28 May 2015

Cup final daydreams … and nightmares

With the proliferation of live football in the 21st century, it’s fair to say that the FA Cup Final is not quite the sporting occasion that it used to be. The FA’s attempts to truss the trophy up in fishnets and bad eyeliner has hardly played to the gallery of

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28 May 2015

Selection posers for the manager + FIFA starts to crumble

Because of all the build-up and the brouhaha this week, the manager’s FA Cup final press conference took place yesterday. There was something of a festival of media with the presser, open training (that sadly doesn’t mean you can join in), player interviews and all the rest. He was giving

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27 May 2015

Wenger’s cup final selection dilemmas

Arsene Wenger selected an unaltered starting line-up for six consecutive matches in April and May, an unprecedented occurrence during his reign. However, as Saturday’s Cup Final approaches, he has several selection dilemmas which will have him clawing at his scalp in consideration. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere certainly gave him

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27 May 2015

A glimpse into the future

The year is 2036. Many changes have occurred in the world. British Prime Minister Jon Terry of UKIP, IKIP, WEALLKIP, has just been sworn in after his ‘If it ain’t white, it’s shite’ campaign caught fire. Literally, as all his opponents ended up a charred mess. “It’s a great day

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26 May 2015

FA Cup final 2015: Villa fan Q&A

Dubbed ‘Tactics Tim’ by the press, there is a fair amount of debate around the managerial talents of Tim Sherwood. It strikes me that his ‘give it a right good go’ tactical template is a very death or glory tenet. However, after some of the most turgid football in Premier

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26 May 2015

Keeper and striker the big decisions + Wenger’s summer break woes

I had the oddest dream this morning that my office was in the house next door and I had to do some really early morning work. I woke up one of the girls who lives there and she said, quite grumpily, ‘Well, I suppose I’d better go and do the

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25 May 2015

Arsenal v Aston Villa – classic encounters

Looking ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup Final against Aston Villa, Tim Stillman will be bringing you a series of articles building up to Saturday’s showpiece, starting today with some classic encounters between the the two sides. —- Arsenal and Villa have played one another 176 times in total, with

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
25 May 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 69 – 25.05.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 4-1 win over West Brom on the final day, the performances of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and David Ospina and what that might mean for the cup final team. We also answer

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25 May 2015

Arsenal 4-1 West Brom: Walcott and Wilshere give Wenger something to think about

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video The final league game of the season brought us a comprehensive win, two amazingly good goals, an end to our goalscoring drought, and some individual performances that will really give Arsene Wenger something to consider this week ahead of

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24 May 2015

Arsenal v West Brom – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the final Premier League game of the season between Arsenal and West Brom, kick off at 15.00GMT. 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

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24 May 2015

West Brom preview: Changes, but how many, and where?

For the final time this season we preview a Premier League game. Today is an interesting one despite the fact it’s almost completely a dead rubber. Arsenal, while making some changes to the team in order to ensure the fitness and freshness of certain players – as well as sparking

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23 May 2015

Saturday round-up: Rosicky set for another year

Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you because it’s Saturday, I’m pressed for time, and I feel like I should give you some kind of summation of the Arsenal news. First up is that Tomas Rosicky is set to stay for another year. The manager confirmed yesterday that

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