View From The North ...

Apologies for the delay. It can only be explained by my fear that Saturday had been a dream. Three points and a clean sheet? Could it really be true? I’d shunned all contact with the Football world until now to avoid a rude awakening. I was petrified that checking the internet would reveal...

View From The North ...

When the final points tallies are totted up in December we’ll no doubt be grateful for a point in what was, on paper at least, our toughest away game. I’ll stick my neck out here and say that I’ll be amazed if either Olympiakos or Marseille manage a point or better in Germany. The key...

View From The North ...

The magnitude of last night’s game hardly needs restating. Arsene Wenger’s spotless qualification record was under threat. Defeat would mean that a cornerstone of Le Boss’s reputation would take a severe blow, not to mention the huge impact it would have on who we could attract to...

View From The North ...

So, we’d all have taken one-nil before the game wouldn’t we, considering the turbulent summer and pre-requisite injuries/suspensions that Gooners have become accustomed to. That clean sheet could prove vital. Performance-wise, very much a tale of two halves. The pre-match tension...

View From The Bank: ...

Our challenge in the Champions League is over for another year. On one hand we’ve been beaten by the best side in the world. On the other, an incompetent referee, unable to keep a level head in the Camp Nou cauldron, destroyed the game as a contest. I’m not arguing that the ref cost us...

Arsenal’s Time...

A bit of pre-match spice has been added to an already huge match, with Pep Guardiola claiming that Barca has a second team full of little Jacks and suggesting that Wenger has been playing mind games regarding the fitness of Robin van Persie. The Wenger retort to Guardiola’s jibe that...