10 Feb 2016

Somewhere there’s an online calculator you’ll need

I spent ages last night working on a thing. Nothing to do with Arsenal, but a thing all the same. I had to do some projections in terms of numbers of stuff and all that, which I realise doesn’t make it any more clear, but I did all the numbers

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09 Feb 2016

Alexis ready to fire again : Gabriel and Mertesacker compete

Morning. I slept it out, dreaming I was writing an assignment about playing in the Champions League, but strangely the games took place in an indoor ballroom and the referee handed me an unpublished copy of his crime fiction novel just before kick-off and told me he’d be kinder to

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Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal
08 Feb 2016

Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal: Quick-fire goals win points as Flamini gets lucky

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video In recent games it’d be fair to say we haven’t had a lot of luck. Per Mertesacker’s red card, shots off the line, keepers making ridiculous stops, things haven’t gone 100% our way. Yesterday, I think we got a

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07 Feb 2016

Midfield changes and a striker decision for Bournemouth game

It feels like the next two games, starting with today’s trip to Bournemouth, are absolutely pivotal in our season. As the Leicester train thunders on with a 3-1 spanking of Man City, they now have an 8 point lead at the top of the table, although they have played one

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06 Feb 2016

Arsenal back down over ticket surcharge : Emotional Rosicky won’t give up

Morning all. A quick Saturday round-up for you, and we have to start with Arsenal’s decision to back down over the surcharge for the Barcelona game. They released a statement last night to say that, having listened to the fans, the charge would not be applied … this time. They

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Arsenal Goals
04 Feb 2016

Don’t you know that it’s different for goals

“Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, don’t be afraid. We got goals. That’s right. If it’s goals you want, we got ’em. “Short goals. Tall goals. Fat goals. Thin goals. Goals that’d make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window. That’s right. All the goals you need,

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03 Feb 2016

Arsenal 0-0 Southampton: Title challenge on the brink after another blank

Match report – Player ratings – Video Sometimes, after a bad result, the morning after can provide a bit of calm and clarity. Sometimes the frustration from the night before is even more keenly felt, and this morning is one of those. I don’t think it was one of our

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02 Feb 2016

Southampton preview – Two players out – Rosicky’s sad injury

Morning, plenty to get through this morning, not least the Premier League clash with Southampton later on this evening. They inflicted our worst defeat of the season on us back in December, so while that might be a bit fresh in the memory, you’d hope it might also act as

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01 Feb 2016

Wenger on Iwobi: bad news on the injury front: Deadline day

Good morning everyone, and welcome to a brand new week. It’s a very special day today, as we all know. It’s the day that all the boys and girls look forward to, for the best thing about football isn’t the football or the goals or the tactics or the social

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Mohamed Elneny Arsenal debut
31 Jan 2016

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: A day with plenty of positives

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Arsene Wenger made nine changes from the team that lost to Chelsea last weekend, and the return of our most decisive attacking player, Alexis Sanchez, made the difference in the end. There was a new look midfield with debutant

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30 Jan 2016

Changes for Burnley : Setback for Jack : Two new signings

Good morning to you, it’s Saturday, there’s football, and it’s the FA Cup 4th round against Burnley. It’s a chance for the manager to play some players who don’t normally play, but not too many of them, because this is not a Burnley side to be taken lightly. They’re currently

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28 Jan 2016

A glimpse into our transfer futures

I was sitting here wondering what to write about this morning, somewhat disturbed after a dream in which I had my a right-arm sawn off by a Deadwood style doctor who gave me only cheap whiskey as an anaesthetic, I got to thinking about transfer deadline day (yesterday was deathly

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