Tag: English Premier League 2010/2011

My trip to London for Arsenal v Blackburn

After a five-day trip to London and a nasty bout of tonsillitis picked up on the flight home, I am finally back to blogging ways today. I wouldn’t blame any of you for forgetting this after such a long absence, but the Blackburn game was my first ever taste of live Arsenal action. This meant […]

Ten games to win the league. But can we do it?

The last few weeks have been difficult for Arsenal. First the Carling Cup was thrown away in extraordinary circumstances. Then a terrible refereeing decision at the Nou Camp ended hopes of pulling off a Champions League upset against the best team in the world. Finally, Manchester United, our major title rivals, put out a severely-understrength […]

Arsenal 1-0 Stoke: When winning is losing

When Jermaine Pennant lined up his last-minute free-kick last night I was extremely worried. The result seemed to hinge on the result of this moment, our good defending and another league sheet counting for nothing if the ex-Arsenal ex-con slipped his shot into the back of the net. At that moment our early domination seemed […]

Chamakh or Bendtner is manager’s only dilemma

The talking point going into tonight’s game with Stoke are injuries to Robin “157 goals in 5 games” van Persie and Laurent “I win every tackle I attempt” Koscielny. Their exclusion leaves Arsene Wenger with a couple of interesting changes to make. Sebastien Squillaci will undoubtedly continue alongside the returning Johan Djourou, while one of […]

Arsenal 2-0 Wolves: A Barcelona-esque performance

If last week’s 4-4 draw with Newcastle was the hyperactive, uncontrollable coffee-fueled spectacle from hell, this one had calming chamomile tea written all over it. We’ve beaten Premiership teams by greater margins this season but I don’t think we’ve been so completely in control of a game as we were against Wolves yesterday. With the […]

Arsenal v Newcastle: Open Thread

Just opening up a thread for comments and discussion on today’s game. Some potential talking points to get things going: Lukasz Fabianski’s season-ending surgery, Alex Song and Denilson out for the game and Cesc Fabregas’ week-long asassination in the media. Enjoy! Have your say on Arsenal v Newcastle by leaving a comment.