• Gunners Self-Destruct In The Easter Sunshine
    Easter Sunday, with the emphasis being on the Sun. At last I was heading to town to watch my beloved Arsenal in the flesh again. Three pints of Guiness and a glass of white wine later I took up my seat looking forward to us snaffling third place in the ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-22By 'holic
    4 hours ago
  • An Opportunity Arises For Top Three Chasing Gunners
    It’s minty dark chocolate thin time on Easter Saturday. A full day in order that at last I can back to my beloved team. Could we complete the most enjoyable few days now that third place in The Premier League is again ours to lose. The win in Napoli was ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-20By 'holic
    2 days ago
  • We Nap In Peace After Impressive Gunners Book Semi-Final Berth
    There are worse ways to spend an evening than sitting with the grand’holics watching The Arsenal. Especially when The Arsenal are dishing out a masterclass to the team that were second favourites to win the Europa League ahead of the quarter-finals. After all of our no-shows on the road in ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-19By 'holic
    3 days ago
  • Will Unai Treat Naples like A Home From Home?
    Finally I can settle down. This could take a while. I am starting the preview of our vital trip to Naples as The games at Citeh and Porto kick-off. Four paragraphs later there is a massive delete going on. How to put something together at half past ten after after ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-17By 'holic
    5 days ago
  • Auba Fosters A Clean Sheet Away Win
    Unai Emery sprang some surprises with his starting eleven, most notably a recall for Konstantinos Mavropanos alongside skipper Laurent Koscielny in the centre of a back four and switching Shkodran Mustafi to right-back. Granit Xhaka was passed fit to accompany Lucas Torreira in midfield.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named the lone ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-15By 'holic
    7 days ago
  • Away To Watford – What Could Go Wrong?
    Away to Watford. Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended, and Laurent Koscielny may not have two games in him this week, so how does Unai solve that little conundrum? Shall I get to the whacky idea first. Mohamed Elneny! When playing more often and in form he loved dropping into the back four ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-14By 'holic
    1 week ago
  • Amazing Gunners Ice The Neapolitans
    With just one change to the starting eleven predicted in the preview Unai Emery looked to be sending his team out with a strong attacking intent. The preference of Mesut Ozil ahead of Granit Xhaka owed everything to the latter being ruled unfit and gave us a number of options ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-11By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • Unai To Ring The Changes – And Watching The Lionesses
    Lady Luck deserted us in the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals when both the bus stop in Fulham and us were drawn away in the first leg. We were second in the pecking order so now face Napoli at home on Thursday night. If you want to put a ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-10By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • Awayday Gunners Surrender Tamely Again – Why?
    Unai Emery made two changes from the team that started against Newcastle on Monday. Mohamed Elneny was surprisingly preferred to Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan replaced Alex Iwobi. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remained on the bench. In the absence of Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil was handed the captain’s armband. In ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-07By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • Can We Clinch Champions League Berth On The Road?
    We have reached something of a fork in the end of season road. Seven matches to play, and third place is ours to lose, but five of those matches are away, our Achilles heel in the last couple of seasons. It’s hard to argue with that view. In 2019 our ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-05By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • Three Points Means Third Place – Thank You Gunners
    Unai Emery juggled his pack again for the visit of Newcastle. Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka were ruled out and so Bernd Leno started behind a back three of Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and the returning Nacho Monreal. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac were charged with giving us width either ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-04-01By 'holic
    3 weeks ago
  • Third Place In Our Hands On Rocky Remembrance Day
    It’s a pretty good weekend to be a Gooner. It would be even if it was only us showing a degree of good form and belief in recent weeks with the restoration of Mesut Ozil or Aaron Ramsey, or even both as against Rennes. We are playing well at the ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-03-31By 'holic
    3 weeks ago
  • Eagles And Gooners March To Raise Awareness Of Mental Health
    If you follow social media you may well have seen last month that over 70 Crystal Palace and Fulham fans walked together from Craven Cottage to Selhurst Park in order to raise awareness of mental health and male suicide. The response to that walk from fans of far more than just ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-03-27By 'holic
    4 weeks ago
  • All’s Well That Ends Well In Dubai
    The Arsenal, or at least those who aren’t on international duty, finally got some competitive action under their belt in Dubai this afternoon. In fact to begin with it was rather more competitive than imagined even for a blend of youth and experience in the Gunners starting line-up. Bernd Leno, ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-03-26By 'holic
    4 weeks ago
  • Rediscovering International Football
    Where were we? Oh yes, the Euro/African Nations Cup qualifiers and the Gunners competing in them. I’ve had a two screen set-up for most of the weekend. For someone who claims to be uninterested in the international game I have watched a lot of football this weekend. Two second-half goals ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-03-25By 'holic
    4 weeks ago
  • Fatherland Good – Motherland Not So
    In an international break I suppose it is only right to talk about the internationals themselves. Unfortunately the first of the home nations to play was the motherland, and with apologies to the many fine Caledonian visitors to this site I will completely wash over their defeat by the land ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-03-22By 'holic
    1 month ago