It’s My Arsenal Opinion

  • Tribute to a Gooner Legend
    Frank BennThis will probably be the hardest blog post to write that I've yet done. This morning we heard that our dear Frank Benn, legend of the Dover Gooners, has passed away. Some of you reading this will know Frank personally, others will have read about him before in these ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-09-30By DvbrisG
    2 months ago
  • So they can do it after all
    I last got around to writing something between the Stoke and Liverpool matches. Let's make no mistake here, the start to Arsenal's season has been a car crash on and off the pitch. The humiliation at Liverpool, who have been totally undone by everyone they've played since, was just a ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-09-18By DvbrisG
    2 months ago
  • And another thing…
    Okay, here comes a long winded rant about a number of things. Expect to disagree with plenty of what you might be about to read, and marvel at the massive contradictions I make with my own opinions throughout this piece.The opening day win over Leicester should have done nothing to ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-08-23By DvbrisG
    3 months ago
  • Not quite a Premier League preview 2017-18
    Unfortunately I don't have the time to get a proper Premier League preview piece written in the traditional way today. I'm off to the game tonight so tempus fugit and all that. Instead of a proper preview I've listed below where I roughly think everyone might finish this season:1. Manchester ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-08-11By DvbrisG
    3 months ago
  • Chelsea get Arsenal’s care in the Community…Shield
    It's always enjoyable at Wembley when you win. Yesterday Arsenal did just that and we were able to leave with the smiles of winners, even if it is just a friendly with a slight prestige about it. Given the players Arsenal were missing, and then Mertesacker getting injured fairly early ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-08-07By DvbrisG
    4 months ago
  • Members Day – the difference in attitudes of players
    I went to Members Day at the stadium yesterday with my wife and two boys. Overall it was an enjoyable day out for everyone, but not without faults. Given that Arsenal have been holding the event off and on at Emirates for the last 11 years (and a couple at ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-08-04By DvbrisG
    4 months ago
  • Don’t think we’ve got a problem?
    I went to the game yesterday and got my first look at this new Arsenal squad in the flesh. I had enjoyed the game on the Saturday with some very decent attacking play on show against Benfica, but the defending had been largely woeful. Having seen some good football, however, ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-07-31By DvbrisG
    4 months ago
  • Wenger gives us a clue for the season
    Well it seems like only yesterday that I wrote the final piece from last season. I didn't do the usual squad review pieces, end of season awards etc because time caught up with me and there seemed little point once I was finally able to find the time. So, that ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-07-10By DvbrisG
    5 months ago
  • Keep calm and support Arsenal
    Going nowhereI'm still on a high from Saturday. Arsene Wenger being given a new contract is not enough to sour my mood so soon after one of the greatest wins in Arsenal history. As much I as didn't want him to get a new contract at Arsenal I am amazed ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-06-01By DvbrisG
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Football Club – FA Cup Winners 2017
    FA Cup Winners 2017What a truly unbelievable day it was at Wembley yesterday. We could pick holes in the fact that such a  performance has been missing for most of the time since Christmas, maybe even all season except for a game or two, but this is not the time ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-05-28By DvbrisG
    6 months ago
  • FA Cup Final preview 2017
    FA Cup Final 2017So how are your nerves this evening? Mine are totally shot. I've been getting that churning feeling in my stomach whenever I've thought about the FA Cup Final since about Thursday last week. It's not so much the anticipation as the fear of losing - it's a ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-05-26By DvbrisG
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal do the right thing
    Arsenal have moved quickly today with regards to season ticket prices for next season. The drop in to the Europa League has seen a reduction in renewal prices for 2017-18 and this is absolutely the right thing to do. At the end of a season that has been close to ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-05-22By DvbrisG
    6 months ago
  • Forget all their b******s
    Now that's a proper gapI'm sure I'm not the only one who has quickly become fed-up with the nonsense from the idiots who support that crowd from up the road since Sunday - particularly since their armchairs must be incredibly comfortable. I reckon any prospective British government should pledge to ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-05-02By DvbrisG
    7 months ago
  • And everyone turned up for once…
    After the final whistleYesterday was a wonderful day to be at Wembley. I can leave aside, for now, the annoying fact of the semi-final being played there and just revel in the atmosphere generated by the Arsenal supporters and players yesterday. The absence of many season ticket holders, and I ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-04-24By DvbrisG
    7 months ago
  • Change with no change
    Still can't defendArsene Wenger sprung a small surprise last night with a move to three centre-backs. We haven't seen him use this since the last day of the 1996-97 season when Arsenal brought down the final curtain on the Baseball Ground with Anelka and Bergkamp to the fore after Tony ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-04-18By DvbrisG
    7 months ago
  • What is this Arsenal we all want back?
    Arsenal and money is not a new thingThe brilliant BT Sport documentary on Ian Wright and David Rocastle has stirred a lot of emotions among Arsenal fans over the age of about 35. I've seen so many people online over the last few days lamenting the fact that things were ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-04-04By DvbrisG
    8 months ago
  • Never forgotten – David Rocastle
    David RocastleAs ever on 31st March this post is dedicated to David Rocastle. You won't find any survey results from cretins like Tim Payton and his AST cohorts on this site as their self-promotion reaches a fairly sickening level today. Rocky had skill, power, toughness and class. Quite simply he was ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-03-31By DvbrisG
    8 months ago
  • The only reason I’m an Arsenal supporter
    Dad with some of the Arsenal boys he's responsible for - Wembley 2015My Dad is 75 today. Happy Birthday Dad! He is the sole reason I'm an Arsenal supporter. I was born to it, educated in it, and immersed in it. So were my two brothers, my nephew and my ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-03-27By DvbrisG
    8 months ago
  • Impostors to the shirt
    That idiot Mustafi in familiar poseFor me that was even worse than the Bayern Munich capitulations. What we saw at West Brom, from the beginning to the end of the match, was a group of players who didn't want to play for Arsenal. It is utterly shameful for that to ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-03-19By DvbrisG
    8 months ago
  • So much for challenging
    Not really worth leaving, was it?It's been a long and depressing month for Arsenal since I last wrote anything. We've gone from having the chance to be within just a few points of Chelsea to being thirteen points behind them and out of contention to win the Premier League. A ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-02-27By DvbrisG
    9 months ago
  • Good Boys
    The absolute dogsThe only thing Arsenal fans on Twitter could find to argue about last night was the banner with a picture of Alexis and his pets that has been displayed inside the stadium. I have never seen so much childish nonsense from apparently fully grown adults. Whoever runs the ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-01-23By DvbrisG
    10 months ago
  • Thanks Carl Jenkinson, In praise of Olivier Giroud
    He lived our dreamSo it looks like Carl Jenkinson is on his way to Crystal Palace on a permanent deal. I, for one, am sad to see him go. I didn't buy in to the negativity that a number of the supporters showed towards him when he came back in ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2017-01-17By DvbrisG
    10 months ago
  • Christmas wishes
    Will he deliver what Arsenal want and need?So here we are again, my annual Christmas Eve post - something I really don't want to miss out on writing. Thankfully I'm not working again until  31st December so I have a few minutes in which to get this down before handing ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-12-24By DvbrisG
    11 months ago
  • Knowing our luck Ozil will sign a contract
    I wouldn't blame him if he just kept walkingTop of the league to nine points adrift in eight days. Only Arsenal could do that. And they did. Two defeats, both having taken an early lead and been in a position to go on and put the game away. There was ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-12-19By DvbrisG
    11 months ago
  • Beware the wounded Koeman
    A repeat of this will do tonightLast year at Christmas Arsenal travelled to Southampton who were in a terrible run of form. What followed was a four goal thrashing for our lot in a game that could have been double figures, we were that bad. Now tonight, twelve days from ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-12-13By DvbrisG
    11 months ago
  • Arsenal swatting the dross, Avoid the published nonsense
    These four were superb in SwitzerlandIt's been a really good week since we lost to Southampton in the League Cup. The performances at West Ham and Basel have been as good as anything we've seen from Arsenal all season. There's been movement, passing with a purpose, even shots at goal. ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-12-07By DvbrisG
    12 months ago
  • Get off Carl Jenkinson’s back
    The new scapegoat for the cluelessI was able to make a rare appearance at the game last night. Sadly my presence didn't bring the best out of the players in the way it had against Chelsea and Basel. The performance was slow almost from start to finish from Arsenal. There ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-11-24By DvbrisG
    12 months ago
  • Meeting another Arsenal legend
    Me and big John LukicI never realised quite how tall John Lukic is. He is officially listed as 6'4" but let me tell you that is a conservative measurement of his height. It is no wonder that he saved so many penalties. I can't imagine anyone standing 12 yards from ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-11-16By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • The full Ozil
    I think he knew it was specialI've been waiting to get home from work all day to write this. I couldn't let a goal like Ozil's late winner last night go past without marking it in some way. I have been a fierce critic of Mesut Ozil throughout his time ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-11-02By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • It’s going well
    The beard is backIt's four weeks this time between posts. I've spoken before on here about how working in front of a computer all day puts me in less of a mind to sit in front of one when I get home, but there is another reason for a lack ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-10-30By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Arsene Wenger – a celebration from a Wenger Out person
    Arsene with the DoubleIn the week that marks Arsene Wenger's 20 year anniversary as the Arsenal Manager (which, as I'm sure you will now know, is today) it has been fitting that the players have turned in two performances showcasing the kind of football with which his name is synonymous. ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-10-01By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • A nice few weeks
    Arsenal's best player so far this seasonIt's been nearly three weeks again since I wrote anything and, to be frank, I think that is going to be a more and more regular thing with my posts on the site. I spend all day (or night sometimes) on a computer at ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-09-27By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • A legendary day
    BobbyI know it was a few days ago but this is the first chance I've had to actually sit down and type something following the Arsenal Legends v Milan Glorie game on Saturday afternoon. I was extremely disappointed last week that certain names were no longer attending, despite being prominent ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-09-06By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Ashley Cole – the odd man out
    He'd already spoken to Chelsea...I'm off to Arsenal tomorrow to watch the Arsenal Legends v Milan Glorie game in aid of the Arsenal Foundation. I've been extremely annoyed all week that, having bought my tickets (along with most others) on the understanding that Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp were going ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-09-02By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Just when you think it’s getting better…
    Jack where he belongsAs I was driving back from work last night I was thinking about how nice it was going to be to write a piece this evening that would be positive. It was going to be an article celebrating the first win of the season and two new ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-30By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Insults and abuse – and that’s just from Arsene Wenger
    Stick with me sonI had a very nice family holiday last week down in Cornwall. We had decent weather during the day which made for a very enjoyable time away. There was just one thing that put a dampener on things and that came on an otherwise glorious Sunday afternoon ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-22By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Premier League Preview 2016-2017
    How we want it next MayI nearly didn't get around to writing this so it will be more brief than in past years. I'm going on holiday tomorrow so I will be having to find a TV screen on Sunday afternoon while my nephew makes use of my season ticket ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-11By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Fail to prepare etc
    Anyone got Tony Adams' phone number?The injury to Gabriel is the sort of thing that Arsenal seem to attract. For all that there are issues (and there are, simple as that) with our medical team you really have to say that Arsenal have no luck with injuries. We don't get ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-08By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Goals galore but Wenger bursts the bubble immediately
    Krystian BielikSo after a competitive first-half in Norway, the second-half became a seven goal Arsenal stroll against Viking Stavanger. Theo Walcott finally got his first goal of the pre-season with a nice finish but the rest of his performance was mostly awful again. One moment just before half-time sadly summed ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-06By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Ox and Holding lighten my mood
    Good goals, awful kitI didn't write a single post in July. Given that this time coincided with the Euro 2016 climax, the players returning to Arsenal training, and two pre-season friendlies this seems to show I'm losing some interest, or something. Part of that may be true. There is something ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-08-01By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Good one to miss Theo, TA6 is FINALLY back home at Arsenal
    How's it going Roy?I started this site on the eve of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. My first post talked about the "awful" England squad that had been selected. On June 27th that year I wrote a post in which I described the England squad performance as "a ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-06-29By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • All green in Lille, all blue for England, Ramsey painting France red
    Ireland celebrate last nightAs someone who is, at best, cynical about the relevance of international football I am a proper hypocrite once a summer tournament comes around. I firmly believe that international matches should be confined to that part of the season in any case, thereby neither impacting nor lengthening ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-06-23By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal are deliberately cutting off the next generation
    It may have totally escaped your attention (it had certainly escaped mine until a few weeks ago) that Arsenal have, in the last couple of years, altered their policy with regards to Junior Gunners once they are too old to be members anymore. Historically (or ever since the new membership ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-06-18By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Does Hodgson know of a player called Jack Wilshere?
    Pick your best players!I've been able to see almost all of the games at Euro 2016 since Monday. There has been plenty of Arsenal involvement, and some very frustrating non-involvement for certain Arsenal players. There have been two or three surprise results, not least the unexpectedly brilliant 2-0 win for ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-06-17By DvbrisG
    1 year ago
  • Even the press have worked it out
    This could have been another HeyselI'm starting to type as the Italy v Belgium game is about to kick-off so I have one eye on that while writing - I'm surprised to see Thomas Vermaelen getting a start for the Belgians. I didn't get to write last night as I ... read more
    Source: It’s MY Arsenal OpinionPublished on 2016-06-13By DvbrisG
    1 year ago