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7am kickoff - Mon Nov 19 5:25 PM
I watched an UEFA Nations League match yesterday and I still don’t get it. What are we, the supporters, supposed to be getting out of this? An end to international friendlies? It hasn’t even remotely done that: England played an…
7am kickoff - Sat Nov 17 3:39 PM
The Premier League has announced that starting next year officials will be allowed to use VAR (video assisted refereeing). The hope is that by using the same replay technology that fans get to watch at home, the referees will get…
7am kickoff - Fri Nov 16 3:28 PM
When it comes to Arsenal, nothing divides fan opinion like.. any topic. Just pick a topic. Any topic. Fans will be divided. But if you really want to get some people going, you should just say “I like Aaron Ramsey…
7am kickoff - Thu Nov 15 4:54 PM
First, I need to clarify something about my article a few days ago which some people are taking as me “slating Torreira.” I love Torreira and wrote an article for The Arsenal Review when Arsenal signed him which busted the…
7am kickoff - Wed Nov 14 4:53 PM
Remember when I used to post every day? And I’d drop off a quick set of links? Or just stop by to say “international football sucks!” and then leave and no one would comment? Ah the good old days. When…
7am kickoff - Mon Nov 12 4:06 PM
Just last week Jonathan Wilson wrote an article titled “Granit Xhaka improvement is clearest sign of Emery changes at Arsenal” in which he made the following proclamation: “Xhaka’s improvement is perhaps the most palpable sign of the difference Emery has…
7am kickoff - Sat Nov 10 8:47 PM
Arsenal face Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow and it’s an exciting match from a tactical perspective. Both teams love to play with the ball, to bring it out from the back, and both teams love to attack. I’ll get into those stats…
7am kickoff - Thu Nov 8 4:15 PM
In one of Emery’s first press conferences for Arsenal he said that he wanted to get the team playing a more modern style of football and press high up the pitch. While it’s difficult to sometimes quantify using widely available…
7am kickoff - Wed Nov 7 5:47 PM
Yesterday I wrote about how Arsenal’s attack is starting to shape up and gave good reasons why the Gunners should be hopeful that their two forwards, Lacazette and Aubameyang, will score a combined 40 goals this season. And now I…
7am kickoff - Tue Nov 6 3:56 PM
This “article” is going to be posted over several days. If you’re not into that sort of thing, cool. Come back later this week and I’ll try to post a brief recap. However, if you want to argue with the…
7am kickoff - Sun Nov 4 3:10 AM
In a lot of ways watching Arsenal play Liverpool was surreal. We know how Klopp wants his team to play and they are the toast of the Premier League for it. They press high, they play with energy, and they…
7am kickoff - Thu Nov 1 2:56 PM
Signed for £5m from Cardiff in 2008 Aaron Ramsey has scored 60 goals and provided 60 assists for Arsenal. Beyond the fantastic goal numbers he’s put up, Ramsey often scores goal of the season type goals, like he did just…
7am kickoff - Wed Oct 31 3:14 PM
“Another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest” plays in the background… Happy Halloween. My costume idea this year was going to be “Arnold Rimmer after all of his anger had been removed by the polymorph.” I have the “Give Quiche…
7am kickoff - Tue Oct 30 3:45 PM
3:45am – Only used for early Arsenal matches. Plays “Theater is the Life of You” by the Minutemen. Rarely ignored, grudgingly. 4:30am – Every day. Plays “Just as the Day was Dawning” by Big Business. The song opens with crashing…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 29 3:10 PM
That’s what I asked myself after watching Arsenal deploy a 34 year old undead Necromancer king at right back and a central midfielder with the defensive nous of an inanimate carbon rod at left back. The lack of mobility in…
7am kickoff - Sat Oct 27 6:16 PM
I was listening to the Guardian football weekly and they were talking about how great it was that Arsenal supporters are back to having fun and singing about how “we got our Arsenal back”. I agree with them on the…
7am kickoff - Fri Oct 26 4:06 PM
Good morning three people who read this blog, how are you? Let’s talk about the weather. It’s uncomfortably muggy here. How muggy is it? It’s as muggy as opening day in Tottenham’s new Europe’s Largest Team Gift Shop, where there…
7am kickoff - Wed Oct 24 3:39 PM
There is a definite style to Emery’s attack. Sorry if that’s a bit abrupt. I’ve never been good at openings. Anyway, there’s a definite style to Emery’s attack. And I like it. What’s not to like? Players dribbling at defenders…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 22 3:28 PM
Good morning, did you miss me? I didn’t. Miss me. Neither did the guy with a bat yesterday. Apparently, I live in an exciting neighborhood. I was driving to get a pizza. Sometimes I don’t make my own pizza crust…
7am kickoff - Fri Oct 12 7:09 PM
Hey everyone, I had a guest spot on Arseblog’s arsecast today and Andrew asked me to help explain xG and whether or not Arsenal are over-performing this season. This post is meant as a supplement to that conversation: to amplify…
7am kickoff - Thu Oct 11 4:18 PM
Put the tape on erase Rearrange a face We always liked Picasso anyway If you live in a small town You might meet a dozen or two Young alien types who step out And dare to declare We’re through being…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 8 4:36 PM
Yesterday, Arsenal kicked off at 0400 local time. I tried to get up, but didn’t make it until 0430, I started the match from the beginning, then I fell asleep some time before Lacazette’s first goal. I drifted in and…
7am kickoff - Wed Oct 3 5:36 PM
I read something crazy this morning. I read Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho say that the thing United are missing is a ball playing center back. My immediate reaction was “who is he supposed to play the ball to?” That…
7am kickoff - Mon Oct 1 4:13 PM
I don’t have anything cool or interesting to say today and I normally would just take the day off but since I promised to write here on Mondays and I want to keep my promises, I do have a quick…
7am kickoff - Sat Sep 29 7:48 PM
Before kickoff it seemed that a win for Watford at Arsenal would prove them worthy of a 4th place title challenge. But by full time we learned that it takes more than just cojones to win against top clubs. Watford…
7am kickoff - Thu Sep 27 3:25 PM
Yesterday I got a chance to watch most of the second half against Brentford. In the Wenger era these matches were a chance to give valuable experience to players like Nico Yennaris, younger players coming up through the academy. Players…
7am kickoff - Tue Sep 25 4:32 PM
Let’s go back in time, back to the 2015/16 season. I know that’s a traumatic season for many of us but it’s been a few years and I actually have fond memories; because for most of the season I thought…
7am kickoff - Mon Sep 24 3:10 PM
Early last season I had a bit of a bombshell post in which I told everyone that I was going to manage my expectations for the 2017/18 season and didn’t expect more from Arsenal than a 10th place (or higher)…
7am kickoff - Sat Sep 22 6:52 PM
I think I have a solution. A way to stop all the arguing about who should start, Torreira or Guendouzi. It’s a pretty radical solution. It’s so big you could even call it a “Douzi”. Start Torreira and Guendouzi. Defensively, …
7am kickoff - Wed Sep 19 5:52 PM
Gang.. I’ve got great news. You know how sometimes in the Europa League you face an opponent that no one has ever heard of and you think it’s going to be an easy game but they turn out to be…