Texas Gooner

  • Pain Reaction
    Well, that was absolutely painful yesterday.  It's painful that this match was a clear indictment of just how far off we are from Manchester City (30 points doesn't lie).  It's painful that I firmly believe they never had to venture out of 4th gear and they were able to inflict that kind of damage ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-03-02
    9 months ago
  • If You Can’t Take it Dont Give it
    Hello there.  A few matches have passed since I've posted.  I'll just call it my Mesut Ozil winter blogging break..  We've most recently found ourselves on the losing end of a disappointing loss to Sp*rs, and the victors of a 3 nil away win against Ostersund in the first leg of our round of 32 tie in the Europa League.  Not too many talking points for ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-02-19
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal 5-1 Everton- Hats Off
    Two sets of hattricks todayFor the second time this season, and against a different manager, we gave Everton a right good walloping, this time at the expense of Big Sam in front of the Emirates faithful.  Our two marquee January signings were on full display today and didn't disappoint.  Starting Mkhitaryan came to no surprise, as Wenger made it no secret ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-02-04
    10 months ago
  • Signing Mkhitaryan Gives Midfield a Throwback Feel
    As one door closes, another opens.  I, along with many others wanted the Alexis Sanchez saga which we allowed to fester and drag on for far too long, to come to an end.  And so it has, yet we've inconceivably allowed another top player to leave us and join Manchester United.  When Manchester ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-25
    10 months ago
  • Arsenal 1- 0 Newcastle- Jekyll in the First Half, Hyde in the Second
    A tale of two halves today as we stumbled through the finish line to defeat Newcastle 1 nil, courtesy of a brilliantly taken Mesut Ozil volley.  Once again, Wenger went with the back 4 system and there was a bit of a surprise inclusion of Ainsley Maintland-Niles at left back, ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool- Volatility on Full Display
    It’s taken me a few days to fully digest the latest 3-3 draw with Liverpool.  Almost reminiscent of being a kid and eating too much Halloween candy which requires a day or so getting your appetite and digestive system back on track. Only difference is a match like this does your ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal- Alexis Brace Sinks Palace
    Last season’s fixture away at Crystal Palace was nothing short of abysmal.  We lost 3 nil, the home fans were “ole’ing” us at each completed Palace pass while we chased, and our away fans inevitably turned on our players as well as the manager.  In the aftermath of the defeat, ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Festive Schedule Concludes- Top 4 Gap Widening
    Back to back draws away at West Brom (1-1) and at home to Chelsea (2-2) round off the busy festive period which now leave us in 6th  position with the entrance gate to the top 4 slowly closing.  After 22 games played, we sit on 39 points, 5 points adrift of our ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Winging It
    With Aaron Ramsey due back from injury this month, Arsene Wenger will have a difficult decision to make in choosing his central midfield partnership.  Since Ramsey’s injury at Southampton, Wenger had little choice but to utilize the fit again Jack Wilshere alongside Granit Xhaka, where he has exceeded most expectation.     Jack ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal- Ship is Running Aground
    Another match week, and another away defeat.  This time, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth.  Basically the story of the season when you look at our position in the Premier League table.  We’ve been solid at the Emirates, but abject everywhere else.  The fact that I can name ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace- ALEXIT in full swing
    Perhaps the storm cloud that has been hovering over the Arsenal dressing room has last started to dissipate following the clarity around the Alexis Sanchez saga and his imminent departure to the red side of Manchester.  Or perhaps I am just reading into the situation a bit too much since I know next to nothing other ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2018-01-20
    10 months ago
  • We Want a Scapegoat and We Want One NOW!!!
    As we make ready to endure the festive and busy winter period of the Premier League, I felt the need to write about our wirey Chilean, Alexis Sanchez and disclose some of my thoughts about the current stick he’s receiving.  Hard to disagree with the notion of him failing to ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-12-24
    11 months ago
  • A Very Short West Ham Preview- Last Chance Jack?
    Just now getting to this...I know I am slacking...  Today we face West Ham away and the manager has some big decisions for today's match.  With Aaron Ramsey out with a hamstring injury, Wenger will have to decide who fills the vacancy next to Granit Xhaka in central midfield.  I would like to see Wenger ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-12-13
    11 months ago
  • Southampton 1- Arsenal 1- Giroud Spares Blushes
    Well, a draw was far from the desired result today, but hard not to argue that we were lucky to even get that.  Not many positives to take, as more questions will emerge from this result.  Charlie Austin opened the scoring inside the first 3 minutes and on another day, Southampton could have had ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-12-10
    11 months ago
  • BATE/Southampton Preview
    Tomorrow we face BATE at the Emirates in our final Europa League group stage match.  We already have the top spot in the group wrapped up, so there is a lot to discuss for this match.  Expect to see a completely changed side from the weekend which should once again ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-12-06
    11 months ago
  • Arsenal 1- Man United 3- 10 Minutes of Calamity Prove Costly
    Its Sunday and my blood pressure is finally beginning to drop from our Saturday match with Manchester United.  Unfortunately, the result ended with us relinquishing our exceptional home run, and also halting our league momentum as we were defeated 3-1 at the Emirates.  To the surprise of many, Arsene Wenger handed his record signing ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-12-04
    12 months ago
  • Front 3 Shuffle for United Match
    Will Welbeck feature against his former side this weekend?We recorded an emphatic win over Huddersfield yesterday that will not only boost our confidence, but our goal differential as well as we won 5 goals to the good.  I will be honest, I was stuck in the office for this one ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-30
    12 months ago
  • Burnley 0-1 Arsenal- Karma Strikes at the Death
    Once again it was Alexis at the deathFootball is a funny ole game.  When events end up going your way (especially at the death), it makes watching those 90 plus minutes so fulfilling.  Of course, its not so fulfilling when events go against you.  Just ask the disgruntled Burnley fans who are still trying to ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-27
    12 months ago
  • Pre Burnley Post Cologne Thoughts
    One of the most bizarre goals of the season vs Burnley last yearSunday, we travel to Turf Moor and take on Burnley who are currently level with us on points and behind one position in the table due to goal differential.  It is worth noting that we are also tied ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-24
    12 months ago
  • Arsenal 2 – 0 Spu*s- Power Shift You Say?
    Such a satisfying result Saturday was.  Talk of a "power shift" has dominated the headlines between the two clubs for the past few seasons.  There was really no better way to shut up the opposition fan base and the media with the dominating performance we displayed Saturday.From the opening 10 minutes, you could see Arsenal meant business ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-21
    12 months ago
  • North London Derby Preview- Time to derail the Spu*s hype train
    Feels like its been months since I last watched Arsenal.  It doesn't help matters that the first match following the interlull so happens to be the North London derby.  Safe to say its only agonized the wait to once again spend my weekend mornings tuned into Premier League football and most importantly, Arsenal.4 points currently separate ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-17
    12 months ago
  • Interlull Thoughts- Silly Season Begins
    A possible Fekir Lacazette reunion in January?A strange interlull, this one.  Its been a bit anticlimactic from an Arsenal fans point of view.  As the Ozil and Alexis saga's are not set to hit any climax for at least another month, the focus has shifted to silly season in linking us with January replacements.  Now, the ideal situation shitstorm ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-14
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal’s Inevitable Fork in the Road- Premier League top 4 or Europa League
    As the aftermath of the City match wears off and the interlull begins, I wanted to focus on a big picture dilemma that can been seen just over the horizon- The balancing act of domestic and European competition prioritization.  What makes this balancing act different from years past is that instead of focusing on two fronts (as ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-10
    1 year ago
  • My Friday Rant- The Europa False 3
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-06
    1 year ago
  • Man City 3-1 Arsenal- Poor Away Form vs Top 6 Continues
    Gabriel Jesus turns in from David Silva's pull back for City's thirdChalk it down as another defeat against one of the 'top 6' away from home. Being truthful here, this result does not come as a shock.  The last time we won an away match against one of the top 6 was back in the 2014/2015 when Santi ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-06
    1 year ago
  • Manchester City, Red Star Belgrade, and Wishful Thinking
    Ahh I can see it now.  A Wenger masterstoke as we cruise to a 3 nil win over league leaders Manchester City.  The handbrake is off.  He will do the unpredictable and revert to our back 4.  Wengeball will be restored. **wakes up from nap** Sunday, we will face league leaders Manchester City at the ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-11-02
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal 2- 1 Swansea- The Tank Breaks Swans Lines
    Arsenal came from behind to defeat Swansea 2-1, recording their 13th home win in a row at the Emirates in all competitions.  In my preview, I mentioned that our left back signing Sead Kolasinac had been quiet the past few matches against Watford and Everton compared to how he started ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-10-29
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal vs Swansea Preview- Gunners Look to Build on Last Weeks Toffee Thrashing
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-10-27
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal vs Norwich Preview
    I am still basking in awe over our performance on Sunday.  As a fan, you have to enjoy these types of performances.  To top it off, the win was ultimately the final nail in the coffin for Ronald Koeman.  During his managerial spells in the premier league, Koeman has got ... read more
    Source: Texas GoonerPublished on 2017-10-24
    1 year ago