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Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
This week, we consider our sturdy centre-half Mr. Masterson’s sense of geography and his special moves, Troy Deeney’s Tiny Weenie, Soccer Tits Magical Soccer T*t, and Tottenham’s ongoing attempts to copy Arsenal. First, let us ruminate on the subject of Mr. Masterson’s positional awareness. The facts are: We won 2-0, a victory so emasculating for Watford that Troy Deeney’s Tiny...

Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal: Academy boys shine as Gunners make it 8 wins in a row

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video After winning your eighth successive match, it seems a little churlish to point out the flaws in our game, but it would also be remiss of me not to do that if we want to analyse things properly. However, that can wait because first and foremost we need to...

Episode 495 – Qarabag of love

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. On this week's show I'm joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss the 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. Should we be concerned at the defensive issues, or is this still just part of the process? We chat about bringing a strong squad to Azerbaijan,...

Rotation likely for Qarabag but Emery takes some insurance with a strong squad

On the Arsecast Extra earlier this week, we discussed the potential team for tonight's Europa League tie with Qarabag, I was of the opinion that Unai Emery would – because we play Fulham at noon on Sunday – rotate the bollix out of his squad, to use a technical term. Yesterday, it became clear that while he might well rotate...

Getting Lucky or Boxing Clever?

During the course of Arsenal’s recent winning run, a debate has slowly begun to germinate about the team’s performances. With 7 wins on the bounce in all competitions, there is precious little to complain about in terms of the results. Yet performances have been far from convincing. As ever with these things, the debate was insulated inside the Arsenal...

Cech’s injury opens the door for Leno + Hurrah for Hector

Injury updates. I like the new style that the medical team provide the official site. We got an update on Petr Cech yesterday after his issue in the Watford game. It read: Petr Cech Left hammy went TWAAAAANNNNG. Slightly ruptured lower arse cheek. Bollixed for four weeks. Sorry. I'm projecting again. It read: Petr Cech Left hamstring injury. Expected to return to full training...

Ramsey’s contract situation could leave him on the fringes

My morning routine has changed a little since we got the puppy. She's an early riser, as you'll have gathered from pre-dawn blogs this summer, so I tend to get up, make coffee then sit down with my laptop and do the blog – oh, and the most important part, she gets a little snack and then she goes...

Interesting things beginning to emerge from Unai Emery’s work

Welcome to a new week and a new month. After our run of four consecutive home games, October will see us play four of six fixtures away from the Emirates. It's quite interesting how good our form at home is. If it's not quite a fortress, the team have gotten into a good habit of winning games there, with just...

Arsecast Extra Episode 250 – 30.09.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this week's landmark 250th episode of the podcast, we look back at the 2-0 win over Watford, the seventh successive win in all competitions, and enjoy the fact we're winning game with such regularity. There are still things to discuss though, such as defensive vulnerability,...

Arsenal 2-0 Watford: Winning is great, but let’s tighten up

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video I copped a bit of flak on Twitter after the game by saying I was delighted to win but that our performance wasn't that convincing. To be clear: it is  quitepossible to be very happy to take three points, yet still harbour some concerns about the way we're playing. Looking...

Some defensive solidity would be nice against Watford + Ramsey & Ozil

The battle for a place in the top four continues today as we look to leapfrog Watford, currently in fourth, from our position of sixth. The Hornets have had a good start to the season but a draw and a defeat in their last two games shows they're doable, although they've had some success against us in recent seasons...

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
An unexpected and long-lost mood befell me this week. Typically, when considering matters of Arsenal Football Club, I am beyond eeyorish – an adjective that refers to AA Milne’s fictional pessimistic stuffed donkey – and enters the psychological realm of the human stuffed donkey. Like, I don’t know... Roberto Soldado or perhaps the uberdonkey himself, Moussa Sissoko. Yes, that’s...