Yankee Gooner

  • Nicolas Pepe…his day will come
    On August 1, 2019, 24-year-old Nicolas Pepe arrived in London as the most expensive transfer signing in Arsenal club history. Gooners went crazy with the expectation our new #19 would consistently find the back of the net. After all, Pepe had scored 35 goals over the last two years ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-14By gunner1953
    3 hours ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week
    Congratulations! This week’s Supporters Club of the Week goes to the DENVER GOONERS! Every match day this group of dedicated Arsenal fans gather at The Celtic on Market, 1400 Market Street in Denver, to cheer on their favorite club. So, if you’re ever in the Denver area on a ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-14By gunner1953
    3 hours ago
  • 100% backing…but only until January?
    The Sun in London reported today that even though Unai Emery has “100% backing” from the club, the support is not without an expiration date. The report goes onto say Emery’s Premier League results between now and end of the calendar year will decide whether or not the Spaniard ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-13By gunner1953
    1 day ago
  • Thank you Arsenal Nation!
    When I first launched this website/blog on August 31st I never dreamed it would have any readers, let alone readers from other countries. Since that day, Yankeegooner.net has had readers join in from the following countries… Canada, England, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Guam, Spain, Brazil, and of course, the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-12By gunner1953
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal Execs Give Emery Their Backing
    John Cross of Mirror Sport in London reports the Arsenal front office has given a public endorsement of Unai Emery. In front of Arsenal staff, director of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham were quoted as saying: “We are as disappointed as anyone else with both our results ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-11By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • A Letter to Arsenal Nation
    Dear Fellow Members of the Arsenal Nation: I am writing this letter to my fellow Gooners worldwide to express my sincere get well wishes for the Arsenal Football Club. Right now, our club is in a rapid decline, and I’m afraid we might have lost hope for a ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-11By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • International Matches To Watch
    Here’s a list of recommend viewing during the international break… November 14 – England v Montenegro and Turkey v Ireland November 15 – Bosnia and Herzegovina v Italy and Romania v Sweden November 16 – Russia v Belgium and Germany v Belarus November 17 – Kosovo v England and Bulgaria ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-11By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • Gunners on International Duty
    Here are the Arsenal players called up by their home countries for international duty… Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock – England Under-21s Lucas Torreira – Uruguay Emi Martinez – Argentina Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon Nicolas Pepe – Ivory Coast Matteo Guendouzi – France Under-21s Sead Kolasinac ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-10By gunner1953
    4 days ago
  • Leicester City 2 – Arsenal 0
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-09By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Saturday’s Predictions
    Predicted starting XI… Leno Kolasinac, Luiz, Sokratis Bellerin Guendouzi, Torreira, Ozil Aubaymeyang, Lacazatte, Pepe Predicted final score: Leicester City 3 – Arsenal 1 Emery is sacked after the match. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-09By gunner1953
    6 days ago
  • What to do in the January transfer window?
    There is a lot going on with Arsenal these days, and maybe even more Gunner headlines will be written in January. What will Arsenal do in the next transfer market? Will Xhaka, Ozil, Torreira or Mustafi be sent packing to other clubs? If one, two, three, all four of ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-08By gunner1953
    6 days ago
  • What to expect Saturday at King Power Stadium
    3rd vs. 5th sounds like an intriguing matchup, right? Well, there will be more to the story than football when the Foxes entertain the Gunners on Saturday. What can we expect from Leicester City in this important Premier League match-up? Well, to start with, let’s toss up a few ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-07By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week
    Every Thursday Yankeegooner.net picks a group of Arsenal supporters in the USA to be the Supporters Club ion the Week. This week’s honor goes to the NORTH BAY GOONERS based in Santa Rosa, CA. Every match day this group of dedicated Arsenal fans gather at the K&L Bistro, 119 ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-07By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • 1 shot on target = 1 goal = 1-1 draw in Portugual
    I’m sick and tired of writing cynical posts about the Arsenal Football Club. No, I really am. I have a deep affection for the north London side, but lately frustration has gotten the best of me. So here we go again..another cynical post. If you had the unfortunate ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-06By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Tuesday’s Predictions
    Starting XI… Martinez Kolasinac, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin Ceballos, Torreira, Maitland-Niles Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe Score… Vitoria 2 – Arsenal 2 ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-06By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Oh Captain, my Captain! Xhaka out, Auba in
    It was hardly a stunner today when Unai Emery stripped the captain’s arm band from Granit Xhaka and awarded it to our leading goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, This was good news for Arsenal Nation as Xhaka has been in the headlines consistently since his disrespectful display coming off the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-05By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-05By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Has the ship sailed for Emery?
    We are now 16 games into the season and we are getting a lot of headlines. Unfortunately, the press has been mostly negative. In just the last few weeks headlines have focussed on Ozil, Xhaka, and Emery. Other names outside the club have also been included, such as Mourinho, ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-04By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Dropping points…and the beat goes on
    Today is Unai Emery’s 48th birthday. Hopefully, the man has a nice day with friends and family to celebrate the occasion, however, it’s probably a bittersweet day for the Arsenal boss. As the team continues to struggle to find form, and points, rumors are flying that he will be ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-03By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Has Arsenal forgot how to win?
    Another disappointing performance for Gooner supporters everywhere. A 1-1 draw vs. Wolves at home is not what we expected. Following a week of Xhaka drama, Unai Emery went against his recent mindset and (allowed) Mesut Ozil a spot in the starting XI. At the end of the day, Ozil ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-02By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Saturday’s Predictions
    Starting XI… Leno Tierney, Sokratis, Luiz, Bellerin Guendouzi, Ceballos, Ozil Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang Score: Arsenal 3 – Wolves 2 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-11-01By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Granit Xhaka has spoken…finally
    After taking some time to reflect on what happened on Sunday afternoon, I would like to give you an explanation rather than just a quick response. The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-31By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week
    This week’s Supporters Club of the Week goes to ARSENAL KENTUCKY! This loyal group of Gooners gathers for match days at Molly Malone’s, located at 3900 Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews. So, the next time you are in Louisville on an Arsenal match day, stop by Molly Malone’s and ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-31By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Carabao Cup Predictions
    Before I go see Mickey, here are my Carabao Cup predictions for this week’s fixtures… Burton Albion 0 – Leicester City 3 Crawley Town 2 – Colchester United 1 Everton 2 – Watford 1 Manchester City 5 – Southampton 0 Oxford United 1 – Sunderland 2 Liverpool 4 – Arsenal ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-28By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Good morning Gooner Nation!
    Good morning my fellow Gooners! I woke up today feeling optimistic and happy. Nothing can bring me down today, not even Arsenal’s dreadful result vs. Crystal Palace. I’ll tell you why I’m feeling this way later in the post. Boy, is north London a mess right now. I just don’t ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-28By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Will the Emery drama build, and what about the captain?
    To my discredit, I predicted a final score of 2-2…and Arsenal did not disappoint. After jumping to a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes, you just had the feeling that score would not last. Unfortunately, that feeling came true…a 2-2 draw. The game was entertaining, and along the way ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-27By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Sunday’s Predictions
    Starting XI… Leno Kolasinac, Sokratis, Luiz, Chambers Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka Soccer: Arsenal 2 – Crystal Palace 2 Ozil is in the stands. Cheers. Gunner1953 ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-27By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • NBCSN…brilliant soccer TV
    As a Yankee Gooner through and through, I am thrilled to watch NBCSN’s Saturday morning coverage live from Austin, Texas. It is wonderful to see so many Premier League fans getting out of bed early in the AM to travel to downtown Austin and take part in this great celebration ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-26By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Last night…and more Arsenal stuff
    Here’s a few comments on some various Arsenal topics, including last night’s win over Vitoria… Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasn’t on the squad so Nicolas Pepe was designated as the man of the hour to bring heroics to the Emirates Stadium last night in north London. The Ivory Coast star wasted no ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-25By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago
  • Is Emery our man, or not?
    As a sports fan my entire life I have cried more then I have celebrated. My teams have lost big games in the final minute, or have blown big leads to eventually fall to defeat. I have experienced the lowest of lows as a sports fan. With Arsenal, the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2019-10-24By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago