Happy St. Michael Thomas day.

Part of me resents those who were at Anfield on the 26th May 1989. As a 20 year old I even resent any Arsenal fans that were even alive to witness it. At the same time though, reading the stories and memories of that day give me that wonderful feeling that only the Arsenal can … Continue reading

We’ll have it if you don’t want it.

Even at the height of our powers in 2005 every trophy, nay every victory, felt as satisfying as the last. Maybe the subsequent five barren years have contorted matters somewhat, but I seem to remember celebrating the Vieira’s winning penalty against United with as much (if not more) vigour than Sylvain Wiltord’s double clinching goal … Continue reading

Wenger promises 2 or 3 new signings, but is it enough?

In the wake of last Mondays defeat at Blackburn, a new poll was added to the official Arsenal website to the effect of the headline above. A majority of 87% believe that Arsene Wenger needs more than just three new faces to reinvigorate his side and to prepare them for a fresh onslaught on the … Continue reading

For Arsenal, read Toronto.

Excuse the brevity of this post, but when not one but two of your sporting teams seasons are ended in dramatic circumstances in a matter of hours, you don’t feel much in the mood for blogging. I’m not sure which is more heart wrenching. You’d think the Toronto Raptors missing out on the NBA playoffs … Continue reading

Arsene still knows best after Messi masterclass

If you’d have offered Arsenal fans a Champions League quarter final and a chance to still win the Premier League title in April at the beginning of the season, you can bet the vast majority of them would have grabbed it with both hands. So to hear Gooners calling for Arsene Wenger’s head after their … Continue reading

Can’t we all just get along?

It’s moments like the Eduardo and Ramsey injuries that really put this sport in perspective. You feel embarrassed that you’ve spent the previous hour disputing every refereeing decision and cursing every misplaced pass. That said you know you’ll be back doing exactly the same thing next week. Such is the life of the football fan. The incident … Continue reading

Stoke preview.

With the news that Arsenal’s pre tax profits have risen to £35.2 million proving that all is well off the field, attention returns to more pressing matters as Arsenal travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City. The Gunners have lost on each of their past two visits to the Britannia, but will … Continue reading

Porto preview

Arsenal head into tonights Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Porto bereft of no less than five first team regulars. Andrei Arshavin and Eduardo are both suffering from hamstring injuries, whilst Alex Song, Manuel Almunia and William Gallas also failed to make the plane to Portugal. Gallas’ absence will see Sol Campbell playing … Continue reading

Last night a match report saved my life.

It actually just saved me from a night of ridicule from my Chelsea supporting friends, but what’s a bit of hyperbole between Arsenal fans. In the wake of Arsenal’s week long reality check I have discovered the therapeutic nature of writing match reports. There’s nothing quite like lambasting Arsenal’s inadequacies in print to help soothe a … 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