If the Boxing Day win at West Ham was all about Arsenal’s relentless attacking, creativity and ability to create chances, Sunday’s win at Newcastle was all about the defensive stability of the team and the willingness to dig in and get the job done when things aren’t clicking going forward. These two festive away games … More Arsenal show a different way to win
After a run of four winless games, when Arsenal went 1-0 down at West Ham, a more fragile Gunners side might have struggled to rally and win at Upton Park. After squandering chances, there was a fear that this match would be the start of a decline, undoing all the good work done in the … More Attacking Arsenal fight back
listen to ‘Podcast EXTRA – Christmas and the Arsenal nativity’ on Audioboo For a festive podcast EXTRA, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale and Ed Avern to talk about what teams want for Christmas and who to cast in an Arsenal nativity play! Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
listen to ‘What present is he wrapping?’ on Audioboo For a festive Sam’s Match Reports podcast, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale and Ed Avern for a chat about Arsenal’s draw with Chelsea, some rants, a look back at the weekend of football and to do some wrapping. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
During the build-up up to Monday night’s game at the Emirates between Arsenal and Chelsea, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the game get postponed. The pitch was fine, but the horrendous weather meant travelling to and from the game presented difficulties for fans. The vast majority did make it to the ground, however … More Arsenal huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow Chelsea away
After defeat in Naples on the final match day of the Champions League group stage, any draw in the last 16 was going to be tough for Arsenal. Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were the preferred options, but all five of the Gunners’ potential opponents would have been difficult to beat. However of those five, … More Back to where Arsenal’s transformation began
listen to ‘Podcast EXTRA – January transfer window’ on Audioboo With the Christmas special to come next week, Sam Limbert is joined by Ed Avern and James Bale for some early musings on what positions teams need to strengthen in during the transfer window. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
listen to ‘He wore a knitted tie and still looked awesome’ on Audioboo Sam Limbert is joined by Ed Avern and (belatedly) James Bale to mull over Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat to Manchester City and look ahead to the game with Chelsea. The mood improves throughout as news of Tottenham’s game with Liverpool filters through… Subscribe … More He wore a knitted tie and still looked awesome
I’ve taken a bit of time to write this blog rather than just blurting something out because, to be honest, I wasn’t really sure how I felt after watching Arsenal be beaten 6-3 at Manchester City. There is obvious frustration because, despite the high score line, Arsenal really could have got a positive result in … More A good result for the doubters
When the draw was made for the group stage of the Champions League, most Arsenal fans would have gladly taken 12 points from the six matches if offered them before a ball was kicked. In most other seasons, that would have comfortably been enough to see Arsenal into the knock-out stages with a game to … More Group of death doesn’t quite kill Arsenal