Positively Arsenal

  • 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
    3 days 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
    3 days 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 days 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
    6 days 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago
  • Alexis Sanchez: A Classic Case of Fake News
    Whither Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal Football Club? The way the media has spun this story since last May, not surprisingly, those who are most prone to their deceptions and fakeries, must be feeling like John Denver in “Leaving on a jet plane”: “All my bags are packed I’m ready ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-07-24By shotta_gooner
    3 weeks 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
    4 weeks 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Manifesto For Success
    I thought it was about time, in keeping with other blogs, that Positively Arsenal released a manifesto with a clear plan of how Arsene Wenger and the club should proceed, in order to meet our requirements. I’ve brought all of my knowledge of football and running a billion pound ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-14By pedantic george
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: The game to remember
    Gf60 writes; My most exciting game (outside of championship deciders and cup finals). Isn’t it strange that when you cast your mind back over literally hundreds of games that really got you going, drenched with sweat, hoarse, really exhausted as though you’d covered every blade of grass on the pitch ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-13By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • Who Believes Arsenal Is Paying £100 Million For Mbappé?
    The British elections took a huge chunk of wind out of the sails of the transfer rumor mongers. But as sure as night follows day, unless Theresa May commits some other major hubristic political blunder between now and August, the click-whoring media will resume regular service. Transfer gossip it ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-11By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Football Rattle
    GF60 writes; This was written some 6 years ago and at last we have to concede that St. Tott’s can have a break. But at least we have a pot to show for it and can claim that we’ve won the league, cup and shield on their home ground! ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-08By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • No, It Was Not Wenger’s Worst Season
    Bob the Blogger is “not worth two bob” and he is  “nicking a living.”  Neil Ashton may never live down this damning epitaph to his ignorance and bias (no matter how well paid and protected by his employers in the mainstream media) but I have no doubt about the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-05By shotta_gooner
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: Old Memories from the Class of ’48
    Gf60 writes; Of old Highbury, Crush barriers, Cliff Holton and Stanley Matthews. With all-seater grounds, nancyfied and oh so safe, no-one will ever know, again, the thrill of being able to tell the crowd size merely by the pressure on your chest. Seriously. To illustrate: a big game, the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-04By anicoll5
    2 months ago
  • The Amazing Mr. Wenger
    Wenger 2 – WOBs 0 Despite their total and ignominious defeat earlier this week, the WOBs remain unrepentant and as bitter as ever.  It has been my observation these past many years that most of these anti-Wenger zealots, (bloggers, podcasters, tweeters and self-appointed tv personalities) are so invested in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-06-02By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Two More Years – At The Very Least BTW !
    So today we can expect an official announcement from the club which will confirm that Arsene Wenger will continue as Arsenal manager for at least a further two years. This news will be met by varying degrees of enthusiasm and disappointment across the fanbase, media and social media. First ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-31By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • D-Day At The Arsenal As The Board Decides
    Regretfully the euphoria of the Arsenal’s 13th FA cup victory will be short-lived. Life is a bitch you know. Sooner or later reality bites, whether we like it or not, even for those who live in the football bubble trying to avoid the often brutish forces in the real ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-29By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • E For Arsenal
    Arse_or_Brain writes; It is fitting with all the talk of players turning up for big games that Steww and Andy have produced some excellent pieces in the last two days, in fact in a difficult season all the writers this year have been fantastic bringing their own particular expertise ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-28By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Never look backwards
    Good morning Positive fans (and friends), Every one of you saw the game. Every one of you was delighted to see us take hold of the initiative from the opening moments of the game and barely relinquish that vice like grip until the 94 minute. There was no trace ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-28By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Chelsea: End Of The Beginning
    Three FA Cup finals in four years and a team so consistently excellent that finishing fifth is seen as a major disappointment. What a gloriously happy accident that my seven year old self should have chosen to support the side in the red shirts and white sleeves all those ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-27By steww
    3 months ago
  • The Simplicity Of Arsenal’s Simpletons
    I am firmly on team “Quiet efficiency”. How many here know who the CEOs and owners of the very many organisations, whose products and services we patronise, are? I have no idea who the owners and CEO of Tesco are and I spend more on the supermarket than I do ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-25By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Stan Kroenke Is Not Your Sugar Daddy
    I hold no brief for Stan Kroenke. I’ve never met the man and doubt I ever will. He is a billionaire; I struggle from paycheck to paycheck. He owns sports franchises, I can’t afford a sports car. He owns massive ranches; I can barely keep my mortgage current. He ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-23By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Part The Glories Of This Happy Day
      Good morning Positives, A fine afternoon rounded off our league campaign in style. We opened as though we were going to put five past the visitors by half time, then Laurent went a bit wild and became the first of Enver Valencia’s three victims of the afternoon. My goodness ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-22By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Everton: Touch and Go
    And so here we are. The final curtain call of yet another season is upon us. Elsewhere the thing has been done and dusted for some time now. My neighbourhood team have long since taken in the goal posts. There’s a travelling funfair on the pitch, dodgem cars racing ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-21By steww
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Cruising past the Cats
    Good morning Positive fans far and near, The penultimate hurdle of the Premier League season safely skipped over last night. A predictable result for us. The two goal margin hardly reflected our control for long periods of the game and the siege of the Black Cats’ goal. Our performance ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-17By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Sunderland: Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
    Sorry but I’m struggling to get my head into football mode for you this morning. Don’t panic, I haven’t gone all Jose Mourinho,  I don’t regard the final fixtures of a season as any less interesting or important than the first, it isn’t that. I’m just buried in another ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-16By steww
    3 months ago
  • When The Going Gets Tough, Arsenal Gets Going
    I may be a minority of one but I am not having it. How could we join with our enemies in the Scouser-loving media and declare the top-4 battle all but over. The totally defeatist attitude of many brings shame to our club and its spiritual ancestors; the working ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-15By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Harder The Conflict, The Tastier The Bacon
    Good Morning Positivistas. I am sure the glow of satisfaction persists among us this morning after the comprehensive slaughter of the Stoke? And on top of that justified satisfaction a glance at the mainstream and social media as your breakfast grills invitingly reveals multiple reference to “the heat is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-14By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: the harder the conflict, the tastier the bacon
    Good Morning Positivistas, I am sure the glow of satisfaction persists among us this morning after the comprehensive slaughter of the Stoke ? And on top of that justified satisfaction a glance at the mainstream and social media as your breakfast grills invitingly reveals multiple reference to “ the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-14By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
    I can only apologize to those calling in to taste Stew’s normal breakfast feast. He has been tied up with real life stuff and you are stuck with me. It’s a tea-time game in the land of the Orcs. A fixture that we normally come away from battered, bruised and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-13By pedantic george
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: Today was a good day
      Bonjour Positive mesdames et messieurs, Well that was a tricky obstacle well negotiated last night, I am sure you will agree. The statistic was relentlessly pounded into my ear that we had not won at St Mary’s in a League game since 2003 by every pundit who could get ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-11By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Southampton: Drop The Monkey
    There was something extremely cathartic about Danny Welbeck’s goal on Sunday. A palpable relief of tension so orgasmic that my involuntary exclamation awoke Liz from a deep and dreamless sleep. I was watching in the wee small hours having evaded the score until I returned home from my labours ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-10By steww
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Has The Lightest Midfield In 6 Years
    Post Manchester United there is a noticeable mood of cautious optimism among Arsenal fans as we all digest the significance of victory over United and their wretched manager. Many now realize there is a feasible route to achieving top-4 if Arsenal can win their next two games and come ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-09By shotta_gooner
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Angel of Fortune
    I’m impresed.  Good morning Positives, A good Monday morning indeed after a very good Sunday afternoon. And pleasing for all the right ‘footballing’ reasons. As anticipated Jose had rolled into town in his bus, and to be fair to the Portuguese, his chosen mode of transport had allowed him to ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-08By anicoll5
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Man United: Publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon
    “You know what I’d like now Stew? I’d like your lot to win the FA Cup and us to win the Europa. If nothing else it will annoy Spurs, City and of course spoil the party for Chelsea.” It was funny to be chatting amiably with my only Man ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-07By steww
    3 months ago
  • Alexis Sanchex: Asset or Liability?
      Like Brando in The Godfather, I am loathe to tell anyone outside the family  what I am thinking but given the current atmosphere of mischief and sensationalism surrounding Arsenal Football Club, needs must, especially when the usual subjects are avoiding the truth like a plague. Alexis Sanchez is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-03By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Alexis Sanchez: Asset or Liability for Arsenal?
      Like Brando in The Godfather, I am loathe to tell anyone outside the family  what I am thinking but given the current atmosphere of mischief and sensationalism surrounding Arsenal Football Club, needs must, especially when the usual subjects are avoiding the truth like a plague. Alexis Sanchez is ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-03By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: What’s done cannot be undone
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans or annyeong-hasimnikka this May Day (as they say in Pyongyang), I admit I woke with a sharp taste in the mouth this morning. My mood was subdued. Things to be done but unsure exactly where to start on jobs that stretch out in front ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-05-01By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Spurs: Credit Where It’s Due
    I understand that in the knockabout pantomime jeering between rival football supporters it is necessary to deride the success of one’s adversary and inflate the prowess of one’s own chosen team. I get it. It’s the reason fans of Mansfield and Crewe can, without any discernible trace of irony, both ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-30By steww
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Deflection and Guile
    Good morning Positive Arsenal, A third straight win despite a number of changes in the starting line up, tiredness among the players and dogged opponents hell bent on leaving with a point. Perhaps the most striking point of the evening was Leicester’s approach. League champions last season, their trophy ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-27By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Leicester: Ifs and Buts
    Today began well enough, ice on the windscreen answered to the scraper without undue recalcitrance and the breakfast was possibly one of my finest efforts. I like breakfast. In another life I’d like to be a breakfast chef I think. Then sadness as I turned the final page of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-26By steww
    4 months ago
  • Wrighty Is So Wrong About Arsenal
    Every year, since Stan Kroenke became owner, whenever the club is going through a difficult patch, after the finger-pointing at Arsene, Ivan and the tea-lady, the pitchforks are finally targeted at the owner. It is so repetitious it has almost become a ritual. I am convinced the practitioners have ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-25By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Share Your Courage With Others
    Good evening Positive people. What an afternoon!! It is games like this that remind me why I find it so easy to love football. An excellent contest between two attacking teams, decided by the narrowest of margins. We matched and bettered City in every department, including being “professional” in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Share your courage with others
    Good evening Positive people, What an afternoon !! It is games like this that remind me why I find it so easy to love football. An excellent contest between two attacking teams, decided by the narrowest of margins. W matched and bettered City in every department, including being “professional” ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus City: Cloudbusting
    A season which I have been reliably informed is a disaster, best forgotten, a total shambles, and a sad the end to Arsène’s reign has somehow contrived to find Arsenal in an FA Cup semi final. I had to check the fixture list twice to see if I was ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-23By steww
    4 months ago
  • Wenger Will be The Manager Indefinitely – As Predicted By The Data
    This is my 50th or so blog for Positively Arsenal. Less than 2 years ago I accepted the challenge by the Boss to contribute something to this community and  decided, since I was not as erudite as Steww and Andy Nic, to concentrate on providing  analysis of long-term data ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-20By shotta_gooner
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Formation and togetherness
    And a good Tuesday morning to the Positive Arsenal fans, Interesting game last night. A change of “formation” but not really much difference in the set up the side as we had the ball or when we defended as far as I could see. Defenders defended, midfield players did ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-18By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus ‘Boro: Simple Pleasures
    I own one of those portable screens, you’ve probably seen them, they’re about the size of a slim hard backed book and are terrifically clever. One can watch television programmes, read electronic facsimiles of books and play simulated card games on them. As I say, quite extraordinarily impressive devices ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-17By steww
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal – Balance and Composure
      A few words from @MuppetGunner The wheels have come off the bus. Our main focus should be to take a step back from the hysteria and vitriol and try to analyse what is going wrong. I didn’t see the Liverpool game, but saw the Chelsea, West Brom and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-15By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • The Sanchez Catastophe: Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Ozil
    Surely no smiling matter, Alexis? The false dawn of the West Ham result has proven to be a particularly bitter pill to swallow. That game was a convincingly dominant, effective and exciting performance and one we all believed would surely herald the start of our traditional end of season ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-14By ArsenalAndrew
    4 months ago
  • A Death At The Palace.
    I was charged with doing the post match review as unfortunately ,for us all, our forever chirpy Andy Nic. is hibernating in the Hebrides. I was minded to give it a swerve, hide under a rock and hope no one noticed. As my old Mum says “if you have nothing ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-11By pedantic george
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Palace: Pass The Soap Please Jeeves
    I’m in a dilemma this morning. Not the classic Marmite or marmalade dilemma – that was resolved many years ago when I realised that one can simply have both. Not at the same time you understand, I’m not an animal. News from across the pond has reached me of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-10By steww
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Green Shoots of April
    Good Morning Positivistas, What a gorgeous Spring morning . Little lambs gambolling happily and noisily in the field, scurrying packs of ducklings on the river bank. Hullo clouds, Hullo sky. As you can probably tell it is my last day before the annual retreat to the Hebrides – and ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-06By anicoll5
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus West Ham: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
    Honestly, you wait weeks for a football match and then two show up at once. We’ve barely finished digesting Adrian Clarke’s Breakdown of the draw with Man City and already we need to contemplate the visit of West Ham. A London derby, but perhaps not the most spicy of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-05By steww
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal: Fight not Flight
      Good morning to All Positive Arsenal fans, This Monday normal service has been resumed. After a few disappointments in our recent PL form we faced an important test yesterday. By ‘we’ I mean the club, the players, fans, and our manager. I’d say we came through that test well. ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-03By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus City: The Needle And The Damage Done
    Feel like a bear this morning. Like a big fat hairy bear waking up from a pleasant, dreamless few months at the back of a cosy cave. Hope your break from all things football was equally refreshing and that you found plenty of diverting, and above all interesting ways ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-04-02By steww
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Will Revert To The Mean
    Over a week has passed since the West Brom defeat and the lamestream media cannot conceal their continued delight. After 12 years of lurid predictions of Arsenal’s demise, knowing full well the impact of paying for a new stadium, they are going ape-shit on the probability Arsenal may miss ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-27By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • “Arsenal Have No Ambition” Really? Get in the bin !
    What is ambition? Aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, purpose, intent, plan, scheme, mission, calling, vocation, desire, target, end dream, or hope? No matter where I look I cannot find a definition that claims its spending money, or more to the point, spending someone else’s money. Arsenal have been the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-25By pedantic george
    5 months ago
  • Arsene Wenger Should Go, And Go Now.
    Before I go into my thinking let me make state my opinions; Arsene Wenger is the club’s greatest ever manager Arsene Wenger remains one of the world’s best managers Arsene Wenger can achieve as much success as any possible replacement Arsene Wenger should leave at the end of ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-21By pedantic george
    5 months ago
  • The Attempted Lynching of Arsene Wenger By The Lamestream Media
    After years of consistently failing to gain any traction with their lies that Arsene Wenger is under-achieving, the mainstream media is now giddy with delight. For the first time in 12 years Arsenal is seriously struggling. All the enemies of the Arsenal-way and their fellow travelers are now “jizzing” ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-20By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: Provoked with Impunity
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans, Another savage setback in Sandwell yesterday. 2017 has turned into a bit of a monster hasn’t it ? In 29th January, having seen our second string thrash Saints in the Cup and with a safe three points against Watford scheduled, before our trip to take ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-19By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus West Brom: Pardon My French
    Tony Pulis. There I said it. I know George hates it when we use foul language on his blog. There are outlets which won’t promote Positively Arsenal if it employs such revolting epithets and we are all about the numbers here as you well know. The advertising revenue alone ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-18By steww
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: When Sir Chips Told The Mainstream Media To “Eff Off”
    After losing 5:1 to Bayern the English media have done everything to downplay the quality of Arsenal’s performance up to the 55th minute, ignore the diabolical refereeing (Wenger described it as “unexplainable and scandalous“) and to ratchet up the hysteria for Arsene to be fired prior to renewal or ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-13By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: the lightness of the Cup
    Good morning Positives, An FA 6th round tie was always, and probably will always, be a special fixture. Yesterday gave us a ‘classic’ Cup football confrontation, the mighty Arsenal, though slightly bruised after recent events, against the resolute, full-of-heart underdog of an opponent. I was pleased to see Arsene ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-12By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Lincoln: Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
    Finding myself on my uppers and trying to claw my way out of a protracted period of poor health, I’ve taken to earning a few quid by going out to work. A wildly radical idea which, like Arsenal’s season, has yielded mixed results. Lately I’ve been working for an ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-11By steww
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: No comets seen
      Good morning Positive Arsenal fans, Let me get the grudging congratulations out of the way first to our opponents last night. Over two legs we encountered a team of the highest quality. If it was destined to be our largest ever defeat in the Champions League and at the ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-08By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Bayern
    A rubber match isn’t, as the casual reader might suppose, an extremely poorly designed item for lighting one’s pipe. It is in fact (according to Wiktionary) “A sporting event at the end of a series in which the opponents are tied in terms of events won and lost.” Hence ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-07By steww
    5 months ago
  • How To Trash Arsene Wenger’s Legacy
    So Arsenal crashed to a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool over the weekend. Despite my colleague Andrew Nicoll’s optimism that eventually “Arsenal: We can work it out” I detect an air of over-reaction from among even the most resilient. One of my loyal Twitter followers made the following tweet: “A ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-06By shotta_gooner
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal: We can work it out
    Good Morning Positive Arsenal fans, Or as I believe they say on Merseyside a “Go ‘ed, rrrright, nice one, boss, well in, sound, belter, I’m made up” sort of Morning, or something like that. Another sour taste of defeat in the roof of the moth this morning, a little sharper ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-05By anicoll5
    5 months ago
  • Liverpool Then – Here’s Hoping?
    So the late ko at Anfield is going to be a test, in more ways than one I feel. The team heads north going into the battle sitting insecurely in 4th spot, a single point in front of Liverpool, with a game in hand. The league positions alone would ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-03-04By pedantic george
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Who Will Replace Santi Cazorla?
    As Santi Cazorla this past week, once again, went under the knife to fix a relapse in his achilles injury, any  remaining  Gooner hopes of a late season revival were crushed. In contrast, Chelsea’s fortunes soared on Saturday with another seemingly routine win over Swansea. To be honest they ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-26By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Sutton Unbuttoned
    Good Morning Positives, An interesting evening at Gander Green Lane. The expected result and, on reflection, an evening that I probably should have expected. The non Leaguers came on in the same old way, and with our superior firepower we despatched them in the same old way. Twas it ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-21By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Sutton: Black Magic
    The way the match started took us by surprise. We exchanged a look which spoke volumes. It was one of those moments for which the footballing book of clichés was conceived. The home side kicked off, a long ball forward, three runners breaking from midfield, bewilderment and confusion shaking ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-20By steww
    6 months ago
  • Scorn and Contempt For The Arsenal
    The shock of going down to Bayern by 4 goals last Wednesday is a loss that many Gooners are still trying to come to terms. None of this grieving is helped by the sensationalist mainstream media and the army of trolls from other clubs who are doing their best ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-19By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Battered in Bavaria
    Good morning Positive Arsenal fans, I apologise for the late running of the service this morning as I have been out in the fresh air and the sunshine, clearing the tubes and clearing the mind before a day shaping the world to my preferred design. Of last night’s game a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-16By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Bayern: Be A Lady Tonight
    Ever since Mills explained to us all how the concept of luck is one we ought to abandon I have attempted to remove it from the arsenal of verbiage which I bring to bear on these pages. The problem I’ve discovered is, as with all proscribed words, one simply ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-15By steww
    6 months ago
  • Adultery: An Arsenal Love Story
    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and love is in the air. Apparently approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. Woooosahhhhh! In the spirit of the season I must admit my current romance with Arsenal Football Club. I ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-13By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Hand(le) Hull
    Andy Nic. is on his jollies so its fallen upon me to serve up a slice of positively today…………………Cheers for that Andy. Let’s start with the easy bit, shall we? Three points and a clean sheet. Err, mmm, err …………… oh yes, and The Ox played really well. I felt that ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-11By pedantic george
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Hull: It’s Good To Talk
    Dear Stew, Like you I am an Arsenal fan, unlike you I’m really pessimistic about the team and its prospects this season and for as many seasons as I can remember. It confuses me how you remain so positive given our palpable lack of success and the vanishingly small likelihood ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-11By steww
    6 months ago
  • Let’s Step Back To Go Forward ?
      Well, lets discuss the future of Arsenal, by future I mean next season. Let us say Wenger goes, we replace him with anyone from Max Allegri (we can all stay being AKB’s, oh what a conundrum for the WOB,), to little old Eddie Howe (not a chance in ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-08By pedantic george
    6 months ago
  • Here We Are
    Not much to feel great about as an AFC supporter, that is if you allow an Arsenal win or loss to dictate your emotions and well being. But what if you don’t?  Very quickly we could be either 6th or 2nd, and what does that say about this years league? ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-07By pedantic george
    6 months ago
  • Even Tottenham Is As Good As Arsenal
    Watching the foul against Bellerin in the 13th minute of Saturday’s match against Chelsea, my initial reaction was surely Atkinson, seeing it in real time, must have gotten it right; after all he is the senior FIFA ref in the PGMO. That was until I saw the young man ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-06By shotta_gooner
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: Ambition Undone
    Good morning Positivistas, And what a long time a week is in football ? Of yesterday’s game, yesterday’s defeat for let us not pussy-foot about, I think it was the most comprehensive we have suffered for a long while against domestic competition. Of course we have lost games against ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-05By anicoll5
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Chelsea: Avoidance Strategy
    So we go again. As the old cliché has it having fallen from a bicycle the best thing to do is leap back into the saddle and start pedalling. I’ve always taken a different approach where cycling mishap is concerned preferring to fling the painful contraption into the shed ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-04By steww
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Abandoned Orphan of Defeat
    Good Morning Positive Arsenal fans, Or at least any of you with the energy to raise your head from the pillow and toward the internet after being kept awake by the squalling brat of defeat dumped on our collective footballing doorstep after 13 minutes last night. The nameless little ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-02-01By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Watford: Back To Reality
    As all the excitement and furore of the cup draw fades into yesterdays chip paper and the giddy delight of our unexpected routing of the Saints dissipates, so normal service is resumed this evening. Arsenal in the Premier League, at home, expected to win. The fear of a come ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-01-31By steww
    7 months ago
  • A 206% Increase in Penalties vs AFC Proves Bias
    The Refs Are Biased (Part 2) To conclude my two-part series on referee bias, I have taken my inspiration from the great American philosopher and writer Mark Twain. In my initial piece I was categorical. Based on penalties awarded: “The unbiased data for the past 20 years is very ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-01-30By shotta_gooner
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal breeze at St Mary’s
    Maidin mhaith Positivistas, That was easy on the eye eh ? All the more so because, at 5.30 yesterday evening I rather fancied we were in for (another) battle at St Mary’s and I would have signed the form accepting the draw with no prompting. Saints riding on a ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-01-29By anicoll5
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal Versus Southampton: Under New Management
    So Steve Bould steps into the hot seat this afternoon. He must be chuffed. Imagine managing the greatest team in the history of the FA Cup as they step out for their fourth round tie. No one has played more finals than us. No one has won the thing ... read more
    Source: Positively ArsenalPublished on 2017-01-28By steww
    7 months ago