About Joe

The Loose Cannon (TLC) is a labour of love set up by the former FromTheTerrace managing editor and freelance Sky News football pundit, Joe Broadfoot. I know I'm opinionated and a bit left-field, but other contributors are most welcome to send in their opinions, news pieces and so regarding Arsenal FC for potential publication. Don't forget, if you've got something to write about Arsenal, it would be great to hear from you!

The Malaise Exposed

Back in the day when I watched Spurs youth and even coached one of them, I used to think they played with a sense of entitlement. It was if they already thought they were ‘all that and a bag of chips’ before they’d actually achieved anything. Any setbacks and they would be at each other’s [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Arsenal have more maracas than Troy thinks

Watford’s Troy Deeney may have done Arsenal a huge favour by questioning their lack of maracas...or something like that! The Spanish word that Deeney used is generally thought of as vulgar, so I thought I’d use a euphemism. To me, if Arsenal had maracas, they would be playing to a rhythm, which should involve chasing [...]

By | October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arsenal’s Watford worries

As has been well-documented elsewhere, the international break couldn't have come at a worse time for Arsenal. The team have been on a roll of sorts, steam-rollering...wait scrub that...I mean, managing to beat some of the lesser lights of football not particularly convincingly. However, to me at least, a win is a win. I'm not [...]

By | October 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ozil offers ‘O’ defensively: hence clean sheets

Having just watched Arsene Wenger's press conference before the forthcoming WBA game, one thing that struck me is how honest the Arsenal manager is. One of the questions, inevitably, was about Mesut Ozil's recent absence, and I am not going to doubt that the Germany international has been suffering from inflammation of the knee. However, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Dick Law’s departure and what it means for Wenger

Dick Law's departure at the end of this month comes after a turbulent transfer window, where it was much ado about nothing. The exit door did spin a bit, but the entrance still retains the cobwebs that Arsenal fans have become accustomed to. The question is: who is to blame for the lack of quality [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reaction to Ornstein’s shocking revelations

We all know that something is dramatically wrong on the field and with all the reported shenanigans going on off the the field, it is difficult to see how Arsenal will turn this disappointing start to the season around. One of the most shocking bits of news, if you can believe it (and I can) [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Gaping holes at Arsenal remain unplugged

There are so many problems at Arsenal and, although Wenger says we live in a world of 'transparency', we know that's not the case when we read that a transfer fee is 'undisclosed'. Nevertheless, the media are capable of hounding agents and other clubs to find out how much money changed hands and it's thanks [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lemar Would Offer Arsenal Different Threat

Source: DeadlineDayLive via Twitter Arsenal’s defeat at the hands of Stoke highlighted their need for creativity in the final third. The Gunners are staring down the prospect of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City, although Arsene Wenger has reiterated his stance that the Chilean will not be leaving the club. Without his presence, Wenger’s men [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sead Kolasinac Is Already A Favourite Amongst Arsenal Fans

The headlines may have been all about Alexandre Lacazette's arrival from Lyon this summer but another of the Gunner's pre-season recruits, Sead Kolasinac, is quickly becoming a popular figure at the Emirates with the full-back impressing in the Community Shield at the beginning of August. Source: Sead Kolasinac via Twitter The 24-year-old joined the club [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ozil irony at the Arsenal circus

Showtime at the Emirates is something to behold, especially when all the drama ends happily, as it did on the opening day against Leicester. As usual, it was an exciting white-knuckle ride for Arsenal fans and, according to Ivan Gazidis, that's what Gooners want. I'm not sure I'd agree, as I prefer a 1-0 to [...]

By | August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments