Monday 26 December 2022


Ponder this - a few years back the not a penalty given by Michael Oliver would have stood and likely thing is it would be 1-1.

But it's not as VAR has alerted our esteemed referee to the fact that the ball hit Aaron Cresswell in the face.

It's an electric atmosphere out there and so far Moyes' men have been focused and super organised.

But this surely cannot last as it's wave after wave of twinkle toed Goonerism out there. 

Enjoy the half time break - try meditation, yoga, angel therapy...or just pop a Valium. 

Arsenal have had 72% possession. TBH you'd still take a point...actually you'd grab it and run...

Oo ah Benrahma! It's 1-0 to the Cockney Boys


Dear me, the Gooners have been running West ham ragged for 25 minutes and repeatedly come close to going ahead BUT

a sneaky West ham counter, Bowen goes down (kinda) and the normally scrooge-like Michael Oliver pointed to the spot.

Benny steps up and it's an unlikely 1-0 to the Hammers!

That's Arsenal's first conceded goal since October 23rd!

We're back and it's Gooner Time!

Not the easiest fixture to return to the action for Moyes' men but perhaps it could be a good moment to catch top of the table Gooners cold?

Moyes has a decent starting XI but is a bit light on the bench. 

The good news is that Antonio is fit but it's a shuffled CB pairing of Kehrer and Dawson. 

Arsenal are 5 points clear at the top. We are lying just above the drop zone. Our record vs the Gooners is dreadful. 

Belt up, this could be hard work. 

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Kehrer, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Coventry, Downes, Fornals, Johnson, Lanzini, Mubama, Ogbonna, Emerson.