dortmund_preview
26 Nov 2014

Dortmund preview: Wenger backs his players to come good

There’s mixed news on the injury front going into tonight’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The good: Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad and, if he’s back in the squad then he’s got to be in contention for a start. Having been out since October 5th, and with

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ramsey750
25 Nov 2014

Limit’s supposed to be the sky

The heroics of Aaron Ramsey’s 2013-14 season need little repeating. Quite aside from the winning goal in the FA Cup final, he grew into one of the finest box-to-box midfielders in Europe. A team which contains high energy players who can score and create, maintain high levels of defensive awareness,

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stankroenke_alisherusmanov
25 Nov 2014

Possibly the most awesome blog ever written*

We’ll have a press conference later today as Arsene Wenger prepares his team for tomorrow night’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund. It’s a game from which we really have to get something – not just in terms of our European ambitions, but for the team in general as we

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tactics_new
24 Nov 2014

Tactics column: Wilshere and Welbeck found wanting

In the end, it was hard not to think that the match hinged on Jack Wilshere. Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday might have had a more promising end had Wilshere buried one of his two good chances after an energetic start, instead the match turned after his

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
24 Nov 2014

Arsecast Extra Episode 43 – 24.11.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the massive disappointment of the Manchester United defeat, the performance, the defensive strategy (or lack of) and missed chances. We also answer questions about Arsene Wenger, his future, how he deals with having

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wenger_sideline
24 Nov 2014

So now what? A Monday morning ramble.

So now what? That’s a genuine question and one that’s very difficult to answer. If there’s some small crumb of comfort this season it’s that only Chelsea have been any good and the fact that this is a small crumb of comfort is actually quite annoying. Nevertheless, it’s true. Despite

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gibbs_united
23 Nov 2014

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Gunners blow it against feeble United

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Just after they went ahead through the Kieran Gibbs own goal, Martin Tyler said on Sky something to the effect that “United lead without having had a shot on target”, and I thought, ‘Of course they do’, because it’s

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arseblog_live_new
22 Nov 2014

Arsenal v Man Utd – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Arsenal and Man Utd, kick off at 17.30GMT. 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

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manutd_preview
22 Nov 2014

Man Utd preview: Midfield discipline the key

There’s nothing like an easy game to get you back into the swing of things after an Interlull, but then regardless of the Interlull there’s nothing like an easy game for us this season. Perhaps facing Manchester United might be the thing that really focuses us, because they’re a team

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
21 Nov 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

As is traditional in Interlull week I have been engaging in the traditional pursuits of the idle rich in the absence of any proper association football at which to tear my remaining hair out and tug my moustache. Thus this week I have been peasant-scrumping (chuck a few in the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
21 Nov 2014

The way we were + Arsecast 330

Morning all. It’s hard not to think about Man Utd and Arsenal games these days without a sense of wistfulness. A rivalry that was so intense has dwindled considerably for lots of reasons but it was an era that won’t ever be forgotten by those of us who endured and

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tim_new2
20 Nov 2014

Who knows what tomorrow brings?

Last Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending a Q & A with Amy Lawrence on her recent book ‘The Invincibles.’ Ten years after one of English football’s most resonant achievements, Amy had been granted access to every member of that immortal squad (bar Ashley Cole, who declined to

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