My mind still wanders back to that glorious day in May 1997, when I held Jo Guest in my arms, (anyone under 30 may need to google her) and when I truly believed I had the most knowledgeable brain in football. Of course, 25 years later, I now know that, although a reasonable amount football know […]
Tag Archives | Giroud
Lacazette is Marmite to Gooners. I like Marmite. So sue me.
April 18, 2022 4
This article first appeared on Gunners Town at the end of last year – but quite a bit has happened since then… Lacazette’s goals have completely dried up, as have his assists. He’s made some comments in the press about being open to offers from other clubs and wanting to play Champions League football. (How […]
Love him or hate him – here’s why Lacazette deserves a new Arsenal contract
December 28, 2021 0
Lacazette is Marmite to Arsenal fans. Some point out how he has played an instrumental part in all of Arsenal’s recent resurgences, as a vital cog around which our youngsters spin; others are eager to brand him as an ineffective and wasteful striker. Both camps, as is generally true in this Age Of Divisiveness And […]
Europa League Final Fallout. A Glance Back at Arsenal’s Miserable European Finale
February 26, 2021 0
This piece is part of a larger work on the Unai Emery Era – Keep a watchful eye on Gunners Town for the entire upcoming project. Azerbaijan. The Land of Fire. Inside the Baku Olympic Stadium, one final match would make or break Arsenal’s season. Heralded as King of the Europa League, Unai Emery had […]
Arteta’s slippery slope: looking ahead to Arsenal’s next 3 Premier League fixtures [with Banana Skin Ratings]
December 23, 2020 0
After being knocked out of the Carabao Cup in last night’s dismal display against League Cup bullies, Manchester City, Arteta and his bruised Arsenal team will have to pick themselves and dust themselves off for a brutal festive season and a tough start to 2021. Londoners find themselves in strict lockdown for the foreseeable future, […]
Looking back on the Gooner Decade: highlights, lowlights, best and worst signings, memorable moments
January 2, 2020 0
It’s a new decade. So to get into the mood (like with our current managerial change) here are a few reminders of what transpired in the previous Gooner decade – highlights, lowlights, players, matches and of course, personal memories. First: some of the bad times. Let’s get those out the way. So first up a […]
Europa success may well define Unai’s season – but should it? A close look at the Tricks of Emery’s Trade.
May 29, 2019 1
For Arsenal fans, victory on Wednesday evening is all that will matter. A European trophy, a return to the Champions League and a significant influx of cash that will hopefully give Emery the tools to rebuild and restructure a somewhat dysfunctional squad will be significant reward for what has been at times an underwhelming season. […]
“Better than Zidane?! Not even better than Eriksen.” Özil-haters gonna hate. In defence of Mesut.
December 1, 2018 3
In a world of such disunity, with such things as Brexit, Trump or indeed Jose Mourinho, dividing so many, it’s good to know an Arsenal player can unite many to a common cause, that heroic player is Mesut Ozil. A polarising figure among the old school crowd and the romantics, he once again is under […]
Lacazette or Giroud: Have we sold the wrong Frenchman?
February 14, 2018 2
So after the more than disappointing North London Derby a lot of the media have been using Lacazette as a scapegoat. Lacazette’s recent performances have doubtlessly been very short of his best but is this criticism fair? After Giroud’s performance for Chelsea on Monday night I’m sure a lot of Arsenal fans will be kicking […]
Sting in the Tail as Arsenal Bids Adieu To Scorpion King Giroud
February 1, 2018 3
When Robin van Persie left Arsenal in 2012, I made a promise to never have a favourite Arsenal player again. The wounds from Henry’s departure still hadn’t fully healed, despite the divorce happening five years prior. I was also trying to black Cesc Fabregas out of my mind. To lose a second captain inside one […]