14 Jan 2012

Wenger on TV + press conference round-up

Morning all, welcome to an Arsenal free Saturday. We don’t play until 4pm tomorrow so there’ll be lots going on to cause joy/consternation today. Arsene’s press conference was interesting yesterday. We’ll come to team news etc in a little bit, but midway through he launched into quite a broadside about

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13 Jan 2012

Choices, Jack’s return + Arsecast 224

Happy Friday the 13th to you. Of course it’s only unlucky if you’re in certain parts of the world and if you believe in superstition. And the only superstition I believe in these days is the one Stevie Wonder belts out. Still, I hope your evening is filled with all

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12 Jan 2012

Daddy took their T-birds away

Joy is a virtue that fast seems to be disappearing from football. I am in no way a misty eyed sentimentalist. Nor do I wish to fall into the trap of pining for a mythical past age, where the sun always shone, the players were your mates and when you

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12 Jan 2012

Double helping of Spanish

The challenge today is to see if I can go through a whole blog without mentioning Thierry Henry. Oh, balls. Well, mentioning him again. I know we football fans live very much in the moment, and the moment is kinda all his, but I reckon I’ve had my fill of

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11 Jan 2012

Henry, lengthening Coq, loans and more

Morning all. The dust has settled somewhat after Thierry’s permasmile-inducing return against Leeds the other night, and such was the joy at the goal it’s only now that I’m taking in the fact it’s knocked Leeds out of the cup too. I do enjoy knocking Leeds out of the cup.

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10 Jan 2012

Arsenal 1-0 Leeds: Henry’s magic moment

Match report – Video and highlights – It’s rare that I sit here in the morning to write this blog and don’t quite know where to begin. This is one of those mornings. I guess there’s only one place, isn’t there? The 79th minute of Arsenal’s FA Cup tie against

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09 Jan 2012

Arsenal v Leeds – live blog!

Join us for live blogging of Arsenal v Leeds in the FA Cup. Kick off is 7.45pm, 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. Arseblog

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09 Jan 2012

Leeds preview + Wenger on top four

Ok then, after a dull weekend of FA Cup action it’s our turn tonight and we face Leeds at home. Last season this game was saved late on by a Cesc penalty. It was a pretty dour performance from us on the day and hopefully there’ll be no repeat of

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08 Jan 2012

Sunday round-up

Morning all. It’s pretty quiet today, really. Still a bit of Thierry Henry stuff around with the manager confirming he’ll be in the squad for the Champions League game against AC Milan. Interestingly, he hinted that the reason he loaned out Vito Mannone wasn’t for the player’s own benefit but

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07 Jan 2012

Saturday round-up: Arsenal in Suarez link

Good morning, apologies for the slight lateness of this blog but I’m having some spinning colouredy-wheel issues with my computer this morning. And it turns out punching it does nothing. Who knew? Anyway, a quick round-up of the news for you, starting, of course, with the return of Thierry Henry.

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06 Jan 2012

Awesome strike duo available + Arsecast 223

Good morning and welcome to a Friday ahead of what’s going to be a fairly quiet weekend for us. We don’t play until Monday at 7.45 (on ESPN too – wouldn’t it be ironic after weeks of not getting penalties if we got a pelanty?). Ahead of that game the

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05 Jan 2012

Where we are – part 2

Having last week ruminated in full on the state of our rearguard this season; this week’s column will meditate on the performance further up the pitch. Taking in the oily machinery of the midfield engine room, through to the leather upholstery and walnut gear knobs up top. (Or in some

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