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The Night Thierry Henry Destroyed Leeds at Highbury in the Premier League – An I was there occasion!

 The Arsenal face a traditional old foe in Leeds United in February. Amazingly this match will be the first league meeting between these two giants of English football at The Emirates. This is because the Yorkshire Lilywhites were relegated from the Premier League in 2004 when were still at Highbury, the season Arsenal won the […]

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Arteta’s Arsenal 4231 in 2021 needs an Olivier Giroud with Pace? – Edouard or Lukaku anyone?

I read two excellent whilst differing articles on Sunday, after Arsenal’s limp attacking display at Villa Park. Both were posing questions about Arteta’s strikers and while differing in their conclusions, the consistent message was that perhaps neither Lacazette or Aubameyang are the central striker the manager needs or wants for his team. Given that the […]

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Half-term report on Gunners youngster Mark McGuinness at Ipswich Town

Arsenal’s Republic of Ireland U21 international defender Mark McGuinness has spent the first half of the 2020/21 season with League One promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town. The Suffolk side snapped up McGuinness on a season-long loan following an impressive solo display in the Gunners’ under-23 side which defeated Ipswich at Portman Road in the EFL Trophy. […]

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Is Odsonne Eduoard Arteta’s Giroud with Pace?

I read two excellent articles after Saturday’s disappointing loss at Villa Park, both looking at Arsenal’s striker issues in slightly different ways. One described it as ‘our penalty box problem’. Both Lacazette and Aubameyang are top strikers with differing attributes, indeed the Arsenal captain, is arguably world class. However, the question raised is whether either, […]

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The Penalty Box Problem – how Arteta can fix Arsenal’s goalscoring disfunction

The Penalty Box Problem POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Well, that wasn’t November and it wasn’t January. It was somewhere in between. The Keeper was very good, defence was uncharacteristically nervous, the midfield dominated but it was the attackers or more to the point, the attacking, that was stuck deep in November. There are multiple layers […]

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