Positively Arsenal

  • Arsenal: A stroll on Thursday evening
      Good morning All Positives, An evening we all expected to be an easy run out developed as planned. The Ukranian side had some ability and were fit and organised but never threatened an upset or even, unfortunately, to give our fringe players who stepped up for the evening ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-21By anicoll5
    9 hours ago
  • Arsenal Taking Goals To Newcastle
    A nostalgic look back, no wait – back to our away-winning ways with Unai Emery by @ArsenalAndrew Once upon a time, any action that could be likened to “taking coal to Newcastle” was the sign of a needlessly pointless activity. That Arsenal scored two goals and, for the first ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-16By ArsenalAndrew
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal: Going To Newcastle With Lock Pickers
    Today’s lock-picking contributor is @labogoon Newcastle have endured a grim start to this season, and sit in the bottom three with just one point to show for their efforts; hopefully Arsenal will add to their misery as we visit Tyneside this afternoon. Good day one and all … With ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-15By ArsenalAndrew
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal: All Change No Change
    @GoonerReverend and the Arsenal early Autumn vibe   When Arsene Wenger said farewell at the end of last season the vocal element of the Arsenal fan base credited it as being the seminal day in Arsenal’s history and that everything would instantly get better now. With the appointment of Unai ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-12By anicoll5
    1 week ago
  • Gf60 + The Arsenal : “My most exciting game (outside of Championship deciders and Cup finals)”.
    Ian posted this in the Summer of 2017, the football match he remembered so well from almost 60 years.  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 ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-06By anicoll5
    2 weeks ago
  • Gf60 – Ian Snelling Arsenal Supporter 1943 to 2018 RIP
    Ian put up this picture taken by one of his sons celebrating the 2-0 win over the enemy on the 18th November 2017. Mills writes;  Ian Snelling, or as we knew him on various Arsenal blogs, gf60 has died. He died in the first week of June ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-05By anicoll5
    2 weeks ago
  • A Swipe At Pundits And Social Media “Experts”
      This is a comment from Dave on the previous post. I’ve unashamedly stolen it , thanks Dave. This will probably come out wrong, and its a given that I’m not talking about people here, but having watched the match day show on the AFC website the other day, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-04By pedantic George @arseblagger
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: The murmur of success in the Land of Giants
      Good afternoon or p’nawn da Positive Gooners, A thoroughly entertaining game in Cardiff, though at times I admit I was a little ‘tense’. Three points banked in the PL nevertheless and a professional win in the sort of stadium environment we have buckled in before. Of our lads ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-02By anicoll5
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: Over the Bluebirds
      @LaboGoon gives a bore da pawb to Arsenal far and near Good day Positivistas… Arsenal and Unai Emery finally got some reward last week in a game that weren’t too pleasing on the eye yet entertaining in equal measure. And it’s off the back of that emotional cocktail ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-09-02By anicoll5
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: Nothing so stable as change
      Good morning Positives, After two defeats in games in which we faced difficult opponents yesterday was a game I certainly had marked down as three points to the Arsenal and so it eventually worked out. The eventually being relevant as right up to the time-added-on+ the ‘Ammers were ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-26By anicoll5
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: It is Saturday, 3 p.m. and the football’s on
      @LaboGoon rings the bell and we are all aboard Good day one and all. Arsenal host West Ham United at the Emirates this afternoon, with both sides still looking for their first Premier League points. It goes without saying that Unai Emery didn’t got off to the ideal ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-25By anicoll5
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal: The game of three halves
    Good Morning Positive Arsenal fans, A bit grey and blustery up on the Norfolk coast this morning, the Autumn beckons. Our two stiff opening games are complete and I am satisfied with the performances. I had no complaints about the City defeat but I am a little disappointed that ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-19By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea: Unai’s rites of passage tour goes on the road
    @LaboGoon initiates the faithful Maybe all new managers of top Premier League teams going through some sort of initiation ritual wouldn’t be such a bad thing at all: Big game to the League’s most expensive team – check Big game away from home – check Having Tony Adams, Sam ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-18By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: Small steps, right direction
      Good Evening Positive AFC fans, The first game of the 2018/2019 season under the belt, so to speak, and I feel a lot better with that opening obstacle concluded. A real thumping would have cast a pall over my week and I could not have that. Not the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-12By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs City: A New Era, Familiar Foes.
    Good morning one and all… So here we are, the page turning on a new chapter as the Arsenal kick-off their season at the Emirates against the Premier League Champions, Manchester City. As the start to new seasons goes, unless you are from up the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-12By pedantic George @arseblagger
    1 month ago
  • A Pod In A Blog
    As I cant be bothered writing a load of rubbish about all things Arsenal, I’ve talked a load of rubbish instead. Here you are Gooners! Fresh out the oven.. a new episode of Gooner & Gunner Radio! We're joined by the one & only @arseblagger to discuss Stan ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-10By pedantic George @arseblagger
    1 month ago
  • Do We Have A Clue Who Starts vs City ?
      A guest post from Seebs   Well the new season is only a few days away and the real stuff is truly upon us. Arsene has really gone and the new breed are bedding in. I’m not totally sure there are more differences than matches in the way ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-08-05By pedantic George @arseblagger
    2 months ago
  • Is Stan Kroenke Now Arsenal’s Saviour ?
    So the great new dawn is upon us. We have rid ourselves of Arsene Wenger and his gang of incompetents, and replaced them with high class people that can bring us the success we deserve. It’s absolutely fantastic. The players are drinking water, smiling,training hard, young players are involved ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-07-12By pedantic George @arseblagger
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Away Form Explained – Our Narrative.
    I was reading through the comments and found this from Eduardo, it perfectly explains my own thoughts on the subject. For anyone calling bullshit on it , Shotta has given us data to back this up in several of his blogs. “I would say that we did not approach ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-07-09By pedantic George @arseblagger
    2 months ago
  • The VAR Revolution; English Football and Arsenal
    VAR at the 2018 World Cup is the 21st century Russian Revolution. It is the football equivalent of  “Seven Days That Shook The World” over 100 years ago.  As happened in Europe and the world, for decades thereafter, nothing in football refereeing will remain the same after the VAR ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-06-30By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Self Censorship at The Arsenal?
    It’s hard being a contrarian on Arsenal Twitter these days. Like any strict, self-regulated community, there is a stridency among a majority of posters that demands and enforces conformity. It punishes dissent via the block, unfollow and mute buttons for committing any of the following heresies: Not vocally ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-06-09By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Study the past, if you would divine the future
    @foreverheady ponders the rippling pool Managers come and managers go, but the Arsenal dance goes on forever, as Pete Brown almost said back in 1970. By and large though, our managers spend longer looking good on the dance floor than most, with just four men, Chapman, Allison, Graham and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-06-05By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal And The Big Mess It’s In !
    Are Arsenal as bad as everyone is making out, are they in the mess we are constantly being told they are?  On average to win the PL you need 87 points, Arsenal last season finished with 63 point which on the face of it is miles behind that total, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-06-01By pedantic George @arseblagger
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Fans: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
    In the midst of all the giddiness and joy among Arsenal fans at the prospect of a brand new, literally shiny, high profile manager taking over the reins of management from that wizened, grizzled old grand-dad we had all gotten used to, something just doesn’t ring true. Don’t get ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-24By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Plan And Execute Managerial Appointment Perfectly
      By and large I try not to feel sad for people, but I do feel slightly sad for all those outraged at the appointment of Emery. The concept of a management team maybe putting together a job description, employing Headhunters, compiling a long list, inviting applications, holding ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-22By pedantic George @arseblagger
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal and the Brave New World
    @GoonerReverend ponders the hereafter this morning and the Great Leap Forward Football waits for no man and as recent events at Arsenal have shown the show always goes on no matter what is happening or who is leaving the game that is the English Premier League. Arsene Wenger & ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-17By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • I Come to Bury Wenger, Not To Praise Him!
    Friends, Gooners, football fans, lend me your ears; I come to bury Wenger, not to praise him; The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones, So let it be with Wenger…The noble Mainstream Media Hath told you Wenger was not ambitious: ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-15By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal and the Seeds of Time
    Good Morning Positives, For those of you lucky enough to find a live broadcast or a reliable stream yesterday from the John Smiths’ you will have enjoyed an end to end contest as much as I did, Admittedly the occasional muttered contribution from Owen Hargreaves (the most peculiar contributor ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-14By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Final Act
    @LaboGoon enters the finishing straight Last Sunday Arsène Wenger bade farewell to the Emirates faithful with much pomp and circumstance but it is the John Smith’s Stadium that provides the stage for his swansong. Going to Huddersfield for this memorable event almost feels like the football gods are smiling ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-13By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • The New Arsenal Manager Must Be……..
    After many years of arguing about whether or not Arsene should be our manager we can now turn our attentions to fighting about who should be the next manager. We are even managing to fight about how the selection process is done, never mind who should be anointed.(yes that’s ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-10By pedantic George @arseblagger
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Another load on the road
    Good morning Positives, Another road-trip, another defeat. And the 3-1 loss following a spanking victory at the Emirates a few days previously. The story of the first five months of 2018, play, pause, rewind, play. Of last night’s game it was likely to be a ‘tricky’  fixture with Leicester’s ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-10By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: And then there were two
    @LaboGoon serves up the starter for tonight’s game Arsenal is taking the Arsène Wenger farewell show back on the road, and specifically the King Power Stadium tonight, to take on Leicester. When the Foxes appointed Claude Puel back in October it was a decision that seemed to have raised ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-09By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • An Adventure of a Lifetime – Merci Beaucoup Arsene
    @5MinuteFinal aka ‘Improper Fan’ puts the pen to work to describe his regard Arsene Wenger Where do I start! There’s Ludovico Einaudi’s Oltremare playing in the background as I pen this, and the music is so deep that it’s evoked a slow-motion collage of Arsene’s finest moments running through ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-08By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Manner of Leaving
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans, We enjoyed a marvellous, historic day yesterday. As I said yesterday morning on here it is a day that will be with me for the rest of my life, and will be a recollection of the best kind, warm and clear. The whole stadium ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-07By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal and Adieu
    @LaboGoon previews a day we will all remember for the rest of our lives – superb series of pictures by Stuart McFarlane @Stuart_PhotoAFC of the man last night at the stadium as the sun goes down.  12 October 1996 – Arsène Wenger’s first game in charge of Arsenal, away to Blackburn ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-06By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Eventually memory yields
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans, A disappointment for us all last night and a defeat by a highly efficient and, in some positions, very talented Atleti side. It was not the Wenger Wandaland we were hoping for (and you can thank your God that you have not had to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-04By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Come On Arsenal, Do It For ……..Me.
      I expect to be put through a wide range of emotions between now and around 10 pm this evening. Already I can feel a knot in the pit of my stomach combined with a familiar sickly feeling that is normally reserved for just before kick off. Fear and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-05-03By pedantic George @arseblagger
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: On the Road toward Tomorrow
    Good morning Positives, A fine performance yesterday at OT and while I was disappointed we did not capture the point our effort deserved I was not surprised at the result. As has been acknowledged even by the most rabid of the anti-Wenger nutcases on social and in mainstream media ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-30By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Our battle is more full of names
    @LaboGoon opens the road to Manchester this morning Good morning one and all… Old Trafford provide the backdrop as Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho will take to the field to shake hands for the very last time in a Premier League match. It’s not often that we go ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-29By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Flying the Flags
      Good morning PositiveArsenal fans, An excellent night at the Ems and a contest that I will remember for a long time. Two very good football teams both playing with the metaphoric handbrake off.  Arsenal with the ability to attack and create chances, the visitors with formidable organisation in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-27By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Who Was Arsene’s Brutus ?
    So where do I start with Wenger and the news he is leaving at the end of the season. I think he as a man and as a manager has been let down Let down by the :- The board They have just let him ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-25By pedantic George @arseblagger
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal vs West Ham: The Sweet Bitter Taste of Victory
    Arsenal’s 4:1 margin of victory over West Ham while convincing was no easy romp in the park.  The game took place in the presence of a hugely, omnipresent emotional backdrop triggered by Arsene’s announcement last Friday of his intention to resign at season-end after 22 years. As the television ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-23By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Let The Farewell Tour Begin
    Bonjour fellow Positivistas. Since Friday we’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster and we will only be let off to truly come to grips with it all on the 13th May 2018. So till then let the countdown begin having the great man in the technical area ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-22By pedantic George @arseblagger
    5 months ago
  • Bon Voyage To The Real Mr. Arsenal
      So here we are , the great man leaves us at the end of this so far disappointing season. It’s very much in the hand of or players how the last act plays out, but ultimately even winning the Europa League will be no more a happy ending ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-20By pedantic George @arseblagger
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Sunday Tyne – below the line
    Good Afternoon fellow Positives, Sadly, for you, words do not fail me after that excruciatingly disappointing result from the SJP. Be assured though – you do not suffer alone. We have not won a point since the turn of the year  on the road in the PL. Trust me ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-15By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle preview: A right bobby dazzla gannin’ doon Rafa’s Toon
    @LaboGoon proceeds in a North Easterly direction in an orderly manner Good morning all. Arsenal is travelling up North to take on Newcastle. Our away record may not be anything to speak of but we do go into today’s game in good spirit after safely navigating our ship 3 ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-15By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal and the Moscow Mangle
    Good Morning Positive Friends, Quite a night wasn’t it ?Having watched the wheels come off various other clubs allegedly commanding first leg leads this week I think we all knew we were in for a tricky night in Moscow. I did not anticipate quite how tricky it might be. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-13By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Russia !?!
    Arsenal tip up in Moscow taking a 4-1 advantage form the first leg. Well in a normal week you might conclude that should be enough, but this week in Europe seems anything but normal. With Mkhitaryan out for the foreseeable and Xhaka tucked up in bed with a sniffle ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-12By pedantic George @arseblagger
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Dancing and singin’ in the rain
    Good Afternoon Fellow Positives, If you like your action end to end and of about 96 minutes  duration you will have enjoyed that game as much as  did. It is good to squirm on the edge of my seat, in a nice way,  until Mr Marriner thankfully put an ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-08By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Saints.
    Good morning one and all. Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates this afternoon. When these teams met at St Mary’s back in December, the Saints made things really difficult after going a goal up 3 minutes in. They nearly held on for the 1-0 victory but for erstwhile Arsenal ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-08By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Play Like Arsenal
        An Arsenal performance that has the media purring but with their usual caveat thrown in The football played by Arsenal tonight was sumptuous, Wengerball at its finest, the movement, the freedom, the flow, the tempo, Ozil the conductor, Ramsey the lighting rod, Lacazette and Mkhitaryan the support act, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-06By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Someone From Russia.
        I have to admit that we go into tonight’s game ,with me knowing as much about the opposition as I do about quantum physics. So basically I’m not going to be much help to anyone. What I do know is that this competition is now very important to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-05By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • A Game of 5/6 and 1/6 .
      Well what a dreary game of football that turned out to be. I think if we had scraped a 1-0 then that would have been a better reflection of the game. It was painful watching. Let’s start with a positive though, the back four looked solid. Mustafi was ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-01By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Can Stoke Relegation Woes
    If I were to ask any Gooner to pick a PL team he/she just fkn hate, after Totnum of course, I’d bet 4 out of 5 would say Stoke. I’d go one further and say since the dawn of social-media 4/5 at some stage sent out a tweet ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-04-01By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Steve Bould Kicks Sand In The Face Of WOB
        Arsene Wenger has lost his voice and was substituted by Steve Bould in today’s press conference, sparing him from answering the same questions he gets week after week, sometimes three times a week. I bet he was delighted. Anyway, Steve has upset the malcontent by voicing his ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-29By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Middleman masters Milan
    Good morning Positives, What a good result! A 5-1 aggregate score and two legs in which we comfortably ended the games in  control is a rarity in European competitions at this stage where the ‘better’ clubs are coming face to face. Of the game itself I thought we started ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-16By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • A Plan For Milan
    There is one thing about this season that will stand out, we have had more “the biggest game of the season” games, than ever before. It seems like every game is the biggest game of the season and tonight’s game feels just like that. We go into home game ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-14By pedantic George @arseblagger
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Squashed Hornet and Clean Sheet Sorted
    Good afternoon Positives, Six changes but the job done against a ‘muscular’ Watford side who, as we all too well know, have proven to be a damn nuisance before at the Ems. The first half was no great advert for Premier League football and while both sides had flashes ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-11By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Ball in our Court
    @LaboGoon and the Arsenal vs Watford programme notes Good morning one and all. Early kick-off for the Arsenal as they host Watford just after lunch. The past few weeks leading up to the San Siro has been tough on all of us as football showed it’s unforgiving side, and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-11By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Working Accord in Milan
    Good morning Positives, A livelier spring in the step this morning as we emerge from the footballing fog of the past fortnight. What a good performance and an even better result in Milan last night. We put together what I’d say is the best team performance this season. Against ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-09By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsene Has Lost It? GTF.
      Friends, Romans, Arsenal men, lend me your ears I come to praise Arsene, not to butcher him.  There is feeding frenzy involving second rate hacks, Billy big bollocks bloggers, podcasters and hate filled attention seeking halfwit fans, all picking over the not yet dead corpse of our greatest ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-06By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsene Has Lost It ? GTF.
      Friends, Romans, Arsenal men, lend me your ears I come to praise Arsene, not to butcher him.  There is feeding frenzy involving second rate hacks, Billy big bollocks bloggers and podcasters and hate filled attention seeking halfwit fans, all picking over the not yet dead corpse of our ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-06By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Sunday, Bloody Sunday
    Good afternoon Positives, There we are then, a poor week finished off for all sports of footballing and no-footballing reasons by a defeat to Brighton. Reviewing in my mind’s eye the performance today we lost the game as a result of a period of incomprehensibly poor defending during a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-04By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Sunday Punch, and a Seagull Brunch
    @LaboGoon times his visit to Brighton for an early Sunday lunch Good morning one and all. Arsenal travel to the city of Brighton this afternoon to play their pride at the Amex. I can tell you one thing ….. for everyone’s sanity this is a game each of our ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-04By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Sometimes just One Second
    Good Friday morning Positive Arsenal fans, A better performance last night than Sunday but the same scoreline against a set of attacking players who at this rate will tear up the Premier League record book easily. In spite of my early season scepticism, Citeh appear to be very serious ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-02By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
    @LaboGoon cocks an early snook at the snow Good morning one and all. Barely recovered from Sunday’s loss to Man City and it’s subsequent hysterics (which does have a life of it’s own) and here we go again……. hosting them at the Emirates. Hopefully our players are better at ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-03-01By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Life After Arsene Wenger.
      The next Arsenal boss will be a head coach in a framework. I’m not looking forward to AW’s departure. But I am looking forward to a time when the club’s identity is a sort of permanent shared vision rather than the philosophy of whoever is in charge at ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-28By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Falling in Space
    Good morning bearers of the Positive flame, Such are the risks of contesting the final of a competition, that the prize is tantalisingly within one’s grasp, and when one’s reach is not quite sufficient to make that final fingertip contact , so the disappointment is all the more acute. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-26By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Another Year, Another Cup Final.
        Good Cup Final morning my fellow Gooners with a positive inclination.   This isn’t going to be easy today. I don’t mean the game, I mean typing this blog,as a 10 week old puppy is chewing my fingers as I speak. We take on the might of  Abu ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-25By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Thursday Night at the Fights
    Good morning all Positives far and near, A rather teeth sucking evening I admit. I had assumed the job ‘done’ at 3-0 but fair play to the Swedes who came along to their biggest game ever and gave their best, scored two and might have nicked a third.  70 ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-23By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal Is Top Of The Table According To The PGMOL
    Greetings Positives, Despite repeated claims to the contrary, it is remarkable how football reflects real life. This may be shocking to those who see football as some form of escape from the every-day challenges of our human existence; stuff like work, home, family, politics, economics, you name it. The ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-21By shotta_gooner
    7 months ago
  • If you live outside of the UK are you really a true Arsenal fan?
    @ReverendGooner reviews Arsenal fans far and near  There has been a lot of recent debate about what constitutes a ‘real’ Arsenal football fan & in some cases this has led to the discounting the army of supporters that live outside the UK. The notion of a tight geographical fanbase ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-19By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Ice Station Arsenal
    Good morning Positives, A trip to Ostersunds the most mysterious of mystery trips. The home side with a very respectable set of results in Europe, a sub zero night, a plastic pitch, our not-quite first team on display. What would the evening hold ?? For those who saw the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-16By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Anti Arsenal Bias?
      This site was set up not for me, or the other blog post authors, to impress people with their knowledge (or lack thereof ),but for intelligent positive fans for discuss The Arsenal free from the pollution of most comments sections in Arsenal blogs. Every once and a while a comment ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-13By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Before the cock crow
    Good afternoon Positive Arsenal fans, A fine game of football between two high quality sides, both sets of players underlining the professional  aspect of their trade, with a display of concentration and controlled physical aggression over 94 minutes. Clearly defeat at the end of the contest is a sour ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-10By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Who’s Home Is It Anyway?
    A preview From  @LaboGoon  and the much loved Frank’s masterpiece Good morning one and all. Arsenal take the short trip to Wembley to face North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs. Given the little there is to play for this season, I’m sure all involved know of the importance ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-09By pedantic George @arseblagger
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal: Can Aubameyang and Mhkitaryan Save The Season?
    As is usual after a win, and a resounding win at that, there is a mood of positivity in the fanbase after the 5-1 thrashing of Everton as the two new boys, Auba and Mhki made impressive joint debuts in the red of Arsenal instead of the yellow of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-05By shotta_gooner
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: And the Five course tasting menu
    Morning Positive Goons, Another thumping home victory on a Saturday, wholly deserved, and an appropriate conclusion to the 31 days of media fuelled hysteria we have recently passed through. Goodness me it seemed a long month, traumatic at times*. Amidst the noisy transfer turmoil  some old playing components, some ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-04By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Home again and work to begin
    @LaboGoon says what he likes about Allardyce (?)  Good morning one and all. What a week we had, down in the dumps the one day, high on positivity the next – as the saying goes: what a difference a day make! Speaking of days ……… Arsenal host Everton today ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-03By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Soft City Need to Man Up.
      Pep Guardiola is on a mission, He has started using press conferences and after match interviews to call for protection for this hugely expensive assembly of very talented and skillful players. He is demanding that referees give them protection from the deliberate assaults on them. We now see ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-02-01By pedantic George @arseblagger
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Sting of the Swan
    Good morning Positives, I can still feel the damp discomfort of last night’s result but the effect is gradually reducing, dulled by time and the opportunity to review the event and look forward. It would be difficult for anyone to add much more to Arsene’s comments about the game ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-31By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Liberty Rises
    @LaboGoon spies out the Land of My Fathers Good morning Positivistas. It’s the day before the transfer window slam shut and Arsenal is travelling to Swansea City, and as it’s known on these streets, to escape the transfer hoopla even if just temporary. Last time we played Swansea they ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-30By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal and Aubameyang: Transfer Myths vs Reality
    Greetings All Positives, There is something about a transfer window that makes most grown men and women who support Arsenal Football Club get absolutely mental and irrational. Most of my readers are familiar with my thesis that it is our psychological susceptibility to fear vs greed that drives us ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-29By shotta_gooner
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal with Plan A, B and C.
    Good morning my positive friends. When Andy Nic. and I arranged a job swap for this game, I have to admit I thought I might have gotten the shitty end of the stick. But no, not at all. I sit here in my bed in Blackburn (I’ll get up ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-25By pedantic george
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Opportunity beckons
    Good afternoon Positive Red People, I trust we are all primed for his evening’s game which, by my reckoning, is our 8th serious contest with the Blues in the last 16 month. (W3L1D4). The semi final tie is perfectly balanced. Like us Conte’s men have struggle to score goals, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-24By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Slick and Professional
    Good morning Positivistas, That was much much more like it. Football reared its lovely head across a wet North London Saturday afternoon. The players, all of them in fact,  delivered the fans 90 minutes of entertainment, and a comfortable three point win. I have to admit a cloak of trepidation ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-21By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Football breaks the window
    @LaboGoon opens the curtains  January eh – don’t you just wish this month was over already? Well, at least not without a few wins under the belt, a ‘departure’ and one or two “top top” additions to our squad. Now that will really help to lift this gloom. Arsenal ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-20By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Only a 40% Correlation between Penalties-For and Avg League Position
    It is amazing how far we as human beings, including us football fans; will go to deny reality, specifically to deny facts that do not conform with our deeply held beliefs. Denialism is a very common element of human behavior and is defined by the psychologists as: “…a person’s ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-16By shotta_gooner
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: Calamity at the Vitality !!
    Good afternoon Positives, I shall make it brief and, I  hope, to the point. I admit the positives of the game today, though not impossible to find, are a little thin. Let me however get the brutal bit out of the way. We played today as a team lacking ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-14By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Cherry Blossom Sunday
    @LaboGoon opens the programme – and he’s not predicting 0-0  Good day Positivistas …… Arsenal face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon, looking for some respite after recent results. We of course didn’t start 2018 the way we would have liked, so a positive result would really help ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-13By anicoll5
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal Trial Plan B ?
    Well I’m happy with that result, I certainly have no complaints about going to the home of the champions , who are in great form with no injuries, with six of our nailed on first team starters missing, and playing in a more defensive way. It was however, not ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-11By pedantic george
    8 months ago
  • Will It Be A Bridge Too Far ?
    Seconds out , round 7. So far its won 3 drawn 2 and lost 1 in the Conte Chelsea vs Arsenal. However the 1 loss was at The Bridge. Once again I have absolutely  no idea what type of a team we will be able to scratch together for ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-10By pedantic george
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal: somewhere over the rainbow
    @ReverendGooner provides an antidote to this morning’s sombre mood  Well parishioners as we sit back and pick over the still warm carcass that was 2017 and reflect on our team’s ups and downs we can either be one of two things, we can say hey it’s not all that ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-08By anicoll5
    9 months ago
  • A Test Of Our Squad
      This afternoon The Arsenal play the once great Nottingham Forest in the biggest domestic cup competition in the world. The fact that the mighty Arsenal have won this competition three times in just four years should not make us blase towards it. Think about the joy we all ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-07By pedantic george
    9 months ago
  • The PGMOL vs Arsenal: Data Shows A Clear Pattern of Bias
    The award of a phantom penalty vs Arsenal by referee Mike Dean in the New Year’s Day match versus West Bromich Albion has generated a storm of indignation among Gooners worldwide, outraged that once again a major game-changing decision was made this season which has deprived the club of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-05By shotta_gooner
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal: Chelsea 2:2
    Evening Positives fans, A point each, not a bad game of football, plenty of quality footballers on both sides. Ample cut and thrust although neither side had the guile to really open the other up. Half chances, and some good keeping, but the defenders had the edge over the 90. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-03By anicoll5
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea: A test of priorities, a question of status.
    Hello el Positivista! Arsenal is kicking off 2018 with the Emirates the stage as we welcome London rivals Chelsea. The Blues come into this match with great form and an extra day’s rest, we, of course, got winded by the Hawthorns con-job and, well, we also ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-03By pedantic george
    9 months ago
  • The Elephant in the Room
    @ReverendGooner leads the congregation into the Feast of St Basil the Great  Well hello parishioners and welcome to 2018 hopefully a year full of promise and success for each and every one of you. I know I said I would not be back in the pulpit until mid-January but ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2018-01-02By anicoll5
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal: Every good boy deserves football
      Good morning Positives, A sumptuous evening of entertainment last night from two of the three best attacking sides in the country last night. The perfect paradigm of the two half contest. Thrills, a couple of goalkeeping spills, a point apiece the only fair result. Yes, yes, yes I ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-23By anicoll5
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal: Let’s wrap it up, with bells on
    @LaboGoon gets the big Friday game underway Hello Positivistas… Arsenal host Liverpool tonight at the Emirates in a game where the result, much like last season, could be the difference between Champions League or Europa qualification. So for both teams a win is important. This won’t be an easy ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-22By anicoll5
    9 months ago