A triumph of hard work and a desire to succeed: An ode to Nacho Monreal

For some professional footballers, an instinctive gift for the game has allowed them to progress right to the very pinnacle of the sport. For those select few, all the riches and adulation that go hand-in-hand with being a star player have come relatively easily, the result of them doing every day what they have always … Continue reading A triumph of hard work and a desire to succeed: An ode to Nacho Monreal

Arsenal v Leicester: Why would any fan begrudge their team a slice of good fortune?

Unlike most, I certainly do not begrudge Arsenal the slice of good fortune they enjoyed in last night’s must-win match against Leicester. Why anyone would is beyond me, but in order to pick up wins and go on runs in the Premier League, any and every team needs moments of good fortune along the way, … Continue reading Arsenal v Leicester: Why would any fan begrudge their team a slice of good fortune?

Could do better: Three players with room to improve after Arsenal’s win over Swansea

There was plenty to be pleased with in Arsenal’s Premier League win over Swansea – not least the points picked up over the teams around us. But it wasn’t all plain sailing on Saturday and there were a few players who can look back on their performances with a critical eye. There’s no need to … Continue reading Could do better: Three players with room to improve after Arsenal’s win over Swansea