Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
24 Apr 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

It’s going to happen Chelsea are going to win the English League this year and we all know it. Who would have thought that back in 2003, when the U.S.S.R.’s Mr. Abramovich first had the notion to spend a billion pounds creating a football team in west London to give

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
24 Apr 2015

Wenger on Cesc & Mourinho + Arsecast 349

Good morning to you. The manager’s press conference ahead of the Chelsea game took place yesterday. My favourite bit was his face at around 8’35 in when it’s put to him that Mourinho is something of a ‘tactical genius. I tried to do a screengrab but it doesn’t lend itself

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23 Apr 2015

Can Wenger blitz Mourinho’s abyss

“He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” So said sage philosopher Joey Barton Friedrich Nietzsche. I think we can all agree that Jose Mourinho is both a monster

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23 Apr 2015

Let’s not call the thing anything because nutcases

Yesterday, in a piece which showed how Twitter tracks Arsenal fan activity across the globe, my erstwhile (or is that hirsute?) colleague Andrew Allen attempted to describe the sensation where winning all the time kills off the news. We know how it goes. When you lose there’s always something to

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22 Apr 2015

The politics of dancing (or refereeing or whatever)

Good day to you all. It’s quite something when the biggest story of the day is how Jon Moss is going to referee the FA Cup final in May. The former Culture Club drummer got the nod over Mark Clattenburg, much to the surprise of everyone. Including, it seems Mark

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21 Apr 2015

Ozil and Alexis a vision of Arsenal’s future

Morning all. It’s going to be one of those weeks, I think. A game on Sunday has been prefaced by another win, one without much in the way of talking points, and that’s likely to be reflected in how quiet it is from a news point of view. Still, there’s

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20 Apr 2015

Tactics Column: Alexis, Ozil stoke up promising partnership

Arsenal stuttered and spluttered their way to the FA Cup final thanks to two goals from Alexis Sanchez in a 2-1 victory. The Chilean wasn’t Arsenal’s best player, but he was one of the few able to find space against a resolute Reading side. At times, in his Arsenal career

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 Apr 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 64 – 20.04.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Reading at Wembley, the team selection and whether that impacted on performance, the displays of Mesut Ozil and Alexis, as well discussing as our

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20 Apr 2015

It’s Villa in the final + Debuchy & Mertesacker

Morning all, the dust settles on an FA Cup weekend and it turns out it’s going to be Aston Villa in the final. Brendan Rodgers’s glowing shark teeth weren’t scaring Tim Sherwood’s men yesterday, and a goal from Fabian Delph helped Villa do Liverpool’s dishes. On a very basic level

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19 Apr 2015

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Through

Match report – Player ratings – Video Arsenal Arsenaled their way to the FA Cup final yesterday with an Arsenalriffic win over a Reading team that made it very difficult for us. As I suspected the manager made a number of changes to his team beyond the goalkeeper with Mathieu

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18 Apr 2015

Reading v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal, kick off at 17.20GMT. 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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18 Apr 2015

Reading preview: one step from Wembley again

Here we are then, FA Cup semi-final day. I know some people love the idea of a trip to Wembley but for me it’s only special when you’re there for the final. I mean, I understand why the games are held there now (££££) and why the kick-off time is

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