Menu

Tag Archives | Gabriel

PNH-Expanded-Logo

Only Arsenal Know – an error-free knock-around with the kids at Brentford [BRE 0-3 ARS]

Only Arsenal know POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  People are really starting to notice Arsenal.  The stubborn ones say that we’ve had an easy start. The people that pay closer attention note that there is barely an easy game in the entire league whether home or away. Brentford were unbeaten at home including a 5-2 win […]

Continue Reading
PNH-Expanded-Logo

Energy Everywhere: electric Arsenal secure win against Villa to keep perfect record [ARS 2-1 AVL]

Energy, everywhere  Positives, Needs And Hopes I’m writing and rewatching at the same time. It’s the 16th minute. We’ve just had yet another chance in Villa’s box. The ball ends up outside the box with Saka and he gets pushed down. Within two seconds Xhaka, Odegaard and Saliba surround the potential counterattack. I could have […]

Continue Reading
PNH-Expanded-Logo

New Arsenal 2, Old Arsenal 1 [Positives, Needs & Hopes]

      New Arsenal 2 Old Arsenal 1        Positives, Needs and Hopes  It was the 57th minute. There I am sitting with Max and my wife in the Hops ‘n Holler Arsenal pub in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was struggling to get a feel for what the problem was in the game. […]

Continue Reading
PNH-Expanded-Logo

The Way You Make Me Feel: Arsenal moonwalk over Foxes in 4-2 thriller [ARS 4-2 LEI]

The way you make me feel POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  By Michael Jackson McDonald Arsenal really turned me on yesterday. They knocked me off of my feet. My lonely days are…. that’s enough of that.  I did love that song though. I do believe there may have even been a couple of crotch grabs in front […]

Continue Reading
PNH-Expanded-Logo

The Never Headlines: positive Arsenal dominate Chelsea in swampy Florida clash [Positive Needs & Hopes]

The Never Headlines POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’ve never agreed with those commenting on preseason that state that fitness is the main focus. To me that’s like telling me that the focus of my day is getting ready in the morning. Fitness is clearly the foundation and very important just like getting ready in the […]

Continue Reading
arteta-odegaard

Is it all about the Counter-Press? – How do this Arsenal team handle defensive transitions?

  For any team, the transition from offensive to defensive structure following a turnover of possession is key. For possession based teams such as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, it is especially important to counterpress well and delay the opposition in the event of a loss of possession for several reasons; most importantly, it eases the fears […]

Continue Reading
White

Arteta has some decisions to make for tricky but crucial Newcastle showdown…

The morning after the night before is usually a phrase related to having consumed a tad too much alcohol, but most Arsenal fans will relate today, whether they drank through Thursday night’s disappointment or not. Arsenal needed a win at the home of their fierce local rivals to secure Champion’s League football, and as we […]

Continue Reading
relieved fans

Not fun, don’t care – Arsenal grind out ugly but vital win to keep Top 4 dreams alive

Not fun, don’t care Positives, Needs and Hopes Well, actually I did care during the game. I didn’t necessarily need to be entertained but I did need to feel like we were trying to win. So, let’s get the honesty out of the way. During the games I make copious notes. I make columns based […]

Continue Reading
B7AF731D-CFF7-4647-B71F-8EBC7EA7007A

Headers and Volleys: vital win for careless Arsenal against in-form Wolves

Headers and Volleys POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Did you play Headers and Volleys when you were young? I did. Every day. At lunch break. Rising like a salmon at the far post with a salmon sandwich in my hand. Actually, I don’t like salmon. I made that part up because it sounded cute. For those […]

Continue Reading
E45DCFE9-EF03-4BF5-83A5-D740536C4E9A

3D day for Arteta’s Arsenal at Anfield as Determination, Discipline and Direction shut out Liverpool

A day for Arteta This isn’t just good form you know. Step back for a minute and admire this new team. That performance last night wasn’t just dogged. You can’t play Liverpool at Anfield, one of the best teams in world football, and shut them out with 10 men with no shots on target if […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes

%d bloggers like this: