Tim Stillman 2012-13
30 Nov 2012

Didn’t come with any satisfaction guarantee

Recently I attended a course for reasons of professional development. Naturally, I ended up applying everything I absorbed to the situation at Arsenal. At both Villa Park and Goodison Park, the atmosphere amongst the away support has been febrile and furious. I have seen countless faces twisted and contorted into

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arsecast_new
30 Nov 2012

Contracts, January, media + Arsecast 257

Morning all, welcome to Friday. I’m just awake from a dream where Lily Allen was a three-legged ninja sent to kill me but her weapon of choice was a rifle which shot Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. Deathly delicious. I survived, as you can see. Lots of talk this morning about contracts

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mertesacker_everton
29 Nov 2012

Everton 1-1 Arsenal: a hard earned point

Match Report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video In isolation that wasn’t a bad point at all last night. It was a hectic, frenetic, exciting game of Premier League football against an extremely hard-working Everton side, and in the end I don’t think we can have any

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liveblog_201213
28 Nov 2012

Everton v Arsenal – live blog

Join us today for live blogging of Everton v Arsenal in the Premier League, kick off 19.45. 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 theme which should

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vermaelen_everton
28 Nov 2012

Everton preview + Sagna contract update

Time to put Villa behind us with another tricky away tie this evening at Everton. In terms of team news, Theo Walcott returns after his shoulder knack and I expect him to come straight back into the side in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. I think we’ll also see the return

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szczesny
27 Nov 2012

Clean sheets, Szczesny and Wilshere contract

Morning all. It’s cold and dark and I can’t believe we’re nearly into December. Time flies, eh? Even when you’re not having much fun. Or maybe that’s just part of getting old. Anyway, I have coffee and coffee is good. There’s obviously been lots of discussion about Villa and where

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Arsenal tactics
26 Nov 2012

Tactics Column: Arsenal’s lack of “depth” shown against Villa

It’s difficult to make sense of the decision to substitute Olivier Giroud when Arsenal needed a win for the defensive midfielder, Francis Coquelin, but it certainly didn’t warrant the chants aimed at Arsène Wenger. When Wenger did remove Giroud, however, on the 86th minute, it was ten minutes after they

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thomascook2
26 Nov 2012

Win tickets to Arsenal v Swansea

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 home game against Swansea City on Saturday 1st December 2012. The Gunners left Emirates Stadium with all three points last season following

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wenger_villa_presser
26 Nov 2012

Wenger, journalists, and respect

We begin with an exchange from the Aston Villa press conference. “I don’t understand why you’d want to create any kind of rift with the Arsenal fans.” – Unnamed journalist to Arsene Wenger. “Why should I create any rift?” – Arsene Wenger. “Because it’s not showing them any respect” –

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kos_mert_villa
25 Nov 2012

Villa 0-0 Arsenal: Lack of options the big frustration

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video In the 87th minute, with Arsenal looking for a goal that would take three points at Villa Park, Arsene Wenger made a substitution. A manager who has, in the past, ended up playing 4-1-5 in search a winner, took

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liveblog_201213
24 Nov 2012

Aston Villa v Arsenal – live blog

Join us today for live blogging of Aston Villa v Arsenal in the Premier League, kick off 5.30. 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 theme which

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gazidis_boutros
24 Nov 2012

Aston Villa preview and Emirates thoughts

Good morning, a two pronged blog this morning, football and finance, everybody’s two favourite things. It’s a trip to Villa Park this evening as we look to build on the last two results, and in particular the one against Montpellier which came with a clean sheet. Last season’s trip there

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