Perhaps Mikel needs to take a seat…

  Morning all. Gabriel has done it again. His October player of the month award on the club’s official website means he’s the fans favourite for the second month in a row. What a great signing he’s proving to be. I love the way he just goes about his business...

Don’t moan, do more. Edu chasing starlet?

      Morning all. Pepe is one of many Arsenal players away on international duty. French outlet Canal Plus have apparently stuck a microphone under his nose and asked him about his lack of playing time for the club. ‘A player who plays is happy....

Man management skills required.

Morning all. Is it time for Willock and Nelson? The question which has been asked before and will continue to be all the time Pepe dawdles on the right and our creativity is little short of a pile of poop. Forget Mesut Ozil because that ship has sailed. Regardless of...

Mikel puts the boot in, unlike his players.

Morning all. I said to [Dean Smith] congratulations to them and big credit for the way they’ve played. I’ve seen them a lot in the last few days obviously and some of the performances they put in were top drawer. When you’re not at the races and this...

Villa good on the road, Arsenal need more up top.

Morning all. What a weird start to the season this has been and not just for Arsenal. In fact I think we’ve been quite consistent as in good in defence, struggling somewhat in attack. Around us though, Leeds, Everton and Villa started strong but are going through a...

Inevitable. Arteta targets high goal tally.

Morning all. Tomorrow’s battle against Aston Villa is huge. Losing is unthinkable. To do so would undo all the hard work done at Old Trafford. By the way, I’m enjoying the pressure OGS is under now because the more it builds, the worse his team are likely to play. I...

Willock shines again, but so does Arteta.

  Morning all. With Christmas not far off, I hope Santa brings our manager a warmer coat. A less black and certainly a less shiny one. But boy doesn’t he always look crisp, sharp. The game was certainly not easy. Molde worked tirelessly in defence, especially in...

Young Guns – Go for it!

  Morning all. Molde FK, one of Norway’s top flight football clubs. Four time League Champions in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2019. Norwegian FA Cup winners in 1994, 2005, 2013 and 2014. The only Norwegian club to have taken part in the Champions League. Ole Gunnar...

Miserable Merse, January boost for Mikel Arteta.

Morning all. It was a good away performance, it wasn’t great, I wouldn’t get carried away and say oh my god it’s a turning point. They beat a terribly, terribly poor Manchester United team on the day. They’ve done a job, we’ve seen them...

The Athletic raise a good question.

Morning all. I’ve stolen this from The Athletic. Why? Because the newspaper is a subscribe only one so I thought I’d share it for those who haven’t signed up to it. For what it’s worth, I find it to be one of the best sports newspapers out there. Yesterday they raised...

Utd poor? Nah, Arsenal were too good…

  Morning all. A trip to Old Trafford is seldom something to look forward to, certainly not recently. For the sports writers and pundits though, it was another chance to tell the footballing world just how long it’s been since Arsenal beat a top six side away...