Arsenal 1 – 0 Stoke City

Good evening folks. A quick round-up of yesterday’s game and other news as the WOA team looks forward to Dev’s big 30th Birthday weekend (Happy 30th Dev!). How many times can I tell you that he’s 30 in one sentence? Just kidding Dev (Grandpa). Condensing yesterday’s game into a small paragraph or two won’t be … [Read more…]

AGM Special

Yesterday Arsenal Holdings Plc held its Annual General Meeting at Emirates Stadium and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend. I had been to one before, in 2008, and there were noticeable differences between the two. Firstly I would like to point out that Arsenal and its advisers are doing an outstanding job … [Read more…]

The Calm Before The Storm

On the eve of what is probably the most difficult Premier League fixture we will play this season, it has taken me quite some time to work out how best to approach today’s blog. Any team and its supporters will find the prospect of playing at Stamford Bridge a daunting one, but Arsenal fans in … [Read more…]

We may lose the war, but we’ve won the battle

Barcelona have given up on signing Cesc Fabregas…for now. Joan Laporta’s successor, Sandra Rossell, has conceded on Catalan TV that we are not prepared to entertain an offer for our captain, certainly not in their ideal price range. Apparently we were upset about the way the negotiations were handled – go figure. And so ends … [Read more…]

Pre-Season = Dry

Happy Friday to you. I have to say I’m always delighted to write for Dev when he goes away. However I’m really struggling to bring you any news as there isn’t any. If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I’m not the type to go on about far-fetched transfer rumours because they rarely materialise. … [Read more…]

Rob Green for Arsenal!

Just kidding. Green and Mark Schwarzer, two ‘keepers regularly linked with a move to the Gunners, have recently shown that they are capable of some absolute howlers. It does make you wonder whether Arsene will stick with his current batch of goalies – who else out there is available and good in enough to be … [Read more…]

Let’s All Holiday with Dev

This morning, I awoke from my vibrating blackberry. It’s Dev on Blackberry messenger: Dev: Dude, please write a blog for me…I am in Vegas Me: I’m a little hungover…and there isn’t much to talk about, but sure. And it’s 4am in Vegas right now…just so you know…easy to lose track of time there Dev: Thanks … [Read more…]

An Arsenal-free Weekend…

…and probably quite a handy one at that. Having played against Barcelona on Tuesday, with the barest squad we’ve had all season, an 8-day break until Wednesday will allow those who did play to recover, and those nursing injuries to continue rehabilitation. And I don’t know about you, but it’s nice to be able to … [Read more…]

Cesc Misses Porto

There will be a proper pre-match preview tomorrow so I’ll keep it brief today. The big news of the day is that Cesc Fabregas misses the Champions League 2nd leg tie with Porto as a result of a hamstring injury which appears to be more serious than first hoped. It is a blow, no doubt, … [Read more…]

Match Report: Arsenal 2 – 0 Stoke….Chelsea defeat nullified

A determined performance from Arsenal yesterday. We deserved to win overall and it was imperative that we did, as Chelsea lost away to Man City. We started the game well, dominating possession-wise. Arsene decided to play Arshavin up front as lone striker as Eduardo was injured in training on Friday: Almunia Sagna    Gallas    Vermaelen    … [Read more…]