03 Jul 2016

Some things that I would let Mesut Ozil do

Morning all. Here are some things that I would let Mesut Ozil do: 1 – Be the creative fulcrum of my football team 2 – Unpick a packed defence with a waft of his magic left foot 3 – Put it into the ‘mixer’ from a dead-ball situation like a

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02 Jul 2016

Ramsey helps give Wales a semi, but yellow means he’ll miss out

Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you. There’s Euro delight for Wales and Aaron Ramsey as they beat Belgium last night to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships. The Arsenal man was in sensational form, getting two assists on the night. The first was a corner for

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Premier League managers shopping
01 Jul 2016

The transfer window is open, let the games begin!

Football is strange sometimes. Portugal are through the semi-finals of the European Championships having not won a single game in 90 minutes since the tournament began. Poland, meanwhile, are out having never been behind in a game. Penalties sorted out the winner and loser last night. Portugal’s were good, Poland’s

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30 Jun 2016

Which Striker? (Guide to the Galaxy)

June has yet to make way for July, yet this is already my third article of the close season about Arsenal and centre forwards. As many a lovelorn individual will tell you, increased desperation does not mean increased availability. Jamie Vardy has already flashed his ring finger at Arsenal this

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30 Jun 2016

Japan striker links, Wenger ‘likes’ Lacazette + Euro stuff

Happy Thursday folks. We do have the Euros kicking off again today, more on that anon, but even though as a tournament it’s been pretty average in general – unless you’re Iceland – it has, at least, given us something to watch and talk about on a daily basis. I

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29 Jun 2016

What next for England? More of the same, probably.

Morning all from a miserably wet Dublin where I have a sore knee from playing football. I’m hoping I got a kick on it but I don’t remember that happening, and I only felt it hurt when I woke up. It’s below the knee-cap though, so hopefully it’s just some

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28 Jun 2016

Brilliant Iceland, but England’s problems go beyond Roy Hodgson

Morning all. Amazing scenes at the European Championships yesterday. If Iceland’s progression is a dream, England’s defeat was little short of a nightmare, prompting the immediate resignation of Roy Hodgson. It had started so well when Wayne Rooney showed he’s an actual world class central midfielder and not a fading

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
27 Jun 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 129 – 27.06.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we chat about Brexit and the implications it might have for Arsenal and football, before rounding up the action at the European Championships, Ireland’s exit, penalty misses for Gunners midfielders, and Alexis

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Alexis Copa America 2016
27 Jun 2016

Alexis and Chile win the Copa, Mesut misses, Ireland go out

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week and let’s begin with some good news for an Arsenal man. Alexis Sanchez will be happy this morning as Chile won the Copa America overnight. The game finished 0-0 but Chile won 4-2 on penalties, meaning they retain the trophy having won

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shane long handball
26 Jun 2016

The truth behind Granit Xhaka’s penalty miss, and other stuff

Sorry for the late arrival of today’s blog. I was trying to get up but I kept falling back asleep and having really weird, vivid dreams – one of which involved the tragic death of 80s pop starlet Debbie Gibson. She is not dead in real life which, you would

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xhaka switzerland
25 Jun 2016

Arsenal interest in the Euros + Iwobi and Kante waffle

Morning all, a quickie for you and who doesn’t love one of those? The knock-out stages of the European Championships begin today and there’s Arsenal interest in the first two games. Granit Xhaka will be on show for Switzerland when they face Poland who may have Wojciech Szczesny back in

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Europe :(
24 Jun 2016

Sorry Hector, you can’t come around here no more

Morning all, no football again today as the players who have made it through the knock-out rounds have been rather selfishly been given some time off to recover before they play again. Don’t they know we’ve grown used to having games all the time? Ah well, at least we can

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