North London Derby Preview

North London Derby Preview

November 17, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

This season’s biggest match kicks off tomorrow, Hots*** travel across town to the Emirates in the first north London Derby of the year. The bad guys occupy third place in the table right now, as opposed to sixth for Arsenal, and are being considered the favorites. Sort of funny how [Read More]

Arsenal's want-aways

Henry, Ronaldo, Zlatan & Arsenal’s Want-aways

November 15, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Yesterday, Italy was knocked out of World Cup contention for the first time since 1958 to the hands of an unlikely tormentor, Sweden. What was probably surprising about the result (1-0 over two legs) was that the Swedes did it without their (arguably) best-ever player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. That reminds me [Read More]

Interlull

Interlull Update: Injury, Recovery, Derby

November 13, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

The international break is one week old, so we’re all probably getting a little crazy. Fortunately, this is the final interlull of 2017 (good riddance!) so our suffering will be over soon. To go along with the bittersweet feelings that the team will be in action again soon, though against [Read More]

Arsenal Loan Watch November 2017

Arsenal Loan Watch November 2017

November 8, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

It’s another international break (sigh), so let’s talk about anything aside from the international game. Not only is my beloved USMNT not going to Russia, but my even more beloved Arsenal is coming off another loss away from home. So, to create a distraction from all these terrible things, let’s [Read More]

Manchester City

Manchester City Defeat Arsenal

November 6, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Yesterday the team lost away to Manchester City 3-1. Two of the home goals were contentious, the penalty as well as (another) offside strike, but overall few if any Arsenal fans will argue that Pep’s boys didn’t deserve the points. That’s not to say the team didn’t show some fight, [Read More]

Carabao Cup Quarterfinal draw

Carabao Cup Quarterfinal Draw!

October 26, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Arsenal await the results of the Carabao Cup Quarterfinal draw, scheduled to take place on Thursday October 26. They are one of 8 clubs still alive in the competition, with the final taking place on February 25, 2018. The last round saw the Gunners edge past a determined Doncaster Rovers [Read More]

Swansea Preview

Arsenal v Swansea Preview

October 26, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Sunday saw Arsenal route Everton 5-2, with Ronald Koeman’s sacking confirmed just a day later. The Gunners followed that up with an emotional, come from behind win over Norwich in the Carabao Cup. With Eddie Nketiah making himself known to the world, and a hungry Welsh team visiting the Emirates [Read More]

happy time

Everton 2-5 Arsenal: The First Happy Time?

October 22, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Is this the first happy time for Arsenal fans? With no wins away from the Emirates coming into Sunday’s game, Arsene Wenger’s seat on the bench was warm well before kick-off. Of course, his counterpart Ronald Koeman felt the Devil biting at his backside from the other dugout as well. [Read More]

soft penalty

Soft Penalty and a Soft Team: Watford 2-1 Arsenal

October 14, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

The Gunners slumped to yet another defeat away from the Emirates on Friday at Watford. The first half was relatively uneventful, with both teams deeming defense more important for the first 45. Per Mertesacker broke the deadlock with a headed goal (from a set piece nonetheless!) to take his team [Read More]

Remembering Arsenal's Invincibles

Remembering Arsenal’s Invincibles

October 8, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Only twice in the history of the English game has a team completed a full league season without losing a single game. The first club to accomplish the feat was Preston North End in 1888-1889, where they won 18 games and drew four out of a league season of 22 [Read More]

Arsenal Loan Watch October 2017

Arsenal Loan Watch October 2017

October 4, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Arsenal go into the international break on a high following a string of good results. They beat Brighton at home 2-0 after traveling to Belarus to dispatch BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Add that to wins over Bournemouth, FC Cologne, Doncaster and West Brom, as well as the great draw [Read More]