Defeated but not disgraced. Arsenal 0-1 $ity

Morning Gooners, On paper and in the bank Arsenal faced an extremely tough challenge in the quarter final’s of the Carling cup against Man $ity. The night started with a minute’s silence / appreciation for the late and great Gary Speed. He never played for us, I’m not Welsh but I really liked Gary Speed as … [Read more…]

Time to finish the job… Dortmund (h)

Morning Gooners, The champions league is back and it’s a big match day too. At stake tonight is qualification to the knockout stage and a win would mean we go through top of our group. You’d like to think we’ve learnt our lesson from last year about why topping the group is slightly advantageous. The … [Read more…]

Is the interlull over yet?

Morning Gooners, Interlull break has left me bored tired and craving proper football. I miss the team news, I miss the need to double check my fantasy league team, I miss reading Mark Lawerenson’s almost never correct predictions on BBC Sport, I miss checking what black players John Terry will have to face the wrath … [Read more…]

A tale of two captains…?

So another interlull break is underway, I’d be lying if I hadn’t checked who Holland were playing (11th vs Switzerland and vs Germany 15th!). I’m sure our other players also have tough friendlies but I just happened to check the Dutch ones first, no idea why! The media are already clearly bored in the interlull … [Read more…]

Be warned, it’s November.

First of all apologies for the quick fire blog this morning. My night was somewhat prolonged last night after a friend offered me a lift to save me time leaving the stadium but then made both of us waiting outside an hour after the game for our golden chariot. Sometimes it’s just easier to stick … [Read more…]

‘One nil down, Two one up…’

Morning all, I’m at the game so another match day blog from moi. Bolton were the visitors to The Emirates in the Carling Cup. As always Arsenal rang out the changes giving a few reserves and youth players a chance plus a certain Belgian defender a chance to gain further fitness after his Achilles injury. … [Read more…]

Vermaelen leads the way before Marseille.

Morning all, After a short holiday, a normal blogging service by yours truly resumes. Plenty to look at from yesterday and a quick preview of matchday 3 in the Champions League, Marseille away. The next line may confuse you so read it carefully, ‘Arsenal first team player signs contract extension…’. No seriously, Thomas Vermaelen has … [Read more…]

Olympiacos and the NHS waiting room

Happy Wednesday Gooners. Champions League Match Day 2 (as UEFA would like us to call it), Olympiacos are the opposition from Greece. Before we launch into a quick match preview, it’s worth recapping on the main story of the last 24hours; the operation of Jack Wilshere. As Dev mentioned yesterday, Jack has had his operation … [Read more…]