That Simon Rose Blog Archive

I have been a writer and blogger for The Gooner since October 2008, guesting occasionally on the monthly Gooner Podcast. I worked in online and radio sports journalism for several years, before moving onto corporate communications and now digital communications. The first Arsenal goal I saw scored live was a 25-yard volley by David O’Leary - Arsenal 5 Chelsea 2, 1979 - and not many people can say that! Some wrongly think that I am an AKB, but in truth I am just an optimistic realist and have openly surfaced Wenger flaws since the 2000-01 season. Follow me on Twitter at @thatsimonrose. Archive

To view Simon Rose's blogs by a specific month select from the drop-down below:

Holding and Chambers hold the key to Arsenal’s defence

5th Jan 2018

Both need the refinement that only comes through playing

To beard, or not to beard

22nd Oct 2017

That is the Giroud question

All about the pace, 'bout the pace – and weather!

27th May 2017

The Welbeck Effect and heat can win us this FA Cup

United or bust for Arsenal – and Wenger

3rd May 2017

This drastic season just gets more drastic

International Ship Jumping Championships, live from London

22nd Mar 2017

Presented by Arsenal Football Club

New Wenger flaw means it’s time to plan for Allegri

2nd Feb 2017

Allegri is more realistic and successful than Simeone

Could Iwobi be Arsenal's new Cazorla?

26th Jan 2017

He's more suited than you might think

Arsenal must exploit Perez & Giroud's joint wavelength

12th Jan 2017

It's not all about Ozil & Alexis, Perez is ghosting in like Wiltord

Win the League Cup, win the league title

2nd Dec 2016

Some big clubs take the competition seriously

Three things we learned from Arsenal v PSG that we knew already

24th Nov 2016

(Can't be long till Alexis gets that break of his either)

Issue #269 - Out Now!

Gooner Editorial

16th February 2018

Frozen North Provides Relief For Arsenal

Rare comfortable away win for Gunners v Ostersunds