Yankee Gooner

  • Is Arsenal too thin in the goalkeeping department?
    As a longtime Gooner, I have a serious concern. In recent years, and probably long before that, the Gunners have been deep at the goalkeeper position. As it stands right now, I’m not so sure we have the necessary depth at that position, and here’s why. The Gunners’ two ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-24By gunner1953
    1 day ago
  • Match Day Predictions for Arsenal v Leicester City
    The Gunners return to the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League match v Leicester City on Sunday. Both sides have some question marks going into the match. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers indicated yesterday that Jamie Vardy remains questionable match while recovering from a calf injury. On Arsenal’s side, Dani ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-24By gunner1953
    1 day ago
  • Beach City Gooners – Supporters Club of the Week
    Congratulations to the BEACH CITY GOONERS of Long Beach, California for being named the Arsenal Supporters Club of the Week! Every match day this loyal group of Arsenal supporters gather at Auld Dubliner, 715 South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. So, if you are ever in the Long Beach area ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-24By gunner1953
    2 days ago
  • Gunners open their Europa League season with a win!
    The Gunners played a hard fought game against a very good Rapid Vienna side in Austria on Thursday. It was the Europa League opener for both clubs, and they gave both sides’ supporters plenty to enjoy during the 90 minutes. Rapid Vienna stuck first after halftime, however, successive goals by ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-23By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • Ozil speaks out over being dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League squad
    Mesut Ozil has spoken, and it’s loud and clear the German midfielder is not happy about not making Mikel Arteta’s 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the season. Here’s Ozil statement released earlier on Wednesday… “This is a difficult message to write to Arsenal fans that I’ve played ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-21By gunner1953
    4 days ago
  • Predictions for Rapid Vienna v Arsenal on Thursday
    The Gunners open their 2020-2021 Europa League campaign at Rapid Vienna in Austria on Thursday. The Austrian Bundesliga club is currently second in their league with a 3-1-0 record. Here’s how I think Mikel Arteta will line-up on Thursday… [4-3-3] Saka, Nketiah, Pepe Elneny, Partey, Willock Maitland-Niles, Gabriel, Luiz, Cedric ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-20By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Do we need to worry about Auba’s lack of goals?
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored a goal since the Premier League opener at Fulham on September 12th, and that has some people alarmed. However, if you look at Arsenal’s schedule, that is only four games. (He didn’t play in the two Carabao Cup games) Former Premier League veteran striker ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-20By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • The European Super League?
    Here’s something to keep an eye on over the next few months. FIFA is backing a $6-billion dollar investment by Wall Street giant JP Morgan to form a European super league of 16 to 18 teams which would basically replace the Champions League. The report did not say if UEFA ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-20By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Arsenal has shown a “big, big difference” between then and now
    After taking 24 hours to digest yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, I’ve come to the decision that I agree with Bernd Leno’s assessment of where the Gunners are against the league’s top teams. Leno told Arsenal.com, “On one hand we’re disappointed, but on the other we played a good ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-18By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Arteta’s official starting XI v Manchester City
    Mikel Arteta has released his team sheet for today’s match at the Etihad. Kieren Tierney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature in the starting XI. Thomas Partey starts on the bench. Here’s the full line-up… Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Saka, Ceballos, Willian, Aubameyang, Pepe Here are the substitutes… Runarsson, Luiz, Maitland-Niles, ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-17By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Revised Arsenal Starting XI v Man City
    Let’s assume Aubameyang’s ankle is healed and he starts tomorrow. Let’s assume Thomas gets his first Arsenal start. And, let’s also assume KT is still locked away in Scottish isolation. With all of those assumptions in hand, I have revised my starting XI for Saturday’s match. Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian Xhaka, ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-16By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Back to business for the Gunners, but a few question marks remain
    The October international break is finally over. Now, Mikel Arteta and his team can get back to the business of preparing for Saturday’s tussle with Manchester City at the Etihad. During his pre-match press conference this morning, Arteta was pressed on whether Thomas Partey could play on Saturday. Arsenal.com ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-15By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Magic City ASC – Supporters Club of the Week
    This week we salute the MAGIC CITY ASC in Birmingham, Alabama as the Arsenal Supporters Club of the Week! Every match day, this loyal group of Gooners gather at Rojo, 2921 Highland Avenue South in Birmingham, to support their favorite football club. So, if you are ever in the heart ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-15By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • “The Wenger Plan” – Good or bad idea?
    Arsene Wenger is a giant in the world of international football. Currently, he is the “Head of Global Football Development” for FIFA. His style of free flowing football is one of the reasons I became an Arsenal fan years ago. I have always admired him as a coach, as a ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-13By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • It’s “Partey” time in north London!
    Thomas Partey has officially been unveiled at the Arsenal Football Club! Our new transfer from Atletico Madrid took photos, did interviews and met fellow players and staff at the London Colney facility this morning. Thomas told Arsenal.com, “I was so happy, I was excited. I was not even here yet ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-13By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Predictions for Manchester City v Arsenal on Saturday…
    Up to this point, it’s been a relatively quiet international break for Arsenal. So far, so good on the injury front, as no Arsenal players on international duty have reported any knocks. Let’s hope this continues for another few days. On the home front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ability to play on ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-12By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Counting down to Manchester City v Arsenal
    International breaks can be long and tedious. I enjoying watching international football during these breaks, especially the big national clubs going to head-to-head, but at the end of the day, I still miss Arsenal football! Next on the Gunners schedule is Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday. The Gunners ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-11By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Buffalo Gooners – Supporters Club of the Week
    Hats off to the BUFFALO GOONERS for being named the Arsenal Supporters Club of the Week! On match days, this spirited group of Gooners gather at Papi Grande’s, 4276 Maple Road in Amherst, NY to support their favorite club! So, if you are ever in the Buffalo area on a ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-08By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Bukayo and Ainsley represent England today v Wales
    It will be interesting to see how Gareth Southgate lines-up his troops in today’s international friendly v Wales. Could either of Arsenal representatives, Ainsley Maitland-Niles or England team newcomer Bukayo Saka, be in the starting XI? Southgate has already been impressed by Saka. The England boss told the Mirror, “I’ve ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-08By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Tierney is isolated for 14 days after COVID-19 exposure
    We haven’t recently discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on football, however, it’s pretty hard to ignore the subject today since one of Arsenal’s top players is now in quarantine. Kieran Tierney is in isolation after being exposed to Scotland teammate Stuart Armstrong, who has tested positive for the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-07By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Gunners on international duty
    Arsenal has a long list of first team players heading out for the October international break. As always, keep your finger crossed they all return to London safe and healthy! Here’s the list… Bernd Leno – Germany Runar Alex Runarsson – Iceland Kieran Tierney – Scotland (will miss all games ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-07By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal squad now set until the next transfer window
    The transfer window is closed and Mikel Arteta now has a squad firmly in place until the next transfer window. The process was a bit grueling for everyone involved, including supporters, but at the end of the day Arsenal has come away a stronger squad. Arteta was able to acquire ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-06By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arteta gets his man! Well, at least one of them
    This was a jaw dropping day for me, and I suppose for most of the world’s Arsenal faithful. Any chance of signing Thomas Partey seemed like it was done and dusted days ago, yet Mikel Arteta, Edu and other members of Arsenal’s transfer team found a way to make ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-06By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Who is coming, not coming, or going?
    It’s a typical Transfer Deadline Day with news and rumors flying all over Europe. The window officially closes at 6 pm EDT (11 pm BT) today. Who is coming? The big story day is Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Party. Mikel Arteta has been hot on his trail since before the window ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-05By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Gunners win 2-1, but two of the big boys fall
    What a day in the Premier League on Sunday! First, the Gunners fought for a very tough 2-1 win over Sheffield United at the emirates today. This was totally a team victory as every Gunner had to play at full speed the entire game to get the win. Sheffield United ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-04By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arteta releases his starting XI v Sheffield United
    Here’s how the boss is lining up his troops today v Sheffield United at the Emirates… Starting XI… Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Nketiah, Aubameyang Substitutes… Runarsson, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Xhaka, Pepe, Lacazette ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-04By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal’s predicted starting XI v Sheffield United on Sunday
    The Gunners return to the Emirates to face Premier League foe Sheffield United on Sunday. Here’s my predicted Arsenal starting XI for that match… [3-4-3] Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Bellerin Tierney, Gabriel, Luiz Predicted final score: ARSENAL 3 – Sheffield United 1 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-02By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Could William Saliba be going back to France?
    Are the wheels turning at Arsenal to send 19-year-old defender William Saliba back out on loan? The French publication, Oest-France, is reporting Rennes and the Gunners are having those exact talks about Saliba. Since the young Brazilian came to Arsenal this summer, his playing time has been limited to friendlies ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-02By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal are drawn in favorable Europa League Group B
    Arsenal will lead Group B in this season’s Europa League. Overall, the Gunners have drawn a favorable group of opponents. The fixture dates will be released laster on Friday. Here is a quick look at our Group B opponents… Rapid Wien is located in Vienna, Austria. They play in the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-02By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal advance in Carabao Cup following penalty shoot-out!
    Mikel Arteta went to Anfield on Thursday to win the game, and he did just that. After a tough defeat at Liverpool on Monday, the Gunners held the Reds to a 0-0 draw following 90 minutes of regulation play. Bernd Leno erased two Liverpool penalty kicks, and then Joe Willock ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-10-02By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago