Yankee Gooner

  • Where will Arsenal finish in the final Premier League table?
    Let’s have some fun and make some projections on how the Gunners will fare in their final Premier League matches of the season… February 23 – Everton (home) – This is a very winnable game for the Gunners. Give us 3 points here. March 7 – West Ham United ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-17By gunner1953
    2 days ago
  • Is Matteo Guendouzi in Mikel Arteta’s dog house?
    Without a doubt, Matteo Guendouzi has been one of my favorite Arsenal players this season. The lad seems to give 100%, 100% of the time. Yesterday, however, the young Frenchman was strangely missing from Mikel Arteta’s squad. Instead of being on the pitch or on the bench, Guendouzi was ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-17By gunner1953
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal’s second half surge provided the difference
    What started out as a 45 minute nap for those of watching at home became a football match following halftime when the Gunners woke up scoring four goals enroute to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United. The goal scorers: Aubameyang, Pepe, Ozil, Lacazette. Mikel Arteta’s team not ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-16By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • Is an Arsenal reboot on the way?
    Arsenal is finally ready to resume the season following a nice, 2-week break, including some warm weather training in Dubai. With the injury list now down to just three (Tierney, Chambers and Soares), Mikel Arteta will have a lot more choices to draw from for his starting XI tomorrow ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-15By gunner1953
    4 days ago
  • Projected Arsenal Starting XI v Newcastle
    Okay, here’s my projected Arsenal starting XI v Newcastle United on Sunday… Leno Kolasinac, Sokratis, Luiz, Bellerin Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil Aubameyang, Martinelli, Pepe Projected final score: Arsenal 3 – Newcastle United 1 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-15By gunner1953
    4 days ago
  • Yankee Gooner is back and ready for the restart of Arsenal’s season!
    My trip has come to an end, and after 12 remarkable days on the islands of Hawaii, I am home and ready to go for the rest of the season! But for now, I’m off to bed to tackle the jet lag. See you tomorrow! Gunner1953 ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-14By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week – Cincinnati Gooners
    This week’s Supporters Club of the Week goes to the CINCINNATI GOONERS. This loyal group of Arsenal supporters gather every match day at Rhinehaus, 119 East 12th Street in Cincinnati. So, if you are ever in the Queen City on a match day, stop by and say hello! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-14By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Arsenal Heads to Dubai
    Arsenal Football Club have had to deal with a lot since the start of the season. First, an awful start to the season, the firing of Unai Emery, the interim period with Freddie Ljungberg, and then the hiring of Michael Arteta. They have also had to deal with ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-03By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal disappoints with a draw at Burnley
    Well, it was a disappointing finish to a game that began with a lot of hope. The Gunners played terrific football for the first 20 minutes, but then hit a lull from which they could never recover. The final score, Burnley 0 – Arsenal 0. Mikel Arteta has be ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-02By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • The window is closed, so Arsenal needs to move on
    The January transfer window is officially closed. Arsenal signed two players, and the Premier League resumes on Sunday for the Gunners. Mikel Arteta’s squad is now set in stone through the end of this season. He has to make do with what he has, and in my opinion in ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-02-01By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Look who’s back in the news, Unai Emery
    Unai Emery is again making headlines after an interview with Spanish media outlet Marca. Arsenal’s former manager has provided a list of explanations for Arsenal’s poor performances in 2019. “This second year, we have not played well, we have not defended well, we have not been competitive, we ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-31By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal gets their 2nd man as the transfer deadline approaches
    As the clock ticks down to zero hour of the 2020 January transfer deadline, Arsenal has completed their second deal. Cedric Soares has been signed on loan through the end of the season. The 28-year-pld Portuguese fullback joins the Gunners from Southampton where he had 100 appearances since joining ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-31By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Mikel Arteta…how he has done so far at the Arsenal helm
    Mikel Arteta has now been in charge for 8 games as the Arsenal boss. His record, 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat. His squad have won 13 of the 24 available points in those matches, and have scored 11 goals, while allowing only 8. Okay, okay…I know stats ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-30By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week – Gateway Gooners
    This week’s selection fo the Supporters Club of the Week goes to the GATEWAY GOONERS in St. Louis, MO. Every match day this dedicated group of Gooners gather at Llywelyn’s Pub, 17 West Moody Avenue in Webster Groves to cheer on their favorite club, AFC! So, if you are ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-30By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal get their man, so who’s next?
    It has been officially confirmed by the Arsenal Football Club that Pablo Mari has been signed on loan until the end of the season with an option for the Gunners to buy permanently in the summer. Finally, with 100% confidence, we can breath a little easier as the Spaniard’s ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-29By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Kudos to the Arsenal Whiz Kids!
    The FA Cup game on Monday was fun to watch, especially the first half. Mikel Arteta’s young lads showed their stuff draining two first half goals to lead 0-2 at the break. Bukayo Saka hit a screamer into the top of the net at the 5 minute mark, followed ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-28By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Tragedy in LA – Let’s remember all nine lost and their families
    I wanted to take a moment to give my condolences to the families of those lost in yesterday’s horrific helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Among those to die were NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, John Altobelli, his wife Keri, and their daughter Alyssa. The remaining 4 victims ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-27By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Did Arsenal get ahead of themselves with Pablo Sari?
    Okay, there are all sorts of stories flying around concerning Pablo Sari. Will he or won’t he become an Arsenal player? In my opinion, it looks like the Brazilian and Arsenal might have got the cart ahead of the horse. Sari flew to London, took his medical, and ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-27By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Opinion: Arsenal needs to sign two or three more players in January
    It goes without saying the acquisition of Pablo Mari is very exciting at first glance. The Brazilian seems to possess all of the qualities Arsenal currently needs at center back, however, there are still holes to fill on the squad. In my opinion, Arsenal needs to sign at least ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-26By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • One Arsenal supporter plans to start his own club
    Let’s take a break from the on-going, unpredictable transfer market, FA Cup games and all the rest to discuss a story out of London that is very interesting. A man names Stuart Morgan is in the midst of launching his own football club in London. He plans to call the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-26By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • The FA Cup needs to be a main target for Arsenal’s season
    Now that we have had some encouraging news on the transfer front, let’s turn our attention to Monday’s 4th FA Cup match v Bournemouth. As we move deeper into this season, the FA Cup and the Europa League are taking on more importance for the Gunners. Winning either competition ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-26By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Breaking News…Arsenal on the verge of signing a defender!
    Has Arsenal closed in on signing a top defender? Please tell me I’m not dreaming! We have seen visual evidence showing Arsenal technical director Edu with Flamengo centerback Pablo Mari at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport this morning reportedly on their way to London. It has been reported ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-25By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Arteta provides an Arsenal transfer update…but, not really
    The Arsenal manager gave the following quotes this morning regarding where Arsenal stands in the transfer market… Is Arsenal pursuing Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matvienko? “I don’t know. I’m not going to be discussing any transfer links publicly. It’s something that we are trying to do internally and when ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-24By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Is the Aubameyang to Barcelona story fake news, or not?
    The internet is buzzing with “reports” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given Barcelona the green light to pursue and sign him this transfer window. Barcelona is looking for a replacement for the injured Luis Suarez who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. In my opinion, this ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-24By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • The saga of Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi
    It goes without saying, I am not a fan of Shkodran Mustafi’s footballing abilities. During the Chelsea match on Tuesday I was calling for him to be sold at halftime. Okay, this was a knee-jerk reaction, however, as a supporter of Arsenal Football Club, it is difficult for me ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-23By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week – South Arizona Armoury
    This week’s award for the Supporters Club of the Week goes to the SOUTH ARIZONA ARMOURY. This loyal group of Gooners gathers every match day at the Playground, 278 East Congress Street in Tucson, AZ. So, if you are ever in south Arizona on a match day, stop by ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-23By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Will the Chelsea match provide a spark for the rest of Arsenal’s season?
    I don’t know about you but I’m still recovering from yesterday’s match. What a display by the Gunners from the 25 minute mark on. What looked like a total disaster actually became one of the club’s top performances this season. Let’s discuss some of the individual performances… Mikel ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-22By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Impressions as we go – Chelsea v Arsenal
    Ok, the following are my ramblings recorded in real time during the Chelsea v Arsenal game on NBCSN… Here we go… 2:15 pm – The starting XI is announced. Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette My biggest surprise is both Bellerin and Saka are starting ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-21By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Where Arsenal stands statistically in the Premiere League
    These are the numbers that shows where Arsenal currently stands in all major statistical categories in the Premier League… 29 points – 10th place 6 wins – 14th place 11 draws – 1st place 6 defeats – Tied 4th place -2 goal differential – 9th place 30 goals scored ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-21By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal needs Kieran Tierney
    For me, one of the biggest disappointments this season has been the lack of Kieran Tierney on the pitch. The 22-year-old Scot has had only 9 starts and 2 subtitute appearances for the Gunners during the 2019-2020 season. He has spent more time in recovery than on the field. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-21By gunner1953
    4 weeks ago