31 Jan 2015

Saturday round-up: Alexis risk and Gabriel stats

Morning all, a quick Saturday round-up for you, as having to get out of bed into the cold this morning was thoroughly unpleasant and now I feel most grouchy. First things first and the manager says he’s unlikely to risk Alexis Sanchez tomorrow because of his hamstring strain. Sensible stuff

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
30 Jan 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

At the risk of rehashing what every self-respecting follower of footballing matters already know, I should like to recount something of the life of our splendid and aggressive new sentinel,Mr. Gabby Pallister, our spanking new piratical Number 5. Born to a pirate mother, Margaret ‘Blackbeard’ Teach and travelling circus strongman/

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
30 Jan 2015

Wenger on Gabriel, Alexis hammy worry + Arsecast 338

Morning all. Welcome to Friday and it’s the final Friday of what seems to have been a very long month. It’s that Friday when you get paid again for the first time since before Christmas and you can stop having lunches of ‘That thing that’s been sitting in the cupboard

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29 Jan 2015

Context is King

Recent events have thrust global media into a complex debate around freedom of expression. It’s a nuanced argument that often leads to contradictions and paradoxes. Football analysis is facing a similar, if considerably less grave, kind of existential crisis. At its best, football is coruscating and unpredictable. On the field,

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29 Jan 2015

Gabriel officially an Arsenal player + some Joel Campbell thoughts

Only one place to start this morning and that’s the quantitative easing official capture of Brazilian defender Gabriel from Villarreal. It came at a time when people were getting a bit antsy that it hadn’t been announced, especially given that Joel Campbell was well and truly ensconced in Spain, but

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28 Jan 2015

I got a letter just the other day …

I get many emails, and I always manage to answer them even if it does take me a while to get around to them (if you’re still waiting, bear with me). But right now, given the time of year and what’s going on, there are some that it’d be better

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27 Jan 2015

For whom the Bellerin tolls

Today, @RoamingLibero takes a look at exciting young full-back, Hector Bellerin. —- In evaluating his Arsenal career thus far, it’s hard not to feel sorry for Mathieu Debuchy. An unjust red card in the Champions League qualifier and two freak injuries have restricted him to just 14 appearances, including a

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27 Jan 2015

Work permit for Gabriel + FA Cup draw

Morning. And there’s good news to start with as it was reported yesterday that Gabriel Paulista had been awarded a work permit by the home office, so the only thing stopping the deal going through now is some issue with his medical (which as far as I’m aware was completed

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
26 Jan 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 52 – 26.01.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show span the Atlantic and time zones to discuss Gabriel’s work permit, the 3-2 win over Brighton in the FA Cup yesterday, the goalscoring returns for Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil, plus the man of the

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26 Jan 2015

Brighton 2-3 Arsenal: Relentless Rosicky runs the show

Match report – Player Ratings – Video In the last two games we’ve been treated to wins (always nice), but also virtuoso performances by individual players. Against Man City last weekend Santi Cazorla ran the show, yesterday it was the evergreen Tomas Rosicky. He’s 34 years of age but zips

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25 Jan 2015

Brighton v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the FA Cup tie between Brighton and Arsenal, kick off at 16.00GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile specific

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25 Jan 2015

Brighton preview + Gabriel deal done as Campbell leaves

While I think it’s right that we should be confident ahead of today’s game against Brighton, yesterday’s extraordinary – and downright hilarious – events should remind us that you can take nothing for granted in the FA Cup. Bradford, 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge, came back to win 4-2. Amazing,

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