Not now Zlatan – Not now

He’s been everyone’s fantasy signing for years. Consistent, exciting, creative, goal-scoring – few would have turned their nose up at his signing should we have been able to snaffle him up at some point during his glittering career. Now however, is not that time. He’s not the Ibrahimovic we dreamt of signing. He is very […]

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There’s life in the old boy yet.

After the West Ham result I wanted him back. For all the criticism that the BFG collects, I don’t think he gets enough credit when he does well. The BFG is just that – he is a big, lumbering centre-back, but that isn’t all he is and to judge him as such and to just […]

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It’s worrying that it doesn’t surprise me anyore

I think I’ve finally got to the same point as many Arsenal fans where yesterday’s result left me feeling numb. It had a sense of inevitability about it. When we were 1:0 up at half time I knew Palace would score next and they did. We were so desperate for that second goal that we […]

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Is safety-first the way to proceed?

When you can ship three goals with such alarming ease the first temptation in righting the wrong is to shut down. It’s what anyone would do. Stop the pain, stop the rot and limit the damage. That’s not The Arsenal Way. Unlike Derby, who cited “The Derby Way” when sacking¬†Paul Clement, “The Arsenal Way is […]

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Can we win with the kids?

Much is being made of our under-performance this season. Many are pointing to the difference in desire and team work shown by the likes of Leicester – those intangible bits, the bits that get you through when really you should lose. Those games when actually, you have no right to get a result but you […]

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Not-so Happy with the Hammers

Well, that was a cracker of a result. I find the anger and bile directed at Arsenal ridiculous. It was a game of football that we didn’t do enough to win. We made daft mistakes and West Ham are a good side.¬†We just didn’t deal well enough with an attacker who will not score a […]

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I’m alive!!

Hi All, After what can only be described as a horrific server move, WiganGooner is back. With all the best intentions to kickstart it once again. For all you loyal followers, I appreciate it. WG

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