Positively Arsenal

  • 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
    6 hours 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
    1 day 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
    5 days 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    3 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: Marching on to Wembley
    Good Morning Arsenal Positive, Another solid step for the B team last night against an ‘Ammers side who, on paper, looked strong enough. The players Moyes had picked wee good enough to win the tie and have had some good results recently, but never seemed to put in the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-20By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: You got to be having a laugh
    @ReverendGooner goes easy on the media  Now I’m no fan of the weekly pantomime that is Arsenal Fan TV but for now they are here and here to stay or until Robbie gets picked up by one of the majors to become a real football reporter which I’m sure ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-19By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: Why the long face ?
    Good morning Positive AFC, As we all anticipated our excellent home form carried us over the line against Toon. It was a little messy at the end and as we discussed last night by not slotting a second and ideally a third goal we left the chance available for the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-17By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle , Time To Get Back On The Bike,
    After stuttering recently Arsenal return to the familiar surroundings of the Emirates, to hopefully get a warm arm around the shoulder from the home crowd and a timely reminder that this season is far from over, time to get back on the bike. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-16By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: Drawing in Two Dimensions
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans,   It is a morning after the night before that I admit I have struggled to put pen to paper in respect of the post match review. Some games have too much action and incident to condense into a 600 word piece, and the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-14By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal vs WHU
    After scoring late to salvage a point in what was a very frustrating afternoon at St Mary’s, Arsenal travel cross town to the London Stadium tonight for what could be another tricky encounter. This past Saturday West Ham caught Chelsea sleepwalking 5 minutes in, defended for ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-13By pedantic george
    1 month ago
  • The Mou, The Doc & The Bottle
    @GoonerReverend contemplates St Augustine’s advice to “Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin”- sort of. It seems to be that wherever there is Mourinho and a football match there is drama. I don’t know what it is but the man and the headline just seem to morph in to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-12By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life
    Good Afternoon Positive ladies and gentlemen, Well the positive  news is clearly that we gained a point on an afternoon when, I admit, I had my doubts that we would exit St Mary’s with anything other than a damn good jeering. As matters turned out a fine headed finish ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-10By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: The Belles of St Mary’s
    @LaboGoon opens the programme on Arsenal vs Southampton Arsenal travel to Southampton this afternoon looking to bounce back after shooting ourselves in both kneecaps last weekend. In that game from 10 minutes in till the end whistle we put in quite a credible performance, but it was ultimately the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-10By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: A six goal skate past BATE
    Good morning Fellow Positives, A very relaxed evening’s viewing, the qualification ‘jobby’ long ago done, and the only purpose of the evening was to put on a decent display so as to not let down the sides playing in Belgrade, and to give the lads on the bench a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-08By anicoll5
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: Tourists, bloody tourists
    @GoonerReverend  Well the aftermath of the Man Utd game wasn’t an Arsenal fan Twitter melt down as such it was a bit of banter gone badly wrong between an Arsenal legend and some overseas fans. It is understandable that emotions were running high after such a game but what transpired ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-05By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Saturday Night Fever
    Good morning Positive Gooners, What a phenomenal game of football ! 95 minutes of unrelenting battle, waged by 22, and later 21, warriors, the classic ‘end-to-end battle. Talking points – pivotal moments? There were at least dozen. The stadium absolutely rocking. What more could any fan want ? Well…. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-03By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal : “Plenty of room on top”
    @LaboGoon chalks his cue this Saturday morning  Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates, with the visitors 4 points better off than us after 14 games but trailing Man City by 8 points. So you can imagine this as a game where both will be looking to underline their ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-02By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Mentioned in Despatches
    @GoonerReverend puts his head above the parapet We won’t be taking It to the Max There is a lot of talk about the succession at Arsenal. Wenger has supposedly signed his last contract and will be departing the Arsenal shores in May 2019. The King is dead long live ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-12-01By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Goals, goals and goals
      Good Morning Positives, A wintry morning up here in Norfolk with a swirl of snow across the grey sky. I trust that those who did not attend last night’s game have, like me, had a chance to review the highlights of the game since.  Very enjoyable it was with ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-30By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Terriers to Tame
        @LaboGoon on point this Wednesday morning  Arsenal host Huddersfield tonight for the first time in the Arsène Wenger and also this generation. This of course is a short turnaround, not only for us but our opponents as well. Burnley took a bit out of our players as ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-29By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal late strike spikes Dyche (again)
    Good afternoon Positive Arsenal fans, I sprint down the tunnel from  the Turf Moor pitch to bring you this very early post, breathless from the contest, my muscles aching from the effort over the past 92 minutes, my face bright red, the sweat steaming in the early evening gloom. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-26By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Turf or Surf ?
    @LaboGoon on the early programme today Arsenal’s performance last weekend in the North London Derby was a show off of the amazing quality and the potential we possess. The challenge now and indeed the question on everybody’s lips is can we replicate that consistently. Football doesn’t work that way ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-25By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: A Bit of Common Sense
    @GoonerReverend joins us this morning from the adjoining parish  (I bet you were expecting a match review) Arsenal have parted ways with chief scout Steve Rowley after 25 years and replaced him with ‘diamond eye’ Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund. If you believe the press and some of the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-24By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: We know we are
    Good Morning Fans of the Positive,   A slightly fuzzy morning up here in Norfolk as a result of mixing the grain and the grape, so excuse the sluurrrrrring and dribbling below. I’m entitled though, and I know it. And why am I entitled ? Because after a fortnight ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-19By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Darkness after noon, the cock shall not crow
    @LaboGoon leads the congregation in this morning’s worship  “Victory through Harmony” vs “To do is to dare” The North London Derby. What a fixture to restart the PL after the international break that finalizes places for Russia 2018. Arsenal and Spurs both go into today’s game having so much ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-18By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Fall of Fate
    Good morning Positives, So … another international break, another fortnight to ponder the knowns v unknowns of our chosen sport, the carefully laid plans, the freaks of opportunity and of fortune, the strengths and weaknesses of character, and a reluctant acceptance of Fate. After Super Sunday, Meditative Monday. Of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-06By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Manchester City – Daunting?
      It’s @LaboGoon once again “Daunting”… That’s the word many in the media space use to draw us a picture building up to our game at the Etihad. I don’t necessarily think they do this to dishearten us per se, it’s more to do with the excitement and the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-05By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Easing Through
      Good morning sons and daughters of the Positive persuasion, I would say a measured step into the “Round of 32” of the Europa League achieved with minimum fuss last night. We expected a positive result, we got the result we needed. The A team v B team format in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-03By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Stop Gushing Over Others and Support Arsenal !
        Good morning my positive friends. Now, where to start? Perhaps we should start by crying about how good a team the UAE F.C. have bought themselves up in Manchester? Or maybe wallow in pity about Spurs managing to beat a Real Madrid team that find themselves in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-11-02By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Gathering swallows Twitter in the skies
    Good Morning Positive Arsenal fans, A fine Sunday morning here, windy but bright Autumnal sunshine and mellow fruitfulness. Of yesterday’s contest as expected a well drilled Swansea defensive side posed a number of problems for the first 45 before cracking and allowing us to pocket the three points, as ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-29By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal vs Swansea – There’s No Place Like Home.
    A guest post from @LaboGoon When Arsène Wenger changed formation in the final two months of last season we went on an incredible run. There was balance between offense and defense, and with all the players playing their part it was a thing of beauty man. Those who ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-28By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • A Win Is A Win. And We won BTW
    A guest post for Double Canister      “Until Edward Nketiah came on we lacked ideas and creativity” said Arsene Wenger in the post-match interview, and who am I to disagree? The match line-up was predictably predicted in advance by most pundits, including our own Pedantic George and this is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-25By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Good morning friends. Macey Nelson Debuchy ElNeny Holding AMN Coquelin Jack Theo Giroud Iwobi Would be my best guess for the starting eleven. Norwich City F.C. seem to be on a bit of a high, but perhaps they might play a changed team ,as their priority will be the league, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-24By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal v Norwich, The Jack And Oli Show
    Good morning friends. Macey Nelson Debuchy ElNeny Holding AMN Coquelin Jack Theo Giroud Iwobi Would be my best guess for the starting eleven. Norwich City F.C. seem to be on a bit of a high, but perhaps they might play a changed team ,as their priority will be the league, ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-10-24By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 months ago