Post, but no cigar.

Arsenal were frustrated by not only their opponents but also the woodwork as Aston Villa underlined their status as legitimate top four contenders at Villa Park. Arsene Wenger predictably made nine changes to the side that was knocked out of the FA Cup by Stoke on Sunday, with only Denilson and Cesc Fabregas surviving the … Continue reading

Aston Villa v Arsenal betting preview

Arsene Wenger takes his side to Villa Park on Wednesday looking to continue the form that saw them go top, albeit temporarily, of the Barclays Premier League last week  Since being humbled at home by Chelsea at the end of November, Arsenal have won eight and drawn two of their ten league games. That run included a … Continue reading

Arsenal have Sol, but no heart as Stoke triumph.

First things first, apologies for the clumsy title. It’s been a horrible day to be an Arsenal fan and quite frankly i’m in no mood to think of anything better. I think I speak for the majority of Arsenal fans when I say I expected this result as soon as I saw the line-ups yesterday … Continue reading

Youngsters stoked for FA Cup opportunity.

Arsene Wenger is expected to keep with tradition, and field several fringe players for todays trip to the Britannia Stadium. The Frenchman has already hinted at starts for Jack Wilshere and Mikael Silvestre, with reserve players also set to take their place in the squad, “We have called up Kyle Bartley, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Francis … Continue reading

Let’s talk about Cesc, baby.

In his past three appearances (two against Bolton, and the other at home to Aston Villa) Cesc Fabregas has had the look of a man on a mission.  In each match he has dragged his Arsenal team kicking and screaming to victories, in the process staking his claim as the finest player in the division. … Continue reading

Sleeping with the enemy

Bolton 0-2 Arsenal (Sunday, January 17th) First up on my Arsenal roadshow was perennial nemesis Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. Stood amongst a group of Wanderers fans I felt as comfortable as Nick Griffin at a Snoop Dogg concert.  I’m in with the home crowd because the 3,000 seats allocated to Arsenal were snapped up … Continue reading

New Year’s resolution

Some people gives up bad habits for New Year’s. I’ve chosen to start one up. I’ve only been to a handful of Arsenal games so the aim is, quite simply, to attend at least one match each month. This may sound like a perfectly healthy thing to do to the average person, but those of … Continue reading