-2 ARS] (Positives Needs & Hopes)

‘Almost all of them’ An Arsenal blog from a coach’s perspective So, football is a simple game. You just pass the ball 1000 times and tell your players to take turns being brilliant. Odegaard, your turn. Simple. The game yesterday seemed like that paragraph. Somebody had to step up and Odegaard did. All of these […]

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Time To Declare: why Arsenal have convinced me they should be Champions [ARS 5-0 NFO] (Positives Needs & Hopes)

Time to declare An Arsenal blog from a coach’s perspective. As you read this, you are reading the fourth rewrite of this opening paragraph.  I have been tempted to write about what you are about to read for a while, but have resisted until I was sure. I wasn’t thinking that yesterday‘s game would be […]

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Adjusting to shorter games: how Arsenal can conquer the red zone [SOU 1-1 ARS] (Positive Needs & Hopes)

Adjusting to shorter games An Arsenal blog from a coach’s perspective  I don’t think it’s a coincidence anymore that we are not looking as comfortable in games. I didn’t think it was necessarily fatigue at first but this cannot be ignored. I’ve loved that we have picked largely the same team every week. It’s undoubtedly […]

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