Categories
Gunner Thoughts

The “look what he has to work with” narrative has an expiration date

The “look what he has to work with” excuse has an expiration date and it’s fast approaching. Next season, it can’t be used for defending Mikel or Edu without carrying a definitive stench.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts

Rotated squad responds and rises

Arsenal put on a show lead by Pepe and Willian of all people. The ability for them to get a result with such a heavily rotated squad bodes well for the near future.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts Matches

Leicester-Arsenal: Team news, lineup, predictions

Team news, lineup, and predictions for Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Leicester City.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts Matches

Leicester-Arsenal: To be or not to be

Arsenal need a win against Leicester City to keep the Premier League route back to Europe open, but they also need to prevent fatigue. To go for it or not?

Categories
Gunner Thoughts

Major games make for major learning opportunities

Arsenal have had a tough season, but they will give the young players invaluable experience down the stretch for as long as they earn it and that cannot be discounted.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts Matches

Arsenal 3-2: Saka saves season from themselves

That Saka kid can play! Saka saves the extends the season, even if it came from saving it from themselves.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts Matches

Arsenal-Benfica: Team news, lineup, predictions

Team news, lineup, predictions for Arsenal’s second leg against Benfica in the Europa League.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts Matches Uncategorized

Arsenal-Benfica: A test of how much Arsenal learned

As Arteta heads toward the end of his first season, one that has strayed far from script, many fans will be keen to see clear signs of Mikel learning his trade and bettering himself.

Categories
Gunner Thoughts

Arteta’s writing is on the wall, but what does it say?

A lot of writing has gone up on the wall in Arteta’s first season, but does it translate to Arteta out or Arteta in?

Categories
Gunner Thoughts

Deep Dive: Understanding why Saka played the right wing

Some were angered, some understood, so why was Saka on the right wing the decision Arteta made?