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

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