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Archive for July, 2017

The Gunners lined up against a very strong looking Chelsea starting eleven in Beijing. Again our squad was utilised fully, with David Ospina between the posts, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles playing on the right-hand side of Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal in the back three. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cohen Bramall were selected as the wing backs outside […]

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The Arsenal are hosting their pre-season tournament, the Emirates Cup, on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th. We’ve already teamed up with the Gunners to offer one lucky reader a pair of VIP tickets to the first day of the tournament, in Club Level at Emirates Stadium. Now we can offer another lucky winner […]

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Shanghai provided a day of mixed blessings for the touring Gunners. A number of players were laid low by a spot of food poisoning which forced the late withdrawal of Per Mertesacker from the fixture against Bayern Munich. The Arsenal went into the match with Petr Cech starting behind a makeshift back three of Kristian […]

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Wizards Enjoy Aus

Once again I am indebted to our very own Sydney Red who saw his team for the second time in 48 hours and now after the feast faces famine until the Gunners make the journey down under again. I’m sure after this hugely successful leg of the pre-season tour it will not be anywhere near […]

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A huge thanks to one of our own, Sydney Red, for his take on our opening tour match in the city he now calls home. Where do I start? As we parked close to the stadium, and walked a short distance it was very clear that Arsenal were in town. Thousands of fans milling around the […]

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Forty seven days. That’s not even seven weeks for goodness sake. The ‘never-ending’ close season is, erm, ending. It’s gone by in a flash and we can celebrate a new coach, high performance guru (how many is that now?) and two shiny new players who look as though they will be going straight into the first […]

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The end of another glorious weekend, weatherise, and whisper it softly, but the last weekend without Arsenal football until next May! Seven pre-season matches kick off with a tour of Australia and China in the next fortnight. On Thursday morning at 11.00 (it’s 8pm local time) we play Sydney FC. Hopefully the work laptop will […]

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The Arsenal are hosting their pre-season tournament, the Emirates Cup, on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th. We’ve teamed up with the Gunners to offer one lucky reader a pair of VIP tickets to the first day of the tournament, in Club Level at Emirates Stadium. Taking part in this year’s competition alongside the […]

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Nearly

It’s been a nearly day for supporters of the Arsenal. We have nearly, if usually reliable journalists are on the money, clinched the signature of Alexandre Lacazette. The French international is said to have undergone a medical at Shenley today, but that may have run into a second day as we have a host of […]

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