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Willian to wander in Grealish role as Arsenal take on Fulham in season opener? (+ Predicted/Preferred Lineups)

Willian as Grealish I don’t think that the first line up of the season is too tricky to guess. It looks like Leno will start after the Martinez move. It’s unlikely that Saliba AND Gabriel start, so with many CB’s out injured/just returning/about to be sold, its highly likely we go with Tierney. The 3-4-3 has been […]

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Will.I.An? Mesut Won’t. GK Shootout! (Episode 19)

Episode 19 “Will.I.An? Mesut Won’t. GK Shootout.” Gav, Dave and Mike dive into the muddy waters of the transfer market: who will sign? and when? Also a quick look at the Ozil Saga as it enters its Final Season (or not?) – and what to do about our abundance of fine shotstoppers… it’s a shootout […]

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Gunners gonna gun: how our lethal Captain Sniper led Arteta’s men to Arsenal’s 14th FA Cup (With PLAYER RATINGS)

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea 2020 FA Cup Final Review A record 14th FA Cup has come back home!!      Well, we did it!! I predicted a win, and we got it. I’m not bigging myself up nor self-aggrandising. But then despite Chelsea finishing higher, I genuinely thought that if we had a good tactical plan, […]

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Caveat: we’re not very good – discussing Arsenal’s win over Watford and prospects against Chelsea (Episode 15)

Episode 15S “Preparing for the Cup Final • Maximizing Creativity” The lads take a look at the Watford game, digest a season that can ‘get in the bin’ and look ahead to the FA Cup Final against Chelsea. With a fair bit of worry. Another bite-sized chunk of Arsenalness delivered fresh to your cranium. Tune […]

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Time to acknowledge that Arteta is improving players?

In my previous article, I said that football is a results business and in that respect, what a great couple of weeks it’s been since I last penned my thoughts. Most supporters are quick to criticise the manager when he gets it wrong, so I’m going to buck that trend by being quick to praise […]

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Sheffield 1-2 Arsenal: Perception Protection [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Perception protection  POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES If you read my last post you’ll know I talked about the different ways to win. I felt that Arteta won the Southampton game tactically. This didn’t surprise me as I see this as a strength. It will happen again. Yesterday, was very surprising. In a way I’m not […]

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BHA 2-1 ARS – Arsenal’s positive solution: play to its strengths [Positive Needs & Hopes]

A positive solution  We don’t have to wait for the transfer window. There is a solution that leans into our individual and team strengths. Our defense is the best it will be until new players arrive. Our midfield is unfit for modern football so why worry about it until it gets blown up as there […]

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Five Arsenal players who should start packing their bags for when/if the transfer window opens.

As much uncertainty as there is at the moment, now is a good time to look at some of the Arsenal players and figure out if they have a future at the club. Here are my suggestions, using stats, additional information (from Transfermarkt) and perhaps some misjudgement and prejudice of my own… looking at four […]

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Dozen hurt to dream: 12 Potential SWAP deals for Arsenal

12 potential SWAP deals for Arsenal  If you like fun transfer speculation based on some detective work read on….. The clues are out there. Guillem Balague said it first and a few others have repeated. Most transfers will be loans or swaps. I’ve been doing some thinking and put the following together based on teams […]

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7 thoughts on #Arsenal: transfers, mass moping, and the one rule I’d change in football…

7 thoughts on Arsenal  Can’t stop thinking. Here’s 7 more… 1) I recently wrote an article where you could create Arsenal 20/21 from a list of 10 options in every position.  It was amazing to me that we could sell 9 players that mostly sit on the bench and totally revamp and upgrade.  I sold […]

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