Theo, Villa, Zaha, transfers, gossip, and the best/worst of 2012.

Afternoon folks! Winning on Saturday was splendid. For all the bouts of frustrating play, Theo showed us what he is capable of up front when he’s on his game. In the past, I’ve not been his greatest advocate or staunchest of supporters. There have been many times when I’d have…

Arsenal’s starting XI for the game against Newcastle (match preview and round-up)

Morning folks! You know those fans that say they have a “2nd club”, or a “soft spot” for another team?  I’m not one of them. I’ve always seen it as Arsenal are my team, and all the rest are simply opponents – some more irksome than others. However, if I…

Fully fit squad, Ba Humbug, and other news.

Evening (again) folks. At the present, I’m sick as a dog. I usually post sat up, and with a glint of delight twinkling in my eye. At the moment, I’m typing from underneath the covers trying to stifle vomiting long enough to string something mildly coherent together. Your sympathetic comments…

£30m war chest – what happened to £70m? Ba and Nani headed in, and Boxing Day news.

Boxing Day greetings. All that build up, all that preparation, and Christmas is over in a flash. If you’re of the persuasion to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, I hope you enjoyed a merry time yesterday. At present, my bowels are furiously digesting my own body weight in turkey, and I’m sat…

No-go David Villa, no-go Huntelaar, Jack wants Theo to stay, and other news.

Morning folks! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except… the four assholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation” That’s always been my favourite Christmas quote. I’m sure I need not tell you which film it’s from. It has…

“Walcott is not a striker…” – (late) match review, and thanks to the Blogosphere.

Evening fellow Gooners! I’ve braved the terrors of Christmas shopping today, and I feel all the stronger having done so. Navigating swarms of busy shoppers is ordinarily the kind of pursuit to fill me with apoplexy. Today, I put my head down and went for it; buzzing blindly from shop…