New numbers

Kit & Caboodle: New Numbers, New Look for Gunners

May 22, 2018 Martin Hawkins 0

While the 2018-2019 home kit leaked weeks ago, the club had not made an official announcement. That changed today, as Puma and Arsenal released their first official promotional video ahead of the launch. Meanwhile, the squad gets another sort of new look, as four first-team players got new numbers. New [Read More]

Carabao Cup

Midweek Musings; Clean Sheets & Injury

December 20, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

On Tuesday, Arsenal qualified for the semifinals of the Carabao Cup by edging by West Ham 1-0 at the Emirates. It was a very boring game. Next up is match-day 19 in the Premier League, the halfway mark between the season’s start and finish, and the Gunners will host Liverpool [Read More]

Bad Away From Home

Bad Away From Home: Midweek Musings

December 14, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

The team has been bad away from home this year. Really bad. I know I don’t need to tell you, but it’s true. Just like on Sunday at St. Mary’s, on Wednesday at the London Stadium Arsenal were unable to take a win from a bottom-half opponent. This time, the [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Gunners grind one out

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners Grind One Out

September 17, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Going into the clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, few if any pundits gave Arsenal a chance to take even one point from the game. However, through a combination of astute tactical awareness and sublime team selection, Arsene Wenger’s men proved them wrong. The Gunners grind one out to win [Read More]

Worrying Win

Another Worrying Win for Arsene Wenger

September 14, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

After the first 45, many fans at the Emirates were probably looking for something to throw at their manager. Bottom-of-the-Bundesliga FC Cologne were leading by 1-0, and looked much more like the team that has won 3 trophies in the last 4 years. After what must have been a halftime [Read More]

three great performances

Three Great Performances From Arsenal’s 3-0 Win

September 10, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Yesterday at the Emirates was the first time this year Gooners saw their team play a good game for a full 90 minutes. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were by the skipper’s own admission poor, at least worst than Arsenal’s previous three opponents in the League. However, as the old saying goes, [Read More]

What Went Wrong at Stoke

What Went Wrong at Stoke

August 20, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Just last May it felt as though the Potter’s favorite fixture of the year finally belonged to the visitors. On that day, Arsenal went to Bet365 Stadium and took three points from Stoke City, winning 4-1. However, the mighty have fallen as the Gunners lost yesterday’s meeting by a narrow [Read More]

Community Shield Player Ratings

Community Shield Player Ratings

August 7, 2017 Martin Hawkins 0

Ready for your Community Shield player ratings? Yesterday Arsenal captured their 15th FA Community Shield when they beat Chelsea on penalties. The match was level until just after the interval when Victor Moses pounced on a loose ball in Arsenal’s area and tucked it away past a diving┬áPetr Cech. New [Read More]