Yankee Gooner

  • Lick our wounds and move on…
    If the Gunners have any hopes of advancing to the Europa League semifinals, they better find a way to score some goals. But then again, what else is new this season? After 47 games, Arsenal is averaging just over 1.5 goals per game. I have said this more than once ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-09By Ned Tate
    2 days ago
  • What happened to Arsenal’s front line, and who’s to blame?
    What happened this season to put Arsenal Football Club in the category of “underachievers?” There have been matches of pure brilliance when we think the lads have finally caught on to what Mikel Arteta has been preaching. Then there are those matches when the lads look lost, bewildered, unattached, dismal. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-08By Ned Tate
    3 days ago
  • Arteta has pre-match questions to answer before announcing Thursday’s starting XI
    Mikel Arteta addressed the press prior to Arsenal’s home match v Slavia Prague. The Arsenal manager is dealing with several key injury question marks which could dramatically impact his starting XI for this match. Martin Odegaard… “Again, we will assess today how he’s feeling. He’s been carrying an injury for ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-08By Ned Tate
    3 days ago
  • A Yankee Gooner reader has a strong opinion…
    [Here is a reply Yankee Gooner received to an earlier post following the Liverpool game. Enjoy the read.] April 4, 2021 at 2:18 pm by Le Gall We’ve just lost 3-0 against a team which has reached Champions League’s form at exactly the right time. ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-07By Ned Tate
    5 days ago
  • How will Arsenal line-up on Thursday?
    Everyone seems to have an opinion about the continuing rise and fall of Arsenal football (including me), but what will this team put together on Thursday following a miserable defeat to Liverpool? I’m sure their confidence has been rattled, and the manager is assuredly riding their tails this week in ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-06By Ned Tate
    5 days ago
  • Is is Martinelli time?
    Is it the system or is it the player? Man, I wish I knew where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been hiding this season. The Gabonese scoring machine has had a very difficult season for Arsenal, and in many cases has disappeared from the pitch, even when he’s on it. The Liverpool ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-05By Ned Tate
    6 days ago
  • Come on Gooners, let me know your thoughts on the state of Arsenal football!
    Click on “Continue Reading” and go to the “Leave a Reply” space to add your thoughts! ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-04By Ned Tate
    7 days ago
  • Arsenal…the Jekyll and Hyde of football
    What has been a rollercoaster season for Arsenal, hit the bottom of the big hill on Saturday as the Gunners imploded in the second half and were throttled by Liverpool 3-0 on the Emirates Stadium pitch. For whatever reason I can’t explain, this club lacks the ability, or talent, to ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-04By Ned Tate
    7 days ago
  • Revised starting XI v Liverpool
    Due to several injury updates, I have revised my Arsenal starting XI for today’s Liverpool match. [4-2-3-1] Lacazette Aubameyang, Odegaard, Pepe Elneny, Partey Tierney, Gabriel, Mari, Bellerin Leno ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-03By Ned Tate
    1 week ago
  • Friday’s statistical odds and ends
    Here are some statistical odds and ends to ponder on a Friday. Remember, the Gunners are back in action tomorrow at 3 pm EDT on NBCSN! Arsenal has 9 Premier League games left to play this season. Combined, those 9 teams have totaled 288 league points. Break that down, and ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-02By Ned Tate
    1 week ago
  • POLL: Should Arsenal attempt to sign Sergio Aguero this summer? Click on “Continue Reading to vote!
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    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-01By Ned Tate
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal resume PL play on Saturday v Klopp and Liverpool
    Yankee Gooner is back from a brief vacation and ready to discuss all things Arsenal! So, let’s begin with Saturday’s key Premier League showdown with the defending champions, Liverpool. Arsenal could possibly will face the Reds without two key players on the Gunners side. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-04-01By Ned Tate
    1 week ago
  • Odegaard injured in Norway’s WCQ v Gibraltor
    International breaks always provide a certain amount of angst for the domestic clubs and their supporters alike. We are proud to see our players selected by their home countries, but when a club like Arsenal supplies national teams with a large number of important players during these breaks, we  hold ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-25By Ned Tate
    2 weeks ago
  • Bukayo Saka currently on sidelines for the Three Lions
    Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is yet to join up with his fellow England teammates as the Three Lion prepare for a World Cup qualifier tomorrow v San Marino. The Gunners staff has kept Saka in the Arsenal training center to evaluate a hamstring injury. Sources say this doesn’t appear to be ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-24By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • POLL: Due to recent passing blunders leading to opponent goals, should Arsenal continue playing from the back? Click on “Continue Reading” to vote!
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    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-23By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • Predicting Arsenal’s last 9 Premier League matches
    Arsenal are bearing down the homestretch of this season’s Premier League schedule. Following the international break, the Gunners will have just nine league games left. If they could run the table, the equation would look like this: 9 wins = 27 points = 69 total PL season points. Is that ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-23By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • Are there lessons to be learned from Sunday? Here are a few…
    Besides the one point, there was a lot to take away from that wild and wooly football match on Sunday at the London Stadium. As a fan of the game, it was terrific drama to watch, however, as a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club, once again it was pure ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-22By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • Gunners on International Duty
    Here is the list of Arsenal senior team players currently playing for their nations during this international break… Bernd Leno – Germany Alex Runarsson – Iceland Cedric Soares – Portugal Kieran Tierney – Scotland Mo Elneny – Egypt Thomas Partey – Ghana Granit Xhaka – Switzerland Martin Odegaard – Norway ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-22By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • The Gunners travel to London Stadium on Sunday
    The Gunners travel across town to play West Ham United on Sunday. Arsenal beat the Hammers in their first meeting of the season on September 19th, 2-1, at Emirates Stadium. Here is my predicted Arsenal starting XI for Sunday… [4-3-1-2] Aubameyang, Lacazette, Saka Odegaard Xhaka, Partey Tierney, Gabriel, Luiz, Bellerin ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-20By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • POLL: Who should be Arsenal’s captain next season? Click on “Continue Reading to vote!
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    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-18By Ned Tate
    3 weeks ago
  • Who will be the final 8 in the Europa League quarterfinals?
    Yankee Gooner has once again polished his crystal ball and is ready to making predictions for the clubs advancing to the Europa League’s quarterfinals. Here we go, the final eight clubs in this year’s Europa League competition will be… Arsenal Tottenham AC Milan AS Roma Granada Ajax Rangers Villarreal The ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-16By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago
  • Predicted Arsenal starting XI v Olympiakos
    The Gunners head into Thursday’s Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg with a 3-1 aggregate lead over Olympiakos. After Sunday’s huge win over Tottenham Hotspur, I expect Mikel Arteta to rest a his regulars in order to be rested and ready for West Ham United on Sunday. With that ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-16By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago
  • Look who’s in Arteta doghouse…and for good reason
    Which was yesterday’s top story at the North London Derby: the match or the fact Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was in Mikel Arteta’s doghouse? A lot has been written and discussed about Mikel Arteta’s decision to bench the club’s captain for being late for such a big match, however, in my opinion, ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-15By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago
  • Today, Arsenal is “looking down” at Tottenham Hotspur
    I wonder if Jose Mourinho is still looking down at Arsenal today after the Gunners totally dominated Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday for a 2-1 win. Congratulations to the entire staff and team for putting together and playing such a remarkable performances at The Emirates. Only if the Arsenal faithful had ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-15By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago
  • Official lines-ups for the North London Derby!
    Today’s line-ups are out, and here they are: Arsenal: Leno, Tierney, Gabriel, Luiz, Sedric, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Lacazette [4-2-3-1] Tottenham: Lloris, Doherty, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Bale, Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min, Kane [4-2-3-1] IT’S TIME TO GET PUMPED-UP GOONERS AND MAKE NORTH LONDON RED!    ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-14By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago
  • Guess who’s coming to dinner?
    Sunday is North London Derby Day! Will north London be red, or will it be blue? There is a lot on the line for both clubs as they line-up for their second encounter of the 2020/2021 season. Tottenham Hotspur won the first match 2-0 back in December on the Spurs home ... read more
    Source: Yankee GoonerPublished on 2021-03-13By Ned Tate
    4 weeks ago