Arsenal.com not streaming live Emery’s press conferences

By 1970's Gooner I don't know if you've noticed but we have yet to watch an Emery pre match press conference live transmitted on Arsenal.com. This was a Thursday morning ritual under Wenger which we all looked forward to. But alas it is to be no more, until further notice. This is so according to official Arsenal policy communicated to me after enquiring as to why we are no longer privileged

The formation to get the best out of Ozil

By 1970's Gooner There is only one formation and position that Mr Emery should adopt with regard to Ozil for Saturday's game against Chelsea. And it is not that which he opted for in the match against City. That had two drawbacks.  The first was that Ozil was deployed on the left side of the forward line which did not allow him to dictate and play his usual game of intelligent passing. It is

Get a grip Mr Emery

By 1970's Gooner I desisted communicating my anger and scathing criticism right after the City match as I was too disappointed and angry. Now two days later the anger has gone but my disappointment is still there. And the reason is that almost all our obvious failings were avoidable and the reason they were avoidable is down to the ineptitude of the Coach. Let's start: Unai Emery proved inept

Lets hope Emery doesn’t make this big mistake against Man City

By 1970's Gooner To be honest I haven't seen enough to convince me, during pre season so far, that the players are putting into practice what Emery has been preaching in his press conferences so far. He has been talking, sensibly so, that he considers it as important to be alert not only when in possession but when we loose the ball.  However the practice session of holding hands in a circle

Chinese club doubles Arsenal’s offer to Socrates

By 1970's Gooner Although the signing of Socrates Papastathopoulos from Dortmund is considered a done deal a new offer from a Chinese team is on the table. It can be revealed that Arsenal's offer to Socrates is an annual salary of 5.5m pounds which equates to about 106,000 per week, for a three year contract.  Greek site Sport24.gr is reporting that the offer from the unnamed Chinese club is

Stephan in Hector out?

By 1970's Gooner The signing of the Swiss and Juventous right back is not of course a done deal as the player himself has indicated. The fact that Arsenal are pursuing this player is nevertheless  significant. This player is very experienced, ouzes class and in my opinion can be a first team starter. His performance in the friendly against Spain and of course for Juventous in

Lichsteiner signing could create more cash for Arsenal transfers

By 1970's Gooner The signing of the Swiss and Juventous right back is not of course a done deal as the player himself has indicated. The fact that Arsenal are pursuing this player is nevertheless  significant. This player is very experienced, ouzes class and in my opinion can be a first team starter. His performance in the friendly against Spain and of course for Juventous in the past

Lichsteiner signing could create more cash for Arsenal transfers

By 1970's Gooner The signing of the Swiss and Juventous right back is not of course a done deal as the player himself has indicated. The fact that Arsenal are pursuing this player is nevertheless  significant. This player is very experienced, ouzes class and in my opinion can be a first team starter. His performance in the friendly against Spain and of course for Juventous in the past season

VAR would have probably chalked off Bergkamp’s goal at Newcastle

By 1970's Gooner I am glad that VAR's introduction into the PL has been put off till next year. It needs to be tried and tested a lot more than what has been attempted so far and it would have caused havoc with the enjoyment of the game by the millions round the world paying to watch it every week. One of the greatest goals scored in the PL is undoubtedly Bergkamp's delightful pass to himself

VAR would have probably chalked off Bergkamp’s goal at Newcastle

By 1970's Gooner I am glad that VAR's introduction into the PL has been put off till next year. It needs to be tried and tested a lot more than what has been attempted so far and it would have caused havoc with the enjoyment of the game by the millions round the world paying to watch it every week. One of the greatest goals scored in the PL is undoubtedly Bergkamp's delightful pass to himself

The ideal circumstances for Wenger’s exit

By 1970's Gooner It will seem somewhat strange to be writing about Wenger's departure from Arsenal Football Club when a fine victory has been achieved against Watford. But it is obvious that even he has realised that achieving 4th place in the league is now beyond the realm of possibility. It will require two teams to begin having a nightmare run in to the closing stages of the League. This is

Dont be so stingy Arsenal. Pay the money for Aubameyang

By 1970's Gooner Its the same every time. Arsenal trying to squeeze even the last penny out of a deal. Trying to get the player on the cheap when it is obvious that the valuation Dortmund placed on Aubameyang is about right considering todays market place. We have already placed a bid for 50m or so, so we are not far away anyway. And we DO NEED to strengthen following Sanchez's departure AND WE

Aubameyang transfer to go to the wire with uncertain outcome

By 1970's Gooner Lets get the so called facts right.  It is a fact that Aubameyang wants to come to Arsenal and Arsenal do want him having sent over a strong delegation headed by Gazides to get the deal through. It seems that this a deal that Arsene wants badly enough having upped the money offered to 53m. Dortmund want to get rid of Aubameyang as he has been very problematic with his attitude

Aubameyang transfer to go to the wire with uncertain outcome

By 1970's Gooner Lets get the so called facts right.  It is a fact that Aubameyang wants to come to Arsenal and Arsenal do want him having sent over a strong delegation headed by Gazides to get the deal through. It seems that this a deal that Arsene wants badly enough having upped the money offered to 53m. Dortmund want to get rid of Aubameyang as he has been very problematic with his attitude

Yes there was a bias against Arsenal but is it justified?

By 1970's Gooner What do us Arsenal supporters expect from the media and ex player pundits when they see a match lost 3-1 by Arsenal at home with a possession statistic of 75% and 30 attempts at goal! We've all heard that story before haven't we? Dominate possession, the opponents park the bus and then do us on the counter attack usually through a defensive mistake. Even we were and still are

What’s happened to Mustafi?

By 1970's Gooner I am worried about the game at Man City. I am not worried about them, their performance and form are all there for all to see. They will play the full attacking game and put pressure on the ball when they haven't got it. I am worried about two things. One is the tactics that Wenger should employ to nullify their threats and the other is Mertesacker. In previous seasons, in

‘One nil to the Arsenal’ form George Graham to Arsene Wenger?

By 1970's Gooner It was of course very refreshing and encouraging to see the way Arsenal deployed themselves against Chelsea. Enthusiasm, running, commitment but above all being as good off the ball as on it. In previous encounters with the bigger teams Arsene would line up with the same old gang ho tactics. We will play our game whatever, was his motto. That's why we usually got thumped 5s

‘One nil to the Arsenal’ form George Graham to Arsene Wenger?

By 1970's Gooner It was of course very refreshing and encouraging to see the way Arsenal deployed themselves against Chelsea. Enthusiasm, running, commitment but above all being as good off the ball as on it. In previous encounters with the bigger teams Arsene would line up with the same old gang ho tactics. We will play our game whatever, was his motto. That's why we usually got thumped 5s

Will Wenger announce Sanchez calf injury still persists?

By 1970's Gooner It's a bit strange that Sanchez developed a cold just at the time when he was due to fly back to begin his pre season. This conveniently meant he would not be ready to start his fitness comeback for the start of the season. He then conveniently developed a calf injury which Wenger expected to side line him for the games against Leicester and Stoke. Sounds strange too that