Arteta doubtful for Newcastle, more new kit pictures and thoughts ahead of the weekend.

Morning Goonery boys ‘n’ girls. Friday seems to consistently throw up bad news. Today is no different. Mikel Arteta’s solid and diligent performances in midfield are rightly credited as being the strength of our recent resolve. Like Gilberto Silva, he is often an unsung hero; his unflashy yet imperative work…

Arsenal’s starting XI for the game against Manchester City (team news and preview).

Sunday Jan 13th; FA Premiership, Man City (h) Afternoon folks. There’s something about these ‘big’ fixtures that instills more belief in me for my team. Had we been lining up today against lower league minnows, or one of the Premiership’s so-called “lesser” teams, I’d be nervous and expecting something silly…

Arteta, Koscielny, stuff, bits, blog comments, and general boredom.

Morning all. As you may already know, it is customary for me to write posts at night and schedule them for the following morning. Whilst typing away in the small hours, my mind does tend to wander. Currently, I’m pondering Mikel Arteta’s grooming regime. How does his hair remain so…

The entire Arsenal first team is injured on international duty.

Morning, folks. Injuries. International break. Inevitable. Yesterday, there was one of those injuries, and it befell Laurent Koscielny. At the time of writing this – last night for today – actual details of the severity of Laurent’s ailment were far from clear. He was carried off by the French medical…

Sagna and Wilshere return… *cough, cough* *splutter*… Damn you, man-flu. Damn you to Hell.

Morning, folks. Today’s entry will be short. Why? I have man-flu, and I intend to do what any self-respecting adult would when hit with such an affliction; complain. Last night, I was fine and in good spirits This morning, I feel as if I’ve been violently beaten about the head…

The welcome return of Wilshere, and Frimpong, too…

Morning, folks. Just a quick one today. I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the exceedingly good news. After an absence of well over a year, Jack Wilshere has made his long-awaited return to first team affairs. Sensibly, AW had the following to say about yesterday’s news: “We are so…