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  • Arsenal: Five from Four
    Good morning Positives, A sumptuous Sunday lunch served up for Arsene’s birthday by the players yesterday and enjoyed by all who attended. I think that sums up our collective experience of the game yesterday – what say you ? Even those home supporters who had the mental strength to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-23By anicoll5
    22 hours ago
  • One On The Road?
    A guest post from @Labo_Goon this morning After being edged out of the Transfer Trophy by the City of Abu Dhabi in the final days of August, Everton seem to haave slumped into a bit of a meltdown that has now turned into full depression two months on. Perfect ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-22By pedantic george
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal: Red Star at night, Giroud delight
    Good Morning Positives Arsenal, A satisfactory result and, I thought, a good display last night from a line –up formed from returning casualties and youngsters, with just a hint of je ne sais quoi with the surprise insertion of Mo Elneny into the centre of the back three. Of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-20By anicoll5
    4 days ago
  • Arsenal: Eastern Approaches
      Dobar Dan Positive Arsenal fans, My apologies on behalf of the Board that we have been lax in failing to produce a proper pre game review for the  tie in Belgrade a little later but I trust you will find the evening nonetheless enjoyable. Red Star are tucked ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-19By anicoll5
    5 days ago
  • Arsenal Are Rubbish-Quick, Look AT Me
    New: Watford 2-1 Arsenal: A defeat in the perfect image of the manager – https://t.co/cZ79Lgnb3i #arsenal #afc pic.twitter.com/1yhRHeEUbd — arseblog (@arseblog) October 15, 2017 Fortunately for me, I’ve been stuck in the wilderness with no internet.This seems to have been a blessing in disguise, as the usual ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-16By pedantic george
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal Are Rubbish-Quick, Look AT ME
    New: Watford 2-1 Arsenal: A defeat in the perfect image of the manager – https://t.co/cZ79Lgnb3i #arsenal #afc pic.twitter.com/1yhRHeEUbd — arseblog (@arseblog) October 15, 2017 Fortunately for me, I’ve been stuck in the wilderness with no internet.This seems to have been a blessing in disguise, as the usual ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-16By pedantic george
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal: Abnormal Herts rhythm
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans,   I thought I would feel better in the morning after yesterday evening’s disappointment, and I do. The elixir of rest and time passing. It must be magic.   Part of the improvement in my mood comes from the realisation that our casting away ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-15By anicoll5
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal – Hornets beware
    @arse_or_brain sets the afternoon up nicely We have all seen our back-up lads do extremely well at the start of the season and we all know they would be needed in the Premier league at times this season. With the international break taking its toll on already tired legs, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-14By anicoll5
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal: Ignorance Is Strength
    As an Arsenal supporter, something that both concerns and annoys me is the constant, unrelenting efforts by the mainstream media to sensationalize and manipulate bits of information to form a patently false narrative about our club. It is common to football as it is to politics and economics. The ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-06By shotta_gooner
    3 weeks ago
  • Usmanov and AST more Questions than Answers !
    Our thanks to today’s guest poster Eduardo @edminton1966 There has been lots of noise in the last couple of days about KSE attempting to buyout the 30% Arsenal shares held by R&W Holdings.  It all stemmed from an article on Arseblog – http://news.arseblog.com/2017/09/kroenke-turns-the-tables-and-makes-bid-for-usmanovs-shares/ – from almost a week ago, but was not ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-05By pedantic george
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: We are what we believe
      Good morning Positives far and near, My apologies for the late start this morning, a roofer booked at 12.00 arrived at 9.30 and if you knew how hard it is to find a decent contractor to repoint your stack you’d understand my priorities. Yet another Arsenal win yesterday ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-02By anicoll5
    3 weeks ago
  • Hunting Seagulls with Cannons
    A guest post from @Labo_Goon Good morning guys. Here we are, having to play catch up once again after other top teams already had their game-week fixtures, but I guess that’s the down side of playing Thursday nights. Not that that it in any way would stop broadcasters ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-01By pedantic george
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal Is Winning The War For British Talent
    Five years ago Arsene Wenger declared to the football world that the development of a British core was central to the future of Arsenal Football Club. “I believe when you have a core of British players, it’s always easier to keep them together, “The plan is to build ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-30By shotta_gooner
    3 weeks ago
  • Jack’s Back ?
    After the first half I was looking forward to writing a glowing report, but after the second half a was less enthusiastic . In the first half we were completely dominant and were 3-1 up, we could easily have been 5 or 6 up. I thought Jack had scored a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-28By pedantic george
    4 weeks ago
  • Jack’s Back?
    After the first half I was looking forward to writing a glowing report, but after the second half a was less enthusiastic . In the first half we were completely dominant and were 3-1 up, we could easily have been 5 or 6 up. I thought Jack had scored ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-28By pedantic george
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: Reeling in Monday
    Good morning Positively Arsenal, A genuinely good contest last night, which is unusual for Monday night. Very much the “game-of-two-halves” for Arsenal. The first 45 we played in patches and, for my second surprise of the evening, the visitors set about us with a bit of quality. For various reasons ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-26By anicoll5
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal vs WBA – Fingers Crossed.
    A guest post from @Labo_Goon Good day Positivistas! We all know how pundits just love their top 6 mini-league tables, because for them this is where Premier League titles are won and where the divide between Champions League qualification and Europa occur. They have a point you ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-25By pedantic george
    4 weeks ago
  • Balance.
    We constantly hear pundits commenting on the “balance” of a team. But how does this state of balance come about? How is it developed, nurtured and maintained? Where is the centre of balance in a team, and what is the perfect balance? I suspect Pep sees the balance of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-23By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • A Disappointing Win.How does that work?
    No Andy this morning , so it was on me to do the review, fortunately Passenal did a great job in the comments section last night.    Don’t listen to the ASB on Twitter . The game was fine. I think some people are just annoyed that we didn’t put ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-21By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal v Four Yorkshiremen
      So My Positive Friends, It is the Carabao Cup tonight with our lads pitting their wits against Fergie Junior’s side, a team currently suffering a run of poor League form as they sit 19th in League one with just one win from eight matches. They did manage to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-20By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal’s British Core Is Alive And Well
    Aaron Ramsey’s Man-of-the-Match performance vs Chelsea last Sunday had me thinking. Despite the numerous “doubting Thomases”, some of whom have made every effort to slander and malign the Welshman especially after any bad team performance, he demonstrated a majestic show of technical prowess, maturity and boldness that to some ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-19By shotta_gooner
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: defensive drills and Luis blows
    Good evening Positive fans, I watched the best performance of the season we put together over 90 minutes. Very few clubs put together such a thorough defensive performance at the Bridge and our game without the ball was excellent today. Mustafi did not put a foot wrong all day and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-17By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea – A Bridge Too Far?
    The last time Arsenal beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was over 5 years ago. That was a looong time ago. So it’s no surprise that this, along with Arsenal rather dismal record vs top 6 opposition last season, is the leading narrative used in the media space ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-17By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • That Was A Riot.
    Good afternoon Positive Arsenal fans, I did not expect to be writing the post match commentary on the Cologne game as I was travelling to the US and, having taken off at 6.00 pm by 8.00ish I was very long way West of Ireland, quite a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-15By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs FC Köln .
      I’m here again with my deep insight into team selection and tactics. I hope you all appreciate it and learn. Tonight we play the strongest German team in the Bundesliga. Its clear they are as they are holding up everyone else. In other words they are bottom of the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-14By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs Human Stupidity – The Bournemouth Experience
    So two weeks after an embarrassing loss to Liverpool, Arsenal has a complete turnaround vs Bournemouth, demolishing them  3:0, toying with the Cherries for long periods. You would expect from mainstream media and Arsenal bloggers-tweeters-podcasters unreserved appreciation for the manager and the team for putting the ignominy of Liverpool ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-12By shotta_gooner
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal – Early Autumn Blossom
    Good morning Positives, A stylish victory brought fans, and it may be a few players, back to footballing life after the international break and the trough of our preceding result. We played high speed football, with passing accurate and our players’ movement crisp. Our two Summer signings Lacazette and Sead ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-10By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs Bournemouth Has Become A Huge Game
    Good morning all you positives. We go into today’s game with me not having a clue what team will play, what players will play and what shape we will adopt. So anyone hoping for the least little bit of insight can stop reading now. For a while it looked ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-09By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal Annihilates The Agents & Speculators In The Window
    Contrary to all the nonsense we have been fed by the mainstream media and by Arsenal’s uber bloggers, tweeters and podcasters, the recent transfer window was an unquestionable victory for Arsenal Football Club over the agents and speculators who literally have the Premier League by the bollocks. One well-known ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-09-06By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Giant Hole In Midfield
    Yesterday’s horror show at Anfield has brought out all the usual media clichés, memes and tropes about Arsenal Football Club. No fight, no leadership, no spirit, no heart, etc. As readers are familiar, conventional ideas based on feelings and opinions have no appeal to me. There is need to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-28By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal – A sour afternoon
      Good Evening any Positive fans out there, I am not man to spend an entire evening crouching behind the sofa so I thought I’d get straight to the post-match review, cauterise the wound with trite expression, lance the boil with the balm of language, suck deep on the f****** ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-27By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Liverpool – A Six-Pointer?
    Sadly for 90 minutes we will be distracted from our jobs of management, transfers and coaching today, and we will have to watch a game of football. This game couldn’t come at a worse time for those of us that are busy running the club in our own image. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-27By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal Will Compete For The Title: The Contrarian View
    This blog was written 24 hours before Arsenal’s loss to Stoke. Everything football and media-wise from that game reinforces my findings and conclusions. Positivistas: This is not a blog about me per se but am using my experience to explain to our audience the meaning of a contrarian world ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-21By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal – Medium/Rare
    Good morning + people, Well the six game winning streak came to an end yesterday evening as we all saw, the defeat more of a breathy whimper on our part than the blood soaked orgy of violence that I have come to expect at the Britannia. As recently as ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-20By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal v ………….That Lot.
    A guest contributor who shall remain nameless    Well, match day two, and we are off to the sunny climes of Stoke, and Joke City ( “two Orcs for every Gun” as them old surfers Jean and Dan sang). Yes, its already their Cup Final! In fact ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-19By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal Play Contract Poker
      Today we have a guest post from @foreverheady You’ve got to know when to hold ’em  Know when to fold ’em  Know when to walk away  And know when to run… I don’t know much about Contract Law, and like most people have no idea about the details ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-17By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Will Arsenal Emphasize Attack or Defense?
    Premier League football was back with a vengeance last weekend and after Arsenal conceded three goals to Leicester, on its way to an exciting come-from-behind victory, there was the usual angst among casual fans as well as the professional pundits as to whether Wenger should focus on a more ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-14By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal V LCFC – An Alternate View
    A bonus blog from  arse_or_brain I’ve just watched the entirety of the game and watching it for the first time after i’ve heard all the comments from the twitteraty and uber bloggers is a new an interesting experience for me. I was told the defending was comical, Holding was awful ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-13By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Scream if you want to go faster
    Good morning Positive friends, The roar was truly ripped in last night’s contest. If Friday night football is like this then I want more of it. I cannot remember opening league game that has had as much action, so much DRAMA, as we endured enjoyed in the course of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-12By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Wengerball Incoming
    I’m afraid the new blogging season is off to an inauspicious start, with our mercurial maestro, Stew Black, out with a slight niggle. So rather than Stew’s beautiful prose you are stuck with my wit and repartee. I have no idea what sort of an atmosphere will be generated for ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-11By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Winner Takes it All
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans and welcome to the 2017/2018 season, I trust you all thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s game from Wembley, a contest that swayed from end to end but which I thought the deserved winners emerged?  The result was not quite as comprehensive as in May but I ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-07By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Community Shield Preview: The 10-10-80 Rule
    Am stating the obvious in observing that today’s Community Shield match is the official opener to the 2017-18 season. To be frank it is nothing more than a glorified friendly with no more at stake than pride and a fancy trophy. Looking back over the last 20 years, the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-06By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal- Twinned With Wembley
    We go into the opening showpiece game full of fear and trepidation. All of our good players want to leave ,are injured, or are not fit enough to start. We had to rig the result of our own tournament so we could win it. We have signed a striker we ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-08-05By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Well Set Halfway Into The Transfer Window
    Some background Apparently sitting around at home watching a lot of football has convinced many Arsenal fans they are experts at management, coaching, scouting, contract negotiations, commercial deals and, last but by no means least, the proper color of the team kit. As some of my British friends have ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-31By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Alexis Sanchez: A Classic Case of Fake News
    Whither Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal Football Club? The way the media has spun this story since last May, not surprisingly, those who are most prone to their deceptions and fakeries, must be feeling like John Denver in “Leaving on a jet plane”: “All my bags are packed I’m ready ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-24By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: I’m singing the Bird’s Nest Blues
    For a friendly I thought that was a decent game. Fair play to the RentBoys who deserved their win. 3-0 was a bit hard to take but we were regularly cut open during the first half, before they scored, and only poor finishing allowed it to stay at 0-0 ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-22By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • In Love With The Arsenal
    (This blog is partially inspired by the 160,000+ Australian fans who showed their love for The Arsenal over two games in Sydney this past week. True love is based on shared values.) Believe it or not football fans, July 1st is the official start of the new football year, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-16By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Are you ready Positives ?
    Gf60 writes: With our season about to start later this week I’m sure that many remember moaning and groaning about some of our starts to previous seasons. Perhaps it would be fun to contemplate our navels for a moment and reflect that back before the war, Manchester City won ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-11By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Respecting Giroud.
    A guest post from Rich @AlternativeArse   Everyone, stop the press.   Our most hated manager has finally dipped way down into those deep, deep pockets, battled past the moth hordes and opened the war chest of squillions to purchase a player who is going to win us, well, everything.  It’s ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-06By pedantic george
    4 months ago
  • Lucky, Lucky, Wenger
    Wenger has never had a plan, got lucky with the back 4 and keeper when he joined, hadn’t they set a clean sheet record the season before? He got lucky that he knew the French market and no one else wanted any of the players from France, like PV4 from ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-04By pedantic george
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Mine is the night, with all her stars
    Gf60 concludes his series of Arsenal League triumphs with a look at the 26th May 1989; When the South African Broadcasting Corporation decided to suspend normal Friday night TV programming to bring us the match live, some magic just had to be afoot. Football in the then rugby ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-27By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: The first Double 1971
    By popular demand Gf60 writes; I’d not really come down from winning the league at WHL but already a panic.Having tried during my 4 week break with no joy, HOW to get a ticket for the Cup final? I finally conceded that tomorrow I’d be a box watcher. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-24By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: On to the Lane May’71
    Gf60 provides the second  leg of his League trophy journey; To this day, I wonder what made me think that I could go the flicks, watch a lunch time screening of “Get Carter” in Muswell Hill and get to the spuds in good time for the game? With ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-20By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Transfers: Arsenal vs Fake News
    Once upon a very long time ago, the end of the football season was a time to quit cold turkey, to no longer obsess over the next game, to not twitch nervously like an addict waiting for the next hit. As a compulsive coffee drinker, I have been there. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-18By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Champions of England
    Gf60 writes; Friday May 1st 1953, 2 months short of my 11th birthday and I’m allowed to go unaccompanied to my first night game. It is the last game of the season…… Burnley. A win makes us League champions. A draw or loss makes for tears. I have ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-16By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Manifesto For Success
    I thought it was about time, in keeping with other blogs, that Positively Arsenal released a manifesto with a clear plan of how Arsene Wenger and the club should proceed, in order to meet our requirements. I’ve brought all of my knowledge of football and running a billion pound ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-14By pedantic george
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: The game to remember
    Gf60 writes; My most exciting game (outside of championship deciders and cup finals). Isn’t it strange that when you cast your mind back over literally hundreds of games that really got you going, drenched with sweat, hoarse, really exhausted as though you’d covered every blade of grass on the pitch ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-13By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Who Believes Arsenal Is Paying £100 Million For Mbappé?
    The British elections took a huge chunk of wind out of the sails of the transfer rumor mongers. But as sure as night follows day, unless Theresa May commits some other major hubristic political blunder between now and August, the click-whoring media will resume regular service. Transfer gossip it ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-11By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Football Rattle
    GF60 writes; This was written some 6 years ago and at last we have to concede that St. Tott’s can have a break. But at least we have a pot to show for it and can claim that we’ve won the league, cup and shield on their home ground! ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-08By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • No, It Was Not Wenger’s Worst Season
    Bob the Blogger is “not worth two bob” and he is  “nicking a living.”  Neil Ashton may never live down this damning epitaph to his ignorance and bias (no matter how well paid and protected by his employers in the mainstream media) but I have no doubt about the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-05By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Old Memories from the Class of ’48
    Gf60 writes; Of old Highbury, Crush barriers, Cliff Holton and Stanley Matthews. With all-seater grounds, nancyfied and oh so safe, no-one will ever know, again, the thrill of being able to tell the crowd size merely by the pressure on your chest. Seriously. To illustrate: a big game, the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-04By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • The Amazing Mr. Wenger
    Wenger 2 – WOBs 0 Despite their total and ignominious defeat earlier this week, the WOBs remain unrepentant and as bitter as ever.  It has been my observation these past many years that most of these anti-Wenger zealots, (bloggers, podcasters, tweeters and self-appointed tv personalities) are so invested in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-02By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Two More Years – At The Very Least BTW !
    So today we can expect an official announcement from the club which will confirm that Arsene Wenger will continue as Arsenal manager for at least a further two years. This news will be met by varying degrees of enthusiasm and disappointment across the fanbase, media and social media. First ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-31By pedantic george
    5 months ago
  • D-Day At The Arsenal As The Board Decides
    Regretfully the euphoria of the Arsenal’s 13th FA cup victory will be short-lived. Life is a bitch you know. Sooner or later reality bites, whether we like it or not, even for those who live in the football bubble trying to avoid the often brutish forces in the real ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-29By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • E For Arsenal
    Arse_or_Brain writes; It is fitting with all the talk of players turning up for big games that Steww and Andy have produced some excellent pieces in the last two days, in fact in a difficult season all the writers this year have been fantastic bringing their own particular expertise ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-28By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Never look backwards
    Good morning Positive fans (and friends), Every one of you saw the game. Every one of you was delighted to see us take hold of the initiative from the opening moments of the game and barely relinquish that vice like grip until the 94 minute. There was no trace ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-28By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Chelsea: End Of The Beginning
    Three FA Cup finals in four years and a team so consistently excellent that finishing fifth is seen as a major disappointment. What a gloriously happy accident that my seven year old self should have chosen to support the side in the red shirts and white sleeves all those ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-27By steww
    5 months ago
  • The Simplicity Of Arsenal’s Simpletons
    I am firmly on team “Quiet efficiency”. How many here know who the CEOs and owners of the very many organisations, whose products and services we patronise, are? I have no idea who the owners and CEO of Tesco are and I spend more on the supermarket than I do ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-25By pedantic george
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Stan Kroenke Is Not Your Sugar Daddy
    I hold no brief for Stan Kroenke. I’ve never met the man and doubt I ever will. He is a billionaire; I struggle from paycheck to paycheck. He owns sports franchises, I can’t afford a sports car. He owns massive ranches; I can barely keep my mortgage current. He ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-23By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Part The Glories Of This Happy Day
      Good morning Positives, A fine afternoon rounded off our league campaign in style. We opened as though we were going to put five past the visitors by half time, then Laurent went a bit wild and became the first of Enver Valencia’s three victims of the afternoon. My goodness ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-22By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Everton: Touch and Go
    And so here we are. The final curtain call of yet another season is upon us. Elsewhere the thing has been done and dusted for some time now. My neighbourhood team have long since taken in the goal posts. There’s a travelling funfair on the pitch, dodgem cars racing ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-21By steww
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Cruising past the Cats
    Good morning Positive fans far and near, The penultimate hurdle of the Premier League season safely skipped over last night. A predictable result for us. The two goal margin hardly reflected our control for long periods of the game and the siege of the Black Cats’ goal. Our performance ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-17By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Sunderland: Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
    Sorry but I’m struggling to get my head into football mode for you this morning. Don’t panic, I haven’t gone all Jose Mourinho,  I don’t regard the final fixtures of a season as any less interesting or important than the first, it isn’t that. I’m just buried in another ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-16By steww
    5 months ago
  • When The Going Gets Tough, Arsenal Gets Going
    I may be a minority of one but I am not having it. How could we join with our enemies in the Scouser-loving media and declare the top-4 battle all but over. The totally defeatist attitude of many brings shame to our club and its spiritual ancestors; the working ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-15By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Harder The Conflict, The Tastier The Bacon
    Good Morning Positivistas. I am sure the glow of satisfaction persists among us this morning after the comprehensive slaughter of the Stoke? And on top of that justified satisfaction a glance at the mainstream and social media as your breakfast grills invitingly reveals multiple reference to “the heat is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-14By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: the harder the conflict, the tastier the bacon
    Good Morning Positivistas, I am sure the glow of satisfaction persists among us this morning after the comprehensive slaughter of the Stoke ? And on top of that justified satisfaction a glance at the mainstream and social media as your breakfast grills invitingly reveals multiple reference to “ the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-14By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
    I can only apologize to those calling in to taste Stew’s normal breakfast feast. He has been tied up with real life stuff and you are stuck with me. It’s a tea-time game in the land of the Orcs. A fixture that we normally come away from battered, bruised and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-13By pedantic george
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Today was a good day
      Bonjour Positive mesdames et messieurs, Well that was a tricky obstacle well negotiated last night, I am sure you will agree. The statistic was relentlessly pounded into my ear that we had not won at St Mary’s in a League game since 2003 by every pundit who could get ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-11By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Southampton: Drop The Monkey
    There was something extremely cathartic about Danny Welbeck’s goal on Sunday. A palpable relief of tension so orgasmic that my involuntary exclamation awoke Liz from a deep and dreamless sleep. I was watching in the wee small hours having evaded the score until I returned home from my labours ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-10By steww
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Has The Lightest Midfield In 6 Years
    Post Manchester United there is a noticeable mood of cautious optimism among Arsenal fans as we all digest the significance of victory over United and their wretched manager. Many now realize there is a feasible route to achieving top-4 if Arsenal can win their next two games and come ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-09By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Angel of Fortune
    I’m impresed.  Good morning Positives, A good Monday morning indeed after a very good Sunday afternoon. And pleasing for all the right ‘footballing’ reasons. As anticipated Jose had rolled into town in his bus, and to be fair to the Portuguese, his chosen mode of transport had allowed him to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-08By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Man United: Publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon
    “You know what I’d like now Stew? I’d like your lot to win the FA Cup and us to win the Europa. If nothing else it will annoy Spurs, City and of course spoil the party for Chelsea.” It was funny to be chatting amiably with my only Man ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-07By steww
    6 months ago
  • Alexis Sanchex: Asset or Liability?
      Like Brando in The Godfather, I am loathe to tell anyone outside the family  what I am thinking but given the current atmosphere of mischief and sensationalism surrounding Arsenal Football Club, needs must, especially when the usual subjects are avoiding the truth like a plague. Alexis Sanchez is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-03By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Alexis Sanchez: Asset or Liability for Arsenal?
      Like Brando in The Godfather, I am loathe to tell anyone outside the family  what I am thinking but given the current atmosphere of mischief and sensationalism surrounding Arsenal Football Club, needs must, especially when the usual subjects are avoiding the truth like a plague. Alexis Sanchez is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-03By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: What’s done cannot be undone
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans or annyeong-hasimnikka this May Day (as they say in Pyongyang), I admit I woke with a sharp taste in the mouth this morning. My mood was subdued. Things to be done but unsure exactly where to start on jobs that stretch out in front ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-01By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Spurs: Credit Where It’s Due
    I understand that in the knockabout pantomime jeering between rival football supporters it is necessary to deride the success of one’s adversary and inflate the prowess of one’s own chosen team. I get it. It’s the reason fans of Mansfield and Crewe can, without any discernible trace of irony, both ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-30By steww
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Deflection and Guile
    Good morning Positive Arsenal, A third straight win despite a number of changes in the starting line up, tiredness among the players and dogged opponents hell bent on leaving with a point. Perhaps the most striking point of the evening was Leicester’s approach. League champions last season, their trophy ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-27By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Leicester: Ifs and Buts
    Today began well enough, ice on the windscreen answered to the scraper without undue recalcitrance and the breakfast was possibly one of my finest efforts. I like breakfast. In another life I’d like to be a breakfast chef I think. Then sadness as I turned the final page of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-26By steww
    6 months ago
  • Wrighty Is So Wrong About Arsenal
    Every year, since Stan Kroenke became owner, whenever the club is going through a difficult patch, after the finger-pointing at Arsene, Ivan and the tea-lady, the pitchforks are finally targeted at the owner. It is so repetitious it has almost become a ritual. I am convinced the practitioners have ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-25By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Share your courage with others
    Good evening Positive people, What an afternoon !! It is games like this that remind me why I find it so easy to love football. An excellent contest between two attacking teams, decided by the narrowest of margins. W matched and bettered City in every department, including being “professional” ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Share Your Courage With Others
    Good evening Positive people. What an afternoon!! It is games like this that remind me why I find it so easy to love football. An excellent contest between two attacking teams, decided by the narrowest of margins. We matched and bettered City in every department, including being “professional” in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus City: Cloudbusting
    A season which I have been reliably informed is a disaster, best forgotten, a total shambles, and a sad the end to Arsène’s reign has somehow contrived to find Arsenal in an FA Cup semi final. I had to check the fixture list twice to see if I was ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By steww
    6 months ago
  • Wenger Will be The Manager Indefinitely – As Predicted By The Data
    This is my 50th or so blog for Positively Arsenal. Less than 2 years ago I accepted the challenge by the Boss to contribute something to this community and  decided, since I was not as erudite as Steww and Andy Nic, to concentrate on providing  analysis of long-term data ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-20By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Formation and togetherness
    And a good Tuesday morning to the Positive Arsenal fans, Interesting game last night. A change of “formation” but not really much difference in the set up the side as we had the ball or when we defended as far as I could see. Defenders defended, midfield players did ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-18By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus ‘Boro: Simple Pleasures
    I own one of those portable screens, you’ve probably seen them, they’re about the size of a slim hard backed book and are terrifically clever. One can watch television programmes, read electronic facsimiles of books and play simulated card games on them. As I say, quite extraordinarily impressive devices ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-17By steww
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal – Balance and Composure
      A few words from @MuppetGunner The wheels have come off the bus. Our main focus should be to take a step back from the hysteria and vitriol and try to analyse what is going wrong. I didn’t see the Liverpool game, but saw the Chelsea, West Brom and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-15By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • The Sanchez Catastophe: Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Ozil
    Surely no smiling matter, Alexis? The false dawn of the West Ham result has proven to be a particularly bitter pill to swallow. That game was a convincingly dominant, effective and exciting performance and one we all believed would surely herald the start of our traditional end of season ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-14By ArsenalAndrew
    6 months ago
  • A Death At The Palace.
    I was charged with doing the post match review as unfortunately ,for us all, our forever chirpy Andy Nic. is hibernating in the Hebrides. I was minded to give it a swerve, hide under a rock and hope no one noticed. As my old Mum says “if you have nothing ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-11By pedantic george
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Palace: Pass The Soap Please Jeeves
    I’m in a dilemma this morning. Not the classic Marmite or marmalade dilemma – that was resolved many years ago when I realised that one can simply have both. Not at the same time you understand, I’m not an animal. News from across the pond has reached me of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-10By steww
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Green Shoots of April
    Good Morning Positivistas, What a gorgeous Spring morning . Little lambs gambolling happily and noisily in the field, scurrying packs of ducklings on the river bank. Hullo clouds, Hullo sky. As you can probably tell it is my last day before the annual retreat to the Hebrides – and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-06By anicoll5
    7 months ago