31 Jan 2012

Deadline day flummery and more

Good morning and welcome to that most exciting of days. Tuesday. Sorry, I mean Transfer Deadline Day. The day when all kinds of deals go down. Players are traded like cattle, Premier League slave ships buffet about in the choppy waters scouring for a bargain here or cast-off there, oh,

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31 Jan 2012

Win tickets to Arsenal v Blackburn

Arseblog has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Arsenal, to offer two lucky fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to their Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 4th February. The Gunners will be in search of three valuable points against

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30 Jan 2012

So Paddy Got Up – reprint now available!

It’s been a little while coming, apologies for the delay, but the reprint of So Paddy Got Up is now available to purchase. Click here to go to the new Arseblog store and buy the book. For more information about the book (including feedback and reviews) click here – and

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30 Jan 2012

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa: comebacks are fun

Match report – Video At half-time yesterday Arsenal left the pitch to a chorus of boos. 2-0 down against Aston Villa, it looked as if we were heading for a fourth January defeat. We hadn’t played particularly badly, to be fair, but got caught out twice in ways we really

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29 Jan 2012

Arsenal v Aston Villa – live blog!

Join us for live blogging of Arsenal v Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Kick off is 4pm, team news posted as soon as we have it. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match.

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29 Jan 2012

Villa preview – all hands on deck

A week is a long time in football. Seven days ago we were preparing for a league game against Manchester United, a game from which we hoped to get points, primarily, and restore some confidence after a couple of miserable results previously. Clearly that worked out well. We’ve spent the

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jack1
28 Jan 2012

New clouds emerge but silver linings too

Morning all. We’d best start with the bad news this morning and that’s Jack Wilshere. He’s suffered a ‘little setback’ according to Arsene Wenger and although the manager was obviously trying to play it down a bit, saying he couldn’t put a timeframe on it because Jack has to see

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27 Jan 2012

The bigger picture + Arsecast 226

Later this morning Arsene will meet the press for his pre-Aston Villa press conference. And beyond the normal information we get from one of these gatherings, I have to say I’m really curious as to how it will go down. It’ll be the first time he’s faced the media since

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26 Jan 2012

There exists a mythical place named ‘Middle Ground’

It probably says something about the relentless coverage of the modern game when a substitution can generate days of headlines and fall out. In this respect, we see how the modern media works. They can forge subplots and spin offs to furnish another day’s worth of sales and clicks –

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26 Jan 2012

Meaty meetings

The quietness. It’s so loud. In its quietness, of course. According to various reports in The Sun (not linking) and The Express (won’t link because of auto-playing video), there was something of a team meeting at the training ground this week. Some might call it ‘crisis talks’, some might call

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25 Jan 2012

Bring me the head of the Dead Snake

Morning all, the dust has settled somewhat following Sunday’s drama, and if anything illustrates how quiet things have gone from the club’s point of view, it’s that one of the main stories on the official website is the news that Luis Boa Morte is joining South African side Orlando Pirates

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24 Jan 2012

Robin’s response to Robin’s reaction + thoughts on coverage

Usually, after a defeat like the one we experienced against United, and one in which the main talking point wasn’t the football itself, there’s a tendency for the club to go into lock-down mode. Not this time though. We’ve got a reaction from various players to what’s gone on, not

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