Sir Chips. Timber return date & Wolves preview.

Morning all. Early yesterday evening, Arsenal FC announced that Sir Chips Keswick had passed away. He was a lifelong Arsenal fan who became a board member in 2005  before replacing Peter Hill-Wood as club Chairman in 2013. Seven seasons later and just after...

FA Cup, Winter Break & Reiss Nelson…

Morning all. So the FA has taken the fun out of the FA Cup as there’s to be no more replays from next season. Better for Premier League clubs? Some yes but not all and certainly for the rest of the leagues. Apparently they weren’t even consulted before this decision...

Keep believing…

Morning all. What is there to say other than we won’t be winning the Champions League this season. Mind you, not for one minute did I think we will. The only disappointment I have is not being knocked out of the competition but the fashion in which we were. The ‘not...

Odegaard or ESR? Arteta has prepared for this….

Morning all. It’s conundrum time. Field the strongest team, risk injury and/or fatigue which in all likelihood will have an impact on the game against Wolves, or rotate one, two or more for tonight’s game? Playing Bayern Munich in Germany is a tough challenge for any...

Mikel Arteta took a risk, it backfired.

Morning all. When Crystal Palace beat Liverpool in the early game yesterday afternoon, the door opened for Arsenal to put a bit of space between themselves and Klopp’s team. But, to achieve that, Arsenal, including Mikel Arteta, had to respect the opposition and be...

Gabriel & Kiwior missing, Luiz suspended for Villa.

Morning all. Mikel Arteta held his post Aston Villa press conference yesterday during which he spoke about Jurrien Timber and when he might return: He’s still got a few steps to make. He needs to play a game, at least with the under-21s and he’s going to have an...

Fixture changes & Europa.

Morning all. Two good results in Europe last night as Liverpool were thumped 3-0 at Anfield by Atalanta meaning Klopp will have to play his strongest team in the next leg if Liverpool are to have a chance on progressing through to the next round. Aston Villa beat...

A tale of two penalties as Arsenal fight back…

Morning all. I’ve watch a number of replays now and I think the referee was right not to award Arsenal a penalty at the end of the game. Bukayo Saka instigated the contact with Neuer rather than the other way round. In real time, it looked an obvious foul by the...

Arsenal v Bayern Munich. It’s been a while….

    Morning all. Ex Arsenal player Serge Gnabry talking ahead of tonight’s big clash: It’s a do-or-die game – that’s where we’re usually particularly strong. Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League would give us a huge boost. It’s our big...

League form can go out the window for Europe.

Morning all. Manchester Utd did both Arsenal and Manchester City a bit of a favour yesterday by nicking a point off of Liverpool. Who knows what the two points Liverpool missed out on will do to the title race but for now, it means Arsenal remain top for a few more...