Yankee Gooner

  • 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
    3 hours 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
    8 hours 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
    11 hours ago
  • Arsenal’s projected starting XI v Chelsea
    Here’s my projected starting XI for the Gunners today v Chelsea… Leno Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Maitland-Niles Ozil, Torreira, Xhaka Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe Projected final score: Chelsea 1 – Arsenal 2 FYI…The Gunners have not won at Stamford Bridge since October, 2011. COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-21By gunner1953
    12 hours ago
  • Will Arsenal sign anyone in January?
    With only 11 days to go in the January transfer market we aren’t privy to any of the activity going on inside Arsenal HQ. We know the front office is working hard behind the scenes during this transfer window, but Gooner Nation is getting impatient and want to see ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-20By gunner1953
    1 day ago
  • Chelsea v Arsenal is a “must win” for the Gunners
    If Arsenal has any hopes of making the top four in the Premiere League by the end of the season the wins must begin piling up, and soon. I hate to use this old sports cliche, but Tuesday’s game at Chelsea is a “must win.” There ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-20By gunner1953
    2 days ago
  • Arteta’s comments on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw
    Mikel Arteta’s had some interesting things to say following Saturday’s 1-1 draw v Sheffield United… “I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and I think we lost two points. In the Premier League, if you don’t put the game to bed then in the last ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-19By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • Arsenal blows another lead, and 2 points
    It was a case of watching the same movie over and over. In the States we call it “Groundhog Day.” Arsenal takes the lead, Arsenal loses the lead, Arsenal ends with a disappointing draw. That’s 13 draws in all competitions this season, including 11 draws in 23 Premier League ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-18By gunner1953
    3 days ago
  • Arsenal’s Projected Starting XI v Sheffield United
    Here’s my starting XI v Sheffield United… Leno Saka, Holding, Luiz, Maitland-Niles Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ozil Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe Final Score: Arsenal 2 – Sheffield United 1 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-17By gunner1953
    4 days ago
  • Who should replace Aubameyang in the Arsenal starting XI?
    It goes without saying we will miss Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the next three games. Our goal-scoring talisman has accounted for 50% of our Premier League goals this season. That’s impressive for Auba, but very unimpressive for the rest of the team. Mikel Arteta has a very large hole to fill ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-16By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Would Alexis Sanchez be a good fit at Arsenal right now?
    The other day I was putting together a list of former Arsenal players I wish were still on the team. These are guys still playing somewhere, for someone. My first choice was Aaron Ramsey, followed by Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal and Wojciech Szczesny. Then I thought, what about Alexis ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-16By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week – Krewe of Arsenal
    This week’s award for the Arsenal Supporters Club of the Week goes to KREWE OF ARSENAL in New Orleans. Every match day this dedicated group of Gooners meet at Finn McCool’s Irosh Pub, 3701 Banks Street in New Orleans to watch AFC. So, if you are ever in New ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-16By gunner1953
    5 days ago
  • Arsenal drops to 11th on the richest football clubs list
    Arsenal has dropped in the list of the world’s richest football clubs. The Gunners are now ranked 11th, down 2 spots from the 2019 list. Barcelona has overtaken Real Madrid to become the world’s richest football club. Manchester United remains England’s highest placed team on the list, while ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-14By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • City’s John Stones to Arsenal?
    The London football press is convinced Mikel Arteta wants John Stones to join Arsenal. And, why not? The Gunners boss watched the 25-year-old Englishman up close and personal for several years while working as Man City’s assistant manager., It would make sense that Stones would relish this move as ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-14By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • FA Cup – Third Round Replays
    The FA Cup continues today and tomorrow with eight 3rd Round Replays. Here is the fixture list for those matches. Today – January 14 2:45 pm EST Newcastle United v Rochdale AFC 2:45 pm EST Shrewsbury Town v Bristol City 2:45 pm EST Coventry City v Bristol Rovers 2:45 ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-14By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • A mid-season break is coming for Arsenal and the Premier League
    Don’t forget to update your calendars… The two-week mid-season player break will take place in February and will be structured to ensure that Premier League matches will still be played every weekend over that period. Each weekend during the break will feature five Premier League games on the first weekend ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-13By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Is the January transfer window still open for Arsenal?
    With 18 days left in the January transfer window, what should we expect from the Gunners front office? Here are the moves made so far in north London… Who has been loaned out: Konstaninos Mavropanos – 6 month loan – FC Nuremberg Emile Smith Rowe – 6 month loan ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-13By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Has Arsenal been stiffed 9 points?
    Ok, I’m not one to usually blame poor refereeing decisions for my teams’ bad performances, however, a report released by ESPN really caught my eye. According to their findings, this would be the current Premier League table if every refereeing decision had been correct this season… 1st – Liverpool ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-13By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • The Arsenal boss speaks about the 1-1 draw
    Here are some quotes from Mikel Arteta during his post-match press conference… “I was pleased with how we started the game, with the way we dominated the first half. We saw things that we’d worked on in training and the way they executed them was good. But obviously after ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-11By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal lacks the killer instinct!
    What started out as a strong Arsenal performance in the first 20 minutes of today’s game ultimately turned to dust as the Gunners conceded a free kick goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s straight red card seemed to seal their fate. The final, Palace 1 – Arsenal 1. Mikel Arteta used ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-11By gunner1953
    1 week ago
  • Projected Starting XI v Crystal Palace
    Here’s my projected starting XI for Saturday’s match… Leno Kolasinac, Sokratis, Luiz, Maitland-Niles Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang Projected final score: Crystal Palace 2 – Arsenal 3 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-11By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week
    Congratulations to the MIAMI ARSENAL SUPPORTERS CLUB being recognized as the Supporters Club of the Week! This loyal group of Gooners gathers every match day at Fado Irish Pub, 900 South Miami Avenue in Miami. So, if you are ever in the South Beach area on a match day, ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-09By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal’s Kim Little receives Scottish honor
    Arsenal’s Women’s club captain Kim Little has been ranked #7 in Scotland’s Top 50 Sporting Stars of the Decade. Kim was in good company. Sir Alex Ferguson was ranked third, while tennis superstar Andy Murray finished #1 as the Scot’s top sporting star in the first decade of the ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-08By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • It’s January…what Arsenal players are on the clock?
    Let me make another revision to the list of Arsenal players I think will either be transferred or loaned out in January. The Express is reporting as many as 12 Gunners will be gone. I think that might too big of a number, but who the heck really knows. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-07By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Is the Aubameyang transfer saga over at Arsenal?
    There was some good news coming out of north London that should make all Gooners breath a little easier today. Arsenal’s scoring maestro, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was quoted on Arsenal.com as saying: “I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-07By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal v Leeds and the halftime chat
    Mikel Arteta beautifully summed up the Gunners performance v Leeds United on Monday. “Absolutely, we need to show more consistency because they haven’t done it for many, many months. So, it has to be a process, but that’s why I think tonight is a really good lesson for them. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-07By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal needs to build off the big win over Man United
    Okay, here we go. It’s FA Cup Third Round match day for The Arsenal Football Club! Here are some quick thoughts about today’s match v Leeds United. First off, this really is an important game for the Gunners. Following their big win against Manchester United 5 days ago our ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-06By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal Projected Starting XI v Leeds United
    I am no longer going to predict anything. From now on I am only going to project! Projected Arsenal Starting XI v Leeds United on Monday… Martinez Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles Guendouzi, Ceballos, Willock Nelson, Lacazette, Pepe Projected Final Score: Arsenal 3 – Leeds United 1 COYG! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-05By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal, TV, Draws, and the FA Cup
    I have been fighting a cold this week, so I have been staying home thinking about a few things to cover in this blog. Here’s a few of the items that clanked me on the head… I’m feeling so much better about Arsenal these days. I think Mikel Arteta ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-04By gunner1953
    2 weeks ago
  • Supporters Club of the Week: Virginia Beach Gooners
    Our first 2020 Supports Club of the Week is the VIRGINIA BEACH GOONERS! This hearty group gets together on match days at Froggie’s Cantina, 3656 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. So, if you are ever in Virginia Beach on an Arsenal match day, please stop by and say hello ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2020-01-02By gunner1953
    3 weeks ago